Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January newsletter

From the Vicar                                                           
Epiphany 2013

There are sometimes moments in our lives when there are opportunities to be part of something good – it might involve risks, yet it is always worth a positive response. It often means we need to listen to the messages we are getting and then embrace this new experience.

The  Magi, who saw the star, decided to follow it as their special sign, and at the end of their journey were rewarded by seeing the newly born King, Jesus Christ.  They discovered the new light of the world and their lives were forever changed by the gift which they had received, the light of Christ – a gift to be shared with others.

Epiphany reminds us of the showing forth of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world and that his light still shines to-day.

We are called to see signs of his living among us - called to take risks and follow his signs -  called to discover Christ again through this coming year.


Christmas Fair

A very successful Christmas Fair was held on the first Saturday in December.  Many thanks to those who helped, the 'strong' men on the Thursday who moved tables chairs and all the heavy articles.  The , mainly, ladies who arranged the stalls on Friday, and all the people who came to help on Saturday, the 'coffee ladies' were kept very busy and the produce stall sold out!  An excellent parish effort with over £800 raised for church funds.