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St. Blasius (or Blaise)

Was by tradition a 4th century bishop of Sebaste in Armenia.
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St. Blasius, Bishop and Martyr

Festival day February 3rd

St.    Blasius    (or    Blaise)    was    by    tradition    a    4th century   bishop   of   Sebaste   in   Armenia.   During   a persecution    of    Christians    at    the    time    of    the Roman     Emperor     Licinius,     the     Christians     of Sebaste   persuaded   him   to   hide   in   a   cave   in   the forest surrounding the city.
To celebrate the festival of St. Blasius the congregation created this display which was used during the Sunday service on 9th February 2014

The St. Blasius Church Choir

Members of the St Blasius Church Choir taken recently at Quarr Abbey
"A heritage of sacred choral music, a strong sense of community, and working as a team within the context of Christian worship and church life" Dr Tim Williams, St Wulfram's, Grantham.
This is what the choir and organists try to build on at  St Blasius', and the congregation is very appreciative and sing very heartily! We support the services in every way we can, and from time to time we add in anthems, psalms and special items, particularly at Matins and at our Carol Service. Hymns are generally mainstream, from "Hymns Old and New". We are fortunate to have some very experienced singers and organists.  The full SATB choir was built up by the late Mary Dalladay, a fine musician. We are an inclusive, not exclusive, choir and welcome new members, but it is helpful if you can read music. If you love singing but are hesitant about joining us because you do not have a strong faith, please don't be.  All we ask is regular attendance, and there is always the possibility that music may awaken in you a search for the sacred and a desire to learn more about the message of the Gospels, as expressed in music. If  not, there are always the cheese scones and coffee at "Teddies" after choir practice, which is at 10am on Wednesdays. If your children are interested in singing with us, please do contact me to discuss how we can include them. Coral Bratherton - Choir Director
Coral Bratherton
Injured   or   sick   wild   animals   came   to   him   in   the cave   where   he   cared   for   them.   This   eventually led hunters to him and he was captured. On   his   way   to   prison   a   woman,   whose   son   was choking   on   a   fish   bone,   brought   him   to   Blasius, who   removed   the   bone   from   the   boy's   throat. She    provided    Blasius    with    candles    and    food while   he   was   in   prison.   He   was   tortured   with sharpened       wool       combs       and       eventually beheaded. He   was   the   saint   of   animals   before   St.   Francis   of Assisi    and    also    the    saint    of    sore    throats    and wool   combers.   The   Feast   day   is   February   3rd, when   services   of   blessing   throats   with   crossed candles is sometimes held. He   is   also   patron   saint   of   Dubrovnik   after   he appeared   in   a   vision   to   a   citizen   of   that   city   to warn of an attack by a Venetian war fleet.
About St Blasius

The St. Blasius Team

Priest in Charge

Revd. Jonathan Hall    01983 402480 rev.jonathanhall@btinternet.com

Local Minister

Revd. Tony Richards    01983 863607 tbrichards@btinternet.com

Churchwardens

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436 Mr. Brian Hardy Bishop    01983 866303

PCC Secretary

Mrs. Jo Hardy-Bishop    07901 808580

PCC Treasurer

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436

St. Blasius Church Choir

Choir Leader: Coral Bratherton    01983 865736

St. Blasius (or Blaise)…

Was by tradition a 4th century bishop of Sebaste in Armenia.
St BlasiusTeam  St BlasiusChoir Festival ofSt Blasius St BlasiusLink

St. Blasius, Bishop and Martyr

Festival day February 3rd

St.   Blasius   (or   Blaise)   was   by   tradition   a   4th   century   bishop   of   Sebaste   in   Armenia. During   a   persecution   of   Christians   at   the   time   of   the   Roman   Emperor   Licinius,   the Christians   of   Sebaste   persuaded   him   to   hide   in   a   cave   in   the   forest   surrounding   the city. Injured   or   sick   wild   animals   came   to   him   in   the   cave   where   he   cared   for   them.   This eventually led hunters to him and he was captured. On   his   way   to   prison   a   woman,   whose   son   was   choking   on   a   fish   bone,   brought   him to   Blasius,   who   removed   the   bone   from   the   boy's   throat.   She   provided   Blasius   with candles   and   food   while   he   was   in   prison.   He   was   tortured   with   sharpened   wool combs and eventually beheaded. He   was   the   saint   of   animals   before   St.   Francis   of   Assisi   and   also   the   saint   of   sore throats   and   wool   combers.   The   Feast   day   is   February   3rd,   when   services   of   blessing throats with crossed candles is sometimes held. He   is   also   patron   saint   of   Dubrovnik   after   he   appeared   in   a   vision   to   a   citizen   of   that city to warn of an attack by a Venetian war fleet.
To celebrate the festival of St. Blasius the congregation created this display which was used during the Sunday service on 9th February 2014

The St. Blasius Team

Priest in Charge

Revd. Jonathan Hall    01983 402480 rev.jonathanhall@btinternet.com

Local Minister

Revd. Tony Richards    01983 863607 tbrichards@btinternet.com

Churchwardens

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436 Mr. Brian Hardy Bishop    01983 866303

