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Archive | April, 2014

Saint George’s Chapel

There is an island in the middle to the harbour in Mahón, the Isla del Rey.  On this island, more than 300 years ago, a hospital was established by the Royal Navy – at almost the same time as the Royal Naval Hospital, in Greenwich – the first naval hospitals.  The hospital on the Isla […]

Rowan Williams on “Christian Nation”

This is an excerpt from an interview by Cole Morton with Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, in which the latter comments thoughtfully and carefully on the discussion about the question of whether Britain is a “Christian Nation.” Rowan Williams’ observations challenge current Christians to continue to engage with the world around, to keep the […]

Annual Report for 2013-2014

Overall, we should be fairly satisfied that the chaplaincy seems to be moving ahead in a positive and constructive manner. Looking through the register of services, it would appear that attendance at worship has actually picked up a little year-upon-year. The PCC meets regularly (8 meetings since the last APCM), and meetings are productive and […]

Brass Band Concert

Santa Margarita was graced by the presence and music of the Gwent Brass Band on Thursday, 24 April. The band, led by Lana Tingay, visits Menorca annually, raising funds for local charities.

Easter on Punta Prima Beach

About 40 people gathered on the beach at Punta Prima in Menorca at sunrise on Easter Sunday to welcome the new light of the day and the new light of Easter. A brisk (and slightly chilly) wind did not deter the spirits of those gathered, who included members of the congregation of Santa Margarita together […]

Holy Thursday

William Blake wrote two poems for Holy Thursday.  They contrast innocence with experience. One is from Songs of Innocence: ‘Twas on a holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean, The children walking two and two in red and blue and green: Grey-headed beadles walked before, with wands as white as snow, Till into the high dome of […]

Holy Week

Holy Week is not in vogue in our culture today. For what it commemorates is awful. There’s betrayal: a man who sold his mentor to enemies, colluding with ruthless people against someone who had only ever shown him love. Or corruption: people willing to ignore justice and pay bribes, or seek out liars who can […]

Lent at Santa Margarita in Menorca

The Anglican congregation in Menorca, based at Santa Margarita, has been observing Lent in several ways. Friday, 4th April, was the occasion for a Lenten soup lunch, to which not only the Anglican congregation, but also the New Life Church and Menorquin Roman Catholics were invited.  A wonderfully spicy Thai vegetarian soup and Italian chicken […]

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