In the Name of Christ
At the end of Holy Communion and many other services the minister says:
“Let us go forth in peace”
What, exactly, does it mean when we reply, “In the name of Christ”and say “Amen”to that?
Some years ago, while on holiday abroad, I went to a party where a member was with his boss and his behaviour was as it should be, but on that occasion, even though he was representing his country, he behaved like a fool. The rest of us Brits were ashamed to own him. We felt he gave us all a very bad name. If we take our Christian discipleship seriously I believe we do go forth in His name, as His representatives, whenever, wherever and in whatever situation we find ourselves.
We are not just Ambassadors for Christ as we go to church, visit the sick or help at church functions and charity events. We are always His representatives.
When we’e tired and family or friends make demands on us; when it’ pouring with rain and the dog needs a walk; at work dealing with incalcitrant bosses, employees or customers; when charity collectors shake their tins and jangle frazzled nerves; when the phone rings half way through our favourite TV programme; when someone behind us takes the last space in the car park; all the time and in every situation we must do everything as His representative.
This is an invitation to visit the website and look at the Bulletin for the
latest Diocesan Information
We have a weekly Sunday Club, which meets during the 11:00 service,
in the main church hall. The sessions are quite varied and activities
could include: Bible stories told in creative ways, dressing up, acting out,
puppets, building with Lego, games, dancing to CD, playing percussion
instruments and there is always at least one craft activity….. more
St. Anne's Youth
We meet on Tuesday evening from
7.30pm until 9pm,
in St. Anne's Church Hall. Cost is £1.
Our age range is from 15 – 20 years. We play games such as table tennis and snooker, do crafts. hold quizzes, watch films and enjoy theme evenings.
St Anne’s Choir
At Concert on Oct 1st. St Anne’s birthday