Epiphany (‘manifestation’) is an occasion to celebrate one element in the story of Christ’s birth: the visit of the far-travelled magi, understood as the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Matthew’s account speaks simply of ‘wise men from the east’; later tradition fixed their number at three, made them kings and recalled their resonant names – Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.
Our Epiphany Service will take place at 9.30am on Sunday 6th January at St Oswald’s Church Guiseley, when we will also ‘bless the chalks’ used to mark our churches and houses for the new year.
The service will be followed by ‘open-house’ refreshments at the Rectory from 11am. All welcome!