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Jesus – The Wounded Healer: Lent Discussion Groups 2019

by Hazel Britton

As in previous years, ecumenical groups will run across West Wight during Lent. We encourage church members to a) stop their regular study groups and attend a lent group for the 5 week period and b) encourage friends and neighbours to attend a group. The groups will commence the week beginning March 10th and will […]

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 […]