Today in St Andrew’s, we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), with a ‘Bring a Friend to Church‘ service, followed by fellowship and food. Quite a lot of ‘friends’ joined us for what was a very joyous and uplifting service.
A big thank you to all our visitors and to the congregation of St Andrew’s for doing so much to make them welcome, looking after them both during the service and afterwards in the hall with food and conversation – true Hospitality.
Last Friday was the Feast Day of St Brigid (or Bride). Brigid was born in 5th century Ireland. She established a double monastery for men and women in Kildare around 470AD as a centre of education, pilgrimage, worship and hospitality. Brigid’s spirit of hospitality was legendary. For Brigid, every guest is Christ – “Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ“.