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What an absolute joy it was to welcome so many of you to our 150th Anniversary Service on Sunday! In spite of the rain moving our picnic into the theatre, we managed a wonderful, joyful celebration of St Mary Abbots Church and its people, and all they have done to witness to our shared faith in Christ. As the Archdeacon said in his sermon, church buildings are there to remind us to look up above the noise and dirt and confusion of our earthly lives and to draw our gaze towards the majesty and grace of God himself. We are so thankful for the role of our church building and its community in drawing others to the love of God.
As we now look ahead, we have a few reminders of more events coming up in the coming weeks:
This Sunday (22nd May at 12.30 pm) will be the lunch for those keen to engage with and to take part in the church’s outreach, so if you are interested in joining the team and haven’t yet let Fr Christopher know, please do get in touch with him as soon as you can.
Next week, we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, one of the major feasts of the Christian Church, and we shall be holding a Choral Eucharist at 12 noon on Thursday 26th May, as we recall Jesus’ ascent into Heaven, forty days after his Resurrection.
Looking further ahead, we have the first of our Anniversary events, as the Rev'd Ayla Lepine, Admanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery is coming at 6.30pm on 16th June to speak to us about some of the sacred treasures of St Mary Abbots designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, their history and the part they play in the worship of the church. This event will cost £12 and includes a glass of wine. Please do join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening. Tickets can be booked on the ‘what is on’ page of our website HERE.
We look forward very much to seeing you both at our services and at our events over the summer, as we continue to give thanks for the life of our parish.
Almighty God, who called your Church to witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself, help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the Cross and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen (Common Worship, Prayer for Mission and Evangelism)
With my love and prayers, Mother Emma
17th May 2022
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