When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong,
filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him.
These are the final lines of our Candlemas Reading and set a course for us as well; as Jesus disappears into obscurity for thirty years and re-emerges on the banks of the Jordan we turn ourselves from Crib to Cross and the journey through Lent to Jerusalem.
February seems to represent both a turning time and an emerging time, we are gifted occasional glimpses of spring, and we have 3 quiet weeks before we change into penitential purple and turn our minds to Lent.
In this Newsletter you will find details of all that will be on offer across our parish to help you grow in strength and in wisdom.
So, now is a good time to consider how you might mark Lent in your life.