What is lent all about? Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, this year falling on February 22nd. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal […]
Category archives: What’s Happening
New Year – New you/us??! Thinking of getting married? If the New year has bought thoughts of marriage, then come and join us as we gently explore marriage – what this can look like in our 21st Century culture and how to foster good relationships. On the 21st January we are running a Pre-Marriage course […]
Sermon 8th January 2023
Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13 – end This passage in Isaiah shows God speaking into the pain of exile to send a servant who will bring justice, and not to Israel only but to all nations. Dramatic and powerful! But we’ve entered in the middle of the story of God’s people, so let us rewind a […]
SJs cafe – every Wednesday at 8.45am
Please join us for coffee, croissants and the chance to catch up. Everyone welcome, from 8.45am every Wednesday at St James – feel free to drop in!
We have recently started a new offering at both Christ Church and St. James’ alternately, on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm called a Julian Meeting. Follow here for some explanation!
Welcome to the new Vicar at Holy Trinity, Westcott
Our neighbours at Holy Trinity Church in Westcott were delighted to welcome Reverend Tim Armstrong as their new Vicar at the beginning of September. Please follow this link for more details A big welcome to Tim from us too and we look forward to meeting him properly over the coming months.
Statement from Rev Kia Pakenham following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
It is with huge sadness that we learnt of the death of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, yesterday. It is difficult to think of a life more dedicated and devoted to others. She prayed at the beginning of her reign for the help of God to fulfil all that was asked of her, and her prayer […]
February 2023 issue of Abinger & Coldharbour Parish News is now available.