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The annual Crib Festival at St Blasius Church, held at the beginning of December, was a great success again.  Over 60 different nativity scenes, of all shapes and sizes, were on display, including one prepared by the Children of St Blasius Church of England Primary Academy.  The large-scale model of Bethlehem helped visitors to travel in heart and mind into the Christmas story.
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Crib Festival December 2018

There are many words to use for a patient person.  Uncomplaining, tolerant, resigned, stoical, calm, composed, imperturbable, understanding, I could go on.  All of these are attributes shown by Brenda Philpott as she patiently waited for the installation of handrails at the entrance to our church to give assistance to worshippers entering our building.  Brenda first raised this issue approximately five years ago and for one reason and another there have been many delays in the process leading to their installation. Finally the day arrived and after our Matins service on November 18th Brenda was asked to cut the ribbon on the new handrails following a blessing from Reverend Jonathan and in front of our congregation (see photo).  After waiting so long for them to be installed one of the comments I have heard most often is that the design of the handrails makes it look as if they have always been there.  For this we have two people to thank.  Firstly John Bratherton for his excellent design which is in complete symbiosis with the overall architecture of our church.  Secondly, Graham Potter, our local metal worker who manufactured and installed the handrails.  Well done to you both. It is true, everything comes to he or she who waits (eventually!!!!).

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Bethlehem Came To Shanklin

Crib Festival December 2018

The annual Crib Festival at St Blasius Church, held at the beginning of December, was a great success again.  Over 60 different nativity scenes, of all shapes and sizes, were on display, including one prepared by the Children of St Blasius Church of England Primary Academy.  The large-scale model of Bethlehem helped visitors to travel in heart and mind into the Christmas story.
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There are many words to use for a patient person.  Uncomplaining, tolerant, resigned, stoical, calm, composed, imperturbable, understanding, I could go on.  All of these are attributes shown by Brenda Philpott as she patiently waited for the installation of handrails at the entrance to our church to give assistance to worshippers entering our building.  Brenda first raised this issue approximately five years ago and for one reason and another there have been many delays in the process leading to their installation. Finally the day arrived and after our Matins service on November 18th Brenda was asked to cut the ribbon on the new handrails following a blessing from Reverend Jonathan and in front of our congregation (see photo). 

PATIENCE IS A GODLY VIRTUE

After waiting so long for them to be installed one of the comments I have heard most often is that the design of the handrails makes it look as if they have always been there.  For this we have two people to thank.  Firstly John Bratherton for his excellent design which is in complete symbiosis with the overall architecture of our church.  Secondly, Graham Potter, our local metal worker who manufactured and installed the handrails.  Well done to you both. It is true, everything comes to he or she who waits (eventually!!!!).
Shanklin Isle of Wight St. Blasius Old Parish Church