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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14th April 2022

Dear Friends It was wonderful to welcome the Bishop of London to St Nicholas on Sunday, it was also wonderful to see so many of you in Church. I love it when the bishop says “Simon, I’d love to visit, no fuss, nothing special” Oh yes, when the big cheese CEO asks to turn up, there is always a fuss! Still, it all went quite smoothly and I could rest […]

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7th April 2022

Dear Friends As we approach Holy Week I have been reflecting on the readings we shall be hearing at our services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next week, in particular the role of Judas in the Passion story. I hope some of you will be able to join our services on these three holy days at 8pm in church.I would like to share with you the following poem, The Ballad […]

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31st March 2022

Dear Friends We are fast approaching our most important feast. Full details of our Holy Week and Easter services are contained in this e-bulletin. Please remember that at 10.30am on Palm Sunday 10 April we will be welcoming Bishop Sarah, Bishop of London, who will be presiding at our Palm Sunday service. It would be wonderful to see you at church to welcome her. I have just a couple of pleas – We […]

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24th March 2022

Dear All There is a lot of information contained in this weeks E-Bulletin, please do take the time to read it. I don’t want to extend the bulletin too much so here are a couple of observations/ pleas from me. If you could help us clean the church on Saturday, that would be an enormous help. We need to begin to remove the stone dust which has collected on virtually every surface. […]

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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 March 2022

Dear Friends I just thought I would bring you up to date with a few events and changes happening in the parish. Now restrictions have been removed we are once again inviting people back to the altar rail to receive communion, we will also be offering communion in both kinds from the common cup. Receiving in both kinds is entirely voluntary, if you wish to receive communion from the common cup please remain kneeling at the […]

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24th February 2022

Dear Friends As you will see Mother Eileen has written extensively about our Lenten offering this year. I do hope you will be able to join us on our Lenten retreat or catch up with our ‘The bible explained’ session of our Facebook page. Don’t forget our additional weekday mass on Friday at 12noon. After mass we will be sitting down to a simple lunch of bread and soup. Gentlemen please keep […]

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