During Lent we are offering a number of ways for you to observe the season. You can do this on your own or together with others.
As I’m writing this it is unseasonably warm, and I’m enjoying the sunshine outside. According to Radio 4 the seasons are less defined this year, with spring flowers well on their way before time.
Thank you very much for all the support given for the Seafarers at Christmas.
Last year I undertook a walk under the Ride N Stride scheme where people are sponsored to walk and monies raised are shared between the Somerset Churches Trust and a person’s designated church or charity.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday – which is the 6th March.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday 28th April in the Church Hall following morning worship and Coffee.
Christmas 2018 now seems a life time ago and slowly but surely the days are lengthening by a few minutes each day. This month begins liturgically with Candlemas.
A gathering to discuss ways in which we can communicate our story.
The unexpected tsunami in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia has probably become a news item of the past to most of us. It is still very much a reality for those who were affected.
There are 2 upcoming events: AGM on 2nd Feb and Collection at Tesco on 22nd Feb.
Christmas is a busy time at St Andrew’s Church with the Christmas Tree Festival, Light up a Life Service along with all the other special services held this time of year.
Mother's Union and Knit and natter as usual in December. No knit and natter in January but there is Mother's Union.
I wish everybody a Happy Christmas and many Blessings in 2019.
During this Advent season and into 2019 we are all given a Bible verse to carry around with us, these are available in church. The bible verse is:
"All of us, with unveiled faces seeing the Glory of God as though being reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit." 2 Cor 3v18
There are a lot of events coming up in November in Burnham-on-Sea so we thought we'd provide you with some helpful information.
A Concert and Commemoration to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.
Did you know that there are 1.5 million Seafarers who risk their lives to bring us the vital goods we need to survive? Do you ever think about the challenges faced daily by those working far from home for long periods at sea?
Friday 14th December in Church at 7.30 pm
Please note that the date has been changed from the 24th November to 17th November.
Shared lunch in the hall from 12 noon onwards. Coffee will be in church. A list for food to bring is on the church crossing. Bring your own drinks.
As a quick look at the shops will tell you, “Christmas is coming.” Saint Andrew’s is planning to hold another Christmas Tree Festival with life size Crib Scene, in 2018.
The Children's Society are holding 2 events in October:
Coffee Morning - 13th October
Beetle Drive - 26th October
“May God bless us with just enough foolishness to believe we can make a difference in the world”.
We recall the life and ministry of St Francis in October, and his quote bears pondering upon.
Our Third Thursday group celebrated their first anniversary last week with help from the town's MP, James Heappey, and the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, Cllr Bill Hancock.
I hope you have made a note to come to the Christian Aid Quiz on Friday 19th October – 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Last year we raised over £1000 and we are trying to do the same this year.
To be held on Saturday 29th September 2018.
My youngest Grandson, knowing me to be a fan of Winnie the Pooh, asked me to take him to the cinema to see the new film ‘Christopher Robin’. So we set out, him a very excited little boy, who brought his own Winnie The Pooh toys so that they could enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen.
During Lent and following Easter we have held a number of Soup lunches and devotional services. They have proved to be very popular so we will be holding some more. Watch this space!
On Friday 14th September there will be a Confirmation service at 7.00 pm. At this service candidates from across the deanery will make the promises of baptism for themselves and confirm their belief. The service will be conducted by the Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, the Bishop of Taunton.
We are delighted that our own Revd. Richard Sigrist will be speaking at our annual service. St. Andrew’s is a great supporter of the work of the Mission to Seafarers, both locally and globally.
The Edithmead Flower Festival will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.
You will read elsewhere in another article about a Confirmation service to be held in St Andrew’s in September. It seems a good time then to ponder on our own Confirmation – however long ago it might have been.