Advent Day 25: Rev Andrea Boyes reflects on when shepherds were told the Good News

Rev Andrea Boyes, minister of Durness and Kinlochbervie Parish in the far north of Scotland, is the proud owner of a flock of sheep and is a shepherd in more ways than one.

She reflects on how shepherds must have felt when the angel Gabriel appeared to tell them the Good News of the birth of Jesus.

Rev Andrea Boyes

Of the all the sheep in this video, Mrs Boyes owns four and keeps them in the manse garden.

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