Families may be interested in the invitation from our friends at the Chiesa Valdese to take part in the Festa delle Scuole domenicali, which has happened for some years now at Casa Valdese di Vallecrosia.
This year’s gathering take place from 17th to 19th May; the programme for the event will focus on learning about the Old Testament book of Esther.
A new development this year: the camp is not only for young children but also for teenagers. Young people aged 14 – 18 are invited to take part in this week-end: there will be specific activities arranged for them. In addition, there will also be times of activity and learning opportunities also for the parents who are their with their own children.
La Casa valdese di Vallecrosia is again available to welcome visitors, with special prices to enable participation. They are pretty well unchanged in relation to previous years:
– overnight accommodation in a multiple room with shared bathroom: 55 € per head; for children up to 8 years the prices is reduced to 30 € per head
– overnight accommodation in a multiple room with en suite bathroom: 80 € per head; for children up to 8 years, in this casse too, the price is reduced to 30 € per head
Prices include 2 nights’ accommodation (Friday-Saturday and Saturday-Sunday), 2 breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday) and four meals (dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday), so are definitely favourable.
Applications to join the camp must arrive before Sunday 17th March, by e-mail if possible (to the Circuit address: email@example.com). Applicants are asked to send a scanned copy of the registration form (linked below) which should be completed entirely by the parents of the children or young people (in the case of those who are under 18) or by the actual young people (if they have passed their 18th birthday). Please keep to the date of 17th March which is required by the Casa valdese di Vallecrosia
Here, too, because the chaplain will be away on his post_Christmas break from 17th-22nd February, are the hymns for 24th February (2 before Lent ).
Rumour has it that we haven’t sung ‘Will your anchor hold’ since Howard Sanderson’s time (30 years ago) but it is a classic hymn of the Free Church tradition, and we have never sung ‘Think of a world without any flowers’ so please listen to these hymns and practise too!
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness (RegentSquare)
Angel voices ever singing
(starts 28 seconds in)
Think of a world without any flowers
Will your anchor hold
Hymns for the coming Sunday (17th February, 3 before Lent) – so you’ve got plenty of time to practise!
Praise to the holiest in the height
Come down,O love divine
Brother, sister, let me serve you
One ore step along the world I go
Sunday, 10th February
- This week there will be the normal Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday. Next week the midweek service on 20th February will be midday prayer.
- On Thursday (St Valentine’s Day), at 4.00 p.m., Peter Whitfield will be presenting his book on “The Historic Churches of Genoa” and there will be an opportunity to buy copies (part of the proceeds of sales will go to church funds). English tea will be served.
- Anyone who is interested in being baptised and/or confirmed when Bishop David comes in the summer, may like to know that the programme for preparation is now available in church. Preparation will start at the beginning of next month and it will happen on Sundays. It isn’t too late for anyone who is interested to contact one of the clergy.
- The chaplain is now back on WhatsApp, but without his complete address list and with a new mobile number. Anyone who gets in touch with him, is asked to add their name at the end of their message.
- There are still copies of the church calendar for the year, and of the Diocese of Europe Annual Review for last year, on the table at the back of the church.
- The preacher at the Eucharist on Sunday 17th February will be The Revd Moses Adesina.
Sunday 3rd February
- Thank you to everyone who helped with the concert on 1st February. The retiring collection raised over €125. The collection at the closing service of the Week of Prayer for Unity on 25th January raised €234 for the Baptist Church in Varese, which was firebombed last October.
- At the Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on 6th February we shall remember the 16th-century Martyrs of Japan.
- We have recently received a generous donation from the people of St Paul’s Church, Rock Creek, in the USA.
- On St Valentine’s Day at 4.00 p.m., Peter Whitfield will be presenting his book on “The Historic Churches of Genoa” and there will be an opportunity to buy copies (part of the price supports church funds). English tea will be served.
- A reminder that we now have a date for Bishop David’s visit. He will be with us on 20th-21st July and will be confirming candidates from this church. Preparation will start at the beginning of next month and it will happen on Sundays. It isn’t too late to let the chaplain know that you are interested.
Hymns and songs for our celebration of Candlemas (3rd February)
In his temple now behold him (tune: Westminster Abbey) https://youtu.be/BBue0veeISg
Make way https://youtu.be/tK6XuYhL7JI
O Lord hear my prayer https://youtu.be/J73ILBBkpA0
Angels from the realms of glory https://youtu.be/17TqZQ9ldlk
Enjoy! And don’t forget the bring-and-share lunch after the Eucharist.
- Copies of the Annual report of the Diocese of Europe are now available in church. If you want to find out more about the life of our diocese in all its wonderful variety, please take a copy.
- There are also copies of “This Year at the Church of the Holy Ghost”, the chaplaincy calendar for 2019, available in church. Please take one.
Sunday 27th January
- A big “thank you” to everyone who helped in any way with the service on Friday evening. There was a lot of comment afterwards and all of it was very positive.
We now have a date for the confirmation.
For those who aren’t sure what that means: confirmation is the completion of your baptism, when you are welcomed by the bishop, representing the world-wide Church, and sealed with the Holy Spirit. If you were baptised as a baby, it is also an opportunity for you to claim as your own the faith to which your parents and godparents entrusted you and to commit to being a disciple of Jesus. And, traditionally, in the Church of England, it has been the rite which admits a believer to full sharing in the Eucharist.
Bishop David will be with us on 20th-21st July. Preparation will start at the beginning of March and it will happen on Sundays. If you want to be welcomed by the bishop as a child of God, or affirm your adult faith and your commitment to being a disciple of Jesus, it isn’t too late to sign up. Contact the chaplain.
- We are looking for volunteers to provide the aperitivo after the Sunday Eucharist, a valued time of fellowship for members of our congregation. If you are prepared to help once in a while, or if you would like to know more, please contact churchwarden Mary Wellington.
- On Wednesday (30th March) we remember the execution of King Charles I. There will be a celebration of the Eucharist at 12.30 p.m.
- On Friday (1st February) at 5.30 p.m. there will be a concert in church paying tribute to the rock group “King Crimson” and the singer Cat Stevens.
