Church Services & View from the Vicarage

Detailed below is a list of the regular Anglican Church Services and this weeks View from the Vicarage.

Church Services

Mondays
9.30am     First Steps (term times) for pre-school children and parents

Thursdays
10.00am    Joint Service followed by coffee in the meeting room. Everyone most            welcome
12.00        Lunch Group – Meeting Room EVERY FIRST Thursday of the month

Sundays
7.45am    First Sunday Holy Communion – book of pray
10.00am   Parish Communion with Sunday School

VIEW FROM THE VICARAGE

All Saints day is a day when we remember all the saints (does what it says on the tin!).  When I looked for information about this feast – I read that it is a celebration of all the saints ‘known or unknown’.  I found this very interesting.  To qualify to be recognised as a known saint, here on earth, you must have been exceptional.  Martyred, life of sacrifice, bringer of miracles.  Recent examples like Pope John Paul II , Mother Teresa and the latest person to be canonised – Leonella Sgorbati (who was a nun who worked in Africa for 30 years before she was murdered), these examples represent lives that most of us couldn’t or wouldn’t be able to emulate.  I am sure that some ‘unknown’ saints have led similar lives, but I like to think that some unknowns are people just like us, but who have, in their own way, made a difference to the lives of others.  Maybe they set a great example of love and generosity, maybe they worked hard for others in the community, maybe they made sacrifices for their family or others.  I hope we all know people like that in our lives – I know I do.  And I now like to think that they are numbered among the unknown saints that we remember on All Saints day.

Reverend Carol Ball