Not the Vicar’s letter – March, 2023

As I write this in mid-February the snowdrops in our garden and along the roadside are in full bloom. We all know these delicate white flowers as snowdrops but they have many other names connected with the Virgin Mary such as Mary’s bells or Mary’s tapers, the pure white of the flowers echoing the purity … Continue reading Not the Vicar’s letter – March, 2023

Candlemas – 2nd February, 2023

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple In bygone centuries, Christians said their last farewells to the Christmas season on Candlemas, 2nd February.  This is exactly 40 days after Christmas Day itself. In New Testament times 40 days old was an important age for a baby boy: it was when they made their first ‘public appearance’. … Continue reading Candlemas – 2nd February, 2023

Petton Carols by Candlelight

The annual Carols by Candlelight Service took place on Friday 23rd December.  Despite the grim weather that day, it was well attended and featured many of our favourite carols, readings and Christmas-tide prayers. Petton: Candles on the Altar, Christmas 2022Petton: Carols by Candlelight, Christmas 2022