Sunday, June 22, 2008

Patronal Festival

The feast of St Peter and St Paul falls next Sunday - 29th June - and we'll be celebrating it over the weekend in a number of ways.
On Saturday evening we have a short concert (about 40 mins) by Nicola Corbishley (soprano) and Dan Eaton. The concert's free, and everyone is welcome. (There will be an opportunity to contribute to a retiring collection at the end.)
On Sunday at our main morning service we'll be celebrating our patron saints, but also some of our newest saints too as we baptise Emily and Jordan during the service!
In the afternoon there will be a strawberry tea in the vicarage garden (let's hope the sun shines - if not we'll be in the church hall). Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children - sign the list in church or let me know you're coming and I'll pass the message on to those who will be buying the strawberries.
In the evening we finish our celebrations with a special Evensong, with the choir in full voice and some special music. These Evensongs are always good - the traditional words of the book of Common Prayer and some beautiful music as we give thanks for our church, for its past, present and future. Why not come along and give it a try, even if Evensong isn't your usual thing, this should lift you out of the mundane and into the eternal !

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