Here is the latest edition of Parkside Post Spring 2018, our newsletter delivered to all households in the Parish of St. Paul’s.
Sunday March 4th: 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 March 11th: 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
Services on Ash Wednesday, 14th February to mark the start of Lent are:
10;00 Morning Prayer
20:00 Evening Prayer
From 29th January 2018, St Paul’s is in an interregnum – which means there is no resident vicar.
Please contact the churchwarden Margaret Brown at email@example.com or on 07533652695 to arrange pastoral assistance.
We will maintain the following services:
Sundays at 10am: Holy Communion (Mattins on the 5th Sunday of the month)
Sundays at 6pm: Evening Prayer
Tuesdays at 9.00am: Morning Prayer, followed by Bible study group at 9.20.
Wednesdays at 10.00 (not 9.00): Morning Prayer
Thursdays at 9.00: Morning Prayer
Saturdays at 9.00: Morning 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.
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.
Perhaps see you there?!
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)