Sunday 5th February 9:30 am The Fourth Sunday before Lent
Luke alternates texts of deliverance with ones of destruction. And that is in a state of mourning for her people. Simeon is looking forward with hope. Anna's words turn to those of praise. Simeon reveals that ‘the child’ will bring an unwelcome radical transparency as hearts are opened. Through the miracle birth, first Jesus’s parents, then Anna and Simeon, and now we encounter the paradox of holiness through the natural rhythms of life.
Sunday 12th February 9:30 am The Third Sunday before Lent
Jesus’s emphasis on the law is about doing good and how he has come to fulfil the law, not in the sense of ending it but interpreting it. 'You have heard… But I say...’ The salt of the earth are those who mourn, who are meek, who thirst after what is right. The light of the world are those who are merciful, the pure in heart, the makers of peace.
Sunday 21st February 3:00 pm - Snowdrop Service
Snowdrops are a symbol of new life and new beginnings, and can be a helpful focus when we are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.
On Sunday 8th February at 3 pm we will be holding a Snowdrop Service when we will have an opportunity to remember someone special who has died. For some of us this loss may be quite recent, and for others it may be further removed in time, but time does not dim our love or memories.
This informal service will include some words and hymns, with an opportunity to light a candle and to have the name of the loved one read out, if you so wish. There will be tea and cake served after the service. If you have experienced bereavement in the past year or so, you may have received a letter of invitation to the service. However, this service is open to anyone who would like to join us.
Sunday 19th February 9:30 am The Second Sunday before Lent
Today we give a very warm welcome to our new Archdeacon, Edward Dowler, who will be leading our service.
Sunday 26th February 9:30 am The Sunday next before Lent