Reverend Rachel Mann will be tweeting her sermon this year
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Twitter Christmas sermons for Anglican bishops

9 December 2012 Last updated at 09:05 GMT

Britain's senior Anglican bishops will be tweeting their Christmas Day sermons for the first time this year.

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the archbishop-designate, as well as clergy and congregations around the UK, will be celebrating the birth of Jesus in a campaign making use of social media.

Worshippers in the Church's 16,000 parishes are being encouraged to tweet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Reverend Rachel Mann from St Nicholas Church in Burnage, who will be tweeting her sermon this year, explained the appeal.