- Next Sunday (3rd February) is the day when we remember how Jesus was presented in the temple by Mary and Joseph and acclaimed as a light for revelation to all nations and the glory of God’s people. The Eucharist will end with a candle-lit procession and it will include a family baptism. It will be followed by a chaplaincy lunch to mark the end of Christmastide. Please sign up for that if you want to take part
- Please note that it will not be possible to contact the chaplain by WhatsApp until further notice. It is hoped that the situation will be sorted out soon, but until it is, anyone who needs to get in touch with him, is asked to use Facebook, e-mail or the Chaplaincy land-line.
“Come, everything is ready”
World day of prayer
Prepared by the women of Slovenia
Friday 1 March 2019, 1800,
Lutheran Hall, Via Assarotti 21 a
Preparatory Meetings :
Wednesday 30 January
Wednesday 13 February
Always 1500 in the Lutheran Hall, via Assarotti 21 a
You are welcome!
Here, with a whole week to learn them in, are the hymns for Epiphany 4. (27th January)
Jesus shall reign
Love divine all loves excelling (No words but King’s College Cambridge singing):
My God and is thy table spread
O for a thousand tongues to sing (No words):
Sunday 20th January
- A very warm welcome back to Moses Adesina. The Church Council has now asked Bishop David to give Moses “Permission to Officiate” as a deacon while he is with us in Genoa, and we are making progress toward that, so you are likely to be seeing him up at the front in a number of different roles during the coming weeks.
- We now have a date for the confirmation. Bishop David will be with us on the week-end of 20th-21st July. Preparation will begin shortly. Any enquirers are asked to contact the chaplain.
- One of the things that builds community in this church is the aperitivo after the Sunday Eucharist. This does not just “happen” but requires a commitment from people to provide and serve the food and drink. Please contact our churchwarden, Mary Wellington, if you are willing to be part of this group.
- The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has begun. The programme of events during the week has been posted elsewhere on this page. On Monday evening (21st January) at 6.00 p.m. Bishop Jürgen Johannesdotter of the Protestant Church in Germany will give a talk in the Sala Frate Sole at the back of the Church of the Annunziata.
- There will be the usual celebration of the Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday. Our prayers this week will focus on the theme of Unity.
- We are hosting the final service of the Week of Prayer in Genova. It will be in both English and Italian. The Preachers will be Fr Filip Sorin of the Romanian Orthodox Church and Pastora Ulrike Jourdan of the Waldensian Church in Sampierdarena. The Cardinal Archbishop of Genoa is expected.
- Friday is also the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul. There will be a Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. that day.
Sunday 13th January
- There will be the usual Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday 16th January. It will be followed by a meeting of the Church Council.
- On Friday 18th January the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins. The programme of events is posted below. We are hosting the final service of the Week on Friday 25th January. The Cardinal Archbishop of Genoa will be present at that service. Please put this date in your diary now.
- Moses Adesina was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church of Kenya shortly before Christmas to serve in a parish in a new mission district in the diocese of Southern Nyanza. Unfortunately, when the bishop ordained Moses he changed his immigration status in Kenya and the Kenyan authorities have told Moses to return to Italy to sort things out. He will be arriving in Genoa in a few days’ time and will be living among us for a while until his status in Kenya is sorted out so that he can return to continue his studies. We hope that he will be able to minister while he is among us, and the Church Council will be asking Bishop David to give Moses “permission to Officiate” in Genoa, but there are a number of formalities to be gone through before that happens, so it may take some time.
A few days in which to mug up on Sunday’s Hymns (20th January):
- Take my life
- Bread is blessed and broken (words below)
- We have a gospel to proclaim
With words: https://youtu.be/B2FX0-kS7wA
Sunday 6th January, 2019
- There will not be the usual Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday because Tony Dickinson will be away from Genoa on Church business. Instead there will be Midday Prayer, in which all are welcome to join.
- Next Sunday we shall keep the feast of the Baptism of Christ. At the Eucharist there will be an opportunity to renew the promises that were made at our baptism.
- The Church Council will meet on Wednesday, 16th January, after the midweek Eucharist. The agenda will be circulated later this week.
- Finally: Please keep in your prayers Lis and her husband Gian. He has been quite poorly in recent days and Lis is not at present able to leave him. Please remember, too, Kallina Temperini’s mother Marjorie, who is recovering from a bad fall just before Christmas.
Here are the hymns for our celebration of the Epiphany on Sunday. Your chance to practice before the day:
- People won’t need reminding that Tuesday is New Year’s Day. It is also the eighth day after Christmas Day, when Christians remember how Jesus was circumcised in accordance with the Law of Moses eight days after his birth. There will be a Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. which will be followed by seasonal refreshments.
- There will, as usual, be a Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday. At this service there will be a commemoration of four of God’s holy ones: two friends who lived and ministered in what is now central Turkey in the fourth century, a nineteenth-century Russian monk, and an Indian bishop who died within the lifetime of several members of the congregation.
- Next Sunday we keep the feast of the Epiphany, when the wise men move from the edge of the crib scene to join the Holy Family front and centre. The Eucharist will be at the normal time of 10.30 a.m.
Here are the hymns for Christmas 1 (with a choice of versions for our final hymn):Introit God rest ye merry gentlefolk (slightly different words here)
Offertory Will you come and follow me
Communion What child is this
Post Communion Angels from the realms of gloryKings College Cambridge:Maddy Prior:Annie Lennox:
- On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week (26th-28th December) we shall celebrate St Stephen, St John and the Holy Innocents. There will be a simple Eucharist, with Christmas carols, each day at 12.30 p.m.
- A week today is New Year’s Day. It is also the eighth day after Christmas, when we remember how Jesus was circumcised in accordance with the Law of Moses on the eighth day after his birth. There will be a simple Eucharist at 12.30 p.m.
- We have received Christmas greetings from Gillian Cumming and from Tim and Rosemary Bravington.
- Warm thanks to everyone who took part in the Carol Service last Sunday. Not only the readers, singers and musicians, but those who set out chairs and cleared up afterwards, those who cooked mince pies and mulled gallons of wine, or served them to our congregation of over 150. The collection at the service raised over €320 for Emergenza Freddo. If you know of anyone who is sleeping rough, please encourage them to make contact with this excellent project of Caritas Genova. See post below for details.
