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Church of England Vision Webinar SERIES


The Church of England are holding  a series of webinars that will explore what it means to be a church that is centred on Jesus Christ and shaped by Jesus Christ – a church that is simpler, humbler, bolder.

“Our vision for being a Jesus Christ centred and Jesus Christ shaped Church will help us focus on what truly matters: the Christ like life of prayer; our worship and our service; the proclamation of God’s good purposes for the world; and how all this is fed and nurtured by word and sacrament, and by our own humble acknowledgment of our need of God’s grace, so that, together, we can build a better, more hopeful future.”
Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell – General Synod, February 2021.
Click here to read full address.

Click here to find out more about the  Church of England vision and strategy for 2020s.

Forthcoming webinars in this series:

  • 30th June at 2pm: focussing on being a church that is simpler, humbler and bolder and answering any outstanding questions collected in other webinars

Click here to register for any of the webinars.


Webinar 15th June, 2021 – A church that is younger and diverse

On 15th June, Revd Canon David Male (Director of Evangelism and Discipleship for the Church of England) and panel members held a webinar focussing on the strategic priority to be a church that is younger and more diverse.

If you missed the webinar, you can view it here.

Webinar 25th May, 2021 – A church of missionary disciples

On 25th May, Revd Canon David Male (Director of Evangelism and Discipleship for the Church of England) and panel members held a webinar focussing on the strategic priority to be a church of missionary disciples.

If you missed the webinar, you can view it here. You can toggle the view between Gallery and Speaker view should you need to view the BSL interpreter.

Webinar 26th April, 2021 – A church where mixed ecology is the norm

On 26th April, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell and panel members held a webinar focussing on the strategic priority to be a church where the mixed ecology of many forms of church is the norm.

If you missed the webinar, you can view it here. You can toggle the view between Gallery and Speaker view should you need to view the BSL interpreter.

Webinar 25th March, 2021 – Introducing the vision and the three strategic priorities

On 25th March, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell and panel members held a webinar to find out more about the emerging vision and strategic priorities for the Church for the next decade.

If you missed the webinar, you can view it here. You can toggle the view between Gallery and Speaker view should you need to view the BSL interpreter.

Zoom Ephesians Study Group from St Mary, Barnes

St Mary’s, Barnes, are running a series of  Zoom study groups on the Letter to the Ephesians, 6-7pm each Monday from 7th June to 5th July.

The theme has been chosen as it seems apt for this moment in time:
* an inspiring spirituality to help us in this new season
* a profound sense of God’s gift to us of peace and grace in Christ
* teaching on how to live together with others in community, using the gifts of the Spirit

If you would like to take part email Rev James Hutchings revdjames@stmarybarnes.org

Loving Others Course from Holy Trinity Richmond

The phrase ‘pastoral care’ can be very confusing. Just what is ‘pastoral care’? How is it different from any other kind of care? Who gets involved in pastoral care, and who doesn’t? It can all seem rather overwhelming and something that church staff do, so perhaps we should just leave it to them…

But pastoral care is the joy and privilege of every Christian and something that Jesus calls us to be involved with. This four week course is intended to break some of the misconceptions of pastoral care, encourage us to get involved and give some very practical advice on how to care for one another with the love of God. The course runs for four weeks on Thursday evenings, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, from 8pm to 9pm on Zoom. Each evening will consist of some teaching, discussion in small groups and whole group feedback. We would love everyone to be part of the course so if you don’t feel comfortable speaking or sharing via Zoom, don’t let that put you off. You will not be asked to do anything you are not comfortable with.

Anyone is welcome to join in with the course even if you don’t feel you are involved in church ‘leadership’ at the moment. You will get the most out of this course if you can attend all four weeks. However, if you need to miss a week there will be some course materials you can access.

You will need to register for the course so we can send you the relevant Zoom information and course materials. To register click here.

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:

Unity against Loneliness Event 26th April

Richmond Inter Faith Forum invites people from Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and neighbouring areas – especially those from minority and refugee backgrounds – to join this online event. It follows the successful “Unity in Crisis” event last November.

As we look forward to the end of lockdown, “Unity against Loneliness” provides a unique opportunity for local people from different religion or belief backgrounds (including the non-religious) to consider a subject that can affect anyone, and is so often invisible to everyone else.

What is loneliness? (It’s not as obvious as you might think.) How do we experience it? What steps can we take to alleviate it?

For more details and to register for the event visit https://unityagainstloneliness.eventbrite.co.uk

Everyone living in south west London is welcome.

