Categories: Advent, Church

What is Advent?

Advent is the season four weeks before Christmas in which we prepare for the coming of Christ.  It begins on Sunday nearest to 30th November. Advent is the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and its name comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming”. The season also celebrates […]

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Pentecost
Categories: Church

Pentecost

Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church’s mission to the world. Pentecost comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot. The apostles were celebrating this festival when the Holy Spirit descended on them. It sounded like a very strong wind, and it looked like tongues of […]

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Categories: Easter

Easter Day

Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. As we know […]

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Categories: Church, Easter

Good Friday

What is Good Friday? Why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history […]

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Maundy Thursday Service - St Wilfrid's Kirkby In Ashfield
Categories: Easter, Prayer

Maundy Thursday

What Does “Maundy” Mean? Derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning “commandment,” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice. Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter. Also referred to as “Holy […]

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Categories: Easter, Prayer

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar after Christmas and Easter. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and marks the beginning of Holy Week, the week of events leading up to Jesus’ death. The History of Palm Sunday The celebration of Palm Sunday originated in the Jerusalem Church, […]

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St Wilfrid's Kirkby In Ashfield Lent
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Lent & Ash Wednesday

Many people ask, “What is Ash Wednesday?” Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and always falls forty-six days before Easter. The meaning of Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday church services help to prepare church members to better appreciate the death and resurrection of Christ through self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting, and self-denial. Ashes from the […]

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Categories: Church, News and Events

Carols by Candlelight

St.Wilfrids was packed to the rafters with 240 children and adults in attendance at the Carols by Candlelight service. Well known carols were sung with a very atmospheric singing of silent night when all the main lights were dimmed so that only candlelight was available. The worship group sang three special arrangements for the evening […]

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Categories: Christmas, Church, Prayer

A Meaning of Christmas

Christmas can either become hidden by the traditions of the festive season, or revealed by them! We all love to see the plays, drawings and the story of the nativity. Why? Because it was the moment that changed everything! Love was about to be transformed by the words and ministry of Jesus, and his subsequent […]

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