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Archive | December, 2014

Theme for the Week – 7 December 2014

Scripture for the second Sunday in the season of Advent: Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 85:8–13; 2 Peter 3:8–15a; Mark 1:1–8 We come to the second Sunday of Advent, our season of anticipation and preparation; and we come to the second Sunday of a new church year. This brings us to Mark’s gospel in our reading cycle. […]

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of many things and people. He is the national saint of Russia and Greece, and thousands of churches are named after him.   He is known as the friend and protector of all those in trouble. Saint Nicholas was born about 500 km from Bethlehem in the fourth century. He […]

Christingles in Menorca

What is a Christingle?  It is an orange wrapped in a red ribbon, into which is inserted a candle, together with sticks on which are placed fruits and nuts, or sweets. Christingles have been made popular in the England by The Children’s Society, since the first Christingle service, held in the Church of England in […]

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