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 […]
Scripture for this Sunday: Daniel 7.1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1.11–23; Luke 6.20–31 When I was young, one of the books that we read in Primary School was The Water Babies, a story by Charles Kingsley, who was a priest in the Church of England in the mid-19th century. It is a kind of fairy story, but […]
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 […]
Scripture for Harvest Thanksgiving: Deuteronomy 26.1–11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4.4–9; John 6.25–35 So the gospel is about bread … which reminds me of a song (of course!). Trying to keep trains of thought from colliding isn’t always successful. Bread, and harvest and a wedding, all falling close together – it all points to the words […]
The Archdeacon of Gibraltar, Italy & Malta, the Venerable Geoff Johnston, visited Menorca during the past weekend with his wife, Carol, to participate in the patronal festival of Santa Margarita and to preside and preach at the Sunday Eucharist. The Fiesta of Santa Margarita was marked with a procession from the Roman Catholic parish church […]
Scripture for Easter Sunday: Isaiah 65.17–23; Psalm 118.1–2, 14–24; Acts 10.34–43; John 20.1–18 The gospel of John opens with the contrast between light and darkness and proceeds with a gathering gloom that threatens the light which Christ brings into the world. The darkness gathers as Judas prepares to turn from the way of Jesus to pursue […]
The following prizes were awarded at the draw of the Christmas raffle at Santa Margarita on 16 December 2018. Flight around Menorca for two – Rita Foxon (courtesy of Enviro Communications Ltd.) Round of golf for two at Celtic manor – Elaine Yallop Floral basket from Es Bosc – Barbara Doeuts Room diffuser by Negré – […]
Saint Nicholas will return to the streets of Mahón, suitably equipped with a sack containing something for the young – and the story of his life and ministry.
Advent and Christmas worship at Santa Margarita (and Ciutadella).
Readings for the principle services of Holy Communion on Wednesdays & Sundays in December, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Also included are the weekly prayers for the various communities in Menorca, part of our local cycle of prayer. 2 December – Advent 1 Jeremiah 33.14–16; Psalm 25.1–9; 1 Thessalonians 3.9–13; Luke 21.25–36 Hymns: 128 Jesu, […]