This year’s Christmas Pageant

St. Paul’s Traditional Christmas Pageant is on the move – Outdoors!!   Arabella Pope found some old tapes of a previous Christmas Pageant and has kindly made them available to us as an early Christmas gift. We will be showing them online to cheer us on our way to Bethlehem this year. Sadly, the pageant […]

Advent of Hope

The Advent of Hope – think differently! Several decades ago, while working with the Anglican Church of Uganda on their AIDS prevention program, an interesting research project showed the correlation between survival and hope. A cohort of Ugandan women were followed by the study,  to try to discover why some women survived HIV infection and […]

A holiday season like never before

A holiday season like never before On Monday evening, the Vestry passed a resolution to resume virtual worship only, and to postpone any further in-person worship until early January. This was influenced by the state and county officials imposing new restrictions on both outdoor and indoor gatherings and a further pastoral directive from Bishop Daniel. […]

The Red Box

When you come to church or watch the next celebration of the eucharist on the internet, you will see (for the first time perhaps) a red box under the altar. I hope the original owner of the box will identify themselves when they read this. A bright red oriental chest, smelling of cedar and camphor, […]

Crossing over to the other side

All Saint’s Day is a time we remember our loved ones who have crossed over from this life to the other side. Crossing a river has always been a metaphor for the passage from this world to the next. Last week at the 9 a.m. service, our Godly Play lesson reflected on the People of […]