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Themes for Advent 2017

First Sunday of Advent Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-8; Philippians 1:1-11; Mark 13:24-37 The season of Advent is a time to look forward, in anticipation of receiving Christ, but also to carry forward an appreciation of what has gone before – the foundations upon which we build our future in faith.  The letter to the Philippians […]

When The Song Of The Angels Is Stilled

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild […]

Readings for January 2018

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during January.  3 January 1 John 2.29-3:6; Psalm 98.2-7; John 1.29-34 7 January – Epiphany Isaiah 60.1–6; Psalm 72.10–15; Ephesians 3.1–12; Matthew 2.1–12 10 January 1 Samuel 3.1–10, 19–20; Psalm 40.1–4, 7–10; Mark 1.29–39 14 January – Baptism of Christ (Baptism) Genesis 1.1–5; Psalm […]

Advent 2017

The theme of Advent: waiting for Christ to be born. In towns and villages In tower blocks and terraces Christ is waiting to be born In palaces and shanty-towns In high streets and back-streets Christ is waiting to be born In the vastness of the universe In the intimacy of our hearts Christ is waiting […]

Readings for December 2017

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during December.  3 December – Advent 1 Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-8; Philippians 1.1-11 ; Mark 13.24-37 6 December – Nicholas, Bishop of Myra 1 John 4.7-14; Psalm 145.8-13; Mark 10.13-16 10 December – Advent 2 Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.8-11; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8 […]

Light of Light

A poem by Christina Rossetti – for the occasion of the day of Saint Lucy. O Christ our Light, Whom even in darkness we (So we look up) discern and gaze upon, O Christ, Thou loveliest Light that ever shone, Thou Light of Light, Fount of all lights that be, Grant us clear vision of […]

Christmas Raffle 2017 – Results

This year’s raffle had some very attractive prizes. Thanks are due to Dianne Carter and Colin Guanaria for organising the majority of the prizes, and to Margaret Jones for coordinating ticket sales. The results were as follows: Grand prize (weekend for two in London): Simon Sadler Flight around the island (courtesy of Enviro Communications Ltd.): […]

Theme for 26 November 2017

Scripture for the Sunday of the Reign of Christ:  Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24; Psalm 95.1-7; Ephesians 1.15-23; Matthew 25.31-46 Anyone who has come close to caring for domestic animals (not just pets) knows that there is a burden of responsibility to nurture and take care of them – a relationship of care that is much more than […]

Theme for 19 November 2017

Scripture for this Sunday:  Zephaniah 1.7,12-18; Psalm 90.1-8,12; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11; Matthew 25.14-30 One of the mysteries of our scripture seems to be that there are times when it is possible to interpret it in more than one way – and each may be right!  Today’s parable of the talents is a particularly challenging example. […]

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