In the next 12 months

Below are a collection of key dates, events and general 'goings on' within the parish, cunningly divided into an easily digestible month by month basis

01 May 2018

Sunday Services in May

Sunday 6th May
Sixth Sunday of Easter
1st Reading: Acts 10: 25-26, 34-35, 44-48
2nd Reading: 1 John 4: 7-10
Gospel: John 15: 9-17

Sunday 13th May
The Ascension Of The Lord, Sol 
1st Reading: Acts 1: 1-11  
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4: 1-13
Gospel: Mark 16: 15-20

13 May 2018

Ascension of Our Lord

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven.

20 May 2018

Sunday Services in May, cont

Sunday 20th May
PENTECOST
1st Reading: Acts 2: 1-11 
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13
Gospel: John 20: 19-23

Sunday 27th May
The Most Holy Trinity, Sol
1st Reading: Proverbs 8: 22-31
2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-5 
Gospel: John 16: 12-15

20 May 2018

What is Pentecost?

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, "fiftieth").

Celebrating Pentecost - Pentecost is a happy festival.  Ministers in church often wear robes with red in the design as a symbol of the flames in which the Holy Spirit came to earth. 

Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church's mission to the world.

27 May 2018

Trinity Sunday

Introduction to the Trinity -

The core belief - The doctrine of the Trinity is the Christian belief  that: There is ONE God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spriit.

The Trinity is a controversial doctrine; many Christians admit they don't understand it, while many more Christians don't understand it but think they do. 

Trinity Sunday, which falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost, is one of the few feasts in the Christian calendar that celebrate a doctrine rather than an event.