Epiphany 2019

2019Many Christians chalk their doors with a pattern such as this, "20 † C † M † B † 19", with the numbers referring "to the calendar year (20 and 19, for instance, for this upcoming year, 2019); the crosses stand for Christ; and the letters have a two-fold significance: C, M and B are the initials for the traditional names of the Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar), but they are also an abbreviation of the Latin blessing Christus Mansionem Benedicat, which means, "May Christ bless this house." 

Here Revd, Suzanne Pattle is chalking up our church at our All Age Epiphany Service. The congregation were all given chalk to take home to chalk their doors too.