Sunday 6th November 9:30 am - All Saints - All Age
On the first Sunday of the month there is no Sunday School, and we all meet in church for a Family Eucharist. Today we clebrate as All Saints’ Day and this will be the theme of our service.
Sunday 13th November 9:30 am SAID COMMUNION
Please note the new times for our Remembrance Sunday services. The first service will be in the form of a said communion at the usual time of 9:30 am, followed by a Parade Service at 10:15.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Sunday 13th November 10:30 am - Remembrance Sunday Parade Service followed by 2 minutes silence at the War Memorial
If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. Rupert Brooke 1917
In particular we remember those members of this parish who died during both World Wars.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
Sunday 20th November 9:30 - Christ the King The Sunday Next before Advent
Sunday 27th November 9:30 am - Advent Sunday First Sunday of Advent
‘Lo, he comes with clouds descending’ is a terrifying but also comforting image, and in it we have the dichotomy of judgement. As Advent begins, and we reflect on the coming of the Kingdom, we are invited to dread judgement, yet also to welcome it.
For some of Jesus’s hearers such judgement seemed imminent, yet we wait still for the Second Coming, wondering what it will be like, if it happens at all. Jesus uses a familiar image – the fruiting of the fig tree – to root his prophecy in the here and now and in his hearer’s experience.
That it has not happened yet does not mean that it will not.