This Week's Readings

Sunday 17th December 2017

 

Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11

God’s servant prophecies that he has been sent by God to usher in a new age, the age of God’s salvation.  Jesus will use these words to inaugurate his own ministry.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

S Paul tells the Christians at Thessalonica how they should live as they await the second coming of Christ.

 

John 1:6-8,19-28

John the Baptist declarers that he is not the Christ but that his job is to prepare for the Christ who is already present, although unrecognized. 

 

 

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If you would like to gain a better understanding of scripture, to increase your confidence in your faith, or just to learn more about the Bible, then please take a moment to consider these opportunities.

Get The Gospel

These groups generally meet fortnightly during school term-time to think about the gospel reading for the following Sunday.  It's a good way to make sure that the Sunday morning worship comes alive, as well as thinking about how the teachings of Jesus relate to our life experiences.

To find out more please see Fr David or contact the Parish Office.

Living Word

These groups also meet fortnightly for more general Bible study lokking at a range of books contained in the Bible.  The Bible is a vast library of literature spanning thousands of years from the ancient history of the Middle East to the emergence of the early Church under the Roman Empire.  Through these books God speaks to us powerfully in our lives.

To find out more please see Fr David or contact the Parish Office.

Bible Reading Fellowship

Four different series of Bible reading notes are available – New Daylight, Guidelines, The Upper Room and Day by Day with God – and each series is published three times a year, with each issue containing four months of notes.. 

Copies of recent issues are held in the Parish Office. If you would like to view these or if you are interested in subscribing to a series then please contact the Parish Office.