31st October 2021 – Patronal Festival

This Sunday is crowded with significance.  As well as being Reformation Sunday and All Saints’ Eve, it is also the Sunday we normally mark our Patronal Festival, otherwise known as St Judes’ Day.  All of this makes it a fitting day on which to give thanks for the saints who have come before us and […]

Devotion for Friday 29th October

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. … I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Philippians 1:21, 23-24 Normally if we speak about one person using another, it is not a […]

Morning devotion Monday 25th October 2021

The creation of Adam by Michelangelo

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 One of the most famous paintings in the world is Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’ on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. In it, God is rushing towards Adam from the clouds. Arms outstretched, they are almost touching, and it […]

24th October 2021 – 30th Ordinary Sunday

The countdown is on to our in-person church re-start, in two weeks’ time on Sunday 7th November (9 am and 4 pm).  During November, we will hold creche and Youth Bible Study at 9 am service, and Sunday School at 4 pm. Youth is starting back in-person even sooner: this coming Friday, 29th October. It is a […]

Ruth 2:12 devotion and special video

Today I am sharing with you a short film which records the dedication of a sculpture in our graveyard, in honour of the ministry of women in St Jude’s parish over the last 150 years. The following verse appears on the sculpture: “May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 20th October 2021

Photo by chaiyapruek youprasert at shutterstock

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9 There are a few reasons I can think of why doing good might begin to make us weary: Sometimes we lose sight of the value of the people we […]

17th October 2021 – 29th Ordinary Sunday

It has been great to see that the video of last week’s organ recital has continued to attract interest. I think it’s now St Judes’ biggest hit on YouTube! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find it here In-person church re-starts on Sunday 7th November at 9 am and 4 pm. As permitted by […]

Morning devotion Friday 15th October 2021

“The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” ” – Mark 8:11-12 I remember talking to someone about what […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 13th October 2021

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” – 2 Kings 6:17   In another event from the career of the prophet Elisha, the Syrian army, with […]

10th October 2021 – 28th Ordinary Sunday

As announced last week, weekly in-person gatherings resume on Sunday 7th November at 9 am and 4pm. Assuming that everything goes well, we will return to two morning services (8 am and 10 am) from the beginning of December. Watch this space for announcements about when other activities such as choir practice, Kids’ Club, craft […]