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St Mary Magdalene, Richmond

Congratulations and welcome to Rev Charlie Smith, who was ordained deacon at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 26th June. Rev Canon Wilma Roest described the service as “prayerful, beautiful, holy and solemn”. She was welcomed to St Mary Magdalene as their curate on Sunday 27th June.

St Phillip and All Saints and St Luke’s Kew

Congratulations to Rev Dr Melanie Harrington on her Collation and Induction as the new vicar of St Phillip and All Saints with St Luke’s, Kew on Wednesday 23rd June. She was welcomed by both parishes at her first services on Sunday 27th June.

Outside Worship

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

St Mary Magdalene, Richmond is concluding all Sunday services outside so the congregation can sing!

Community Hymnalong at St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

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