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Online Reflections: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Join us online for the latest in our monthly broadcasts on YouTube. This service of music, reflections and prayer marks The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.

This will be broadcast at 9.30am, Sunday 6th February.

This celebration marks a pivotal moment in the Church Year, concluding the seasons of Christmas and Epiphanytide and leading us towards Lent, Passiontide and Easter.

Simeon and Anna recognise the 40 day old Jesus as the Light of the World, the light they have been waiting for .

But this is also a light that is to be rejected by many, a light that will be gloriously revealed only in Christ’s resurrection.

Course: Living in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith (LLF) is the name given to a set of resources helping the Church of England to explore and reflect on marriage, relationships, sexuality and identity. These are important issues but need care and sensitivity to discuss appropriately.

As part of LLF there is a five- week course which every parish in the Diocese is being encouraged to run.

Here at St Mary’s, we will be offering this in church on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 9.00pm on the following dates:

  • 17 January
  • 24 January
  • 31 January
  • 7 February
  • 21 February

We invite any teenage or adult members of St Mary’s to join us. We do ask that you commit to try and come to all five sessions – it won’t work well with people dropping in and out of some sessions.

Please sign up on the sheet at the South Door if you wish to take part.