Detailed below is a list of the regular Anglican Church Services and this weeks View from the Vicarage.
9.30am First Steps (term times) for pre-school children and parents
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
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