The Lantern The Parish Magazine of St Andrewâ€™s, Deal
FEBRUARY, 2014 visit us at www.dealstandrews.org.uk
Whoâ€™s Who in the Parish Parish Priest: Father Stephen Young SSC 01304 447947
Honorary Assistant Clergy: Father Ian Shackleton SSC 01304 379773 Father Roger Marsh SSC 01304 362851 Canon Fred Arvidsson SSC
Churchwardens: Peter Gibson 01304 380860 Waveney Brooks 01304 367961
PCC Officers PCC Secretary: PCC Treasurer: Electoral Roll:
Ali Robertson Mike Carey Bryan Evans
Director of Music: Tim Woodhead Lantern editor:
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The Parish Office: St Andrewâ€™s Church, West Street, Deal CT14 6DY (01304) 381131 - Email: Office@dealstandrews.org.uk The Parish Office is not manned full-time but mail and telephone messages are checked regularly.
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In Church each week at St Andrewâ€™s Matins is said at 8 am on Saturdays; otherwise at 9 am. on weekdays. Evensong is said at 6 pm. Sunday
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Father Stephen writes ……. Unity in Diversity January is a grim month, and February follows. But, even if the weather hasn’t improved yet, the days are lengthening, and warmth is slowly returning to the sun. Warmth is important, literally and metaphorically, Christian churches should be places where people can feel warm, loved and cared for. It is now a year since I was licensed as priest in charge of St Andrew’s parish, and I have received nothing but warmth, friendship and support. Our church is growing, looking outward to the community, and once again finding its place as a local parish church that seeks to serve and welcome everyone. We were very pleased with the remarkable number of people who attended the Christmas services, family worship, children’s party and other events, and I would like to thank everybody who worked so hard to make Christmas such a wonderful time. Our worship is colourful and traditional, and very firmly within the Anglican way of doing things, with a strong emphasis on good sermons, familiar hymns, and accessible worship. It is a great joy that Deal has so many different types of churches, so that whatever style of worship you prefer and whatever understanding you have of the Christian faith you will hopefully find a Christian community where you can feel at home. As one of the ministers in this town I have tried to visit and worship with as many other churches and denominations as possible, and we have invited pastors and people from other churches to worship with (Continued overleaf.)
us at St Andrew’s. These have been very happy and important occasions, because Christians need to be friendly, united and working together. Christians get a bad reputation when they are seen as exclusive and disunited. Jesus himself prayed for his disciples ‘that they may all be one’. Showing genuine warmth of spirit to people who may seem different from us is not always easy. It means welcoming unity in diversity. Sometimes it takes a lot of humility, open-mindedness, and sensitivity for Christians to overlook their differences and join together to serve God and the local community, but that is what St Andrew’s and its friends intend to do in 2014. I hope you will give us your support. Fr Stephen
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Parish Notes Candlemas Candlemas is on Sunday, 2nd February. It is a traditional celebration of Jesus as the light of the world, and the Parish Mass will include a procession for children and adults with candles. We also hope to welcome Bishop Oliver from Madagascar, with whom our parish and diocese are linked. It will also be a celebration of Fr Stephen’s first anniversary as Priest in Charge. There will be drinks and eats after the mass, so it should be a very happy occasion! Walsingham Pilgrimage 2014 You may have been watching Simon Reeve’s fascinating BBC2 television series on pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is increasingly popular these days, and more and more people are finding it a way of relaxing, and renewing their inner lives. We are going to the National Shrine of Our Lady in the beautiful Norfolk village of Walsingham from Tuesday 20th May until Thursday 22nd May. If you are interested or want to find out more, please see one of the clergy or churchwardens. It is a lovely experience. Cursillo More and more people are looking for a small group that meets regularly where they develop their personal spiritual lives, and ‘Cursillo’ (it means, a short course) is one way of doing just that. Archbishop Justin has commended it to all the people of our diocese. If you wish to find our more please see Fr Toby or Fr Stephen, who will be happy to help. Welcome to the Team A very warm welcome to Fr Fred Arvidsson, who many of you will know, and who was licensed as an assistant priest for St Andrew’s in November. Fr Fred will continue as Chaplain to King’s School, Canterbury whilst joining us in the school holidays. We are very glad that he is part of our rather extensive team of clergy!
