Despite the gloomy weather and the concerning news about the spread of Covid-19, we are delighted that so many of you worship and pray with us week after week, whether attending one of the services, joining Morning Prayer on Zoom, reading the online sermons or simply getting in touch to ask for our prayers or kindly to assure us of yours.
This Sunday, our choral quartet returns to sing at both the Parish Eucharist and Choral Matins, and we look forward to Mother Alice preaching to us at Matins.
The following Sunday (November 1st) we look forward very much to welcoming all those who have already signed up for the All Souls' Eucharist with movements from Faure's Requiem at 6.30 pm on Sunday 1st, and warmly invite others to join us by using the link below, or to let us know the names of the departed you would like to be read out at the service by emailing Leonora. The homily that evening will be given by the Rev'd Alistair McCulloch, Lead Chaplain at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, whose colleague Anne spoke to us so movingly last Sunday.
The 9.30 am service on November 1st will be a Family Eucharist, so please do bring your families and contact Martina on firstname.lastname@example.org if your children would like to read or pray. At Matins that day, we welcome as our preacher the Rev'd Professor Peter Galloway, Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM The Queen.
The Children's Work Committee have agreed that from Sunday 8th November, at least while Covid restrictions last, there will be a new venue for our under-5s, who will meet at St Mary Abbots Centre for their worship and learning, before coming down to join us for Communion. Mother Alice and Martina will be writing to you about the details in due course.
Please do look at our newsletter, in church or online, for details of exciting festive activities to come, including Friend's of St Mary Abbots Silent Auction which goes live this Sunday at 7pm for one month https://auctionofpromises.com/2020FOSMAChristmasAuction, and we hope to have further details of Christmas services and events next week.
With my love and prayers - and a reminder of the clock-change this weekend!
22nd October 2020
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