We shall be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the start of the building of St Mary Mags with a special combined service at 11am today. We welcome the Chaplain of Keble College, Oxford (the patrons of the parish) Fr Nevsky Everett (no relation) as our preacher, and James has recruited singers who are singing music by Palestrina, the great Renaissance composer. There is a display of some of our old pictures at the back of the church. There will be a party afterwards, so please stay.
My Westminster Day
Today from 11 to 3 pm at Paddington Rec. Food tent including Sandra Maddix’s “Guava Nights”, music including Ebony Steel Band, free activities, market place and sports. All sorts of fun activities, put on by Westminster City Council.
St Peter’s School are holding their Summer Fete on 1st July. We shall be having church stalls as usual. We need your good children’s books to sell, and your small toys for a “toy shy”. Please bring your toys to church ASAP.
St Peter’s Day
As usual we shall be celebrating St Peter’s Patronal Festival on the Sunday nearest to St Peter’s Day, which is Sunday 2nd July. There will be a combined service at 11am at St Peter’s, with a party afterwards. Please bring food.
Donations for Grenfell Tower Victims
They are overwhelmed by stuff, but if you want to send money the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation are co-ordinating the appeal:
If you fancy going on pilgrimage to Walsingham, (England’s own historic shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary) our neighbours at St Johns, Kensal Green, will be going on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October. The cost is £190, which includes full board and coach travel. If you are interested please contact Anne Abel by email email@example.com by the end of June.
July Book Club
The book is “The End of the Affair” by Graham Greene. We meet on Wednesday 19th July at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s.
Please remember to delete people from the prayer lists!
Westbourne Summer Festival
The Westbourne Summer Festival, organised by the Westbourne Forum, will be happening on the Canalside on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd July. There will be fun for all the family, so put the date in your diary now.
Dates for the Diary
18th 150th Anniversary Mass
19th School Mass 9.10am SMM
21st Mass 9.10am SMM
22nd Tea and Toast
24th Lunch Club
26th School Mass 9.10am SMM
28th Mass 9.10am SMM
School Service 2:30pm St Peter’s
PCC Meeting 7pm St Peter’s
29th Tea and Toast
1st Lunch Club
2nd Patronal Festival 11am St Peter’s
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