Archive | April, 2016

Readings for May 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for May 2016.  1 May – Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 5:1-9 4 May Acts 17.15, 22—18.1; Psalm 148.1–2, 11–14; John 16.12–15 5 May – Ascension Day Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1.15-23; Luke 24.44-53 8 May – Seventh Sunday […]

Uplifting Workshops with John Bell

From Friday evening, 22 April, to Sunday morning, 24 April, more than 50 people from various Anglican chaplaincies in the northern part of Spain gathered for a series of workshops with John Bell, of the Iona Community.   This was an opportunity not only to hear an excellent and engaging speaker, but also for the […]

Theme for the Week – 24 April 2016

Scripture for the fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 11:1-18 (Peter’s dream of ‘unclean’ food); Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 (‘Love one another as I have loved you.’) The congregation of Santa Margarita has a prayer list.  This week, a couple of people moved from those for whom we pray in life to those for whose […]

Annual Meeting – 2016

The Anglican Church in Menorca, based at Santa Margarita, held its annual meeting of parishioners and APCM on Sunday, 17 April.  The following are highlights of the meetings; the minutes will be issued in draft form in due course, and approved in 2017. The chaplain opened the meeting with a prayer of thanksgiving on behalf […]

Theme for the Week – 17 April 2016

Scripture for this Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday):  Acts 9.36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7.9-17; John 10.22-30 During the same week that the Archbishop of Canterbury warned that climate change is one of the major challenges facing the world, data was released indicating that global temperature, month-by-month, increased by a record amount for […]

Annual Report for 2015-2016

The annual report from the Chaplain, including the Synod Representatives’ summary of 2015, and the report on children’s ministry, may be downloaded as a PDF file through the link below. Annual Report as PDF file

Theme for the Week – 10 April

Scripture for this week: Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19. The press seems to be full of the story of the conception of the Archbishop of Canterbury this weekend.  I must say that he has handled the whole thing with dignity and grace, showing concern for the dignity of his 86 year old mother, and […]

The Feast of the Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation is normally celebrated on 25 March, nine months before the celebration of the birth of Jesus on 25 December.  This year, it was moved to 4 April, since Good Friday fell on 25 March.  Some saw an opportunity to connect the conception of Jesus with his death, but the liturgical […]

Theme for the Week – 3 April 2016

The Second Sunday of Easter. Scripture: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 The account of the exchange between Thomas and his fellow disciples, and then Thomas and Jesus, is remarkably well known – so familiar that the term ‘doubting Thomas’ has entered colloquial language.  One problem is that the word for doubt is not […]

Language, Culture and Repentance

Reproduced from the April issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been in existence for 60 years.  Initiated by Prince Philip as a “sort of self-help scheme for growing up,” the Award is offered in more than 140 countries and territories.  It owes its inception to Kurt Hahn, a German […]

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