Services, Updates, Events & Date Claimers:
SUNDAY 26th March 2017 ~ 8.30AM
Mothering Sunday & Clipping Ceremony
Please join with the Anglican Parish of Auchenflower-Milton for Mothering Sunday, which will be celebrated with a traditional “Clipping Ceremony”, to be held at The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis Theological College.
Here is an extract The Courier-Mail, dated 30 August 1948 p 4 (found by our Heritage Specialist, Historian Dr Hilda Maclean):
"Church in Clipping Ceremony:
'Clipping' of a Milton Church was an outstanding of anniversary ceremony held yesterday.
Two hundred and fifty Anglicans celebrating the 75th anniversary of Christ Church, Milton, surrounded the church, joined hands, and thus 'clipped' (Anglo-Saxon: 'embraced') the church.
By carrying out this old English Mothering Sunday ceremony, the congregation expressed its love for Mother Church.
After singing two verses of the hymn, 'We Love the Place, O God,' the congregation filed into the church, where the Rev. V. H. Whitehouse. a former rector, preached the sermon and celebrated Holy Communion."
For further details please contact Revd. Penny Jones on 0477 444 095.
LENT DATES for 2017:
13th April 2017: Maundy Thursday ~ Eucharist and Foot Washing at 6pm
14th April 2017: Good Friday ~ Eucharist: 8.30 am
16th April 2017: Easter Sunday ~ Eucharist 8.30am
All held at The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 233 Milton Road Milton, St Francis Theological College.
SUNDAYS @ 8.30AM:
Sung Eucharist with Rev’d Penny Jones at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit,
Services are followed by morning tea, to which all are very welcome.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis Theological College, Milton.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit & Old Bishopbourne, St Francis Theological College, Milton.
Christ Church, Milton - Photos by Egil Gausel Photography
*****SATURDAY 21ST OF JANUARY 2017 10am*****:
Rev'd Penelope Jones Commissioning Service as the priest-in-charge of the Auchenflower-Milton Anglican Parish, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit,
St Francis Theological College, Milton.