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Theme for Advent 1, 1 December 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Isaiah 2.1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11–14; Matthew 24.36–44 The season of Advent is a season of preparation,  and a time to look at the ways in which gathering in has taken place through the history of our faith, beginning with the people of Israel – and then moving on to be […]

Advent Book – Freedom Is Coming

Tuesdays at 16:00 from Advent to Epiphany Comfort, O comfort my people. . . In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord.’ The second part of the book of Isaiah rings with proclamations and prophecies that find their fulfilment in the Gospels and are still being fulfilled by followers of Jesus today. In Freedom […]

Readings for December 2019

Readings for the worship on Sundays and Wednesdays. 1 December – Advent 1  Isaiah 2.1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11–14; Matthew 24.36–44  4 December – John of Damascus Ecclesiastes 3.9-14; Psalm 29; John 5.24-27  8 December – Advent 2 Isaiah 11.1–10; Psalm 72.1–7; Romans 15.4–13; Matthew 3.1–12  11 December Isaiah 40.25–31; Psalm 103.8–13; Matthew 11.28–30  15 December – Advent […]

Christmas Raffle

The annual Santa Margarita Christmas raffle will be drawn after the service of lessons and carols on 15 December. Tickets are €2 each, €10 for a booklet of five. Star prize this year is a 3-night stay in a London 5 star hotel for two people with return flights Menorca/London. Other prizes: Flight around the […]

Theme for Sunday, 24 November 2019

Scripture for this Sunday (Reign of Christ, or Christ the King): Jeremiah 23.1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1.11-20; Luke 23.33-43 I thought that it was rather interesting that during a week when an English coal miner’s daughter emerged as perhaps a pivotal point in the downfall of an American president, a notable anniversary occurred: the 200th […]

Concierto de Navidad / Christmas Concert

Domingo, 22 de Diciembre a las 18:30 / Sunday, 22 December at 18:30 En la Iglesia / In the Church ofSanta Margarita, C/Stuart 20 Concierto de Navidad / Christmas Concert:Academia Adagio y Alumnos Escuela de Música d’Es Castell. Concierto de Navidad, con las corales “Infantil y Mixta” acompañados por la formación orquestral de la Academia […]

Theme for Sunday, 17 November 2019

Scripture for this Sunday: Malachi 4.1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13; Luke 21.5-19 It is thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Two months before, a series of protests had begun in the East German city of Leipzig – in a Lutheran church, and this triggered a series of events that culminated in the […]

Remembrance Sunday 2019

Two years ago the Canadian singer songwriter Lorena McKennitt wrote a song, The Breaking of the Sword. She was prompted to write the song, which imagines the feelings of loss and grief of a mother whose son had been lost in the Great War, after participating in the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Vimy […]


This article was originally printed in the October 2019 issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English language magazine. October arrives.  It’s autumn – although who knows how autumnal the weather may be in Menorca at this time?!  Looking back to the springtime, I wonder how many hopes or aspirations have been fulfilled, or how many disappointments have […]

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