In his message, Dr Martin Warner, the Bishop of Chichester, urges communities across Sussex to show kindness and compassion to those without families this Christmas.
The Church of England should be "deeply ashamed" of its failure to protect children from sex abuse.
Those are the words of Dr Martin Warner - the new Bishop of Chichester - speaking to ITV Meridian today.
The Diocese of Chichester serves both East and West Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove.
The Bishop has also defended his decision to vote against women becoming bishops. Malcolm Shaw reports.