Bishop Ferran Glenfield is asking people to find the light in their lives this Christmas season

People in the Shannonside Northern Sound region are being urged to find the light in their lives this Christmas.

The Church of Ireland Bishop for Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh is urging people to take inspiration from the closeness of Saturn and Jupiter to create the first ‘Christmas star conjunction in 800 years this week.

The planets gave the appearance of one star – it’s believed a similar event is the explanation behind the Star of Bethlehem.

Bishop Ferran Glenfield says people sometimes can miss the obvious and is urging everyone to look up to the light.