Women going deeper with God

This year, the focus of our monthly Thursday morning service is ‘Women that Jesus Knew’. In December we gathered under the centenary window at the back of the church to think about the contrast between the way Mary is depicted in art and in Scripture. We realised that the gentle young girl of our Christmas cards and stained glass window doesn’t bear much resemblance to the courageous, spirited woman depicted by Luke who accepted God’s costly and risky calling on her life. In January we turned to her cousin Elizabeth, a mature believer whose years of disappointment had deepened rather than destroyed her faith. Next month, we’ll meet Anna, the 84 year-old widow whose faithfulness in prayer enabled her to recognise the child Jesus in the Temple. I wonder what she and other women of the Gospels, named and un-named, will teach us during the months ahead?

Come and join us if you can on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30am. This short informal communion service is ideal for those of you who are finding the main Sunday service rather long. After the service there is always an invitation for a cuppa in the Rectory.