The Vicar writes:
The season of Christmas celebrates the incarnation of Christ, and his being revealed to the world: a reminder to us that the light of Christ breaks through the darkness of this world.
Christmas begins on the eve of the 24th December and is a time to celebrate God’s love for the world through Christ’s incarnation, born fully human and divine, to share our joy and our sorrow. It is a time of spiritual reflection to truly take in the wonder and awe of the important foundations of the Christian faith. It is a time of the giving and receiving of gifts as reminder of the greatest gift that could be given. The season of Christmas lasts for twelve days, culminating in another feast - that of the Epiphany on 6th January.
Epiphany. The word means a manifestation or revelation, is when we celebrate the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation or revelation of Christ to the Gentiles. Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise men from the east’; later tradition fixed their number at three, made them kings and recalled their resonant names – Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.
Rev’d Fiona Weaver
Christingle: 4.00 pm Sunday 11th December
Carol Service: 4.00 pm Sunday 18th December
Crib Service: 5.00 pm Saturday 24th December
Midnight Mass: 11.30 pm Saturday 24th December
Family Eucharist: 9.15 am Sunday 5th December
Christmas 2: 9.15 am Sunday 1st January 2023
Epiphany: 9.15 am Snday 8th January 2023