PCC Secretary

Mrs. Jo Hardy-Bishop    07901 808580

PCC Treasurer

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436

St. Blasius Church Choir

Choir Leader: Coral Bratherton    01983 865736
This    is    what    the    choir    and    organists    try    to    build    on    at        St    Blasius',    and    the congregation   is   very   appreciative   and   sing   very   heartily!   We   support   the   services   in every   way   we   can,   and   from   time   to   time   we   add   in   anthems,   psalms   and   special items,    particularly    at    Matins    and    at    our    Carol    Service.    Hymns    are    generally mainstream, from "Hymns Old and New". We   are   fortunate   to   have   some   very   experienced   singers   and   organists.      The   full SATB    choir    was    built    up    by    the    late    Mary    Dalladay,    a    fine    musician.    We    are    an inclusive,   not   exclusive,   choir   and   welcome   new   members,   but   it   is   helpful   if   you   can read music. If   you   love   singing   but   are   hesitant   about   joining   us   because   you   do   not   have   a strong   faith,   please   don't   be.      All   we   ask   is   regular   attendance,   and   there   is   always the possibility that music may awaken in you a search for the sacred and a desire to learn more about the message of the Gospels, as expressed in music. If  not, there are always the cheese scones and coffee at "Teddies" after choir practice, which is at 10am on Wednesdays. If your children are interested in singing with us, please do contact me to discuss how we can include them. Coral Bratherton - Choir Director
Members of the St Blasius Church Choir taken recently at Quarr Abbey

The St. Blasius Church Choir

Coral Bratherton
"A heritage of sacred choral music, a strong sense of community, and working as a team within the context of Christian worship and church life" Dr Tim Williams, St Wulfram's, Grantham.

A prayer for those who worship in this church

O God, make the door of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship; narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and strife. Make its threshold smooth enough to be no stumbling-block to children, nor to straying feet, but rugged and strong enough to turn back the tempter's power. God make the door of this house the gateway to Thine eternal Kingdom
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St. Blasius (or Blaise)…

Was by tradition a 4th century bishop of Sebaste in Armenia.
St BlasiusTeam  St BlasiusChoir Festival ofSt Blasius St BlasiusLink

St. Blasius, Bishop and Martyr

Festival day February 3rd

St.    Blasius    (or    Blaise)    was    by    tradition    a    4th    century bishop   of   Sebaste   in   Armenia.   During   a   persecution   of Christians   at   the   time   of   the   Roman   Emperor   Licinius,   the Christians   of   Sebaste   persuaded   him   to   hide   in   a   cave   in the forest surrounding the city. Injured    or    sick    wild    animals    came    to    him    in    the    cave where   he   cared   for   them.   This   eventually   led   hunters   to him and he was captured. On   his   way   to   prison   a   woman,   whose   son   was   choking   on a   fish   bone,   brought   him   to   Blasius,   who   removed   the bone    from    the    boy's    throat.    She    provided    Blasius    with candles   and   food   while   he   was   in   prison.   He   was   tortured with sharpened wool combs and eventually beheaded. He   was   the   saint   of   animals   before   St.   Francis   of   Assisi   and   also   the   saint   of   sore   throats   and   wool combers.   The   Feast   day   is   February   3rd,   when   services   of   blessing   throats   with   crossed   candles   is sometimes held. He   is   also   patron   saint   of   Dubrovnik   after   he   appeared   in   a   vision   to   a   citizen   of   that   city   to   warn   of an attack by a Venetian war fleet.
To celebrate the festival of St. Blasius the congregation created this display which was used during the Sunday service on 9th February 2014
Members of the St Blasius Church Choir taken recently at Quarr Abbey

The St. Blasius Church Choir

"A heritage of sacred choral music, a strong sense of community, and working as a team within the context of Christian worship and church life" Dr Tim Williams, St Wulfram's, Grantham.
This   is   what   the   choir   and   organists   try   to   build   on   at      St Blasius',   and   the   congregation   is   very   appreciative   and   sing very   heartily!   We   support   the   services   in   every   way   we   can, and   from   time   to   time   we   add   in   anthems,   psalms   and   special items,   particularly   at   Matins   and   at   our   Carol   Service.   Hymns are generally mainstream, from "Hymns Old and New". We   are   fortunate   to   have   some   very   experienced   singers   and organists.      The   full   SATB   choir   was   built   up   by   the   late   Mary Dalladay,   a   fine   musician.   We   are   an   inclusive,   not   exclusive, choir   and   welcome   new   members,   but   it   is   helpful   if   you   can read music. If   you   love   singing   but   are   hesitant   about   joining   us   because   you   do   not   have   a   strong   faith,   please don't   be.      All   we   ask   is   regular   attendance,   and   there   is   always   the   possibility   that   music   may   awaken in you a search for the sacred and a desire to learn more about the message of the Gospels, as expressed in music. If      not,   there   are   always   the   cheese   scones   and   coffee   at   "Teddies"   after   choir   practice,   which   is   at 10am on Wednesdays. If   your   children   are   interested   in   singing   with   us,   please   do   contact   me   to   discuss   how   we   can include them. Coral Bratherton - Choir Director
Coral Bratherton

A prayer for those who worship in this church

O God, make the door of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship; narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and strife. Make its threshold smooth enough to be no stumbling-block to children, nor to straying feet, but rugged and strong enough to turn back the tempter's power. God make the door of this house the gateway to Thine eternal Kingdom
About St. Blasius

The St. Blasius Team

Priest in Charge

Revd. Jonathan Hall    01983 402480 rev.jonathanhall@btinternet.com

Local Minister

Revd. Tony Richards    01983 863607 tbrichards@btinternet.com

Churchwardens

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436 Mr. Brian Hardy Bishop    01983 866303

PCC Secretary

Mrs. Jo Hardy-Bishop    07901 808580

PCC Treasurer

Mr. Robert Crawley    01983 868436

St. Blasius Church Choir

Choir Leader: Coral Bratherton    01983 865736
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