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Calendar January 2020

This page shows the Church Calendar for the current or selected month. 

1 Wed  The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus   
5 Sun  EPIPHANY SUNDAY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Goathill  9:15 am 
    Parish Communion CW, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
8 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
12 Sun  THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Family Communion, Milborne Wick  9:15 am 
    Parish Communion CW, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    United Evensong for Plough Sunday, Charlton Horethorne  6:00 pm 
    Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167 View more..
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Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167

Aelred was a Northumbrian in the early Norman period, born at Hexham in 1109. He joined the Cistercians at Rievaulx in about 1133, but left to serve as abbot of another Cistercian house but returned to Rievaulx both as abbot and to focus on his writing, at the request of Bernard of Clairvaux. He died on this day at Rievaulx in 1167.

  
13 Mon  Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367 View more..
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Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367

Hilary of Poitiers was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians" and the "Athanasius of the West." His name comes from the Latin word for happy or cheerful.

The Christians of Poitiers unanimously elected him their bishop. Hilary spent nearly four years in exile in Phrygia. However, he continued to govern his diocese, as well as writing two of the most important of his contributions to dogmatic and polemical theology. He returned to his diocese in 361 and, according to Jerome, died in Poitiers in 367.

  
15 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
17 Fri  Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356 View more..
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Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356

Antony of Egypt, the son of Christian parents, inherited a large estate, but, having provided for the care of his sister, he gave his land to the tenants who lived on it, and gave his other wealth to the poor, and became a hermit, living alone for twenty years, praying and reading, and doing manual labour.

In 305, he gave up his solitude to become the head of a group of monks, devoting themselves to communal singing and worship, to prayer and study and manual labour under Antony's direction. They were diligent in prayer for their fellow Christians, worked with their hands to earn money that they might distribute it as alms, and preached and gave personal counselling to those who sought them out.

  
19 Sun  THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY   
    Holy Communion, Charlton Horethorne  9:15 am 
    Family Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Evensong, Goathill  6:00 pm 
    Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester View more..
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Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester

St Wulfstan lived c1008 - 1095. He served as Bishop of Worcester and after the Norman Conquest as responsible for the dismantling of the old Saxon cathedral and the building of a new one, of which the crypt is the main part still surviving today. He was at once venerated as a saint by the people of Worcester, though he was not formally canonized until 1203. Alongside the tomb of St Oswald, his shrine was a place of pilgrimage until the Reformation.

  
22 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
25 Sat  The Conversion of Paul   
26 Sun  THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY   
    Holy Communion BCP, Milborne Port  8:00 am 
    Breakfast Service, Charlton Horethorne  9:00 am 
    Holy Communion, Milborne Wick  9:15 am 
    Holy Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am 
    Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul View more..
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Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul

Both Timothy and Titus worked ceaselessly in the new Christian churches of the Eastern Mediterranean. Paul passionately believed that the gospel was open to all - both Timothy and Titus, as Gentiles, were used in different ways by Paul to demonstrate the need to spread the new faith to Jew and Gentile alike.

We do not know what happened to Titus, but there is a 4th century tradition that Timothy was beaten to death by a mob in Ephesus when he tried to put a stop to a festival for the pagan God Dionysius. Both Timothy and Titus accompanied Paul on at least one of his missionary journeys and they were clearly valued members of Paul's staff.

  
29 Wed  Midweek Communion, Milborne Port  10:30 am