- An unexpected Christmas gift was the exciting news that Moses Adesina was ordained on Sunday 16th December as a deacon in the Anglican Church in Kenya. Please pray for him and for the people of Keroka, where he is serving as he continues his studies.
- The blessing of the crib will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. This will be followed by prosecco and sparkling wine.
- On Christmas Day there will be a Eucharist at 10.30 a.m. We will again enjoy seasonal refreshments afterwards.
- 26th, 27th and 28th December we shall celebrate the feasts of St Stephen, St John and the Holy Innocents. There will be a short Eucharist, with Christmas carols, each day at 12.30 p.m.
- The last of our brief introductions to three Christian poets is now up on the Chaplain’s page on this website. This one introduces the poetry of R.S. Thomas, and ends with links to some of his poems.
- We have received Christmas greetings from David and Lynn Emmott and from John and Rita Bennett. Here is the greeting from Lynn and David:
Dear Friends,Warm greetings from the Bennetts in Linton. It is good to hear from so many at this time of year. So thank you for your greetings and good wishes.It’s been a particularly busy year for us with quite a lot of lot of time spent away from home, either working in Italy or visiting friends in France. We have experienced a few memorable times. In late February, we just escaped the “Beast from the East” snowstorm, when Matthew our son-in-law got us to Manchester airport on the Sunday prior to its fall on Monday morning, for us to fly to Rome. When we woke up on Monday morning in Rome, there was thick snow there also. It was the first time they had seen snow like that in the capital for eight years. There is “a miracle of the snow story”, taking place at the church of St Maria Maggiore in Rome, when the citizens saw snow in August. Well this was almost as astounding for Rome, and the locals made the most of it, for a few days. Those beautiful fountains of Rome, were dressed in the most amazing icicles and traffic was incredibly diminished. Bernini would have been delighted to see his fountains clad in frozen icicles. But it didn’t stop us getting to Sicily, where we were to work for the next month. Another achievement this year has been taking our eleven year old VW cabriolet successfully over the Pyrenees from Bilbao and then finally up the length of France. It’s the most trouble free car we have ever had, even though we did have it checked over thoroughly before setting off. The less memorable moment was getting it in and out of the hotel lift in Bilbao, as the only entrance to the underground car-park, in that beautiful but compact city, was to put your car in the lift and hope it would bear the weight.Our family are all thriving, thankfully. Kathryn, Andy and Hannah are looking for a larger house, as some new houses are being built around Skipton. Hannah performed in a end of term ballet at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford earlier in the year and we were there, along with others in the family to cheer. She has successfully passed the entrance examination to the Girls High School in Skipton, starting in September and has just had her eleventh birthday. Kathryn is keeping well and is still working hard for the National Park, doing workshops and other sustainable tourism projects. Eleanor, Matthew, Rebecca and Emma are doing well in Thorpe, just over the hill from us. Matthew is now self-employed, having spread his wings away from BT to taking on independent contracts with other firms. He has recently been to Stockholm and Berlin with the work he does and besides travelling, is delighted to be able to work day to day from home. Eleanor continues to teach at Grassington school where Emma is also. Rebecca is now fourteen and is working through her options for GCSE.Rita and I have completed the year long beginners Italian course at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley. The great advantage for us, is there are no exams and with a teacher called Sabrina, anything learnt is a plus. We are now on the second year’s continuation course. After five years we may be up to GCSE standard, but that would be a long shot. But it is said at the college that Chinese is a more difficult language to grasp. The Italian language course is making a small difference to our visits to friends in Italy, in that we can understand conversations more. The trick is going to have the confidence to speak a few words more ourselves. We have served again in the Anglican Chaplaincy in Taormina in Sicily during March 18, of which one highlight has been to meet up with Andreas, the Lutheran pastor in Sicily and his youth worker colleague. They not only introduced us to an outstanding local fish restaurant in Catania, but also took us to the refugee hostel the Lutheran Church runs In Catania. There are now nine young men living there, who they house and care for. The quality of the premises and its furnishings are of a high standard and are a credit to their work and respect for the people they care for. Friends in Genoa will be glad to hear of this work also. Our Anglican congregation in Taormina hold regular monthly joint services with the Lutherans, in German and English, and while we were there, together they celebrated the fiftieth such occasion. They also share a joint film night once per month. We also are particularly glad to welcome Giovanni La Rosa, who we had met at the Safeguarding workshop held while we were hosts at the chaplaincy in Taormina. Father Giovanni took part in our worship and invited me to join in a mass within his entirely Italian speaking congregation of the St Albert of Trapani church, that has recently come into the Anglican Diocese in Europe. St Albert is a Sicilian saint of the 13th century, a Carmelite, known for his preaching and healing abilities. Giovanni took us to the village of Randazzo on the slopes of Mt Etna and we enjoyed a wonderful barbecue with the priest’s family and friends, in their out of the village homestead. The countryside is covered in fertile vineyards benefitting from the lava rock and soil. From there we continued to the church to join in the Italian mass and meet the congregation. We spent Easter in Palermo, and saw the entirely male flower arrangers preparing the Easter procession. The Easter procession arrived with the brass band at 2am Saturday outside our apartment, having processed around the city since 8pm in the previous evening. We also visited Cefalu, on the coast, during Easter, admiring its sandy beaches as well as its magnificent cathedral and old streets. We will be returning to Taormina to serve for the month of April 2019 and again in April and September 2020, now that Vickie the Archdeacon in Milan has so very kindly picked up for me, an Italian police certificate, saying I have no record of any cautions or criminal investigations. It’s a bit like the DBS certificates voluntary workers are asked for in the UK. But such is the kind of world we now live in, that these checks have to be gone through. We also anticipate taking a Christians Aware visiting group to Rome in March 2019 to see Castel Gandolfo, Nero’s Golden House and other recently opened treasures.This year has been busy with John