June Parish News published

The story of Pentecost – the coming of the Holy Spirit on our Lord’s first disciples after he had ascended into Heaven – which falls this year on this Sunday, 4 June, is full of symbols. Our cover image of Celtic flames represents the Holy Spirit coming like fire to ignite and transform whatever it … [Read more…]

Archbishops call for love, trust and hope during the General Election

In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England published in early May, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy and cynicism” and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of “love, trust and hope”. The three-page letter, intended to be shared in churches … [Read more…]

May Parish News published

This month’s Parish News has all the usual columns, naturally, including the Children’s Pages, puzzles, recipes, Castaway and Out and About, and flags up lots of upcoming opportunities for exploring our faith and the Bible a little more together – Growing Spirituality at St George’s on 4 May, Exploring Stories from the Book of Exodus … [Read more…]

April Parish News published

This issue of our Parish News, published just before Mothering Sunday which marks the midpoint of Lent, includes information about all the Easter activities at church from Palm Sunday, through the Passover meal on Maundy Thursday to the sunrise service at the Castle and Holy Communion at church on Easter morning. In it, our Editor, … [Read more…]

A prayer for courage

Prayer Space has just been updated for this month, with a lovely, simple prayer for courage in times of trouble written by David Adam, former Vicar of Holy Island, and taken from a wonderful little book called ‘A Desert in the Ocean – God’s Call to Adventurous Living’ which is filled with ancient Celtic prayers, … [Read more…]

March Parish News published

March 2017 cover

The theme of this month’s Parish News is (Mothering Sunday) and Lent and includes a book review of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s latest book, an article about our late and much-loved friend (and MBE), Isabel Aitken, and a report from Julia Wilson on the worship she experienced on her recent visit to Uganda … [Read more…]