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3:51pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
ST PETER’S CHURCH: At St Peter’s the nativity scene is still on display in the chancel and the big gold star still floats from the roof of the nave. They will be there for another week. As someone once said, leaving up these Christmas decorations is not bad luck, it’s good news. For there are really not just 12 days of Christmas but 40, stretching to the end of the season of Epiphany. Epiphany is the time for stories showing that Jesus was God’s son - the star and the wise men, for example, and this week Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana. David Austin preached on the theme of transformation, inviting us to be open to the God of surprises who can transform not just water into wine but ourselves from scepticism and self-limiting denial to be life changers ourselves. Hands On Church also met on Sunday and welcomed two new members – Robert aged eight weeks and Jacob just one week old. Morning prayer continues at 8.40am Tuesday to Friday and holy communion is at 9.15am on Wednesday. There will be an Open the Book assembly at Addingham Primary School on Friday and next Sunday, in addition to the usual 8am holy communion and 10am parish communion, there is an ecumenical service at 4pm in St Peter’s organised by Addingham Christians Together. Finally, congratulations to Ian Widdowson on his appointment as a non-stipendiary assistant curate at Christ Church, Skipton, after his ordination in June, 2013.