Happy New Year! At 11:00 (CET) on Sunday, 1 January, the Eucharist for the first Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated at Santa Margarita. You are invited to participate in this worship using the YouTube video below by following the words (congregational parts in subtitles, or bold), sharing the hymns and prayers, and listening to the sermon. The presentation works as a video file, so you may control it (forward, back, pause) using the video controls. The service lasts about 42 minutes.
The cost of maintaining the chaplaincy of Santa Margarita is completely self-financed locally, and during the closure of the church, there is no income from the weekly collection. If you would like to support the ministry of the Anglican Church in Menorca, please click on the button below to make a donation.
To Rev, Paul Strudwick.
Thank you Paul for your New Year’s day sermon, and the story of Rachel and how it is so much a part of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem. That in itself is so interesting, but it also brought back a childhood memory.
I had a truly wonderful Priest, quite High Church, who came to Christ Church Friezland, from war torn Liverpool in 1946. I was 10 years old, and he inspired me, and my friends, with his teaching of the Bible. He taught us so much. Life revolved around Church. He gave us children so much of his time, and helped us believe in ourselves. We needed that. He certainly would have explained how Rachel was intertwined with the Birth of Jesus, but I confess I had forgotten, until hearing it from you again.
Funny how memories are evoked.
I would like to say, also, both Lawrence and I are so sorry to hear that John has died. Lynda lets me know most happenings at Church, and I am grateful for it. Please pass on our heartfelt condolences to Sheena. On the few occasions they met, Lawrence and John would chat to each other, particularly about the problems with mobility each were having.
Amidst all that, I would like to send our best wishes to you and Kate, and all at Santa Margarita, for a New Year filled with a hope, that maybe sense may prevail, and the whole World might become a nicer, less selfish, place to live in. Love and Blessings Audrey P.