FootwashingTonight at St Saviour's we are going to have a service which is, for me, one of the most challenging and difficult of the year.  On Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday, Christians remember how Jesus had a last supper with his disciples.  Although food, drinking and partying were a regular part of Jesus' life and ministry, this evening was different.  His followers knew that this evening was overshadowed by a great heaviness, even though they didn't understand the true significanse of it.  In Matthew, Mark and Luke's Gospels the story is focussed on Jesus taking bread and wine and instructing his disciples to do this in remembrance of him.  In John's Gospel the story is concentrated on how Jesus took the role of a servant and washed the discipes' feet.  It is this emphasis that we are celebrating tonight at St Saviour's.  I've washed feet on many occasions at this service and have found it to be a powerful experience, not least when my feet have been washed too.
All are welcome, as are everybody's feet.
 
Simon, Vicar