Letter from Anavorino Just before Christmas we were delighted to receive this letter from Fr Jean Felix, the parish priest. Do read it as it makes clear the sort of daily sacrifices that Christians in undeveloped countries have to make to celebrate and receive Holy Communion. It should shame those of us who neglect to make our own communion on a regular basis where the church is usually so close.
from the Hills of the North – Antsiranana in Madagascar. Bishop Oliver writes: I’ve been aware of rather more of a lead-up to Christmas this year; more carols being practised in the Cathedral next door, artificial ‘sapins’ in people’s homes, light decorations. This commercialization was even more evident in Tana when I was there in early December. A s in the U K Christmas is family time; New Year is something different! On Christmas Eve I was in the cathedral for the children’s presentation. Somehow it felt slicker this year. The structure changes not - bit like King’s College Cambridge in that respect - but new songs are produced and introduced and different actors bring their special gifts to the parts. Heroda was particularly good. He’s the ‘baddy’ but his impish acolytes love their roles - as does Heroda. He then lyrically sang The First Noel in English. It was a good celebration, as was the Midnight Mass in the old cathedral at Bazarikely. One encouraging development there is the outcome of a careful process to change the dedication. Those readers who know about these things will remember that there has been some unfortunate and probably unnecessary conflict between the old and new cathedrals and up to now they have both had the same dedication. Bazarikely’s initiative to mark their new identity by adopting St John the Evangelist as their Patron is both welcome and a sign of God’s healing spirit. When I get back for the UK ann early priority will be to go and rededicate the church and its people. Christmas Day! Back in the cathedral and this time with 17 babies and young people for baptism. Bishop Oliver Simon +Oliver will be in the parish during the weekend of Candlemas. 2nd February. Do come and meet him after the Parish Mass at 10.00am.
Taken from the Motherâ€™s Union Service Book Being Part of the Whole
(1 Corinthians 12.12-30)
A Meditation In the silence of early morning, Broken only by the ticking of the clock, Somewhere Someone is dying, A baby is born, People sleep under comfortable duvets, Others wake stretching cold cramped limbs under musty cardboard. Some will meet the day with joy others with sadness and mourning. Some will eat plenty, Others will have little or nothing. Some will walk in freedom, Children playing without fear, Others live with The sound of firing And crying in their ears. In the silence Of early morning I think briefly Of our worldwide family, But, Lord, You think of all of us All of the time. Contributed by Wenda Telfer
What’s on in February and March Sunday 2nd February -
Candlemass 10am High Mass and Procession of Candles
Holy Season of Lent Wednesday 5th March : Ash Wednesday 9.30am Low Mass with Imposition of Ashes 7.00pm High Mass with Imposition of Ashes Friday 7th March : Women’s World Day of Prayer 10.30am Ecumenical Service Monday 17th February: Coffee Concert 11.00am Piano Music for Four Hands Thursday 20th February: Pirates - Half Term Funday 12 noon to 4.00pm - see page for details
Lent Course : Sunday Sermons at High Mass in Lent : The Seven Deadly Sins Wednesdays in Lent : 6.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7.00pm Reflection Fridays in Lent: 12 noon Stations of the Cross Saturday 15th March : Parish
10.00am to 4.00pm This will be led by the Bishop of Richborough, the Rt Rev’d Norman Banks SSC Tuesday 25th March : Annual Parochial Church 7.00pm in the Church Hall
Sunday 30th March : Mothering Sunday 10.00am Parish Mass
Holy Week and Easter 13 – 20th April Details in the March issue of the Lantern.
Parish of St Andrew, Deal - Commemoration 2014
Calendar of Events Good Friday, 18th April, 7pm: The Crucifixion by John Stainer. This performance is dedicated to Peace and to the Fallen in the conflicts of the past century. Sunday, July 6th, Deal Festival Mass, 10am: Preacher: The Revd Dr Anthony Moore, Canon Chancellor of Lichfield. Cathedral. Thursday, 10th July, 7pm: Lecture by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE, Myth and Reality in the Great War. Sunday, 13th July 350th Anniversary of Royal Marines 10.00 am, Thanksgiving Mass and Reception Wednesday , 23rd July, 7pm: Lecture by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE, Douglas Haig, Hero or Villain? An Summer Evening of Music in the Rectory Garden in commemoration of the Great War. (Date to be arranged) An Evening of Songs from the Great War. (Date to be arranged) Sunday, 3rd August. 10am: Solemn Requiem Mass for the Fallen, followed by Reception. Monday, 4th August. 8.30 am: Mass for World Peace.
