Category Archives: Services

St Martin’s, Stoney Middleton, 28/07/12

We enjoyed our usual warm welcome from the congregation of St Martin’s, Stoney Middleton, when we visited to celebrate the Liturgy and the Blessing of the Water at the nearby spring, as part of the well dressing celebrations.  Many thanks to Chris for organising this lovely event.

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Audley Reader, Martin Shorthose, read the prayers after Communion from his Android e-reader.  No rustling!


Sunday,July 22nd: The New Martyr Ilie Lacatusu

Today at the Eyre Chapel, we celebrated the feast of the New Martyr, Priest Ilie Lacatusu, Wonderworker.  We sang his Akathist before the Liturgy, and a Panikhida for him afterwards, then feasted on kolyva and tira misu!  It was a joy to share all this with our Romanian parishioners and friends.  If you want to know about the life and canonisation of this Romanian saint, the internet provides his story and images.

Please see the Pictures section of this blog for images of our service/feast.

Long-suffering Father Ilie, putting on Christ’s mantle, pray to Him that He may save our souls.

Date for your diary! Saturday, July 28th, Liturgy and Blessing of the Wells at Stoney Middleton, 11a.m.

Last year we had glorious sunshine for this event.  Please come if you possibly can.  St Martin’s is a beautiful, historic church in an amazing setting.

Saint Martin’s Church, Stoney Middleton

Thanks to Father Stephen Robson …

… who visited us to celebrate the Liturgy in Sheffield Cathedral on Saturday, July 7th.

It was a lovely gathering – and a large one, considering how many regulars were away and how many students had left Sheffield for the summer.

If you weren’t with us for this occasion, you’ll have to ask someone who was to tell you the joke from Father Stephen’s sermon, of which the punchline was, “Faith, Father, faith!”

Many thanks, Father Stephen.  Come again soon.

Here are some images:

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