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Theme for Sunday, 24 May 2020

Scripture for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10*; 1 Peter 4.12-14,5.6-11*; John 17.1-11*Not used for online worship Taking someone to Menorca airport on Thursday, I was struck by the eerie state of a place that is so familiar. Generally speaking, when our expectations seem to have been thrown out of the window, […]

Theme for Sunday, 17 May 2020

Scripture for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-36,37b*; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13*; John 20.19-23 * Not used for online worship Our Archdeacon, the Revd. David Waller, was unable to visit Menorca as planned during the weekend of 16-17 May. Not to be thwarted by a pandemic, he suggested that we consider a ‘virtual […]

Worship for Sunday 31 May

At 11:00 (Central European Summer Time) on Sunday, 31 May, the Eucharist for the day of Pentecost will be celebrated at Santa Margarita. While the church remains closed as the result of precautionary measures relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), only two people will be present, the priest (Paul) and the assistant (Kate).  You […]

Worship for Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Worship is being offered online while the church is closed (part of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19). Morning Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer is being read in the church at 11:00 CEST. The following video contains the worship, including readings and a homily, for 27 May. Congregational parts are in […]

Worship for Sunday 24 May

At 11:00 (Central European Summer Time) on Sunday, 24 May, the Eucharist for the seventh Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at Santa Margarita. While the church remains closed as the result of precautionary measures relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), only two people will be present, the priest (Paul) and the assistant (Kate).  […]

Worship for Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Worship is being offered online while the church is closed (part of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19). Morning Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer is being read in the church at 11:00 CEST. The following video contains the worship, including readings and a homily, for 20 May (commemorating Alcuin of York). […]

Making Sense of It All – Or Not

The following article was published in the digital edition for May 2020 of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine. At the end of March, as the Coronavirus epidemic was just beginning to expose many previously unseen sides of human nature and our communal life together, Time Magazine carried an article with the headline: “Christianity Offers No Answers […]

Theme for Sunday, 10 May 2020

Scripture for the fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5*; 1 Peter 2.2-10*; John 14.1-14 * not used for online worship Saint Saviour’s is a former church, built in 1838, a Grade 2 listed building, that has nevertheless been converted into a luxurious home with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and much else besides – […]

Theme for Sunday, 3 May 2020

Scripture for this Sunday: Acts 2.42–47; Psalm 23 (sung); 1 Peter 2.19–25*; John 10.1–10 * not used for online worship Earlier this week, the church remembered the 19th century poet, Christina Rossetti. One of her poems seems apposite for today: The Lambs of Grasmere, which describes shepherds feeding starving lambs using teapots, and which concludes […]

Worship for Sunday 17 May

At 11:00 (Central European Summer Time) on Sunday, 17 May, the Eucharist for the sixth Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at Santa Margarita. While the church remains closed as the result of precautionary measures relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), only two people will be present, the priest (Paul) and the assistant (Kate).  […]

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