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A couple of weeks ago, Fr Christopher announced our two Mission Action Plan discussion groups – on Wednesday 27th October, at 7 p.m. and the other at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday 30th October, both in the Long Room at the Centre. We have been reminded by some of you that this is during half-term and may be tricky for families to attend, but we hope that a good number of you will still be able to join us on these dates. If you are planning to attend, it would be very helpful if you could let me or Leonora (email@example.com) know in advance for catering purposes! If you are keen to take part in this process, but are not able to come on one of these dates, please do let either Fr Christopher or me know, and we will arrange a third session as soon as possible after the break. We look forward very much to discerning with you, under God, St Mary Abbots’ priorities for the years ahead.
Last week I wrote about our Requiem Eucharist for All Souls. I know that this has been a very special moment for many in the St Mary Abbots calendar, and I very much hope that you will be able to join us on 31st October at 5.30 pm, as we remember the departed who continue to worship with us, “but upon another shore and in a greater light”. Once again, if you would like any names to be read out in the Roll of the Departed, or if you feel able to make a contribution to the cost of music for this service in memory of a loved one, it would be wonderful if you could contact Leonora, Father Christopher or me sooner rather than later to be sure that everyone is included.
May I also remind you that in addition to our Sunday services, we offer a Daily Eucharist in church at midday (except on Thursdays, when we have the School Eucharist at 9.30 am). This includes the informal Eucharist, “Sunday on Monday”, each Monday, with discussion and a sandwich lunch, and services of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer on Tuesdays and Saturdays, both at noon. We also say Evening Prayer together at 5.30 pm every evening in the Resurrection Chapel. We would be delighted to welcome you to any of these. As ever, thank you all for your support and for the joy of being able to worship with you day in and day out.
For those of you about to go away for half-term, I wish you a safe journey and a happy and restorative break.
As we sing of your love, O Lord, anoint us with the Spirit’s seal, that we may praise your faithfulness and proclaim your truth from age to age, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. [Common Worship, Daily Prayer, response to Psalm 89]
With my love and prayers,
21st October 2021
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