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Theme for Trinity Sunday, 7 June 2020

Scripture for Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 40.12-17, 27-31; Matthew 28.16–20 Connections can be fascinating. Not just the obvious points of trivia, such as the end points of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Dawes Point and Milsons Point), or even more esoteric connections, such as the link between Devonshire and Derbyshire in Chatsworth House, but the way that […]

Theme for Pentecost, 31 May 2020

Scripture for this Sunday: Acts 2.1-21; John 20.19-23 During the traditional procession of the Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, through Es Castell a few years ago, I found myself disturbed by the way that there were people in cafes and bars, or on the streets, either oblivious to what was passing, or just […]

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 […]

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).  […]

Worship for Sunday 10 May

Worship at Santa Margarita has been suspended until at least the end of May 2020 as the result of precautionary measures relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  At 11:00 (Central European Summer Time) on Sunday, 10 May, the Eucharist for the fifth Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at Santa Margarita. Because of the […]

Theme for Sunday, 26 April 2020

Scripture for the third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 (the road to Emmaus) Shirley Raines is a lady who lives in LA, who for years has been feeding the homeless and has continued her efforts during the pandemic. When asked in an interview broadcast as part […]

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