Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday? 19th March 2023

Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent which, this year, is March 19th. These days, it is more often referred to as Mother’s Day, although that name really belongs to the secular holiday originating from America which is quite distinct from the original Mothering Sunday. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainlyContinue reading “Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday? 19th March 2023”

Bishops Lent Appeal – A message from Bishop David

As we embark on our Lenten journey once again, these are extraordinary times, with war continuing in Ukraine (the focus of our 2022 Appeal), and with unprecedented suffering in South East Türkiye and North West Syria as a result of recent earthquakes. The people of our diocese have been generous in responding to these hugeContinue reading “Bishops Lent Appeal – A message from Bishop David”

Family Easter Activity morning: Saturday, 1st April 10-12am

We are planning to hold another Easter Activity morning for children on Saturday, 1st April, when we will come together in the Community Centre and celebrate Easter through art and baking activities, as well as finding out about the story of Easter. Aimed at school-aged children, last year’s event proved to be very popular andContinue reading “Family Easter Activity morning: Saturday, 1st April 10-12am”

Lent reflections from our Archdeacon, The Ven Dr Peter Hooper

Lent is a time of focus and reflection as we look ahead to the glories of Eastertide. This Lent, the Diocese in Europe is sharing reflections on the theme of hope, and what gives us hope. We will hear from each of our Archdeacons, each week, over this season. Our first reflection is from TheContinue reading “Lent reflections from our Archdeacon, The Ven Dr Peter Hooper”

Choral Evensong 21st March

In a departure from modern day, our service on the 21st March marks the martyrdom in 1556 of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and English Reformer. He was the author of the original Prayer Book and the liturgy of Evensong. His prayers and forms of service have provided sustenance and beauty for centuries. At thisContinue reading “Choral Evensong 21st March”

Ash Wednesday Sermon, 22nd February 2023

Isaiah 58.1–12; 2 Corinthians 5.20b–6.10; Matthew 6.1–6, 16–21; Psalm 51 We entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. The days around the beginning of Lent are filled with symbolism and tradition, one of which – the imposition of ashes – we will be practising today.  Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday – or PancakeContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Sermon, 22nd February 2023”

Quiz Night – 4th March

Pit your brains against the best at another St. Andrews Quiz Night! Organised by Nick Denny, our ever-popular Quiz-Night will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday, 4th March, 2023 Cost: CHF 25.- (inlcudes wine and supper) We shall start promptly at 19.00, so please be there by 18.45 at the latest. Tables of four,Continue reading “Quiz Night – 4th March”

A sermon for the Third Sunday before Lent – 5th February 2023

Readings: Isaiah 58; 1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20 “And when evil masquerades as good, the God of justice appears absent.” (3. p. 243) Yes, I admit it, I have watched The Wizard of Oz!  It’s a bit like saying you like ABBA music, a guilty secret which we have to explainContinue reading “A sermon for the Third Sunday before Lent – 5th February 2023”

Lent Courses – Embracing Justice

This year, our Lent group will consider and discuss the book on “Embracing Justice” by Isabelle Hamley. A small number of books are available to buy from St Andrew’s. If you prefer you can of course download the book on your E-reader device (e.g. Kindle), or, purchase it yourself online beforehand: (ISBN-10: 0281086540 / ISBN-13:Continue reading “Lent Courses – Embracing Justice”