Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Priest at St John the Evangelist, Welwyn Garden City

The Invisible Magic Friend has sent us his only Omicron virus just in time for Christmas. How transmissible is it? Will it evade the vaccines? How lethal is it? Will we be unable to comfort dying relatives again? Will there be more panic buying and food shortages? Will education and the economy be damaged even further?

But the really big question, will school nativity plays still go ahead? This is the one we all need an answer to. If children don’t get to act out a part in the imaginary birth of Jesus they might be irreparably damaged and some of them might not even believe that it’s real. Think about that.