Ascension : St. Mary’s Church Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
Submitted by The Islander (Mario Anthony) 29.08.2013 (Article Archived on 12.09.2013)
Sunday the first of September Family Service will be the first of some important services that will be held during the month.
Sunday the first of September Family Service will be the first of some important services that will be held during the month. The Family Service is a well attended monthly event at which children take centre stage. If there are youngsters out there who would like to read one of the lessons please come forward, you will be most welcome. It is hoped the “New Horizons” group will join us for this service.
Visit of Bishop and Mrs Fenwick
Bishop Richard and Mrs Fenwick are due to arrive on the RMS Saint Helena on Friday the 6th of September, departing for the United Kingdom on Tuesday the 10th. Bishop Richard will hold two services, the first on Saturday morning at 9.30 is important in that it will see the licensing of a new Lay Minister and the Institution of the ‘new’ Vicar. Lay ministry is one of the foundations of the Church worldwide. It is often thought by parishioners that the Office consists only of assisting in church at services. Lay Ministry at a church with a large congregation can, at the discretion of the Bishop, include hospital visiting, running Sunday school, youth ministry, counselling, outreach, mission or any other area of need within a Parish boundary. Ministry in South Africa during the time of the miraculous reconciliation under Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President F.W. De Klerk was heavily dependent on Lay Ministry outreach.
Jonathan Green has responded to a call by the Lord to this Holy Office and will be licensed by Bishop Richard on Saturday 7th September. Please come and support Johnny as he takes this important step in life. We pray he will enjoy many fruitful years serving God in lay ministry.
The following day, Sunday the 8th of September Bishop Richard will confirm candidates who have attended a preparation course over the past twelve months.
Battle of Britain Commemoration and Thanksgiving
The annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for victory in the Battle of Britain against a better equipped, battle hardened Luftwaffe will take place on Sunday the 15th of September. In Winston
Churchill’s words, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” It is far too easy for us to forget that, despite the passing of years, we are of the many enjoying freedom gained through that victory.
Main Service: Sunday’s at 10.30 a.m.
1st Sunday of the month: Family Service
2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays: Holy Eucharist
4th Sunday: Sung Eucharist
Weekday Evenings: Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m.
Choir Practice: Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Confirmation Preparation: Alternate Mondays at 6.30 p.m.
Bible fellowship: Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
The Church is always open for personal prayer and meditation.
Vicar: Reverend Don Wittich—Telephone 6431
Email: email@example.com. Private: witts1@ hotmail.com
Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230, Alan Nicholls 6232, Dave Wood 2675