Advent to Christmas – Noel Rawsthorne (1929-2019)

The five verses of this anthem progressively explore the theme of Advent, gradually merging into Christmas by the end. Between verses there are interludes of Carols, both for Advent and Christmas, beginning with “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and finishing with “The First Noel”. Between the verses are “Past 3 O’Clock”, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”, “Away in a Manger” and “We Three Kings” … More Advent to Christmas – Noel Rawsthorne (1929-2019)

December letter from our Primary School

St Margaret’s CE update… School enjoyed a lovely Harvest Service held in school (originally planned to be in church but torrential rainfall stopped that occurring!) in October. School would like to say a huge thank you to Reverend Sue, who came and delivered a lovely service. Our school community were extremely generous with donations for the Porch Box charity, which the church is supporting this year … More December letter from our Primary School

Expectation & Expectations

This Sunday is about Expectation and Expectations.  Same word, subtle difference.
Isaiah is giving hope to those who have been exiled and who will eventually return to Zion.  His expectation is for the Redeemed to move into a land full of blossom where they will be able to rejoice.  “Where waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”  The expectation is that the people will be happy … More Expectation & Expectations