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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.


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 on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Please email for further details and to a place on the course.

Job Opportunities at Riverbank Trust

Please see below details for 2 outreach worker positions 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 before Friday 8th October 2021.

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 Monday 18 October.

New Organ Scholars at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Welcome to Ben and Cameron who are this year’s organ scholars at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes. Both boys are pupils at St Paul’s School and have been studying the organ with Philip Berg, Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy. Read their stories below.

Holiday at Home in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen

Each summer the Parish of Mortlake with East Sheen team ministry hold a Holiday at Home week. Local residents of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen who are unable to get away for a holiday or would like more company during the summer are invited to join in either for a day or two or for the whole week.

Last year’s Holiday at Home was a little different due to the pandemic but this year it was back to normal with a cruise ship theme. On Monday the ship docked in Venice and there was Italian food and music. On Tuesday it was France and Greece on Wednesday. Dry land on Thursday with a trip to Richmond Park before finishing on a Desert Island on Friday. With quizzes, singalongs, exercises, marvellous food a tough jigsaw and a reading of James and the Giant Peach, there was plenty to keep everyone busy and in need of a rest at the end of the week!

New Local Bereavement Charity

space2grieve is a team of highly trained Bereavement Specialists offering free, personal, confidential bereavement support for adults, children, young people & families who live in the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. They offer free expert bereavement support to anyone struggling after a bereavement by any means, at any time.

Contact space2grieve by emailing, via the website, or by phone on 07519 376 363.