Monthly Archives: December 2013

Third Sunday of Advent, 15th December 2013, St Matthias, morning

Readings Isaiah 35.1–10, Matthew 11.2–11 Preacher Canon Robert Titley For the Baptism of Honor, Matilda and Mark. When someone rings up about a baptism (or ‘christening’) we try to put a smile in the voice. If they’re not regulars, we … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent, 8 December 2013, St. Matthias

One of my most evocative and memorable travel experiences was in Jordan, walking down into Petra, ‘the rose-red city, half as old as time’, in the thick darkness of night, the rough track lit only by flickering candles, and the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent, 8 December 2013, St Mary’s, evening

Readings 1 Kings 18.17–39, John 1.19–28 Preacher Canon Robert Titley John the Baptist, voice in the wilderness. The wilderness can be a bad place – who will listen to you from there? – but sometimes it is the only place … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent, 8th December 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Readings Isaiah 11. 1-10 & Matthew 3.1-12 Preacher Revd Nicholas Roberts It’s now the second Sunday in Advent, and I hope that you all had an enjoyable time last Sunday, wishing your nearest and dearest a happy New Year – … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent, 1st December 2013, St Mary’s, morning

Reading Matthew 24.36–44 Preacher Canon Robert Titley The Street Pastors movement celebrated its 20th anniversary at Southwark Cathedral yesterday. The night before, I was out on a Street Pastor shift with Emma (who leads our intercessions this morning), trying to be … Continue reading

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Big Snooze

Thank you for sponsoring our sleep-out for our local homelessness charity SPEAR. You pledged a colossal £2830 (one donation alone totalled £2k). If you haven’t paid yet, drop an envelope into the Parish Office in Ormond Road, or do it online at www.bmycharity.com/titley2013 Thanks again! … Continue reading

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Help for Elderly Lady

An elderly lady at Hickey’s Almshouses would like to be taken out in her wheelchair. Finance to be discussed. Contact Mirium 020 8948 0813.

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Could you make the world a friendlier place?

Offer an invitation to an international student at a UK university, for just a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. HOST is a well-established charity www.hostuk.org or call David Evans on 020 3590 2077

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The Vineyard Community Centre

The Centre needs winter clothing & items for babies- and ladies, men’s trousers and new underwear. Please deliver to The Centre, The Vineyard.

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