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3:14pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
ST PETERS CHURCH: On Sunday morning we marked the end of the season of Epiphany with the story of the prophet without honour in his own country – Jesus revealing his great mission to the people he grew up with in the synagogue in Galilee. Barbara Clark in her sermon pointed out this was good news for those in hardship – the poor, the captive, the oppressed. She pointed the rest of us to the other reading of the day; reminding us that Jesus’ mission is now in the hands of the church. We are the body of Christ, and bodies matter, personally and politically. In the afternoon there was a wonderful turn-out for the Addingham Christians Together service marking the week of prayer for Christian Unity. A Youth Emmaus course will start after half term and there is a planning meeting tonight at 7pm in the church hall for all those interested in helping run it. Next Sunday, in addition to the usual services, there will be at 6pm evensong for Candlemas, the Christian festival of lights held half-way between the shortest day and the spring equinox. Easter is early this year and our Lent Study Group begins on Friday, February 22. We will be studying a new book, Abiding, by the new canon theologian at Bradford Cathedral, Professor Ben Quash.