St Ives church
COvid 19 update
In light of the COVID 19 crisis we are following the current guidelines issued by the Church of England. This means that, at present, we are open at set times for private prayer, but that all worship services now take place virtually and all upcoming events have been postponed until further notice. For further details have a look here.
welcome to our parish churches
We are a group of Christians who are passionate about the life-changing news of Jesus Christ, committed to each other, and to our town of St Ives.
Whilst we worship in very different styles we are united by God’s spirit around his word, in celebration of all that he has done for us.
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Thought for the week
In his letter to the Corinthian church Paul addresses the believers as those who are ‘called to be saints’. What does it mean to be a saint? We think of saints as people who live extraordinary lives, those who are unusually ‘holy’. The Roman Catholic Church requires two verified miracles before someone is even considered (they also need to have died!). Yet Paul suggests that all the believers are ‘saints’ in some sense. The word itself, literally, refers to the quality of something which can be brought near to God. Something which is holy enough to be brought into the presence of God without being destroyed.
This kind of saintly holiness is certainly something to aim for. Yet one suspects that even those sainted by the church would not have been holy enough for that. We are saints – holy enough to draw near to God – not because we have been really well-behaved, but because we trust in Christ.
St Ives Harbour, St Ives, Summer, 2019