There are several events I’d like to flag up this week. The first took place on Monday of last week, and perhaps some of you might have been present. A conversation took place in St Paul’s Cathedral between Dean David Ison and Bishop Sarah. Our new bishop talked about her faith, what is important to her in life, and the challenges that lie ahead for her as the first female Bishop of London. If you were unable to attend you can watch a full recording online now at:
Last weekend also saw the start of the Bedford Park Festival, organised by St Michael & All Angels Church, which runs from 8th to 24th June. I saw several members of our congregation enjoying Green Days over the weekend, but there are lots more events still to come. You can find full details, and book tickets, on their website: www.bedfordparkfestival.org
Finally, as I am sure many of you are aware, Thursday of this week marks the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, the worst mass disaster London has experienced since the Second World War. The Diocese of London has composed the following prayer which you might like to pray in a mark of solidarity with all those who were affected in any way during the week:
Heavenly Father, sustain your beloved children in times of distress;
Lord Jesus, as you became one with us, help us to work together to reveal your kingdom;
Holy Spirit, fill our hearts and minds, and guide us into the ways of truth and justice.
Holy Trinity, Three Persons in One God, may we learn to listen; help us to love; bless and uphold the people of North Kensington and all who have been traumatized by the Grenfell Tower fire, and grant them your healing and peace. Amen.
With every blessing