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and on Sunday from 8 am to 1pm
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As the summer intensifies, so does the number of significant events approaching at St Mary Abbots during June. Please read on – with your diary to hand!
This Sunday (13th) we rejoice together over the baptisms of Blythe, Otto and Jamie during the 9.30 am Eucharist, as we welcome Fr Christopher and the return of Simon the virger.
On Monday 14th at 7 pm, our bellringers (together with other churches across London) will be tolling a St Mary Abbots bell 72 times, in memory of all those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire four years ago. Our Bishop asks us to keep in our prayers those who died, all who continue to suffer trauma and loss following the events of that night, those who still live in buildings with similar cladding issues and all who carry responsibility for housing decisions and policy going forward.
On Saturday 19th at 6.30pm, our first concert since lockdown will be held in the church. Many of you will know Cara, the alto in our professional choir, whose other choir, Stile Antico will be performing "Towards the Dawn", a mixture of chansons and madrigals. Tickets for this event are on sale HERE, and I encourage you to share in this wonderful, uplifting evening.
Sunday 20th will see Mother Alice, newly priested, presiding at her First Eucharist – a Family Eucharist at 9.30 am. This is a huge event in the life of a priest, and we do hope that many of you (even if you generally attend other services) will be able to join us to share in the celebration. If you would like to contribute to Mother Alice’s priesting gift, there will be dedicated collection baskets after all services at church this Sunday, or to give online, please contact Petter in the parish office: email@example.com.
Finally, on Saturday 26th June, our Summer Community Event this year will take the form of three smaller events, with a children's picnic at 12 noon, an all age picnic & tea party at 2.30pm and a pre-paid grown up tea party at 4.30pm. Numbers for each event are limited and are available on eventbrite. Tickets can be found on the 'Whats on' page of the website HERE. If you are able to contribute scones or cakes for the teas, or help on the day, please contact Leonora: firstname.lastname@example.org. We very much hope to see as many of you as possible at one of the events that day, as our community comes back together after fifteen months of at least partial separation, to raise much-needed funds for the church’s mission and ministry in the months ahead, and to rejoice in each other’s company.
May God, who has received us by baptism into his Church, pour upon us the riches of his grace, that within the company of Christ’s pilgrim people we may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory. [Common Worship, Baptism Service]
With my love and prayers,
9th June 2021
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