It’s been a ‘soup’er kind of day and there was much to be pleased about:

  • The Gospel reading highlighted God’s pleasure with His Son, Jesus
  • The Children’s Sunday Club loved sharing their learning and crafting
  • A soon-to-be six-year-old was excited about her birthday
  • The Lent Lunch was well attended and went down a treat
  • Kind donations were made in support of WaterAid

Rev. Dyllis led the Holy Communion service on the first Sunday of Lent. Standing next to the imposing wooden cross at the front of the church, she reminded us all of the journey we began on Ash Wednesday and will continue until Easter Day; a journey likely to feature some pitfalls, deserts and the odd wilderness or two!

In addition to the congregation, the Children’s Sunday Club also listened to Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus and they loved crafting their pictures of doves, rays of light and deserts, proudly sharing them afterwards with the congregation.  

The service concluded with a joyful rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’, celebrating a soon-to-be six-year old!

A simple Lent Lunch followed, with homemade soup, bread rolls, cheese and crackers on the menu.  The opportunity to share food and fellowship, a hallmark of St. James’, was much enjoyed.  Relaxed, smiling faces, expressed the pleasure felt by young and the not so young alike, at being able to journey through Lent together.