Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the Church’s calendar, the last Sunday of Lockdown 2 and All Hallows’ APCM. Looking back at the last year and a half times have been very difficult but we also have a lot to rejoice about. Please join us in our recorded service from this morning to find out how we are caught in a strange world of rejoicing and waiting, of sorrow and of hope.
Today was the last day of Inter Faith Week, a week that has focussed on increasing understanding and cooperation between our different faith communities and we were thrilled to welcome Imam Qari Asim, from Makkah Mosque Leeds, and Rabbi Paul Moses Strasko and his guitar, from Sinai Synagogue, to our 10.30am worship.
Today is All Hallows’ or All Saints’ Day – our patronal festival – or if you prefer, we like to think of it as the day when we celebrate our birthday as a church! All Hallows’ Day is a day when we traditionally remember all “the saints”, all those who have gone before us as well as those who are still with us. And if you want to find out what we mean by “saints” then watch on!