5th May 2022

Dear Friends It seems ages since we celebrated Palm Sunday and Easter Day together. What a wonderful sight to see the church so full on both occasions. It was good to welcome the Bishop of London and to have her see and hear of the work we are doing. It’s now May and we have a full programme. Don’t forget the Friends A.G.M on Sunday 8 May. We are welcoming two […]

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20th April 2022

Dear Friends What a wonderful sight to see so many people on Easter Day, not only at our 10.30am parish mass but also at our 8.00am mass – I think we broke the record for attendance. It was also good to see so many of you join us to welcome the Bishop of London on Palm Sunday.  Please remember that on Sunday we hold our annual parochial church meeting when we elect our two […]

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17th March 2022

Dear Friends As we continue to witness the appalling bombardment of innocent civilians in Ukraine, please keep the people of Ukraine in your prayers. Following the Government announcement on Monday, Ian and I have been considering the possibility of hosting a refugee at the vicarage. I know Mother Eileen and Gerald are thinking along the same lines. It would be good to know if others are considering this as a possibility, perhaps we could get […]

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10th March 2022

Dear Friends As I write this, yet again we hear news of the most horrendous situation in Ukraine. The despicable practice of targeting innocent individuals, especially pregnant women and children, is indicative of a state and a leadership bereft of even a basic morality, or care for human life, their actions are evil. We must resist this dark force with all of our might and expertise. Please pray for the people and the land of Ukraine. […]

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3rd February 2022

Dear Friends It seems like we have just celebrated Candlemass, the official end of Christmasand we are now turning our eyes to Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday 2 March.There will be two masses with the imposition of ashes. 9.30am and 8.00pm.I do hope you will be able to join us as we begin our Lent pilgrimage. During Lent there will be a couple of activities offered which we hope youwill […]

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27th January 2022

Dear Friends I thought I’d begin this week with a shameless plug for our next In Conversation evensong. I’m going to be in conversation with Michele Rooney, who many of you will know. Michele is the manager of our Crosslight debt advice service. Michele will be talking about her faith journey and what it is like to support those whose lives have been blighted by debt. I think this will be an important […]

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20th January 2022

Dear Friends It was wonderful to see so many people in church for last Sunday’s concert. These Sunday concerts do seem to be becoming more and more popular. A huge thank you to Heather and her team for arranging them and providing such wonderful cake. Where would we be without cake?  Thinking of cake, I was also thinking of the importance of ‘wellness’. We have all been through such difficult times, […]

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13th January 2022

Dear Friends The New Year is always a traditional time for taking stock and reviewing the situation, to quote a famous song.  On Sunday we continue with our Sunday concert series. Craig White (piano) and Craig McLaren (clarinet) will be playing pieces of Poulenc and Debussy please join us at 3pm. You can see further details of this concert in this e-bulletin. On Sunday 30 January we will be focusing on our […]

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6th January 2022

Dear Friends Happy New Year. Thank you to everybody who sent me messages during my isolation. It all seems so long ago, but I remember congratulating myself that I had avoided the virus for nearly two years – little did I know. Thankfully I experienced nothing more than what felt to me like a moderate cold. The three vaccines certainly helped. That said, the timing couldn’t have been worse, literally the most important week of the church’s […]

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23rd December 2021

Dear Friends Who would have imagined two years ago, at Christmas 2019, how our lives would have changed by Christmas 2021! The government now tells us that we should routinely be sticking cotton buds up our noses for testing purposes, wearing face masks in church and limiting the groups we should celebrate with over Christmas. All this as the result of a virus that has been devastating the world, mutating […]

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