Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Many excuses for a day out in July and August.

On 17th July – Wednesday – there is a chance to stay local but join with the congregation of Saint Marina’s Church in Longton to celebrate their Patronal Festival. Ever closer links are growing with the community at Saint Marina’s (it was they who volunteered to decorate our Bier this year for Great and Holy Week) and they always have representatives with us for the feast of Saint Michael, so now is the chance for a return visit.
Next is a Divine Liturgy at the little church of Saint Martin of Tours in Stoney Middleton (Derbyshire) with Blessing of the Waters in the Roman Baths and a chance to see the wonderfully dressed wells.
This is on Saturday 27th July at 11:00am.

Finally, there is our annual visit to the beautiful village of Ilam to venerate the shrine of Saint Bertram on 3rd August. As hosts of this event, we try to attend with as many as possible from our own congregation (and choir!), so if you cannot make any other outing, make sure that Ilam is on the list.

Crowland  Pilgrimage - date change

Saturday 10th August sees us visiting Crowland in Lincolnshire – home of Saints Guthlac and Theodore.
Divine Liturgy together with veneration of relics and usually an Akathist.
Bring a picnic lunch and a camera because the ruined Abbey is very photogenic.