This Sunday and the week ahead at St Mary’s

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This Sunday and the week ahead at St Mary’s

Published: 13th April, 2024
This Sunday’s gospel is another of Jesus’ Resurrection appearances, this time the story immediately following on from Luke’s gospel of Jesus appearing to two disciples on the road to Emmaus (pictured above, possibly – there is some debate about the actual location of biblical Emmaus). It so happens that the Emmaus Road gospel is appointed to be read by pilgrims embarking on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, and so a small group of us gathered last Monday evening to hear the story before setting out on our journey on Tuesday morning. The Walsingham Pilgrimage is something that we do every year, and whilst I’m very happy to do it with a small group of pilgrims, I would be even happier if we had a larger group! The Shrine itself is a special and deeply moving place, and, set as it is in the idyllic north Norfolk countryside, making a pilgrimage to Walsingham is always a refreshing and uplifting experience. We are also reminded that the Christian life itself can be seen as a pilgrimage, and, like the disciples on the Emmaus road, we find that Jesus is both our companion in the way and also our destination.
This Sunday our celebration of the Easter season continues:
8am Holy Communion (BCP) (St Mary’s)
9.30am Sung Eucharist and Junior Church (St Mary’s)
11.15am Sung Holy Communion (BCP) (St Nicholas, Remenham)
12.45pm Holy Baptism (St Mary’s)
2.30pm Baptism Preparation (Rectory)
4pm Evening Prayer (BCP) (St Mary’s)
This week:
Tuesday
6pm Holy Eucharist (St Mary’s), offered for the peace of the world
Wednesday
10am BATS (Chantry House)
12noon John Hodges Trust Meeting (Parish Office)
7pm Remenham Parish Hall Meeting
Thursday
10am Eucharist (St Mary’s)
6pm Melody Makers (St Mary’s)
7.15pm Choir Practice (St Mary’s)
Friday
9am Henley Churches Debt Centre (Chantry House)
12noon Eucharist (St Mary’s)
Morning Prayer will be said at 9am Tuesday to Friday at St Mary’s.