being Area Minister for the Franciscan tertiaries, for “West and South Yorkshire and Craven” to give the Area its full name.There are around fifty tertiaries in our area, including some we have recently incorporated from the Doncaster area of South Yorkshire. Our Area is a busy one and we have a really excellent Area Team of colleagues to work alongside. This coming year there will be events in different parts of the country marking the meeting and friendship that St Francis had with the Sultan of Egypt during the fifth crusade in 1219. This was a meeting of honour and respect that was formative in creating dialogue across faith traditions and in peace-making in his turbulent world. We hope to incorporate an interfaith gathering in the Hyde Park region of Leeds, with the help of our friends there. John is contributing to the Franciscan Formation Forum that encourages ongoing development throughout life and is helping to develop a resource bank that will be accessible over the internet. We managed to get a week away in Assisi during August, with another two Franciscan friends.We have been glad to be in touch with, or see other friends maintaining a quality of life in different circumstances. Friends in Kerala we remember, who have this year experienced devastating flooding and the loss of some very precious homes. In such a beautiful place and super people this will have been a dreadful loss. We remember other friends and colleagues who we have spent many happy times with over the years. Rita and I attend Ripon Cathedral when we are at home in Yorkshire and I do chaplaincy work there and take occasional mid-week communion services. It also is an excellent centre for our ecumenical work as part of the Ripon Regional Support Group of the Anglican Centre in Rome. The group managed to arrange two well attended events during the last year; one to Ampleforth and Stanbrook Abbey’s and the other in Knaresborough celebrating the 800 anniversary of St Robert of Knaresborough. Stanbrook is a brilliant ecologically geared community house on the North Yorks Moors and well worth visiting. Peter Lacy, a Methodist local preacher and historian told us the story of Robert, who we think deserved a very large medal, in trying to advise King John, the year after the barons nailed him down, with Magna Carta. Ruth Becket, an academic from York University, spoke at the gathering of our common heritage of saints, particularly as Robert was never officially canonised.
- The Bennetts write:
We continue to take an interest in bringing our small limestone garden to its full potential. We attended another Snowdrop Day in February and a Bulb Day in September run by the Alpine Garden Society. We now have around fifteen different snowdrop varieties beginning to show up in the garden. We have grown sweet peas for the first time this year and bought some more seeds for 2019 when we visited Wisley Gardens in August for the first time. But perhaps the most inspirational visit for us in the Uk has been to visit the recently renovated Temperate House at Kew Gardens, where we have seen a number of near extinct plant species springing into life and growing again, through the spectacular and precise care of the biologists and scientists at Kew. It has been a most rewarding experience to see otherwise extinct or very vulnerable plant species growing profusely there. Some amazing achievements coming into life through saving these plants.We send you warm good wishes for a very happy Christmas and a bright and cheerful 2019. Pax et Bonum.John and RIta Bennett
Here are the hymns for Advent 4
Introit Of the Father’s love begotten (slightly different words)
Offertory Tell out my soul
Communion The angel Gabriel
Post Communion Come thou long expected Jesus
Follow the link for news of an event happening in the New Year
- Rachel Ukpohe has given birth to a baby girl. Her name is Amira. By the time you read this mother and baby should be home from hospital.
- Those who like poetry may be interested in looking at the Chaplain’s page on the Chaplaincy website, where there are brief introductions to three Christian poets, ranging from the fourth century to the 20th, with links to some of their poetry.
- Emergenza Freddo is operating again this year. This church will be supporting it at the Carol Service. See below for details of where and when it is operating.
- We have received Christmas greetings from Fr Bernard Fray, from John and Rita Bennett, and from John and Madeleine Tarrant, who note that both Genoa and Salisbury (where they live) have been in the news this year for distressing reasons.
- Services are as usual this week, with the midweek Eucharist at lunchtime on Wednesday. From the fourth Sunday in Advent there will be a service every day during Christmas week, from Sunday to Friday The details are:
Sunday, 23rd December – Advent 4: 10.30a.m. – Eucharist
Monday, 24th December – Christmas Eve: 5.30 p.m. – Crib Service
Tuesday, 25th December – Christmas Day: 10.30 a.m. – Eucharist
Wednesday, 26th December – St Stephen: 12.30 a.m. – Eucharist
Thursday, 27th December – St John the Evangelist: 12.30 a.m. – Eucharist
Friday, 28th December – The Holy Innocents: 12.30 a.m. – Eucharist
If you know of anyone who is sleeping rough, please remind them of the existence of EMERGENZA FREDDO
Caritas Genoa is again this year promoting the “Emergenza” to increase the number of beds available to homeless people living on the street and offer them shelter for the night, dinner, breakfast and the showers between 1st December 2018 and 31st March 2019.
Reception is open at the monastery of SS Giacomo e Filippo, Via Bozzano 12 (in S. Fruttuoso district) and operated by Fondazione Auxilium, Il Melograne and Volunteers for Auxilium.
The services include:-
- Reception while waiting for showers: Monday to Friday from 0900 to 1100
- Activities: from Monday to Sunday (except Saturday) from 1430 to 1730
- Preparation and entertainment before dinner: Monday to Sunday from 1730 to 1930
- Dining room: every day from 1930 to 2030
- Dormitory & Breakfast (including Christmas, New Year and holidays): every day from 2000 to 0700.
There are also two night shelters for homeless people, open at the premises of the parishes of Santa Maria delle Vigne, in the historic centre (Vico Del Campanile Delle Vigne, 5) and San Francesco alla Chiappetta in Bolzaneto (Via G. B. Custo, 9, Casa San Francesco).
- The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has asked people to join him in a vigil of prayer before the vote in the British Parliament on the Brexit deal (see below). Please join in as and when you can. The words of the recommended prayers are printed below and on the Facebook page and there are leaflets available in church.
- Next Sunday our Christmas Carol Service will take place at 5.30 p.m. Please remember to invite your friends. We shall again welcome the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica and there will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
- Sadly there is still no news from Bishop David’s Office about the date for a confirmation in Genoa next year. He will receive a nudge tomorrow. Anyone who is interested in the possibility of being confirmed, or in being baptised, and wants to know more, is asked to contact the chaplain.
