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Magnitude of Meekness

The Magnitude of Meekness – Christmas for Twelve Days

by Charles Miller

Available from the Parish Office 

‘Every season of the Christian year is special. The reflections that make up this book are meant to help the reader use the twelve days of Christmas to appreciate the meaning of Christmas more fully.’ Charles Miller, the Team Rector of Abingdon-on-Thames, sums up in his own words The Magnitude of Meekness: a compilation bringing together his many years of preaching in a wide variety of settings including Oxford colleges, central New York and suburban Oxfordshire, at the Christmas season. Twelve sermons, one for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, make up a short but no means lightweight volume. Charles Miller weaves together the personal experiences of those in the Christmas stories, and his own experiences, with deeper theological reflections.

Joseph, Tracey and Mary 2016

This is our Toddler Group's celebration of Christmas for babies and toddlers, preschoolers and family. Come and join in the Nativity Play as shepherds or angels, and meet the donkey. Followed by a music session with some of our favourite songs and then tea, coffee and cake.

This is a free event open to everyone and particularly to all our Toddler Group families, their friends and relations.

If you have a child under five who would enjoy this, please come. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

There will be a collection for the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (Charity no. 1121697). Please give what you can to support their work.

District CarolsYou are warmly invited to Rotary District 1090's afternoon of

Christmas Lessons and Carols.

Sunday 17 December 2017

3pm in St Helen's Church, Abingdon.

With Mulled Wine and Mince Pies after the service.

Martin Luther workshop Cranach the Elder

First Sundays in February, March, April, May, June and July 2018

The Reformation: Exploring Past & Present

Throughout 2017 churches throughout the world marked the 500th anniversary of the start of what we call ‘the Reformation’, when the Augustinian Friar Martin Luther posted a set of Ninety-five theses for scholarly debate on the door of the church in Wittenberg Germany. So, ‘whether we like it or not’, writes Peter Marshall in his Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (OUP, 2017), ‘we are all children of the Reformation’. This Faith Forum series will introduce momentous shifts that took place in European Christianity in the sixteenth century, English Christianity included, and will end with consideration of ecumenical developments that seek to move us all beyond the Reformation’s legacy of division.

image of Martin Luther accredited to the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons