It may still be Winter outside, but with a spring in their steps and blessed by glorious sunshine, our St Mary’s working party set to work clearing the graveyard. Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Phil Ryan reports. (more…)
Seasonal traditions continued this weekend with twelfth night and Epiphany, the latter marking the official end of Christmas and the start of the church’ own Epiphany season.
After taking down the Christmas decorations, my Italian husband reminded me that the Befana needed to visit the eve of Epiphany, so an old sock was hurriedly filled with sweets ready for my son to discover when he woke on Saturday morning.
In churches across the country, Epiphany marks the start of the new season in church. Back to school, back to work and for many of us who have been away over the festive season, back to church.
Here at Wanstead Parish we’ll be joining the wise men in welcoming the Christ child at our Family Eucharist service today at 530pm, and at masses tomorrow at 8, 930 and 11am. Do join us.