Tristan da Cunha Church News
News from St Mary's and St Joseph's churches, include their priests and special services.

St Mary's Church Harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday Service

Rhotos by Robin Repetto

St Mary's Anglican Church held a joint service for the Harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday on the 26th March 2017, led by Lay Ministers Carlene Glass-Green and Eddie Rogers.

Combined Harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday service at St Mary's Church, 2017.
St Mary's Lay Ministers and altar servers (left to right): Calum Green, Jamie Glass, Eddie Rogers, Carlene Glass-Green, Lars Repetto and Amber Repetto.
St Mary's Harvest Festival - Altar servers Jamie Glass, Callum Green and Amber Repetto. St Mary's Harvest Festival - Lay Ministers Eddie Rogers and Carlene Glass-Green blesses the produce.
Altar servers (left to right): Jamie Glass, Callum Green and Amber Repetto. Lay Ministers Eddie Rogers and Carlene Glass-Green bless the crops, including a box of Tristan Lobster tails.
Children collecting posies for their mothers. Distributing Mothering Sunday posies
Children collecting posies for their mothers. Distributing Mothering Sunday posies.
St Mary's Anglican Church. Trina Repetto addresses the congregation. Harvest Festival produce and Mothering Sunday posies at St Mary's altar.
Trina Repetto addresses the congregation. Harvest Festival produce and Mothering Sunday posies at St Mary's altar.

St Joseph Catholic Church News, March 2017

Report and photos by James Glass

Harvest Festival - Eucharistic Minister Mr Dereck Rogers, conducting the service in St Joseph's Catholic Church Mothering Sunday - Eucharistic Minister Mrs Anne Green and all mothers standing in front of the Alter with their children in St Joseph's Catholic Church
Eucharistic Minister Mr Dereck Rogers, conducting the Harvest Festival service in St Joseph's Catholic Church Mothering Sunday - Eucharistic Minister Mrs Anne Green with all mothers and children standing in front of the Altar

On Sunday the 19th March a service was held for Harvest Festival in St Joseph's Catholic Church. The service was conducted by Eucharistic Minister Mr Dereck Rogers. The parishioners brought the best from their harvest, and this year there has been an excellent crop for potatoes. Usually both Harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday were held on the same Sunday, but given the importance of both events it has been decided to hold the services on separate Sundays going forward.

On Sunday the 26th March, Mothering Sunday was celebrated in St Joseph Catholic Church. The service was conducted by Eucharistic Minister Mrs Anne Green. The children had made cards for their parents and bunches of flowers were given to all Mothers, Grandmothers and all other women who attended the service.

Mothering Sunday- Eucharistic Minister Mrs Anne Green and all mothers standing in the garden of St Joseph's Catholic Church.
Mothering Sunday - Eucharistic Minister Mrs Anne Green and mothers stand in the garden of St Joseph's Catholic Church.

2016 Tristan Remembrance Sunday Service and Ceremony

Report from Dawn Repetto and Carlene Glass-Green. Photos from Robin Repetto

The annual Tristan da Cunha Remembrance Sunday Service was held this year in St Mary's Anglican Church for the combined Catholic and Anglican community on 13th November 2016.

Photos above show scenes in the Church:

Top left: Carlene Glass-Green at the lectern with Lars Repetto behind.

Top right: Lars Repetto leads the procession to the island flagpole with Mike Wolfenden carrying the Government wreath behind.

Above: A solemn occasion at the flagpole as the fallen are remembered.
Left to right: Paula Swain with the Tristan Community Wreath made by Doreen Swain, Lay Reader Lars Repetto, PWD Director Mike Wolfenden with the Government Wreath and Lay Reader Carlene Glass- Green.

Right: Another photo of the scene at the flagpole.

As well as the two minute silence, Paula read the poem "In Flanders Fields" and Mike "Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep".

New Apostolic Administrator for the Catholic Community

Friar Hugh Allan has been appointed as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha.
29-Oct-2016
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Christening of Hannah Green

Hannah Green was Christened on 25th September 2016 at St Joseph's Church, Tristan da Cunha.
25-Sep-2016
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Sea Sunday and Farewell Presentation to Reverend Denzall Snell

A Sea Sunday service was held on 1st July 2016 at St Mary's Churches on Tristan da Cunha, at which the congregation bid farewell to Rev Denzall Snell.
1-Jul-2016
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Confirmation Service held in St Mary's Church on 10th April 2016

A confirmation service was held on 10th April 2016 at St Mary's Church on Tristan da Cunha.
10-Apr-2016
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Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival on Sunday 6th March 2016

Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival services were held on 6rh March 2016 at Tristan da Cunha's churches.
6-Mar-2016
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Baptism of Holly Rogers

Holly Rogers was baptised on 6th December 2015 at St Joseph's Church, Tristan da Cunha.
6-Dec-2015
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