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New Director of Music at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Laurence Williams has been appointed as Director of Music and Organist at Saint Michael and All Angels, Barnes. He will take up his position in February.

Laurence is a freelance musician, working both in London and internationally as a singer, choir trainer, organist and teacher. He is passionate about introducing people to choral music and is the co-founder of Dowland Youth Works, a group set up to introduce teenagers to secular lute song and renaissance music more generally. He is also the Music Director for East Grinstead Choral Society and for Children’s Voices of Enfield. He is accompanist to a number of choirs including London Concert Choir and Islington Choral Society and regularly plays organ in churches around London.


Alpha is a weekly opportunity to explore the basics of the Christian faith. It is for everyone and anyone – whether you would consider yourself a Christian or not, whether you come to church or not, whether you believe in God or not. Come and find out more and ask questions without any judgement or assumptions. Alpha is free and you will not be asked to do or say anything you are not comfortable with.

The next Alpha course at Holy Trinity, Barnes starts at the end of January. Please visit for further details and to book a place on the course.

Posadas, Donkeys and stars of Hope

This advent sees Mary and Joseph travelling around the Deanery and a daily story from Burrito the donkey.

Click here to open an Advent Calendar window each day with Burrito the donkey

Stars of hope fill the Church of St Mary Magdalene, with messages and quotes and prayers.

Job Opportunities at Riverbank Trust

Please see below details for 2 outreach worker positions and a CEO position with Riverbank Trust. Riverbank Trust is a Christian Charity which seeks to love, support and befriend vulnerable single Mums and their families in the London Borough of Richmond.

For further enquiries, or to request an application form, please contact the administrator at The positions remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Youth and Children’s Minister Vacancy at Holy Trinity, Richmond

Holy Trinity, Richmond, are currently looking to recruit a full-time Youth and Children’s Minister. This is a crucial and exciting role in their Staff Team that is key in directing and shaping the church’s vision with regard to children and young people.

They are looking for

  • A passionate disciple of Jesus filled with the Spirit and sustained by God’s grace
  • A clear passion for the discipleship of young people
  • Experience of working with young people, preferably in a church context
  • A self-starter who is organized and enthusiastic

Click here for more details and to apply or contact Holy Trinity via via or 020 8404 1112.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 6 December.

New Vicar for St Peter’s, Petersham

St Peter’s Petersham is delighted to announce that their next incumbent  will be The Revd Kate Daymond.

Announcement from the Archdeacon of Wandsworth

We are delighted to announce that the Bishop of Southwark, in consultation with the representatives from St Peter’s, has appointed the Revd Kate Daymond as Associate Vicar of St Peter’s Church, Petersham in the Deanery of Richmond and Barnes, subject to the usual legal formalities.

Kate is currently a priest in the diocese of St Albans having served as Interim Priest at St Leonard’s Sandridge following a curacy at St Helen’s Church, Wheathampstead.

Kate sends this greeting
Born in Ealing, I began my nursing career at University College London, specialising in Health Visiting and Children’s sleep Consultancy. The need for spiritual, as well as physical wellbeing prompted my call to training at St Mellitus London and ordination to priesthood at St Albans Abbey in 2017. I have served in Wheathampstead and Sandridge in St Albans. I am looking forward to following God’s call to join you in Petersham. I am blessed to have two adult children. My husband, Nick, and I look forward to meeting you and revisiting Brentford FC.

It is anticipated that Kate and Nick will move to Petersham in December that she will be instituted by the Bishop of Southwark at St Peter’s in January.