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Faith and Climate Change

Following a Lent group at St Anne’s, Kew, participants were keen to maintain awareness of how these issues relating to the topics of climate change and climate justice link to our faith. Each week they are sharing a fact, prayer, reference, or reflection relating to climate change.

Here is this week’s:
Loving Creator God, we give You thanks for the wonders of Your Creation. We ask for grace to see, as You do, the beauty and the suffering of our Planet Earth, and the grace to examine how our life choices impact on creation and on our fellow human beings throughout the world. Help us to recognise the urgency with which we need to act in relation to climate change. We pray in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Outside Worship

As the warm weather arrives but Covid restrictions still persist, many churches are moving outside!

Ascension Day Hymn Singing in the Churchyard from St Mary Magdalene, Richmond
Ascension Day Hymn Singing at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Children’s mass at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Farwell to Some Friends

Farewell to Rev Canon Tim Marwood

On Sunday 16th May, St Peter’s Petersham said goodbye to Rev CanonTim Marwood who has retired after 13 years at St Peter’s.

Tim said to his parishioners:
“It has been my privilege to be your parish priest for almost 14 years. Building on the good foundations laid by The Revd Richard Bentley, my predecessor, with the aid of the many talented lay people of St Peter’s we have taken the worship and mission of the church forward in many ways for which I am profoundly grateful.

Everyone has “their time” in a role and I have enjoyed my time at Petersham .”

Farewell to Rev Nigel Worn

On Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) St Anne’s Kew said goodbye to Rev Nigel Worn their vicar for 20 years, who has also retired. At his final service, Nigel was presented with a book of photographs with memories of his time at St Anne’s and the church wardens paid a beautiful tribute.

Nigel’s final week was marked with a series of outdoor events that his parishioners could participate in.

Youth Pastor Vacancy at Holy Trinity, Richmond

Holy Trinity, Richmond, are currently looking to recruit a part-time Youth Pastor. 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 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.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 2 June.

Holy Week and Easter Across the Deanery

Christ is Risen! Children’s Easter Service at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Maundy Thursday Garden, St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Dawn Easter Service at St Mary’s, Barnes

Easter Gardens made by the children of St Mary’s Barnes

Palm Sunday donkeys, St Mary’s, Barnes

Garden of Gethsemane, Maundy Thursday, All Saints, East Sheen

All Saints, East Sheen, Easter Garden

Socially distanced singing on Easter Sunday at St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake

Pictures from children’s Good Friday service at St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake

Socially Distanced singing on Easter Sunday at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond

Happy Easter from Richmond Team Ministry

Easter Sunday also saw St John the Divine, Richmond returning to public worship for the first time since 29th December.

Bishop Richard of Kingston led the Holy Week and Easter Services at St Phillip and All Saints and St Luke’s, Kew

Good Friday Meditation at St Richard’s, Ham

Marking Rev Nigel Worn’s Retirement

Rev Nigel Worn will be retiring at Pentecost after twenty years as vicar of St Anne’s, Kew. Please join the livestream from St Anne’s, 6pm, Sunday 25th April, for an Evening in Conversation with Father Nigel as he looks forward to his retirement.  (Click here to watch).

During Lent, St Anne’s made a series of podcasts with members of their congregation who spoke about how faith has made a difference to their lives. The series ended with Father Nigel reflecting on faith, ministry and the joys of countryside life: