Come and share questions and ideas. We hope to discover what really inspires, encourages, heartens and fulfils us, and share experiences and ideas. A newly-published book from ‘Praxis’, a group concerned with enriching worship, will help our discussions. Each week we shall meet in a relaxed, home environment. For more details and directions please contact Tom Ambrose.
Following the midweek Eucharist at St. Giles' Church and refreshments, we will use illustrations and images to guide our Lenten meditations on the cross.
These five sessions will allow us to explore some of the symbols of John's gospel:
Week 1-Water, Week 2-Bread, Week 3-Light, Week 4-Shepherd, Week 5-Vine. You can download the accompanying booklet here.
At 12.30 pm there will be a simple, shared lunch of soup and bread with fruit. The discussion follows from 1 to 2.30 pm. Please let Castle St. Methodist Church know if you would like to attend. Rev Alison Walker - 01223 872862
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and plastilene, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.
This talk is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.
This year we are celebrating with a Christian Seder Meal, interpreting the symbolism of Passover in the context of our Christian faith. We will enjoy a meal of roast lamb with wine or grape juice, and remember the four-fold promises of God to the Children of Israel in Egypt. No attempt will be made in our Seder Meal to reconstruct an authentic Passover ritual of either Christ's time or of present day Judaism. But by using some of the basic Jewish prayers and an adaptation of the traditional questions of the Passover meal, Christians can become somewhat familiar with the tradition of the Jews and our joint roots, a common inheritance.
Following the meal we will join in an informal celebration of Holy Communion when, as Christians, we remember the ultimate sacrifice made for everyone by Jesus. All are welcome.
Tickets at £4 for adults, £2 for children are available from Margaret, 01223 354561 or the Parish Office.
Annual General meeting of the Friends will be held in the Darwin Room at the St Augustine's Church. All are welcome to attend who have an interest in the future of the burial ground, whether they are already 'Friends' or not.
If there are any matters you wish to be raised, please let the Honorary Secretary know.
This will be a service of Holy Communion, with washing of feet.
This is a Good Friday workshop for children with their parents and carers, with activities lasting one and a half hours. We welcome you all!
Come and hear about the first Good Friday.
Meet the story; taste the food; sing the songs and make a cross.
A short time for reflection using readings, music and images.