A special service with Holy Communion to celebrate the Feast of the Naming of Jesus.
The birth of Jesus foretold
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” - St Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 1:26-33.
The naming of Jesus
‘On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived’ - St Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 2:21.
Refreshments will be served in the Parish Room after the service.