St Mary Abbots is open for private prayer, Monday - Saturday from 10am - 2pm
and on Sunday from 8 am to 1pm
Please join us for Sunday services in the church HERE
We have reached the exciting moment of Mother Alice’s priesting this weekend! She is currently away with the other deacons from the Kensington Area, preparing for this momentous event, but will be returning for the service of Ordination itself at St Barnabas, Kensington at 3 pm on Saturday. Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, the numbers at this service are very restricted; however, I am glad to say that it will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8YGwTPn_DFOlxgOdMExG1w, if you would like to see the service online. Please hold Mother Alice in your prayers.
On Sunday Alice will preside for the first time, at a Family Eucharist at 9.30 am, and I do encourage you to join us for this. Children will be reading, serving, singing and praying as we celebrate together, and we shall finish with a socially distanced hymn on the Long Playground as we did on Easter Day!
A quick reminder also of the beautiful concert by Stile Antico this Saturday evening, there are tickets still available and can be bought via the link on our our whats on page.
Our Garden Parties, on Saturday 26th June, begin with a children's picnic at 12 noon, followed by an all age picnic & tea party at 2.30pm and end with a pre-paid grown up tea party at 4.30pm. We will be asking for donations for entrance for the 12 noon and 2.30pm picnics and tickets for the pre-paid 4.30pm tea party are £15. We are delighted that Action Amanda has agreed to give one of her award winning sessions during the 2.30pm picnic where the children run around, dance, play and learn together while having a lot of fun! To find out more information on Action Amanda please click HERE. If you know of someone who would like to attend but does not have access to a computer please email their details to Leonora on firstname.lastname@example.org. All money raised at the entrance and in the tea tents will be used for the work and upkeep of the church. Please come along and bring the family – tickets can be bought via our website HERE
If you feel able to make a cake or some scones, or to help on the day, please get in contact with Leonora. All help and donations would be very gratefully received.
It was such a joy to see a full church for the baptisms last Sunday and we continue to remember Blythe, Otto and Jamie in our prayers. I look forward very much to seeing you again this Sunday.
A prayer for those to be ordained priest:
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, by your Holy Spirit you have appointed various orders of ministry in the Church: look with mercy on Alice and all your servants now called to be priests; maintain them in truth and renew them in holiness, that by word and good example they may faithfully serve you to the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen [Common Worship Daily Prayer, Ember Days]
With my love and prayers
17th June 2021
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