St Nicholas

This week saw the feast of St Nicholas, a 4th century Bishop of Myra, now in modern Turkey.

St Nicholas is the patron saint of children (and is the real father christmas).

The good Bishop overheard a conversation about a family who through extreme poverty were about to sell their daughters into slavery.

St Nicholas secretly threw 3 purses of gold coins through their window one night, and so saved the three girls from a dreadful fate.

On Sunday 6th December, we celebrated the Feast of St Nicholas with a visit by the kind old Bishop to our churches at St David’s and St Tudor’s

St Nicholas with the congregation of St David’s

 

 

St Nicholas and Father John