Poetry Workshops at St Mary’s Barnes

St. Mary’s, Barnes is collecting poems that have helped individuals through lockdown and through times of difficulty. They would like to share these poems with each other through a series of informal poetry workshops on Zoom. If you have a poem which is special to you and which could help others who are experiencing challenging times, please join them.

The Zoom workshops will take place
on Mondays 19th and 26th April at 6pm.
To register, please send your choice of poem to: catherine.putz@googlemail.com

At the workshop we will read each other our special poems and discuss the aspects of the writing which appeal to us. Afterwards, our poems will be written on cards to be issued to those who would benefit from them, and printed on laminated, decorated sheets kept in church for
our visitors to enjoy.

Holy Week and Easter Across the Deanery

St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Email easter@stmichaelbarnes.org to book for Easter Day services.

St Mary’s, Barnes

Mortlake and East Sheen Team Ministry

All Saints East Sheen

Email alexbarrow1@gmail.com for details to join Zoom services. The 10am Sunday Eucharists will be livestreamed on All Saints’ Facebook page.

Christ Church, East Sheen

St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake

Sunday 28th March, 10am –  Palm Sunday Eucharist
Monday 29th March, 8pm –  short reflective service for Holy Week
Thursday 1st April, 8pm – Maundy Thursday service.
Friday 2nd April, 11am – Good Friday Children’s Service via Zoom
Friday 2nd April, 2pm – An Hour at the Cross. Good Friday Service with music, art and poetry followed by liturgy.
Sunday 4th April, 10am – Easter Day Eucharist. Booking essential. Click here.
Services will be livestreamed on St Mary’s Facebook page.

Richmond Team Ministry

For details of Zoom services at St Matthias contact anne.crawford@richmondteamministry.org. Click the following links for booking Easter Day services at St Mary Magdalene, St Matthias and St John the Divine.

Holy Trinity, Richmond

Visit htrichmond.org.uk/easter for more details and to book Easter and Holy Week services,

St Phillip and All Saints and St Luke’s, Kew

Booking essential. Email office@kewparishes.plus.com

St Peter’s, Petersham

St Richard’s, Ham

Reserve a place by message on St Richard’s Facebook page.

Lent Across the Deanery

Ash Wednesday Services, 17th February

St Michael and All Angels, Barnes
12 noon Mass with Imposition of Ashes (in person).
8pm Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes (in person).

St Mary, Barnes
Online Service. Click here.

All Saints, East Sheen
8pm Eucharist with Ashing (in person and live-streamed).

St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake
8pm Live-streamed service (click here).

Richmond Team Ministry
8pm Zoom service. Please have a blank piece of paper with you (A5 or similar size). Email admin@richmondteamministry.org for meeting details.

St Mary Magdalene, Richmond
10am Service with the sprinkling of ashes (in person).
5pm Service with the sprinkling of ashes (in person).

St John the Divine, Richmond
6pm Said Eucharist, including the sprinkling of ashes (in person and live-streamed).

St Anne’s, Kew
8pm Sung mass (in person and live-streamed). Booking essential to attend in person, email saintannekew@gmail.com by 11am Tuesday 16th February.

Lent Course from St George’s College, Jerusalem

St Mary’s, Barnes, Richmond Team Ministry and St Luke’s and the Barn Church, Kew, are following a Lent course from St George’s College in Jerusalem.  The course consists of six sessions  exploring the geography of the Holy Land, following Jesus from Galilee to Golgotha. Each session will reflect on the theme with questions for exploration and comes with links to short films from the Holy Land. You can follow the course individually by emailing resources@sgcjerusalem.org or by taking part in the virtual discussion groups (see below). Click here for more details.

St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

SMA-Lent-Childrens-Leaflet-2021

St Mary’s Barnes

‘A River Through the Desert’ discussion group. Monday evenings via Zoom. Lent course from St George’s College, Jerusalem. See above. Email revdjames@stmarybarnes.org if you would like to join.

Mortlake and East Sheen Team Ministry

All Saints, East Sheen are running a Lent course via Zoom at 6:30pm on Sundays 21st, 28th February, 7th, 14th, and 21st March. They will be looking at the themes salvation, justice, consolation and desolation, sacrifice and grace and mercy with the aim of helping people develop and clarify their thinking and understanding of these words and ideas that we frequently use in church. Email alexbarrow1@gmail.com if you would like to join.

Christ Church, East Sheen will be running a Zoom discussion group on Mondays from 2:30-4pm for five weeks starting Monday 22nd February. They will be following a series that explores the relationship with God and neighbour through the metaphors of landscapes: Barren Land, Wilderness, Gardens, Wasteland and Re-Wilding. Contact russenbergerjudith@gmail.com to join.

