If you would say that you’re not yet a Christian, or if you’re agnostic or atheist, or just wondering about it all, then why not ‘Come and See’? In a series of relaxed conversations over four weeks from Thursday 18th January we’ll be looking at the doubts we have and why it’s possible to believe. Contact Revd Olly for more information.
There’s lots of festive music and singing coming up at St Disen’s. Firstly, this Friday, 15th December, we have an evening of Carols by Candlelight starting at 7.30pm, with organist Alex West and the St Disen’s Christmas Choir. On Monday, 18th December it’s a Celebration of Christmas with the Bradninch Festival Choir. Both start at 7.30pm and come with mulled wine and mince pies. And next Wednesday, 20th December there will be an evening of beer and carols in The Castle pub, starting at 8.00pm.
Today is Advent Sunday, the first of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin, ‘to come’, and so we start to look forward to Christmas, to celebrating the birth of Jesus, the light of the world. And so to celebrate, we light the first candle on our Advent Wreath. The colours of the candles, purple, pink and white, are traditional, symbolising royalty, joy and light. You can find out more about these colours on our new About page
St Disen’s has been here to serve the spiritual, cultural and social needs of parishioners and visitors since the Middle Ages. Maintaining our church and church hall though is no easy task. There is always work to be done. This year, for example, we are looking to raise funds towards refurbishing the kitchen in the hall and also to restore the clock on the church tower. Please can you help us to look after these buildings so that everyone can continue to enjoy them. If you would like to make a donation please click on the link on our Donations page. Everything donated this week will go directly towards the upkeep of the buildings. Thank you.
Our curate, Hazel Britton together with four other ordinands were ordained as priests by the Bishop of Crediton at St Michael’s Church, Teignmouth on Saturday. And today, we were joined by Hazel’s family and our friends from the Bradninch Baptist Church for a special celebratory service of Morning Praise, followed by a lovely bring and share lunch. Congratulations to all. As Hazel would say, ‘Rock On!’