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Shanklin Isle of Wight St. Blasius Old Parish Church

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.
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
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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

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
About St Blasius

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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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