The Christingle Service

Today marked the beginning of the Christmas period celebrations at St Mary’s. The service was very busy and full of people both young and old (and in-between). There was a great and informative interactive festive talk, and of course the children enjoyed making the Christingle with the raisons, sweets and candles (even the grown-up children enjoyed it!). The Christingle symbolises the light of Christ. The … Continue reading The Christingle Service

St Micheal’s Christmas Fete

On a beautifully chilly winter’s day, the community of St Micheal’s came together to begin the Christmas period with the St Micheal’s fete. It was a joyous occasion with a bounty of prizes available in the raffle, lots of gifts, and an amazing selection of cakes served with tea and coffee. The next big Christmas celebration for St Michael’s is next Saturday with their carol … Continue reading St Micheal’s Christmas Fete

As the Sri Lanka attacks show, Christians worldwide face serious persecution

An article from last week’s Guardian by Giles Fraser on the current persecution that Christians face in today’s world. I was up before dawn this morning, preparing for our first service of Easter. This meant that, around the same time as bombs were going offin churches in Sri Lanka, I was reading a passage to my congregation taken from the book of Ezekiel. The passage tells … Continue reading As the Sri Lanka attacks show, Christians worldwide face serious persecution