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Romans 1:11-12

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Our Lent Reflections

Every Friday John will be sharing a reflection from the week's Lent theme

Pandemic and the God Who Cares

A theological session on pain and suffering through the lens of the Old Testament and the early fathers

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July 2022 | 25th Anniversary of Father Macario's Ordination

John shares his tribute to Father Macario at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Mass

May 2022 | Swallow News

Graham Fowler shares news of the Songs of Praise event at Askerwell in West Dorset.

May 2022 | Tribute to Rev Ron Corne

John shared some memories of Rev Ronald Corne during a memorial service for him at All Saints,

Puerto de la Cruz on 24th May.

April 2022 | A Year Gone

On the first anniversary of the death of Margaret Rainton, Marisha has written a poem

April 2022 | Easter poems

A couple of reflective poems for Easter from Elizabeth Thomas

March 2022 | How We Love One Another

A short reflection from Marisha on loving others

February 2022 | A glimpse of our Archdeaconry Synod

Marisha shares a reflection that came out of the recent Archdeaconry Synod

January 2022 | Testimony by Graham Fowler

Graham shares the stories of 3 influential women in his spiritual journey

January 2022 | Obituary for Joyce Oakley

Joyce passed away on 16th January 2022, aged 91

16th January 2022 | Church Lunch in San Blas

Following the re-licensing of John Poole, we held a church lunch in San Blas

16th January 2022 | Re-licensing of Rev John Poole

Our Priest, John Poole, was

re-licensed on Sunday by

The Ven David Waller

December 25th 2021 | Christmas Day Dawns

A Reflection on Christmas Day from Marisha Carter

December 2021 | Christmas Poems

Elizabeth Thomas shares two Christmas poems.

November 2021 | Poems for Remembrance Day

Some poems written by Elizabeth Thomas for Remembrance Day

Sept 25th 2021 | Wedding Vow Renewal Service at San Blas

Phil and Majella Gilley renewed their wedding vows

Sept 2021 | Obituary for David Grove, MBE

David passed away on 20th September 2021.

He was aged 93

Sept 2021 | Charitable Giving

We make regular donations of food and toiletries to the Order of Nuns in both Santiago del Teide and Vilaflor who support the more disadvantaged

Jul 2, 2021 | Seedling Trees

All these trees have been burnt in the many forest fires...

Jun 25, 2021 | Down our lane

A came across a once home today...

Jun 17, 2021 | From Eggardon and Colmers

Here in the Benefice of Eggardon and Colmers, the good weather has enabled us to sing again - and what a joy it is to...

Jun 16, 2021 | The Angels came

It is with great sadness that I post this poem. Two little girls Olivia aged 6 and her sister Anna aged 1...

May 24, 2021 | Quiet Time Poem

Everybody needs to find some quiet time for peaceful contemplation. This reflective poem written by Elizabeth Thomas remembers us that no matter what problems we have, there is HOPE...

May 12, 2021 | Christian Aid Week

It was my privilege to share with the congregations of St Francis in...

May 8, 2021 | Church warden admission

Last Sunday, 2nd May during our service at San Eugenio it was a pleasure for me...

Imagine

An thoughtful poem from Elizabeth

Rebirth

A beautiful poem from Elizabeth

The Cross

An inspiring poem from our server Elizabeth

Lenten Thoughts

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Mar 11, 2021 | Thank you Mum.

A lovely poem from our server Elizabeth

Mar 1, 2021 | Thoughts from last Sunday service.

Take me as I am. I can be nothing else,except for...

Feb 17, 2021 | A Thank you note from Mary Vellacott.

Thank you to any who have remembered me in prayer...

Feb 16, 2021 | He is the God of the Bible and is absolutely real..

Do you ever feel that God is far away, and you need to know He is real to you again? Maybe you...

Feb 12, 2021 | God speaks to you, everywhere you go.

While travelling in the northern island of Luzon in the Philippines, my husband and I were on a bus on our way to Batad, then...

Feb 11, 2021 | Speaking to the Lord as a close friend

My personal prayer life has changed over the years in becoming more informal and conversational in nature. I found when...

Feb 10, 2021 | God speaks, we hear

God has always wanted to be in relationship with us, to communicate with us. I have been thinking how...

Jan 20, 2021 | Week of prayer for Christian Unity

Normally there would be joint services and celebrations between the various denominations but with the restrictions, that won't happen in quite the same way this year, so...

Jan 02, 2021 | Happy New Year!

Usually at this time of the year, New Year resolutions are banded around, this year there doesn’t seem to be that many. I wonder why that is. Perhaps it is the...

Dec 29, 2020 | The Bethlehem Peace centre and the Belen Exhibition

Five years ago I had the privilege to go to the Holy land. Many churches and places of Biblical interest were visited as you would imagine. Having celebrated the Nativity of our Lord it reminded me of...

Dec 24, 2020 | John's Christmas message 2020

Christmas also has a message of positive change for human life and its varied circumstances.  Christmas means different things to different people, but first...

Dec 18, 2020 | A little tradition … at San Blas

All of the churches we worship in are now readying themselves for the Christmas celebration. Nativity scenes, lights, trees, and of course lovely poinsettias are being put up for all to enjoy...

Dec 13, 2020 | A chance encounter or a God incidence?

For sometime and for various reasons, the council of St. Francis Church decided that we needed a new website which would be a window into the life of St. Francis and a tool to help us in our mission of reaching out to all who come to Tenerife...

Dec 05, 2020 | Our New Website

St. Francis church South Tenerife has a new website. This now our official site and will give you up to date information on our activities and other resources...

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