Morning Services: 1st Sunday after Epiphany

January 7, 2018 all-day

5c4787a3f887c05a72453b13dfd3f36c-king-of-jerusalem-christmas-nativity1st Sunday after Epiphany

8.30 Communion Service

10 am – JAM Family Service.

11am Service of the Word


What is Epiphany?

The Church of England’s  Epiphany season begins on the Eve of the Epiphany (which may be celebrated on 6 January or the Sunday between 2 and 8 January) and ends at Evening Prayer (which may be celebrated on 2 February or on the Sunday between 28 January and 3 February).

The Epiphany season is seen as in some sense a continuation of the Christmas season, and together they last forty days. The three main events focused on during the Epiphany season are the visit of the Magi, the baptism of Jesus, and Jesus’ miracle at the marriage at Cana.

The visit of the Magi (Wise Men) is traditionally interpreted as symbolic of God’s revelation of himself to the Gentiles, and so one of the themes of the season is mission. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity also falls within the season, allowing another seasonal theme to be that of unity.

The season culminates at the Feast of the Presentation, after which the liturgy stops looking back to Christmas and begins looking forward to the Passion.