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Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 16:48


Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

On 24 July, 1824 the Diocese of Jamaica, which apart from Jamaica itself included the Bahamas and the then British Honduras (now Belize), was established by Letters Patent by King George the Fourth. Dr. Christopher Lipscombe, who was appointed the Bishop, was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace Chapel on 25 July 1824 and a ... read more

 Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Doris Baker

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 25 March 2016, 17:21


Doris Baker

Hello, I am Doris Baker; I have been a faithful member of the Mothers’ Union for many years and when my MU branch closed down some time ago now I became, and still am, a diocesan member. I was enrolled on the 27th September 1973 and admitted by the Revd Alfred Mackenzie. The enrolling member was his wife Pat Mackenzie..I was enroled at St M ... read more

 Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Maundy Thursday

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 24 March 2016, 21:03


The Way of the Cross

Of course we all know about Maundy Thursday but I thought it might be nice to recall what happens at the Maundy Thursday service. Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples; also know as the Last Supper. It falls on the Thursday before Good Friday, and Christians use this as a time to reflect ... read more

 Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Judith’s Commissioning.

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 20 March 2016, 17:30


Judith's Commissioning

I am delighted to say that I have had some more photographs sent to me of Judith’s Commissioning on 15th March 2016 by Bishop Stephen. The first photo sent to me by Peter Baker is a delightful picture of Judith’s actual commissioning. Peter sent two lovely photos of the interior of Holy Cross and St Lawrence parish church, they are a lo ... read more

 Posted: 20 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Patrick

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 17 March 2016, 13:24


St Patrick

Patrick! A most celebrated Welshman - Patrick was born around 386 A.D. to wealthy parents but his actual birthplace is uncertain. Some scholars believe that he was born in South Wales around the Severn estuary or at St Davids in Pembrokeshire. Little is known about his early life, but it is believed that he was captured and sold into slavery by a g ... read more

 Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

The Commissioning of Judith Meaden as Diocesan President

posted by: Peter Baker | on: Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 14:28


Bishop Stephen, Revd Carter and Judith Meaden

The Commissioning of Judith Meaden as Diocesan President and Officers for the Triennial which was held at Holy Cross & St Lawrence Church Waltham Abbey was a truly wonderful and uplifting service, said Doris and Peter Baker from St Mary’s Church in Broomfield. The service was also a celebration of 140years of the Mothers’ Union. Bi ... read more

 Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

'A Celebration of Faith'

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 13:47


Waltham Abbey Church

The Abbey Church of Waltham, Holy Cross and St Lawrence is the parish church of the town of Waltham Abbey, Essex. It has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The present building dates mainly from the early 12th century and is a fine example of Norman architecture. To the east of the existing church are traces of an enormous eastward enla ... read more

 Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mothering Sunday

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:44


Our Mothering Sunday flowers.

How did you celebrate Mothering Sunday at your church? Our church was packed here at St Mary’s in Broomfield filled with families all eagerly awaiting their flowers, however, prior to that we had a talk given to us by Revd Carolyn regarding the famous painting by Rembrandt called ‘The return of the Prodigal Son’ reminding us tha ... read more

 Posted: 9 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from February 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:49


The 'Way'

Just in case you missed the February 2016 reflections: At Meet the President in the Barking area, Judith spoke of all the thousands of people all over the world that benefit from the work of the MU saying how none of this work would be possible if it were not for all the MU’s faithful members. Joan We sat Discussing how thoughtful and gener ... read more

 Posted: 2 Mar 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments