Friday, February 12, 2016

Good bye Christmas hello Lent

We will be taking advantage of the some of the splendid windows within church for our celebration of Candlemass on Wednesday 3rd February at 7:30pm. We will use the window which depicts the readings used at Candlemass together with the window that depicts the stoning of St Stephen to bring a freshness to a traditional service. Many old prayers will be used in a contemporary service as we preserve tradition but try new  ways.  The new spaces created in Wadworth Church as a result of last years facilities improvements will help us move around church from window to window, also using the space under the bell tower and in the sanctuary. 

The following Wednesday 10th February we meet again in Wadworth church for our Ash Wednesday service as begin Lent and focus on the cross of Good Friday. Ash Wednesday is a great time to start a spiritual self examination. Are you right with God? Do you focus too much on yourself and not enough on others? This is the time to think about such questions and others.

In between the Wednesdays on Sunday 7th February at 6:30pm we have our monthly Something Different  service For those who are seeking something different from a church service. We start with home made Cakes and drinks and then move into a period of praising God. The theme is linked into a secular song “If I’d know you were coming I’d have baked a cake”. We finish with some more praise & some prayers. Individual prayers for healing are available at the end of the service.”

Later in the year the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. As part of the Wadworth Gala on 5th June we are looking to produce a collection of photos of Wadworth illustrating the 90 years of the Queen’s life. Do you have any photos of Wadworth? Are you prepared to share them? We would love to see them. So that people are not afraid they will loose donated photos, we will scan the photos and return immediately. Contact the vicarage if you would like to share some of your photos. Alternatively scan the photos yourself and email them to vicar. Hopefully we can create a permanent collection of historic life in Wadworth. 

As a Fairtrade Church, we celebrate Fairtrade fortnight ever year. This year it takes place from 29 February - 13 March with the theme  “Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers!“

As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally. So the Fair-trade organisation is asking can we try and change our breakfast so they use fairtrade products! Make sure you use products that have the fair-trade symbol on them. Now for bacon, eggs and milk (they don’t have the fair-trade symbol) lets also make sure we use british bacon, eggs, milk. The more local the better.

Have a fair-trade Breakfast


Alun