- In preparation for the Carol Service, we shall be putting up our Christmas Crib and the remaining decorations on Wednesday morning, breaking for the mid-day Eucharist (and lunch) and, if we need to, carrying on afterwards. Anyone who is free that day is invited to come and lend a hand.
The Archbishop of York is inviting all to join him in a vigil of prayer ahead of the vote in the UK Parliament on the Brexit deal. The vigil will start on Sunday 9th December at 6.00 a.m. and continue until midnight on Tuesday 11th December.
The Archbishop has written a special prayer which he is encouraging everyone to pray on the hour, every hour throughout the three days. It will be said by the duty Chaplain at York Minster throughout Monday and Tuesday.
The Archbishop’s prayer reads:
God of eternal love and power,
Save our Parliamentary Democracy;
Protect our High Court of Parliament and all its members
From partiality and prejudice;
That they may walk the path of kindness, justice and mercy.
Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.
The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,
Therefore we pray earnestly, Father,
send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.
Lord, graciously hear us. Amen.
Please add these to your prayers:
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the hymns for Advent 2:
Lord have mercy – during Advent we will be singing Lord have mercy in a setting by the Ghanaian composer Dinah Reindorf.
and for the Gospel proclamation we will sing (in English) Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho: Your will be done on earth O Lord.
- At the Eucharist on 9th December we shall give thanks for the recent birth of Israel and Blessing’s third daughter, Gift. Also next Sunday the Church Council meets.
- On Sunday 16th December our Christmas Carol Service will take place at 5.30 p.m. Please put the date in your diary and tell your friends. We shall again welcome our friends from the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica and there will be mulled wine and minced pies afterwards. .
- If you like Gospel music with a Christmas twist, there is a concert at the Aquarium on Thursday 6th December at 9.00 p.m. Further details can be found on the church’s FB page. Those who prefer more traditional Christmas music may like to know that the Salvation Army Band is giving a concert in the Waldensian Church in Via Assarotti on Saturday 8th December at 5.30 p.m. Before that, in one of the upper rooms on the church premises, the Waldensians are holding their Christmas Bazaar. That begins at 2.30 p.m. Access is through the side door in Via Curtatone. Again, detailed information can be found on the “Church and Friends” FB page.
- We are still waiting to hear from Bishop David’s Office about the date for a confirmation here next year. We hope to have news soon. If you are interested in the possibility of being confirmed in your Christian discipleship, or in being baptised, and want to know more, please contact the Chaplain.
For those who like to practice beforehand: here (with apologies for their late arrival) are links to this week’s hymns and other music.
Introit Come thou long expected Jesus
Offertory People look east
Communion I cannot tell
We shall be singing these two pieces in place of the “Gloria” and “Alleluia” from tomorrow until Christmas.
Lord have mercy – we will be singing Kyrie Eleison (Ghana)
and for the Gospel proclamation we will sing Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho: Your will be done on earth O Lord.
- In addition to the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday there will be a special celebration at 12.30 p.m. on Friday to mark St Andrew’s day.
- Next Sunday the season of Advent begins. This is the time of year when we both prepare to remember the first coming of the Lord Jesus as a baby in Bethlehem and look forward to his coming again at the end of history.
- Next Sunday also marks the end of our journey through the year with St Mark’s Gospel and the beginning of a journey with St Luke.
- The American International Women’s Club is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the Star Hotel President near Brignole Station .
- And don’t forget that next Sunday at 10.00 a.m.there will be a United Service at the Baptist Church, followed by a shared meal. Members of this congregation are encouraged to join our brother and sister Christians, but there will be a service here as usual. If you plan to go to the Baptist Church and stay for the lunch, please let Tony Dickinson know today.
- On Sunday 16th December (3 weeks today) our Christmas Carol Service will take place at 5.30 p.m. Please put the date in your diary and tell your friends. We shall again welcome our friends from the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica and there will be mulled wine and minced pies afterwards.
- To find out what else is happening between now and Christmas, please pick up a blue leaflet from church. It includes details of services for Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
Did you know that the Diocese publishes a quarterly Prayer Diary? It used to be an insert in “The European Anglican” but is now available online access and as a download on the Diocesan website https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feurope.anglican.org%2Fprayer-diary%2Fprayer-diary-introduction&data=02%7C01%7Cbron.panter%40churchofengland.org%7Cff60488ebdfc42aff11008d64ece3adf%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636783045021310692&sdata=TkUjsRvYo7eE2iM4D0Z%2By1nI26PxlTczwjM0FK75COQ%3D&reserved=0 . You can also receive it direct to smartphones and tablets using the PrayerMate app.
There is also a Chaplaincy Cycle of Prayer, with prayer topics for each day of the month. It can be accessed at http://anglicanchurchgenoa.org/chaplaincy-cycle-of-prayer/
On Sunday 25th November we keep the Feast of Christ the King, which ends the Church’s year. The hymns to be sung that day are:
- Introit Immortal invisible https://hymnary.org/text/
- Offertory Angel voices ever singing , https://hymnary.org/tune/
- Communion Brother, sister, let me serve you https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Post Communion I will sing the wondrous story, (tune Hyfrydol) https://hymnary.org/tune/
hyfrydol_prichard https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BhjkNeXDV10
- Last night’s concert of Christmas music by the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica was very enjoyable. Warm thanks to all who moved furniture beforehand and all who set out extra chairs and welcomed people. There was a collection which raised over €240 for church funds.
- There will be the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday.
- On 2nd December at 1000 there will be a United Service at the Baptist Church, followed by a shared meal. Members of this congregation are encouraged to be present, but there will be a service here as usual. If you plan to take part in the United service and to stay for lunch, please let the Chaplain (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by next Sunday.
- The Waldensian Church in Via Assarotti is organising a pilgrimage next year to historic sites connected with the reform begun by Peter Waldo eight centuries ago. There is more information on our church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/126605284027716/photos/a.131796013508643/2040067019348190/?type=3&theater.
- Information about another project with which the Waldensians are involved, as part of the “Humanitarian Corridors” movement, can be found lower down this page (see “A request from our Waldensian brothers and sisters”). It will be of particular interest to anyone who is downsizing or reequipping their home.