Christ Church, East Sheen will also be posting daily Lent reflections on Facebook.

During Lent, Canon Ann Nickson will be running a Lent course on the Psalms via Zoom 6pm on Sundays, starting Sunday 21st February. They will be using the York Course study guide (www.yorkcourses.co.uk/product/the-psalms/) with some poems by Malcolm Guite on the Psalms. Email AnnNickson@aol.com if you would like to join.

Richmond Team Ministry

Recommended books for Lent

Candles in the Dark – Faith, hope and love in a time of pandemic by Rowan Williams (SPCK, 2021). From March to September 2020 Rowan Williams wrote weekly meditations for the congregation of his parish church. They offer light in these dark times and challenge the reader, but always give hope!

Thy Will be done The 2021 Lent Book by Stephen Cherry (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2021). At a time of change, uncertainly and widespread anxiety, we go back to familiar spiritual resources, such as the Lord’s Prayer. Thy will be done presents the comforts and challenges of the prayer in 36 short chapters, one for almost every day in Lent (excluding Sundays).

David’s Crown – Sounding the Psalms by Malcolm Guite (Canterbury Press, 2021). Poems of each of the 150 psalms, to reflect on, go back to and read alongside the biblical psalms.

At home in Lent – An exploration of Lent through 46 objects by Gordon Giles (BRF, 2019). Here is an original way of approaching Lent, one that will encourage you to consider your own faith journey in the light of the Easter story. Inspired by Ian McGregor’s Radio 4 programme, ‘The History of the World in 100 Objects’, Gordon Giles spends each week in a different room gleaning spiritual lessons from everyday household objects, such as a mobile phone, keys, shoes, kettle.

My sour-sweet days – George Herbert and the journey of the soul by Mark Oakley (SPCK, 2020). Forty poems by George Herbert each followed by a short meditation – poetry bringing comfort, refreshment and renewed energy.

Lent Courses and Services

‘Holy Habits’ – 10:30-11:30am Thursdays via Zoom.
‘A River Through the Desert’ discussion group
. 6:30-7pm Sundays via Zoom. Lent course from St George’s College, Jerusalem. See above. Material must have been read in advance.
Lenten Meditations and Compline – Wednesdays in Lent, 7.30pm till 8.00pm, via Zoom.
Stations of the Cross – 4pm Wednesdays (from 24 February) via Zoom.

Email admin@richmondteamministry.org for links to zoom meetings.

Holy Trinity, Richmond

Click here to subscribe to Holy Trinity’s daily Lent devotions which will take you through the whole of Mark’s Gospel.

St Anne’s, Kew

5pm SundaysStations of the Cross live-streamed here.

Faith in the time of Coronavirus. 6:30-7:45pm Sundays via Zoom – A series of informal discussions reflecting from five different theological perspectives on our experience of living through the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our faith, our fellowship and our hopes for the future. Starts Sunday 21st February. Click here for more details and to register.

For such a time as this. 2:30-3:30pm Mondays via Zoom – USPG Lent Course – a five week series of informal study and discussion on the Christian response to Climate Change. Starts Monday 22nd February. Contact Claudine McCreadie (dandcmcc@gmail.com, 020 8241 7627) if you would like to join.

During Lent, St Anne’s will be sharing a weekly conversation with a different member of our congregation, talking about life, church, wider interests and how faith has made a difference to them. Click here to listen.

St Phillip and All Saints and St Luke’s, Kew

‘A River Through the Desert’ discussion group. 8pm, Monday evenings via Zoom. Lent course from St George’s College, Jerusalem. See above. Email office@kewparishes.plus.com if you would like to join.

#LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story

Click here to download the free app from the Church of England or to sign up to receive emails, with daily reading, reflection and a prayer as well as some action. Each day also has a family action, which can be done by everyone, young and old! 

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Richmond: What you need to know Webinar

Healthwatch Richmond, in partnership with NHS Richmond and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, will be hosting COVID-19 Vaccinations in Richmond: What you need to know a free event featuring a panel of the top local experts delivering the vaccination programme to answer questions from the community about the vaccine and its rollout in the Borough.

The panel will include:
● Dr Patrick Gibson, GP Clinical Chair Richmond
● Tonia Michaelides, Locality Executive Director NHS South West London CCG
● Julie Risley, Chair of Healthwatch Richmond (Event Chair)
● Mike Derry, Chief Officer Healthwatch Richmond
● Shannon Katiyo FFPH, Director of Public Health

This event will be a live Zoom webinar (also accessible by phone) from 3.30 PM to 4.30 PM on 2nd February 2021.

