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Epiphany St. Peter’s church, Ugley, Essex.

Isaiah 60 – 1-3

 

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen on you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and is glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light. and kings to the brightness o your dawn.


Matthew 2 – 1-12

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.’ ” 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; 8and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; 11 and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

 

 

shooting star

You come and you visit our website and we have no idea if you are 5,000 kilometres away or in the next street. Somewhere in between, probably. Well, we are a small but devoted congregation and although I say it myself, I believe we are friendly and welcoming. I think one of the special characteristics of our faith is that if you go to church in a strange place, you should be able to say that you have a ready made body of friends or at least, potential friends in that Christian community. So if you are looking for somewhere to worship God in the Anglican style, in a place where you will be welcomed, be it passing through on holiday, or because you live in this part of Annandale, do come and join us for our main service at 11.15 on Sunday morning, we would love to see you.

John Macleod.

 

 

The altar and reredos

 

Service times are as follows:
Sunday –  11.15 am Sung Eucharist,
Thursday – 4 pm Evening Prayer with discussion and Holy Communion

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