Today, the 23rd of April is St George’s Day, the patron saint of England. Nobody knows how he came to be patron saint of England and we know very little about him except that he probably lived in the 4th century, was martyred and by the 6th century had become a very popular saint. The legend of his dragon doesn’t even appear until the 12th century, but it is that which I would like to think about today because I think it has some relevance for us…
“Jerusalem” from St George’s Chapel, Windsor (2016)
It is customary for the hymn “Jerusalem” to be sung in cathedrals, churches and chapels on St. George’s Day, or on the Sunday closest to it.
In line with Government Regulations
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York
have instructed that all public worship
is suspended until further notice.
Accordingly, All Saints Church, Godshill & Saint Alban’s Church, Ventnor are closed until we are advised it is safe to re-open
For the latest information & prayers for both Churches, the St. Alban’s Website is updated daily: www.stalbansiw.org.uk
Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, or to ask for prayers, please feel free to contact either:
Deacon Corinne on 07775 628593 or
Lay Minister Dr. Jennifer Hopkins-Holder MBE on 01983 852575
and remember to pray for each other and for everyone affected by the Pandemic.