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

Messy Church – January 2023

Messy Church met on Sunday 15th January in Cockshutt Church. The theme was "Where I Belong", based on the story of Jesus in the Temple, as told in Luke 2: 41-52. Cathy T, Messy Church Co-ordinator The Boy Jesus at the Temple 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 42 When … Continue reading Messy Church – January 2023