Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 8 January, on which we celebrate Epiphany – the arrival of the Magi and presentation of their gifts.
We also welcome Fr Shaun who is presiding at our services today. Our ALM Carol will deliver the sermon and intercessions.
We begin with the hymn “We Three Kings of Orient Are” … More The Feast of Epiphany
As mentioned last month, “Navidad Nuestra” is a 6-movement work that takes us from the Annunciation through the Pilgrimage, the Nativity, the Shepherds and the Three Kings to the Flight to Egypt … More Navidad Nuestra: Los Reyes Magos Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010)￼
Wise men travelled from lands afar guided only by a bright star – and their faith – to deliver their precious gifts to the infant Jesus. These were of course gold (symbolising royalty), frankincense (symbolising the priesthood) and myrrh (foretelling the death and resurrection of our lord) … More Epiphany 2022
Epiphany is the time when we think the kings (wisemen) who came from afar bearing gifts for the new-born king. There is awe and wonder in the story of the wandering magi led to Jesus from the distant East by a star … More New Year letter from the Vicar
Welcome to our Digital Advent Calendar, which brings you a carol-a-day every day through Advent. Do join in and have a good sing – today with have the perennial favourite We Three Kings, with solos by members of Maggie’s Music Makers:
This sermon was given by Rev Deborah on Sunday 5 January 2020, and was based on: Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 Today we celebrate the arrival of the Magi or the wisemen. It is a story that we are familiar with through nativities scenes, stories from our youth and of course Matthew’s gospel, which we heard … More Epiphany 2020
On the twelfth day of Christmas my True Love sent to me…gold, frankincense and myrrh, delivered by an unspecified number of “wise” men who had travelled a long and arduous journey from the east, guided only by an unusually bright star in the sky … More Navidad Nuestra: Los Reyes Magos Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010)
This article first appeared in the January 2014 issue of our parish magazine.
“Song of the Wise Men” is a Puerto Rican traditional folk carol. I think I discovered it two Christmases ago at St Margaret’s and fell in love with it … More “Song of the Wise Men” (trad., arr. Bullard b.1947)