St Peter's Church
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"St Peter's is a welcoming, friendly and thriving village Church situated in the centre of Conisbrough on the junction of Church Street and High Street.
It has been the meeting place of Christian believers since 750AD and we continue to meet every Sunday to encourage one another in our faith through Bible teaching, singing together and praying for ourselves and the world around us.
As a Church we believe that true life and deep felt joy, hope and peace can only be found in knowing and following Jesus.
Why not join us at one of our services and discover the immeasurable love that God has for you.
We look forward to seeing you soon."
Revd Martijn Mugge
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?
Revd Martijn Mugge
Christmas will soon be upon us. That time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. So who really was Jesus, and why are we still celebrating his birthday 2019 years after the event?
Helpfully the Bible gives us a clue through the words of an angel from God to a peasant girl called Mary, in an the obscure village of Nazareth: “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants for ever; his kingdom will never end.”
A few things immediately become clear:
Unlike anyone else, Jesus was planned and announced by God even before he was conceived.
Unlike anyone else God wants him to be called Jesus, which means “The Lord is Salvation.”
Unlike anyone else Jesus was also to be called the Son of God as he would be God’s unique Son. And unlikely anyone else God promised that Jesus would be King over God’s people for ever and his Kingdom would never end.
Of course for that to be possible Jesus would have to live forever, which means he would have to overcome death. And that is indeed what Jesus has done. He was born into our world as God’s great gift of love to you, to be your “Saviour” – to save you from death and to establish a Kingdom of eternal peace which he invites everyone to enter. Isn’t that what we all long for? Eternal peace?
Whatever leader wins the elections this month, their success will only be temporary; peace and prosperity comes and goes. But Jesus offers an inner peace that will last forever.
It’s no wonder we still celebrate his birth, to remind us that he really is our only “salvation.” Will you enter his everlasting Kingdom of peace this Christmas? Why not join us as we celebrate his birth together.
The Parish of Conisbrough is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Jenny Downing, who can be contacted by phone on 01709 862164.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be read in full on our Safeguarding Page under 'more'.