Rector's February 2015 Letter

There are several evening services around the churches this month, so if Sunday mornings are difficult for you, do have a look and consider coming along to one of them.  Our lovely churches have a very special atmosphere in the evening, and worship has a special quality of peaceful quiet.  February starts with a team event – our Candlemas service at Clyst St Mary.  If you haven’t been to a Candlemas service before, it marks the turning point when we start looking towards Lent and Easter, and was the time when traditionally all the candles for use in the following year were blessed.

Then on Wednesday 18th, we begin Lent with an Ash Wednesday service at 7:30pm, at St Swithun’s, Woodbury.  This service will include the traditional ‘imposition of ashes’ where those who wish will receive a small smudge of ashes on their forehead as a sign of repentance.  It is always fun for the vicar beforehand trying to burn last year’s Palm Sunday crosses to get the ash without setting fire to the kitchen!

Woodbury will have their regular Evensong at 6:30pm on the third Sunday, and at Farringdon we will be meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month or the second of the new Evening services there.  This time it will be a Songs of Praise format, so if you have a favourite hymn or reading which you would like to request, perhaps with a brief note of explanation as to why it is special to you, please let me, Rev’d. Chris, or Dawn the churchwarden know.

Details of the Lent course were not finalised at going to press, so please check with me or one of the churchwardens to find out the details.  Our regular Craft group will also be happening on Thursday 19th from 2pm to 4pm, and we have a new project – we will be knitting hats, scarves and gloves for St Petrocks.   Yarn, patterns and needles will be provided so do come along either to help with the knitting or to work on your own projects as usual.

 

Rev’d Karen Spray      church@revdkaren.org.uk             01392 877400

 


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