Residents are invited to submit their questions to the panel in advance when they register or by calling 020 8099 5335 or emailing participate@healthwatchrichmond.co.uk.

To register for this event please click here to fill in the form. The link to the event will be shared with you by email closer to the event.

Our Churches are Slowly Re-Opening yet Worship Continues Online

Although the Government has not suspended public worship during this lockdown, all but three churches in the Deanery took the difficult decision to close for in-person worship but all still remained open for private prayer. 

Churches are slowly reopening to congregations. See below for more details and for links to online services.

Holy Trinity Barnes

Visit htbarnes.org at 10am on Sundays or click here if you miss the service.

St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Watch services online via Facebook and You Tube. Email admin@stmichaelbarnes.org to join Morning Prayer via Zoom.
  • From  Sunday 21st February the 8am Low Mass returns.
  • From Ash Wednesday onwards, Morning Prayer will not take place on Zoom but in person only.

St Mary, Barnes

Services continue to be streamed. Click here for Morning Prayer and click here for recorded Sunday services

Holy Trinity, Richmond

Click here to join Holy Trinity, Richmond 10am every Sunday . In-person worship will resume Sunday 28th March.

St Anne, Kew

Click here to join St Anne’s, Kew 10am every Sunday. Join St Anne’s for Morning Prayer via Zoom at 8:45am every day except Sunday (email nigel.worn@gmail.com). The church is open for private prayer on weekdays between 10.00–11.00 a.m.

St Anne’s re-opened for public worship from Ash Wednesday.
Weekly Sunday services 8am and 10am. Booking is essential. Please email saintannekew@gmail.com before 11.00am on the Friday before the Service. 10.00 services will be live streamed. 

St Richard, Ham

Click here for Sunday Sermons from Rev Simon Coupland and regular reflections from Rev Sarah Atkins. The church will be open for private prayer on Sunday mornings between 10 and 11.30 am, with social distancing. Pictures, prayers and Bible verses on the screen aid in quiet reflection with a 20-minute rolling programme. Tuesday morning service via Zoom, email strichardsvicar@btinternet.com to join.

Christ Church East Sheen

Click here for weekly Sunday videos. The Church is open for private prayer 2-4pm every day. Public worship resumes 28th February.

All Saints East Sheen

Public worship is continuing ,10am Eucharist on Sunday mornings and is also livestreamed (Click here). Evensong at 6pm on weekdays and Morning Worship on Thursdays at 10am continue on Zoom. Email alexbarrow1@gmail.com if you wish to join.

St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake

Click here to join live worship, 10am each Sunday. The church is open for private prayer 12 noon to 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Public worship resumes 28th February.

Richmond Team Ministry

Live streamed service on www.facebook.com/StJohntheDivineRTM 11am each Sunday. The Church is open for private prayer on Tuesdays between 10.00am-12.00noon.
Public worship resumed and St Mary Magdalene on Ash Wednesday
The weekly pattern of services during Lent, from 18 February, will be as follows:
Sunday
08:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
09.30am Eucharist (with music by 1-3 singers and organist, as per government and CofE guidelines), also to be live streamed
Wednesday
10:00am Eucharist
Saturday
12noon Eucharist (following the church being open for private prayer 10:00-12:00)
St Matthias is closed for public worship.
The Sunday service at St Matthias (at 9.30am) will be via Zoom – please email anne.crawford@richmondteamministry.org for log-in details.
Click here for orders of service and readings.
Visit www.richmondteamministry.org/messages for links to virtual services, sermons, thoughts and other useful resources.
There is morning prayer from Monday to Thursday via Zoom email admin@richmondteamministry.org.

St Luke’s and the Barn Church, Kew

In-person worship resumes at both churches on Sunday 21st March. Services at St Luke’s will be live-streamed on Facebook.

St Peter’s, Petersham

St Peter’s is open for services 9:30am each Sunday.

The Church of England

Click here to watch weekly online services from the Church of England

Services from Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral will continue to stream Morning Prayer from the Cathedral each day at 9am.  Night Prayer will continue to  be streamed at 8pm Monday to Saturday and at 6pm on Sunday.  The Sunday Eucharist will be streamed at 11am.   These can all be found on the Cathedral website and the Cathedral Facebook and YouTube channels. 

Live Streamed Services Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings from around the Country

Visit AChurchNearYou to find local churches who are live streaming services, Bible studies, prayer meetings