11.00 am: Coffee Concert Music for the Great War. Declaration of War by Britain in 1914 (11pm) 10.00-11.00 pm: Vigil Service ‘The Lights are going out all over Europe.’ (Sir Edmund Grey, Foreign Secretary in 1914.) Friday 22nd until Saturday 30th August Exhibition of WW1 uniforms, contemporary clothes, and memorabilia with lectures. (Kent Costume trust) Sunday, 9th November. Remembrance Sunday. 10am Solemn Requiem Mass for the Fallen. followed by Act of Remembrance at 11am. Reception to follow. Tuesday, 11th November. Armistice Day 9.30 am: Mass for Peace. 11.00 am. Act of Remembrance at St Andrew’s War Memorial. Refreshments available before and after.
St Andrew’s, North Deal War Memorial Project. Date of Service of Dedication to be arranged.
Time to Sit and Stare? In January I turned up early for an M.U. meeting so sat in my car waiting for everyone else to arrive. It was a day of storm force winds and torrential rain. As I sat there I was amazed to see a little grey squirrel scurrying about by the west door of the Church, he was obviously very happy about his work and did not seem to mind the weather conditions at all. After a while he ran up a tree with his spoils and out of sight. I seem to be lucky spotting Godâ€™s creatures in and around the Church, or is it that I sit quietly and observe? Perhaps we would all benefit from taking time out from the busy hum drum of everyday life and just sit quietly to observe what God has to offer. Patricia Thomsett-Jones
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A Taste of Christmas St Andrew’s was privileged to host a Coffee Concert given by the choir and instrumentalists of St Faith’s at Ash Prep School on Monday 2nd December. An large audience of parents and friends enjoyed a programme of mainly Christmas music although solo items included Fiddler’s Fancy for violin, the Maori tune Pokare Kare arranged for two recorders, Over the Rainbow on the oboe, a Haydn minuet on the clarinet and two pieces for piano—Walking Together and Ne Tirez Pas Sur La Pianiste. Mahat Parthiban played Silent Night in an arrangement for clarinet. Three poems, Keeping Christmas, The Oxen and Christmas Morn, were read with clarity and good expression by, respectively, Florence Clarke, Lyhana Jeffrey and Finn Hoffmann. The Chamber Choir sang a beautiful setting of The Angel Gabriel by Bob Chilcott, and the full Choir rounded the concert off with idiomatic performances of Rejoice and be Merry, Jesus Child and O Holy Night. We are most grateful to the Headmaster for allowing such a talented group of musicians to perform at the church and to Jo Woodhead for making the arrangements; also, for the donation to church funds. The editor
___________________________________________ Something for Young People Christian names Do you have a Christian name; or do you have a first name or forename? It’s quite an important question because the answer depends on whether you have been christened or not. Those who have been christened (baptized is another name for the same thing) received their Christian name or names at their Baptism. The name(s) of course were decided on by your parents soon after you were born, if not before. But they are made into Christian names at the time of your baptism. This is because being baptized makes you a Christian. At the start of the service the priest makes the sign of the cross on your forehead using oil that has been blessed by the bishop and says these words:
Christ claims you for his own. Receive the sign of the cross. Then towards the end of the short service, using the names your parents have given you, he pours water from the font over your head three times (or in some churches dips you in the font three times) saying: George Bartholomew (for example), I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Once you have been christened (baptized) you are a Christian - for ever. You can’t get unbaptized. You can turn your back on Jesus and on God but you will still be a Christian. You might ask, ‘In that case, what is the point of being baptized before I am old enough to decide if I want to be a Christian or not?’ And that is a very good question. Some churches won’t baptize individuals until they are older. But the tradition of infant baptism is a long one, even if it has been argued about over the centuries. And the reason is that most Christians believe that at baptism we are washed clean of the burden of wrongdoing and that we are ‘clothed with Christ’. Once we are baptized Jesus will be with us always as we journey through life, however young or old we are, and He will protect us. It doesn’t mean that we won’t ever be naughty again or be nasty to other people because, however hard we try not to, sometimes we will fail. Nor does it mean that horrible things may not happen to us although we all pray that they won’t. But it does mean that Jesus will be there to comfort us and to surround us with His love and that if we are honest with Him about our failings then we know God will forgive us. He will give us strength when times are hard and the going is tough and, if we listen to Him, he will prompt us and show us what we need to do. So, do you have a Christian name or do you have a first name or a forename? And if it is the latter, do you want to turn it into a Christian name by turning to Christ and being christened? You can be christened at any age. The Emperor Constantine waited until his deathbed, but that might be to wait a little too long. The editor
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