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Julian of Norwich dramatisation on Radio Winchcombe in Lent
Julian of Norwich, also known Juliana, was born in 1342 in Norwich and is regarded as a celebrated mystic. Her Revelations of Divine Love (or Showings) which are considered one of our most remarkable Christian documents.
On May 13, 1373, Julian was healed of a serious illness after experiencing a series of visions of Christ’s suffering and of the Blessed Virgin. Her Revelations spans the most profound mysteries of the Christian faith—such as the problems of predestination, the foreknowledge of God, and the existence of evil. She remained humble throughout her life but was driven to tell her story:
"God forbid that you should say or assume that I am a teacher, for that is not what I mean, nor did I ever mean it; for I am a woman, ignorant and frail … Just because I am a woman, must I therefore believe that I must not tell you about the goodness of God, when I saw at the same time both his goodness and his wish that it should be known?"
Dates of broadcasts
1.) Sunday March 13th 1 pm, repeated at the same time on the following Thursday March 17th.
2.) Sunday March 20th 1pm, repeated at the same time on the following Thursday March 24th.
3.) Sunday March 27th 1pm, repeated at the same time on the following Thursday March 31st.
4.) Sunday April 3rd 1pm, repeated at the same time on the following Thursday April 7th.
These programmes telling the story of her Revelations will be broadcast, and continue to be available on the Radio Winchcombe website: https://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk/
Members of all the Winchcombe churches came together over many months to make this series. We hope you enjoy it.
The "Helping Girton" group of volunteers is well established to meet the challenges of COVID-19. If you feel you need help from, or would like to join the Helping Girton volunteers, please contact the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 01223 526013.
On the last Saturday of each month (except December) at 10:00am, Wendy Hunter leads a socially distanced monthly churchyard work party to keep everything looking good. Please just turn up if you would like to help.
Very many thanks to all who support FoodBank. The analysis of 2020 for Cambridge FoodBank notes that 9.7% more food was distributed than in the previous year, which itself was a record. 144 tonnes of food were distributed through Cambridge FoodBank/FairBite, up 44% on the previous year. Supported by donations from Rotary and our local school and Co-Op, our church delivers to the depot about 3.1 tonnes per year.
As usual, tinned meat, fruit and veggies are especially welcome; oh, and custard powder! Please leave your generous donations at Church or near the front door of Glebe School.
Click here to see the FoodBank's "Current Most Needed List".
During these exceptional times Kay is holding an online Taizé service on the first Sunday of each month using the Zoom conferencing program. You won't need any specialist computer skills because she will send out easy-to-follow joining instructions nearer the time.
The service will have to be a slightly simplified version but still have all of the usual elements of prayer, silence, readings and singing. Kay will lead the singing but the rest of us will have to mute our microphones to avoid latency issues. So we won’t be singing in full harmony, but each of us will be singing alone with Kay, we will hear her but she will not be able to hear us.
Please be ready online at 7.30pm on the first Sunday of each month (having read Kay's joining email) to allow time for everyone to greet each other and also familiarize themselves with the Zoom platform and its controls. The service will end at approximately 8:45pm.
If you would like to take part in this lovely service please email Kay at email@example.com for the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part.
- Parish Office and Rectory
- 42 Church Lane
- CB3 0JP