Stations of the Cross
The traditional Lent devotional service will be held this Tuesday at 7 pm at St Mary Mags (and on subsequent occasions). It lasts about three quarters of an hour, and is an occasion for meditating on the events of the Passion of Jesus. We walk around the church remembering Christ’s journey to Calvary, thinking about the events depicted in the traditional “stations”.
Keeping a Good Lent
The Sunday sermons (with the exception of Mothering Sunday) will be on the traditional ingredients of a good Lent.
Diocesan Lent Appeal
You should have had a leaflet introducing the Diocesan Lent Appeal (if not please pick one up in church) which is to aid persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria. There is a plate or basket at the back of church for your donations.
Women’s World Day of Prayer Preparation
Any women in the congregation who would like to help to prepare the local service are invited to Emmanuel, Harrow Road on Saturday 27th from 10:30 to 12 noon. This year’s service has been planned by women in Cuba. The actual service will be on 4th March, all around the world.
Lent Study Group at St James
The parish church of Paddington, St James, Sussex Gardens are having a Lent study group om Wednesdays at 7:15 pm, following mass at 6:30. They will be reading Rowan William’s “Being Christian” and this week’s session is on the Bible.
If you are a regular worshipper, you should be on our electoral roll (it’s basically a membership list) but it qualifies you to vote to elect churchwardens and the PCC, so it’s called an electoral roll). We have to revise the roll every year prior to the Annual Meeting in the Spring, so the time for revision is coming up. Do check the roll at the back of the church, and if you aren’t on it, or if your address is wrong, please fill in a form and give it back to Fr. Henry as soon as possible.
For the March meeting of the Book Club, on Wednesday 23rd March, the book to read is “A man called Ove” by Frederick Backman.
If you would like to make a donation towards Easter Flowers at either church, please see Fr. Henry.
Do take a copy of the Music Society’s programme for the year. There are free tickets for the first event, on Thursday at 7 pm at Sussex House School.
Dates for the Diary
22nd School Mass 9.10 SMM
23rd Stations of the Cross 7 pm SMM
24th Mass 9am SMM
25th Tea and toast
27th Lunch Club
29th School Mass 9.10 SMM.
1st Eucharist 10 am St Peter’s.
2nd Mass 9am SMM
3rd Tea and toast.
5th Lunch Club
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818
Tel 8575 5515.
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
Father Henry Everett’s blog