Palm Sunday 25th March
10.00am Holy Communion led by the Bishop of Kingston 6.00pm Lenten reflection of music and readings
Monday 26th March
Tuesday 27th March
9.00am Morning Prayer 9.00pm Compline
Wednesday 28th March
10.00am Morning Prayer 9.00pm Compline
Maundy Thursday 29th March
9.00am Morning Prayer 8.00pm Holy Communion followed by silent watch in church
Good Friday 30th March
10.00am Short Family Service led by the Bishop of Kingston, followed by Hot Cross Buns 12.00am– 1.50pm Good Friday Meditations 2.00pm – 3.00pm Good Friday Liturgy, led by the Bishop of Kingston
Easter Day 1st April
10.00am Celebration of the Resurrection with Holy Communion, led by the Bishop of Kingston 6.00pm Evening Service
Here is the latest edition of Parkside Post Spring 2018, our newsletter delivered to all households in the Parish of St. Paul’s.
Sunday 4th March: There will be a normal Sung Communion and Junior Church at 10.00 as we will be changing the All-Age Communion from the first Sunday in March to the second for Mothering Sunday.
Mothering Sunday 11th March: There will be an All-Age Communion service at 10.00 on March 11th.
Caroline Risdon has kindly provided her sermon for St Paul’s Patronal festival
Conversion of St Pauls 2018
Services on Ash Wednesday, 14th February to mark the start of Lent are:
10.00am Morning Prayer
8.00pm Evening Prayer
We want to thank you for a wonderful and memorable farewell service and party afterwards.
It was good to see so many people from the past 19 years at the service and to have the opportunity for conversation afterwards. We enjoyed the food and the speeches which represented different aspects of our time at St Paul’s.
I am deeply grateful for having been given the chance to minister at St Paul’s, to travel together a substantial distance and to have been involved in so many different activities, projects and pastoral opportunities.
We would also like to thank you for all the messages, photos and cards, and presents you have showered us with, not to forget the very generous cheque – and what we treasure most: the memories of our journey together.
We wish you well in the search for a new Vicar; the PCC (without my involvement !) has produced a profile which in my opinion represents the church honestly and should create a lively interest from applicants.
We are now sorting and packing before we move out at the end of February.
Thanks again for everything.
God bless you all.
Heinz & Marge
On January 28th at 10am we will be celebrating St Paul’s Patronal Festival and remembering the foundation of the church and parish in the Victorian era.The guest preacher will be Caroline Risdon (nee Brennan) who was ordained from St Paul’s. As usual, this will be followed by a bring and share meal during which we will also be saying good-bye to Heinz and Margery who will be moving on after 18 years of work and life at St Paul’s.
when I told you in April 2017 that I was going to retire, I thought that I was going to end my working life and – apart from helping out in our village in Yorkshire occasionally – put my feet up or do all the things I didn’t have enough time to do when I was your Vicar.
Not so, apparently!
I have just been appointed Iona Centre Manager for the Iona Community. This is an exciting opportunity for both Margery and me to work with and for the Community during the refurbishment of the residential part of the Abbey, co-ordinating and leading worship in the Abbey Church, to deliver programme activities and offer welcome and hospitality to visitors to the island, while living in a small community with fellow members and the workforce delivering improvements of the building.
The Wild Goose – a Celtic symbol of the Holy Spirit.
After my last service at St Paul’s on January 28th at 10am, followed by a bring and share lunch, to which you’re all welcome, Margery and I will be packing up our stuff and moving to Iona for this new adventure and the next step on our journey.
I’m not 100% sure yet, but I may be taking up writing a blog again as I did during my sabbatical on Iona in 2009 … watch this space if you’re interested.
Follow these links:
for more info on the Iona Community
for more info on Iona and island life
Perhaps see you there?!
Carol singing for Glass Door at Southfields Tube Station and in the Southfields Gardens area raised £468.16. We have since received another gift voucher for £100, making a total of £568.16
Thank you to all who sang and gave.
Click on the GLASSDOOR logo for more info.
1st Sunday in Advent, December 3rd 7.15 pm – 8.15
Recital Stuart Raeburn (Tenor), David Gooderson (Speaker), David Elwin (Piano) in aid of Crisis at Christmas (retiring collection).
The Recital presents music by Haydn and Quilter, including Quilter’s song-cycle ‘To Julia’, alongside poetry by Herrick and Shakespeare.
2nd Sunday in Advent, December 10th
7.30pm “Hark the glad sound
a sequence of music and readings for the Advent season”
3rd Sunday in Advent, December 17th
4-5.45pm Advent Tea
6pm Christmas Songs of Praise with traditional Carols
CAROL SINGING in and around Southfields
in aid of GLASS DOOR our local churches’ homeless charity providing shelter every night of the week during the winter months
Monday December 18th 6-7pm at the Tube Station (Southfield Churches Together)
Tuesday December 19th between 7 and 9pm “Southfields Gardens”(meet at the Vicarage at 7pm)
CHRISTMAS EVE: Sunday, December 24th
4pm Family Crib Service
11pm Organ Music
11.30pm Holy Communion with Carols
CHRISTMAS DAY: Sunday, December 25th
10.00am Family Communion with Carols
Sunday, December 31st
8am Holy Communion (BCP)