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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

The Epiphany is an ancient Christian feast day and is significant in a number of ways. In the East, where it originated, the Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It also celebrates Jesus' birth.

Magi presenting their gifts

The Western Church began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century where it was, and still is, associated with the visit of the magi (wise men) to the infant Jesus when God revealed himself to the world through the incarnation of Jesus. According to Matthew 2:11 they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

For many Protestant church traditions, the season of Epiphany extends from 6 January until Ash Wednesday (February 18th this year), which begins the season of Lent leading to Easter (April 5th).

Other traditions, including the Roman Catholic tradition, observe Epiphany as a single day, with the Sundays following Epiphany counted as Ordinary Time.

Mission Update

Jigsaw Project

Read Tim and Kate Lee's "Christmas Snippets" here.

Note that this is in pdf format.

Gary & Jane Howarth

Gary and Jane HowarthGary and Jane are now settled down in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea.

Keep up to date with them by viewing their blog.

Beth and Sam WallaceBeth and Sam Wallace:

Happy New Year


We find ourselves blessed and extremely grateful to our Lord for His care and grace. We celebrated the New Year with a chicken curry (chicken being a rare food for us these days) and some traditional Indian sweets.

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Noticesfor 25th January

Third Sunday of Epiphany

Sunday 25th January

08:30 Holy Communion
10:30 Morning Prayer
15:00 Evening Prayer at St. John's
19:00 Café Church

Monday 26th January

08:30 Morning Prayer
19:00 Prayer Surgery (Parish Office)
19:00 Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 2/th January

08:30 Morning Prayer

Wednesday 28th January

08:30 Morning Prayer

Thursday 29th January

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Holy Communion

Friday 30th January

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Coffee and Chat

Saturday 31st January

 

Sunday 1st February

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:30 Holy Communion
14:30 Air Cadets Annual Regional Parade
19:00 Café Church

 

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