Friends of St Nicholas Church Art Auction 2019

Art Auction organised by the Friends of St Nicholas Church, Chiswick raises more than £26,000  Sir Peter Blake’s screen print Red Nose Day 2019 sells for £2,300 The auction on Saturday afternoon 28th September 2019 at St Nicholas Church – organised by the Friends of St Nicholas Church – was a great success. It was attended by well over 150 people from near and far; close to 100 potential buyers […]

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2nd October 2019

Dear Friends What does it mean to be baptised, or confirmed? It means declaring our faith in a God who made himself visible in the person of Jesus Christ, who through his ministry, death and resurrection transformed our relationship with the Divine, ourselves and the world. I often say at baptism that when we emerge (metaphorically) from the waters of baptism we view ourselves, our world and our neighbours through the prism […]

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26th September 2019

Dear Friends It’s great to go on holiday, it’s also great to return home, although driving back from Manchester along the M6 after a family funeral this afternoon wasn’t such a pleasant experience, the rain and spray! Part of my holiday was spent on the Island of Angelsey, it’s a great place in itself, but also allows for easy assess to the Snowdonia National Park and the Lleyn Peninsular, an area […]

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17th September 2019

Greetings from Armenia! I am travelling round Armenia with a clergy study group, learning more about this country and, in particular, the Armenian Church. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its state religion in the year 301. The photograph below is of Mount Ararat, which we have seen a number of times on our travels. It is the symbol of Armenian national identity, although with changed national […]

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10th September 2019

Dear Friends Some of you will be familiar with the Community Matters scheme run by Waitrose whereby each branch gives £1,000 to local good causes every month.  When you are shopping in their store you are given green plastic tokens which can be used to vote between the three local causes they have chosen for that month and the £1,000 is allocated accordingly.. The St Nick’s branch of Crosslight, our […]

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5th September 2019

Dear Friends As I mentioned in my sermon on Sunday it hardly seems possible that I have completed 12 years as your Vicar, time really does fly by. On Sunday in my sermon I suggested that there have been two themes which have underpinned my ministry here at Chiswick and in reality has underpinned my whole ministry. The first is the need for authenticity. Authenticity in ministry, personal life and as […]

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28th August 2019

Dear Friends First a huge Thank You to Heather and her team for arranging such a magnificent concert last Thursday evening. Those who attended witnessed a performance from two amazingly talented young people who have stellar careers ahead of them. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when listing to concerts at St Nicks, the standard is so high, we are very lucky. Just a few dates for you all which […]

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22nd August 2019

Dear Friends August is almost over and as we approach Autumn I though I would just offer you a few dates for your diary.  Hayley has composed a useful diary of dates for the rest of this year and 2020. Click here for a copy or pick up at the back of church. The Bishop of Kensington will be with us on Sunday 1 December at 6pm in the evening for a […]

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15th August 2019

Dear Friends I do hope you are able to enjoy some rest and relaxation this month. Rest is an important component in our increasingly hectic lives. Rest allows us to recharge, to reset and to re-focus. Problems and pressures are always best addressed when we have had time to stop and consider. In a Christian context, we are immersed in the idea of Sabbath, God rested so the story tells us. […]

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28th March 2018

Dear Friends Last Friday I had the privilege of singing in Bach’s Saint John’s passion, it’s a deeply moving piece. At the end of John’s passion narrative just before Jesus dies he cries;  ‘It is finished’, some translations have, ‘It is accomplished’. I find these simple worlds of profound significance. Jesus surrenders himself, his life, his work, his witness and his faithfulness to God. There is no triumphant glory, there […]

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