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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September 2020

22nd – Autumnal Equinox
Under the meteorological system autumn lasts from 1st September until 30th November every year but the astronomical season is based on the equinox. That means in the northern hemisphere this year, autumn starts at 2.30pm on September 22nd.

27th – Harvest Thanksgiving
Quite how our Harvest Thanksgiving will be celebrated in these extraordinary times has not yet been finalised but it is hoped it will take place on this Sunday.

29th – Michael and All Angels

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October 2020

1st – National Poetry Day
A UK-wide celebration of poetry that encourages everyone to enjoy, discover and share poetry.

4th – Francis of Assisi, 1181 – 1226

4th – Animal Welfare Sunday
The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA) introduced and promotes a Sunday devoted to Animal Welfare on the nearest Sunday to St Francistide.

4th – National Grandparents’ Day
In the UK, Grandparents Day is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of October.

6th – William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, 1536

12th – Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845

12th – Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915

17th – Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107

18th – St Luke the Evangelist

19th – Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, 1812
Born in Cornwall in 1781, he studied mathematics at Cambridge before abandoning legal ambitions to become a chaplain with the East India Company. Learning Muslim languages he produced, with translators, Urdu, Arabic and Persian versions of Scripture.

25th – Bible Sunday
The day to thank God for the precious gift of His word.

25th – Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287
Patron saints of cobblers, curriers, tanners, and leather workers.

25th – Clocks go back at 2.00am

31st – Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546
The German theologian whose writings inspired the Protestant Reformation.

31st – All Hallows Eve

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