RITE OF ELECTION

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Rite of Election

Rite of Election does not really sound like a 'Churchy thing' - but it is! It is that Service, held each year at the beginning of Lent, when those who are going to be received in the Church at Easter are greeted by the bishop in the Cathedral.

PRAYER, FASTING & ALMS GIVING

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Soup Lunch

Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving, the three 'foundations' of the season of Lent, were achieved in one fell swoop on Friday lunch time (with the help of some of the girls & boys from St. Clare's school).

COMMISSIONING

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Commisioning

Because of people retiring or moving away, we needed to replenish the numbers of those who exercise the Ministry of Reader in Church and also those who are Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

PART TWO

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 First Holy Communion Programme

In Autumn last year some of our boys & girls embarked upon their journey to Reconciliation which they completed in Advent. And now part two begins with them being enrolled into the First Holy Communion Programme.

'A LIGHT TO ENLIGHTEN THE GENTILES.'

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Candlemas

Ordinarily the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) does not fall on a Sunday but on whichever day the 2nd of February happend to alight upon. However, this year it does fall on a Sunday which enables a larger number than usual to celebrate it.