The Third Sunday of Advent is known traditionally as Gaudete (Latin for “Rejoice,” or “Be Joyful”) Sunday, from the Latin translation of the second reading from Philippians[4.4], sung as an antiphon too on this day,“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” As an accompanying sign of a lightening of the rigour of […]

For many centuries December 8 in the Calendar of the Church has been observed as the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; in the Roman Catholic Church since 1854 it has been the Immaculate Conception. My intention in writing this is not to enter into the age-old debate about whether or not […]

“Coming, ready or not!” Do you remember the seeker’s signal in the children’s game ‘Hide and Seek’ that she is opening her eyes and beginning to search, whether or not the hiders have managed to find a secret refuge? Too late now, if you’re caught, you’re caught! This is the Advent call of Jesus too: […]

This Sunday is the Stewardship Celebration Lunch! Time, talent, treasure: How much have you got, and how much can you afford to give? There are forms in the Narthex that you can complete re time and talents, and the pledge cards have been out for a while. Please bring your card with you tomorrow and […]