Thought for the Week

04
Feb

Candlemas

The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) marks the end of Christmas and the Epiphany Season. Nativity figures are put away for another […]

30
Jan

Yesterday (Sunday 27th) we had two challenging readings in our Church services. The first reading was the account of Jesus’ first appearance in public as he went to the synagogue […]

24
Jan

Monuments

St Edburg’s Church has more than 80 monuments commemorating the dead over the last 500 years.Various stone wall-monuments, brasses, stained glass windows, with even one of wood, they are a […]

15
Jan

The Baptism of Christ

On Sunday we celebrated Jesus’s baptism by his kinsman, John the Baptist, which marked the beginning of Jesus’s world-changing ministry. Ritual purification had been part of Jewish practice going back […]

21
Dec

3rd Sunday in Advent

The third Sunday of Advent, which this year was on 16th December, is also known as Gaudete Sunday, from the Latin word for “Rejoice”. It’s intended to be a bit […]

28
Nov

Christ The King

Sunday 25th November was the last Sunday of the church year, and marked the feast of ‘Christ the King’. This is a relatively modern feast, having only been instituted in […]

16
Nov

Remembrance Sunday

  Last Sunday was of course Remembrance Sunday which comes round every November. This year it was very special, as the day fell on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, […]

31
Oct

Bible Sunday

Yesterday we celebrated Bible Sunday – a good opportunity for us to reflect on the book that has the power to change lives. In our church we have pew Bibles, […]

22
Oct

Hierarchy or Service?

  You may remember “The Class Sketch” from the Frost Report, the popular satirical BBC television series in the 1960s. It featured John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. The […]

12
Sep

The Extraordinary Women of Bicester

St Edburg’s Church was host to a Heritage Day event last Saturday. This was one of the many special events across the whole United Kingdom which make up the national […]

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