The biblical story of Ruth is alive with politics, hospitality, law and love. Ruth, a widow, crosses borders and arrives in a place where she feels she should have access to welfare but others aren’t sure. This text has resonance for private and public lives, as well as for church and civic policy.
St Mary's is excited to be joined Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet and theologian and former leader of Corrymeela (Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre) as he discusses the Book of Ruth and its themes of resonance for today. He will share biblical insights, contemporary questions, poetic responses to the texts as well as engage in a q&a.
A bar and light refreshments will be available at the church from 7pm.
Our next Mothers’ Union meeting will be on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 10.30am in church
Our Mothers' Union meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join, men and women, married, single, divorced, we welcome all. We meet to have refreshment and are fortunately to have guest speakers at most of our meetings. We also do much outreach within the community or abroad. In the past we have put together for example birthing packs for rural communities in northern Tanzania or emergency hospital wash bags to name just a few. At the moment we are knitting Teddy Bears for the 'Mercy Ship Mission'.