DIARY

Following Church of England advice aimed at limiting the spread of Coronavirus, public worship has been suspended until further notice. All formal meetings due to be held in the church are also cancelled.

We hope to be opening the church building for private prayer in the near future. In the meantime, we would encourage you to pray from home using resources available on the Church of England website.

The priest-in-charge’s contact details are:
Revd Andrew Baguley
revandrew@baguley.net
07421 053654

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May 2020

25th – Late Spring Bank Holiday

25th – The Venerable Bede
Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735

26th – Augustine
First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605

26th – John Calvin
Reformer, 1564

30th – Joan of Arc
Visionary, 1431

31st – Day of Pentecost: Whit Sunday

31st – The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

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June 2020

1st – Justin, Martyr at Rome , c. 165
The first ever Christian philosopher.

3rd – The Martyrs of Uganda, 1885-7 and 1977
23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in Uganda who were executed between 1885 and 1887 plus Archbishop Janani Luwum, murdered in 1977 by the followers of Idi Amin.

4th – Petroc Abbot of Padstow, 6th century

7th – Trinity Sunday

8th – Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Hymn Writer, 1711
Composer of “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.”

9th – Columba of Iona

11th – Barnabas – Paul’s first missionary companion

14th – Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691

15th to 19th – Loneliness Awareness Week
Marmalade Trust started Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) just four years ago to break the stigma attached to loneliness and encourage people to speak about it openly – see https://marmaladetrust.org/

15th to 21st – Refugee Week

20th – Summer Solstice
Often referred to as the longest day of the year, this is when the hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere are at their longest and the night time hours are the shortest. The exact moment in time when the solstice will occur in 2020 is at 23.41 GMT.

21st – Father’s Day

22nd – St Alban – Britain’s first Christian Martyr
Alban was a Roman citizen living in England who refused to offer sacrifice to Roman gods and was put to death on June 22nd in 250 AD.

24th – John the Baptist
Marking the birth of St John June 24th is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain every year.

29th – Feast of SS Peter & Paul
Tradition says that both were executed and buried in Rome, Peter in 64 AD and Paul in 67 AD.