- There are still a few “end-of-year” programme leaflets available from church. They include details of services during Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
- Finally: we are continuing to gather a group of people who are preparing for baptism and/or confirmation next year – the exact date is under discussion with Bishop David’s office. It isn’t too late to join the group. If you would like to know more, please contact the chaplain (e-mail address as above).
- There will be the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday. This week we remember Samuel Seabury, pioneering bishop in North America.
- On Saturday the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica will be giving a concert of Christmas music from many lands here at 5.30 p.m. If anyone is free from about 2.00 p.m. to help set out chairs that would be much appreciated. There is more information on the “Church and Friends of the Holy Ghost” Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/126605284027716/photos/a.131796013508643/2042487852439440/?type=3&theater
- Our neighbours at the Waldensian Church in Via Assarotti are organising a pilgrimage next year to some of the historic sites connected with the reform begun by Peter Waldo eight centuries ago. There is more information on the “Church and Friends of the Holy Ghost” FB page. https://www.facebook.com/126605284027716/photos/a.131796013508643/2040067019348190/?type=3&theater
- Information about another project with which the Waldensians are involved, as part of the “Humanitarian Corridors” movement, can be found immediately below. It may be of interest to people who are downsizing or reequipping their homes.
- Have you picked up your programme for the end of the year? There are still some on the table by the church entrance. The blue leaflet includes details of services for Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
- We are slowly gathering a group of people who are seeking to learn more about what it means to respond to the call of Jesus like Peter, Andrew and the sons of Zebedee in today’s Gospel reading (Mark 1:14-20). They will be preparing for baptism and confirmation (or else to complete their baptism by confirmation) next year. It isn’t too late to join the group. If you would like to know more, please contact the Chaplain.
A request from our Waldensian brothers and sisters:
For a year now, in our city there have been families of Syrian origin, who arrived in Italy through the “Humanitarian Corridors” project. Their reception is being guaranteed and organised by Diaconia Valdese, a body that, within the union of the Methodist and Waldensian churches, deals with managing services to people (care, reception, accompaniment, support). In this project a group of volunteers from the Waldensian Church and the International Evangelical Hospital is included in the collaboration.
As of November, the arrival of a new group of people is expected. They will be hosted in accommodation made available by another organization present and active in the city of Genoa. The accommodation has been renovated but has no furniture or fittings of any kind. Before proceeding to purchase new things, the staff of the Diaconia Valdese decided to ask if anyone among the members or acquaintances of the churches had furniture or fittings for the accommodation and would be prepared to give it as a gift to set up this house.
Here is the list of things that are needed:
Kitchen: 1 Table, 8 Chairs, 15 plates, 2 Sets Cutlery, 2 Kitchen Knives, 2 Bowls, 2 large pots, 2 small pots, 2 Frying Pans, 2 Oven Trays, 2 Boards, 4 Towels, 2 Potholders. Other utensils will be gratefully received.
BEDROOMS: 8 beds with mattress, 8 bedside tables, 8 Lamps, 4 wardrobes, 16 sets of sheets, 16 sets of blankets, 8 Pillows. Other items of furniture will be gratefully received.
Living room: a table, 8 Chairs, a couch, a television
Bathrooms: 3 cabinets, 3 Mirrors, 16 large towels, 16 small
If any one has one or more of these objects and is prepared to donate it, the church asks that they get in touch directly with Pastor William Jourdan, calling him on 328-1243464. He will take care to put you in touch with the staff of Diaconia Valdese, who will look after the removal of objects or furniture. For that reason, he asks people not to bring things to the church but to wait for further instructions. Given that the families are scheduled to arrive at the end of November, people are asked to contact him by phone before Monday 19 November, so that the staff can schedule the removal of furniture or other fittings without fuss.
For those who want to practice the hymns for Remembrance Sunday (11th November), here are some useful links:
Introit O God our help in ages past https://hymnary.org/text/our_
Offertory Dear Lord and father of mankind, https://hymnary.org/hymn/CH4/
Communion Seek ye first, https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Post Communion O Lord my God, https://www.youtube.com/
Week beginning 4th November
There will be the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday. This week we remember one of the great English missionary saints, Willibrord, who brought the good news of Jesus to the people of northwest Europe thirteen centuries ago.
Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and our Eucharist will include the two minutes’ silence in which we remember those who died in two world wars and in the many conflicts since. So, please be here promptly at 10.30 next Sunday, so that you are in good time and ready to share the silence.
Have you picked up your programme for the end of the year? There are still some left on the table. The blue leaflet includes details of services for Remembrance Sunday, Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
Finally: we are slowly gathering a group of people who are seeking to learn more about what it means to respond to the call of Jesus and enter into life. They will be preparing for baptism and confirmation (or else to complete their baptism by confirmation) next year. It isn’t too late to join the group. If you would like to know more, please have a word with me at the end of the service.
Week beginning 28th October
At the midweek Eucharist on Wednesday we shall mark the 501st anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting an invitation to debate on the theology faculty notice-board in Wittenberg.
On Thursday we shall give thanks to God for all his saints with a Eucharist at 12.30 p.m. and on Friday, All Souls’ Day, there will be a service at 6.00 p.m. in the evening at which we will remember by name people whom we have loved and who have died. There is a list on the table for members of the congregation to add the names of the people you would like to be remembered at that service. And do please come and light a candle for them as their name is read out.
There is a lot going on between now and the end of the year. We’ve produced a programme for people to take away. It includes details of services for not only for All Saints, All Souls, but also for Remembrance Sunday, Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
Finally: we are gathering a group of people who are seeking to learn more about what it means to follow Jesus and who are aiming for baptism and confirmation (or to complete their baptism by confirmation) next year. It isn’t too late to join the group. If you would like to know more, please contact the Chaplain.
Week beginning 21st October
There will be the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday at 12.30 p.m.
Today is the last time for a few months that the church wears the green of “ordinary time”. Next Sunday, we celebrate the apostles St Simon and St Jude, so everything will be red. Then we’re into white for All Saints’ tide and then red again for the three weeks leading to Advent. At the beginning of Advent we change to purple; and that lasts until Christmas when we change to white.
