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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I hope that you are all having a good week. We are delighted to see some of you returning to our midweek services and look forward to welcoming you on Sunday for our normal 8 am Holy Communion, 9.30 Eucharist and 11.15 am Matins. We are now able to resume baptisms during the Eucharist and we are very happy to be baptising Oliver and Jemiah this Sunday, and celebrating with them the start of this new stage on their Christian journey. My thanks once again to the Revd Canon Professor Peter Galloway, who will be preaching at Matins for us.
Next week on Thursday (13th May), we shall be marking another great festival of the Church: the Feast of the Ascension, as the risen Christ ascends into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. This will be celebrated during our Midday Prayers and 12.15 pm Eucharist and we do hope that you will be able to join us, forty days on from Easter, to mark this significant moment in the Christian year.
An exciting new event which will be taking place at St Mary Abbots Centre and in the Vicarage garden, socially distanced and with staggered entry, is the Pre-Loved Children’s Clothes, Toys and Book Sale on Saturday 22nd May from 10am to 12am. Please book in advance on our website 'whats on' page. If you have children’s clothes in good condition which you would like to donate or are willing help on the day please send us an email. My thanks to Mother Alice who has been organising this event, together with Marina Lussich, Adam Norton and several very kind volunteers. Funds raised from the event will help to enhance our children’s resources, both for Children on Sundays and for the new Mini Abbots Baby and Toddler group.
In the face of Jesus Christ, your light and glory have blazed forth, O God of all the nations; with all your people, may we make known your grace and walk in the ways of peace, for your name’s sake, Amen
[Common Worship Daily Prayer, response to Psalm 67]
With my love and prayers
6th May 2021
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