Happy New Year 2018!
Whether you worship with us, live within the villages that make up our parish, work in the local area or just visit frequently or only occasionally, we would like to wish you a very happy and blessed new year, 2018. The images below were taken over this first weekend of the year on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January. Cold weather outside but the first snowdrops of the season have appeared and bring with them the promise of spring and new life!
A special prayer for the new year:
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
whose years never fail
and whose mercies are new each returning day:
let the radiance of your Spirit renew our lives,
warming our hearts and giving light to our minds;
that we may pass the coming year
in joyful obedience and firm faith;
through him who is the beginning and the end,
your Son, Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.