There is a lot going on between now and the end of the year. We’ve produced a little programme for people to take away. It’s the blue leaflet on the table, and it includes details of services for All Saints, All Souls, Remembrance Sunday, Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
On All Souls Day (2nd November) there will be a service at 6.00 p.m. at which we shall remember by name people whom we have loved and who have died. There is a list on the table for people to add the names of the people they would like to be remembered at that service. Those who do are warmly invited to come and light a candle for their loved one(s) as the names are read out.
Bishop Robert wrote recently to all the chaplaincies in the diocese asking for prayer in the run-up to 29th March, and especially as the negotiations reach their climax. You can find the content of his letter on the Chaplain’s page and on the “Church and Friends of the Holy Ghost” FB page.
Finally: Italian lessons with Lis Watkins are continuing on Saturdays at 2.30 p.m. It isn’t too late to join the group. If you would like to know more, please contact Lis.
Week beginning 14th October
There will be the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday. This week we shall remember Bishop Ignatius of Antioch, who bore witness to God’s love in his life and in his death 1900 years ago.
On Thursday, we celebrate St Luke the Evangelist. There will be a Eucharist at 12.30 that day. It will include prayer for healing, with the laying on of hands and anointing for those who wish.
There is a lot going on between now and the end of the year. We’ve produced a little programme for people to take away. It’s the blue leaflet on the table, and it includes details of services for All Saints, All Souls, Remembrance Sunday, Advent, Christmas, and beyond to the end of Christmastide.
On All Souls Day (2nd November) there will be a service in the evening at which we will remember by name people whom we have loved and who have died. There is a list on the table for you to add the names of the people you would like to be remembered at that service. And do please come and light a candle for them as the name is read out.
Finally: We had our first Italian lesson with Lis yesterday afternoon. If you’d like to join the group this coming Saturday at 2.30 p.m., please contact email@example.com
Week beginning 7th October
A huge “thank you” to everyone who helped with yesterday’s Bazaar; those who baked and made jam, those who made handicrafts or donated items for sale, those who set up on Wednesday, those who staffed stalls and served teas, those who put out bunting, those who welcomed visitors, and those who cleared up afterwards and made the church ready for our worship this morning. We had a good time (sorry if you missed it) and we raised over €1500 for church funds.
This week is much quieter. There is the regular midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, when we shall be remembering Paulinus, first bishop of York, and the 17th-century priest and poet Thomas Traherne.
Looking further ahead, on Thursday week, 18th October, we celebrate St Luke the Evangelist. There will be a Eucharist at 12.30 that day.
On 21st October, a fortnight today, our friends in the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica will be giving a concert of music from the time of the Crusades. Further details next week.
Congratulations to Blessing and Israel Nwangwa on the birth of their third daughter, a sister for Joy and Precious.
Following discussion at the Chaplaincy Council, we have put together a “Who’s Who” listing various roles that are important in our church life and the people who fulfil them. Please take a look, and if you can see a role that is incorrectly labelled or if you can’t see someone whose name ought to be there, but who has been missed off, please let me know.
There are a number of people in the congregation who are thinking about the possibility of baptism and confirmation. Sadly none of them has actually told the Chaplain, so he doesn’t know who they are. Please let him know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested and we can start thinking about preparation.
Following recent discussion at the Chaplaincy Council, we have put together a “Who’s Who” listing various roles that are important in our church life and the people who fulfil them. Here it is. Please take a look, and let me know of anything that is wrong or anyone who has been missed off.
Who’s Who at the Church of the Holy Ghost
|Chaplain||Canon Tony Dickinson|
|Churchwardens||Flora Capostagno||Mary Wellington|
|Synod Representatives||Lis Watkins||Mary Wellington|
|Church Treasurer||Alexia Piaggio|
|Assistant Treasurer||Lis Watkins|
|Church Council Secretary||Elsabe van der Sijde|
|Church Council Members||Giovanni Battista Forlino||Ann Haigh|
|Giovanni Milandri||Kallina Temperini|
|Electoral Roll Officer||Hanako Tshushima|
|Assistant Sacristan||Peter Asemwote|
|Servers/Chalice-bearers||Peter Asemwote||Lis Watkins|
|Lesson-Readers||Moses Adesina||Flora Capostagno|
|Lydia Oriasotie||Alexia Piaggio|
|Hanako Tshushima||Mary Wellington (co-ordinator)|
|Music||Flora Capostagno||Hanako Tshushima|
|Offertory||Lydia Oriasotie||Rachel Ukpohi|
|Tracy Uwaghe||Godstime Idu|
|Safe-guarding Officer||Kallina Temperini|
|Sunday Refreshments||Flora Capostagno (co-ordinator)|
|Building Maintenance||Lovely Lucky||Godstime Idu|
|Furniture Lay-out||Cyril Chimeziri||Aoustin Jostin|
|Lovely Lucky||Godstime Idu|
|FB Admin||Tony Dickinson||Alexia Piaggio|
|Website Manager||Flora Capostagno||Tony Dickinson|
|Church Cleaners||Lydia Oriasotie||Tracy Uwaghe|
|Godstime Idu||Israel Dominic|
|Grounds-keepers||Peter Asemwote||Moses Adesina|
|Godstime Idu||Lovely Lucky|
Benefit concert by Kat Alston and the GGMA Saturday 22nd September 5:30pm, doors open at 5pm: CONCERT
United service with Eucharist Tuesday 25th September 6:30pm: Locandina Culto con Santa Cena
Autumn Fair Saturday 6th October 3 to 6pm: Autumn Bazaar 2018
February 7th 2018:
A Requiem Mass was held in our church for Fr Peter Blackburn on Wednesday at 12:30pm, celebrant Fr Gordon Bond. Fr Peter Blackburn served this church as a resident chaplain for five years and continued his link with the church by coming every year as locum chaplain until last October, when he was present at the opening of the Hanbury Gardens Exhibition. He died in London on January 14th just after his 71st birthday and he will be missed by us all. His funeral will be held at the church he served in Hampstead, Christ Church, on Wednesday 21st February at noon. : Peter Blackburn Funeral Mass Christ Church Hampstead
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.
