Ascension : From St Mary's Church
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 07.03.2013 (Article Archived on 21.03.2013)
Join us this Sunday for our MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICE.
us this Sunday for our MOTHERING
We are deeply grateful to Sgt. Nigel Atkins of the Ascension Island Base for
enabling us to have daffodils on this special day.
The service will be followed by the baptism of baby Mitchell
who wish to attend the service of
baptism will be welcome.
fourth Sunday in Lent ( Mothering Sunday) is also known as Refreshment
it refers to the old custom in England of allowing servants a holiday to return home to their mothers with a
small gift on this Sunday. The origins of the custom may well be the Epistle
used at the Eucharist in medieval times which refers to
the mother of us all.” On
this Sunday, people used to walk
to their cathedral church, the mother
the Diocese, to worship and receive Holy Communion. It is hoped that children,
and those from any Christian denomination will feel encouraged to join us for
worship on this special day.
ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S
will take place at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, 17th.March 2013 at
the following matters:
reception of the Churchwarden’s accounts.
Election of Churchwardens and Parish Councillors.
care, with the incumbent, of the parish in matters affecting worship, ministry,
education, evangelism, unity, development and social
order of : the VICAR and