In the US you have to be religious to be elected, in the UK you increasingly have to pretend not to be It was odd, a few days ago, to hear Theresa May inform the House of Commons that Easter (rather than Christmas) is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Odd not just because this is such a basic point but because it’s … Continue reading The decline of religion accelerates when Christians hide their faith
The benefice of St Mary’s, Hinton Admiral and Thorney Hill came together for a wonderful evening service to eat, worship and reflect on the Passover. A big thank you to all of the helpers and to Margret Letts who organised the event. A great night was had by all. Continue reading Passover Sevice
The Silverliners Club had a great time this week having lunch at John and Edna’s. The Silverliners is a fantastic social event that happens once a month aimed predominantly at the retired (although open to anyone). There are services tomorrow in our benefice with a fantastic and reflective talk, with hymns and followed by coffee and biscuits. If you want to join our friendly and … Continue reading
Thanks to all of the families who came to the Church@4 Star Wars Service. Everyone had a great time eating lots of food (with Ham Solo sandwiches), singing, having a lightsaber sparring competition, and of course learning about the real light and force of the world! The next Church@4 is all about Nerfs (yes, the infamous Nerfs!!) and it is on the 11th February. Why … Continue reading May the force be with you
Our next Christianity Explored course starts on Tuesday 16th Jan at 19.30 and will be at the Vicarage – with dessert! Come along and bring your friends. Continue reading Christianity Explored for 2018
Taken from the Guardian – written by Patriarch Theophilos III Today, 7 January, is Christmas, according to the Orthodox Christian cale ndar. And Orthodox Christians are keeping the feast in the Holy Land, where Christmas – and Christianity – began. Much attention has been paid recently to political decisions recognising Jerusalem in one light or another. The media attention highlights the seemingly intractable political struggle here. But as well … Continue reading Christians are at risk of being driven out of the Holy Land
Happy new year! Let’s pray for God’s blessing for a year of hope and joy for our benefice community. Have a wonderful 2018! Continue reading Happy new year!