From the Rector
March is a busy month in the life of our Church. Not only do we continue our journey through Lent but we also celebrate St Patrick’s Day. I always find Patrick an intriguing character. He came to Ireland as a slave and experienced all the brutality and abuse of that role. But yet after escaping he decided to come back! Why did he make his return journey to Irish shores? Patrick had come to faith in Christ and as a result of his new found purpose in life he felt called to bring the good news of Christ to the people who had once enslaved him. Patrick was able to face his fears and God used him in the most incredible ways. Men like him become the superheroes of the faith but yet the same God gives each of us a purpose and a call in our lives. The purpose to know him and be redeemed by his love and the call to serve him in a needy world. Our special 150th Anniversary Concert with members of the New Irish Choir and Orchestra will take place on Saturday 9th March at 7.30 p.m. in St Anne’s. This year St Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday and obviously he will be the special focus of our services.
Lent gives us the opportunity to explore in depth God’s call on our own lives and how effectively we are living out that call. In this month’s Outlook you will find details of our Lenten Services. Please do come along and allow the opportunity for your faith to grow.
I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of Outlook.
Your friend and Rector,
Your friend and Rector Andrew Forster