Jesus Emmanuel, God with us

Our Lady and Child

‘The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.’  ‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’ (John 1.14, 4-5).  As we move forward into an uncertain new year during this dark time of pandemic we take comfort and hope from Jesus our Emmanuel, God with us.  ‘Your word [Lord] is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path’ (Psalm 119.105).  Happy New Year.

Changes to advertised services

It is with deep regret, that due to to the recent increase in cases of Covid 19, our services on Christmas Eve and on subsequent Sundays until the end of January have been cancelled.

However, St Disen’s will still be open for private prayer and reflection from 7.00-8.00pm on Christmas Eve and from 10.30-11.30am on Sunday mornings.

Many churches and cathedrals will be streaming their Christmas services and carol services and suggested links can be found on our Altogether Not Together page.

We take comfort from the fact that we have taken this action in order to protect our congregation and hope that you will take comfort from this too.  We wish everyone a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

Special Collection for The Childrens Society

We were very pleased to welcome Jess Meale, Relationships Manager with The Children’s Society to St Disen’s last Sunday to speak to us about the work of the Society.  It is our particular Christmas charity, one that we have supported for many years, and so we will be having a special collection this coming Sunday, 20th December.

To find out more about The Children’s Society and how you can donate on-line please take a look at their website.