My Dear Friends.
Happy New Year; I pray that it may be for each of us a year of good health, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Tomorrow we shall keep the Feast of the Epiphany, transferred, as we usually do, to the nearest Sunday. We shall be reminded of how people travelled a great distance, with a certain amount of danger, to meet the infant Saviour. We shall be reminded also that like us they were Gentiles; Jesus Christ is Saviour for everyone, not just the chosen few. This is cause for great rejoicing.
Of course, life will then get back to normal, whatever that means in the current circumstances. The festive period is over and the routine of daily life will fall back into its pattern. Morning and Evening Prayer will again be Live-Streamed and the daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist will continue at the appointed hours, and when possible a video recording of the Mass will be made available on our Facebook page in the evening. Please come along to Church where possible, watch the online services and tell others about the provision we are making.
Thanks also for your support and understanding about Services over Christmass, particularly the Christmass Carol Service and Children’s Crib Service, both of which took place in cyberspace rather than Church. Believe me, it is a lot easier and less stressful to do these in Church!
On Saturday this week – the second Saturday of the month – we hold our monthly healing service. Anointing with Holy Oil will take place, we shall use Cotton Buds, a fresh one for each person so there is no risk of cross-contamination.
With love and prayers