Lent 5 ~ Mo Lunn

Lent Five May I speak in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.                                                          Amen. We don’t know why Lazarus falls ill and ultimately dies. Medical knowledge was limited and the drugs we rely on were simply not created yet. We simply know that when the news came to Jesus that his friend was very ill, it … Read More

Vicar’s Blog March 2018

Vicar’s Blog ~ March 2018 Dear Friends, This year we began Lent on St Valentine’s Day, and will end it on April Fools’ Day, and we have not had a year like this since 1945! It means we began the season with a secular focus on love and will end it on foolishness. Both of these lie at the heart … Read More

Vicar’s Blog January 2018

Vicar’s Blog ~ January 2018 Dear Friends, Happy New Year! And Happy Christmas! Christmas is not over yet… Whether you have taken your decorations down or not, we continue to bask in the glow from the Christmas Crib throughout January, until we turn towards Lent after Candlemas. That said, we have had an excellent Christmas weekend at St Mary Magdalene’s, … Read More

Ash Wednesday Communion

St Mary Magdalene

Cross of ashes

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”. Join us this Ash Wednesday to … Read More