St Mary Abbots is open for private prayer, Monday - Saturday from 10am - 2pm
and on Sunday from 8 am to 1pm
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First, an addition to this week’s pattern of services, tomorrow (Friday 6th August) is the Feast of the Transfiguration, and so Fr Christopher will be offering a Eucharist at 12.15 pm following Midday Prayer tomorrow for those who would like to mark this important feast-day in the Church’s year by receiving Holy Communion.
As you will see from the announcement above, we have been saddened to hear this week of the death of Prebendary Ian Robson, former Vicar of this parish. Our hearts go out to his family, as we give thanks for his ministry and for a long life well-lived.
Warm thanks to all those who have already engaged with the Mission Action Plan discussions, and for all the very helpful reflections, encouragement and suggestions which have come out of them. We shall be offering plenty more opportunities for parishioners to share their thoughts with us, either following services in church, or in stand-alone sessions during the remainder of August and September, as we are challenged to discern what God is asking of us as a parish community. One minor thing which has been mentioned several times is a desire to improve the appearance of the East Churchyard (along Kensington Church Street), and we have already recruited some volunteers to help with this. If you have some time to spare, or would like to make a donation towards this initial project, do contact Simon on email@example.com (further details in this week’s newsletter).
We continue to enjoy our revived hymn-singing, and the families currently in London have been making good use of Mother Alice’s Children’s Chapel and Martina’s resources, miraculously organised all the way from the Czech Republic! This week we welcome Angelique Monet-Smith, who will be affirming her baptismal faith during the Eucharist on Sunday at 9.30 am. We look forward to seeing you at our services on Sunday (link HERE), and we hold in our prayers all who are travelling but worship with us in spirit.
Holy God, receive all we bring before you this day, and bring us also to that radiant glory which we see in the transfigured face of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen [Common Worship, Liturgy for the Transfiguration of our Lord.]
With my love and prayers
5th August 2021
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