On Sunday 31st January we will celebrate Candlemas at 10am online. Think of Candlemas as the ultimate feast of All Age Worship: three generations together in the Temple with the wisdom and discernment of the older generation as they hold the baby and talk with the parents. Martin and Felicity have recorded interviews with some of our older generation (socially distanced) for the service and we are also looking forward to blessing baby William live in the online service – this will be a first! We will also bless candles for our use so please have a candle ready beside you if you are joining us online. Many of us do have candles at home – any colour, shape or size is good. But if you would like a church candle you are welcome to collect one from the lady chapel at St Johns, or the back of St Mary’s Kidlington or Hampton Poyle.

We are also trying something new for zoom coffee this week: please bring a symbol of something that has sustained you in your faith this year. It could be the cat, a hot water bottle, a flower, some soil, a bible……. And we will talk about them in our breakout groups.