October 2017: Hanbury Gardens exhibition at the Anglican Church, Genoa.
We were so pleased to welcome Ambassador Jill Morris to our church for the opening of this photo exhibition by Fulvio Gazzoli, and that the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, was able to join us. Carolyn Hanbury and other friends of the gardens were able to travel along the coast to Genoa for this exhibition and toast to the 150th anniversary of Hanbury Gardens at La Mortola.
Click here to view the video of the Ambassador’s opening speech and the Mayor’s reply.
More photos are on our photos page.
June 2017 – Terriers Lent Project for 2017
Back in the UK we thank the Terriers Church in High Wycombe, Diocese of Oxford, for raising around3,200 Euros towards church upgrading at the West end where we have our IT classes, meetings, children’s play area and food bank. It has been wonderfully generous of them to support our church and activities in this way, we are very grateful. The money was raised through a variety of activities from Pancake Suppers to Hula-hooping (we don’t have any photos of this, unfortunately!).
2 April 2017, Bishop David confirms 8 young people at our church – read his blog about it here:
26 February 2017, Bishop Robert and Pope Francis at All Saints Anglican Church, Rome: see the preview video here .
18th March 9pm Concert by the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica celebrating wine in music and word.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 – click on the title to view the programme 18 – 25 January
“Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us” (2 Cor 5,14-20)
18 January at 18.00 Lutheran Church – Via Capolungo n. 18, Genova Nervi Service of Prayer
Preachers: Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genova and Pastor Jakob Betz, Lutheran Church of Genova e Sanremo
20 January at 21.00 San Donato Church – Piazza San Donato Service of Prayer organised by the Youth Group
23 January at 18.00 Sala Frate Sole – c/o Annunziata Church, Piazza BanoferaDiscussion about:
“Dal Conflitto alla Comunione” Speakers:
Don Cristiano Bettega Direttore dell’Ufficio Nazionale per l’Ecumenismo e il Dialogo Interreligioso della C.E.I. (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana) and Prof. Lothar Vogel Docente di Storia del Cristianesimo presso la Facoltà Valdese di Teologia – Roma
25 January at 18.00 Rumanian Orthodox Church – Piazza Aprosio – Genova Sestri Service of Prayer Preachers: Mons. Nicolò Anselmi, Auxiliary Bishop of Genova and Dott. Teodoro Fanlo y Cortès, Waldensian Pastor Emeritus
Christmas Carol Service 18th December 5:30pm – traditional music and readings from The Bible. carol-service-poster-2016 – thank you to DIS for their Christmas cards that raised 30 Euros towards the Church Christmas Charity: Caritas Genova “Un Posto Buono per Dormire”. The service raised over 270 Euros to be divided between church maintenance and the Christmas Charity.
Crib Service 24th Decembe 5:30pm – a quiet reflective service for Christmas night followed by Panettone.
Christmas Day Eucharist 25th December 10:30am
See all the services and events on this attachment:
Wanted: clean warm jackets for men or women – thank you!
Wanted: more packets or tins of food for our food bank – thank you!
Confirmation classes starting : Why come?
To ensure that those who are confirmed have a proper understanding of what it means to live as a disciple of Christ within the life of the Church of England.
Why not come?
Information from the Church Wardens.
FAQs Questions answered on the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/confirmation/frequently-asked-questions.aspx#happens
Autumn Bazaar – Saturday October 15th – 3pm to 6pm join us for our annual Autumn Fair with tea, cakes, raffle, jams etc….
Harvest Festival – Sunday October 16th – 10:30am
Download the Shakespeare Tribute concert programme here SHAKESPEARE CONCERT 2016 and come and enjoy this concert on Friday 27th May at 6pm to celebrate in good company the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth as well as the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
The Royal Free Society Choir sang in church this morning during the 10:30 service of Eucharist. It was their second visit to us and we were delighted to hear their beautiful singing. On 20th May, Friday evening, they sang at the Duchessa di Galliera Voltri in the newly restored theatre whilst on Sunday 22nd May at 8:30pm you could hear them in no less than the Palazzo Ducale.
Fulvio Gazzoli’s photography exhibition celebrating the Magna Carta is on display in the church nave until the end of May. Book to visit, or enjoy the photos on Wednesday from 12 till 1pm or on Friday from 5 to 7:30pm .
We thank the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica for their last ballad concert which was very enjoyable and raised over 100 Euros for church funds. Their continued musical presence in this church is a blessing.
April 16th – Spring Fayre 3 to 6pm – this event with books, cakes, home-made articles and the various raffles and games raised over 1,100 Euros for church restoration funds. Thank you everyone.
Our Candlemas photo has been published on the front page of the Diocese in Europe Annual Review – thank you! By the way, both the Review and the DIET MARCH 2016 make good reading. Just click on the titles to read them.
12th March Concert by the Mademi Quartet at 6pm in Church. Entrance is free with donations in aid of church funds. Music AND dance!
DANCES IN MUSIC DANZE IN MUSICA
Saturday March 12, 6 p.m.
Church of the Holy Ghost piazza Marsala 3
Free entrance. Donations for the upkeep of the church are welcome. Ingresso libero. E’ gradita un’offerta per la manutenzione della chiesa. Reception following the concert. Rinfresco alla fine del concerto.
Three World War I cemeteries are in our area of Liguria. The names of the fallen are listed in this Book of Remembrance, with a poem composed by Canon Geoff Smith called ‘Aubade for the shortest day’: Centenary memorial WW1 Genoa, Bordighera, Savona, Genova war graves.
We are so pleased for St John’s in Menton on the French riviera – they return to their church building on October 4th after a long period of repairs and restoration. Welcome back! For more information please look at the latest edition of the Cross Border Magazine.
Watch this space for more news about our 3rd Christmas Tree Festival – get your trees ready!
September 22nd Genova – 23rd – Albenga – 24th Spotorno: Magna Carta Libertatum. Entry is free and your chance to hear about the history and relevance of this historic document (in Italian). Magna Carta Libertatum