Posts from February 2019

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2019 – Friday 1st March

by Hazel Britton

Come – Everything is ready! Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this Day of Prayer. Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they […]

A brief history of the ❤️ emoji for Valentine’s Day (by Justin Welby)

by Hazel Britton

In the 3rd century, Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest ministering to Christians living under persecution. The help he gave to those Christians made him deeply unpopular with the Roman authorities, and put his life in danger. On top of this, Valentine defied the Emperor Claudius by secretly marrying Christian couples, which meant the […]

Licensing of the Revd. Leisa Potter

by Denis Gosden

We are delighted to announce that The Bishop of Portsmouth has licenced the Revd. Leisa Potter as Priest in Charge in the Parish of Totland Bay. Also licenced were the Revd Linda Bushell and the Revd Linda Porter as Associate Priests in the West Wight Emerging Mission Community. What is a Mission Community? For some […]