Take Away the Stone

(John 11:39) Sunday Service at Ss Simon & Jude Church, Cockshutt - 26th March, 2023 Thank goodness … despite the clocks springing forward by one hour with the onset of BST (British Summer Time) in the early hours of this morning, we all made it to Church on time!  Although officially Spring, the morning dawned … Continue reading Take Away the Stone

The Feast Day of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, 17th March

One of our national patron saints, St. Patrick is attributed with bringing Christianity into Ireland with many considering him to be one of the great evangelists of the Christian gospel. Born in the 5th century in south-west Roman Britain (possibly Cornwall) Patrick was raised in the Celtic tradition on his parent’s estate.  His capture by … Continue reading The Feast Day of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, 17th March

The Legend of the Very First Valentine Card

The Roman Emperor Claudius II needed soldiers.  He suspected that marriage made men want to stay at home with their wives, instead of fighting wars, so he outlawed marriage. A kind-hearted young priest named Valentine felt sorry for all the couples who wanted to marry, but who couldn’t.  So secretly he married as many couples … Continue reading The Legend of the Very First Valentine Card