During the current lockdown we are taking another break from public worship. Check out our Youtube channel HERe to see what we are doing virtually.
the churches will be open for private prayer at the following times:
Monday 10am-12pm @ st john's
tuesday 10am-12pm @ st ia
thursday 10am-12pm @ st john's
friday 10am-12pm @ st ia
once the lockdown is over we are hoping to return to the following pattern:
9am Communion @ St Ia
10.15am Morning Service @ St John's
11.15am 'Wild Church' in the Vicarage garden
(beside St John's Church)
Wild Church is an all-age, outdoor service with sheltered areas to protect from the worst of the weather - bring a blanket and a thermos of tea!
Find out more 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.
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