THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, 5th DECEMBER 2021

“When he [God] takes the initiative, it is always a matter of love, love which will care for us and take us up into his saving purposes. Mary is, to that extent, the supreme example of what always happens when God is working by grace through human beings. God’s power from outside, and the indwelling spirit within, together result in things being done which would have been unthinkable any other way.”

Tom Wright, discussing the Annunciation of the (Virgin) Birth of Jesus (Luke 1. 26-38), in his Luke for Everyone, SPCK and Westminster John Knox Press, second edition 2004, p. 11.

The Church remembers The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in its prayers on Wednesday 8th December.

 

WORSHIP TIMES

We resumed our Sunday morning church services at Easter 2021 at St Wilfrid's (9.00am) and The Presentation (10.30am), and now too at St Wilfrid's our Eucharist at 12 noon on Wednesdays and our monthly Evensong at 6.00pm. Additionally, each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the Daily Office of Morning Prayer is said at St Wilfrid's Church at 8am and Evening Prayer at The Presentation at 5.30pm. PLEASE NOTE: for your health and safety, we are still asking you to wear a mask throughout our services, to use hand gel, and to observe social distancing. ONLINE, our Sunday Eucharists at St Wilfrid's can ALSO be accessed via our Facebook Videos page either at the time or available there as a recording. The link is on our CALENDAR page entries for those services.

CALENDAR AND EVENTS

WEEKDAY EVENTS are now COMING BACK!
CATCH UP with the latest developments in the Rector's illustrated weekly letter. The most recent one from Fr Edward Pritchett is for the Second Sunday of Advent, 5th December. Please see our CONTACT US page for details of how to get in touch with us on any matter regarding our churches and church halls.