Before I start, I would just like to stress that what follows are my personal views and observations on the Alpha Course materials. They in no way represent the views of the volunteers and ministry team members currently running Alpha Course at St Mary’s, nor do they reflect upon how I feel about said members … Continue reading
I was Confirmed at St Mary’s in Walthamstow last month, on Sunday November 10th – Remembrance Sunday. The following is the piece I wrote for the parish magazine. I was baptised as an adult at Pentecost on Sunday, May 11th, 2008. It was the logical next step after having attended the “Just Looking” group run … Continue reading
St Mary’s as seen from Vinegar Alley shortly after 3pm today as the evening mist began to descend.
St Mary’s in Walthamstow are going to be hosting an MBU on Sunday 19th September; that’s a Meeting for Better Understanding between Christians and Muslims. It will involve two speakers, one Muslim and one Christian, each speaking on the subject of Jesus in the Quran and Jesus in the Bible respectively. It will be followed … Continue reading
For the first time in about 6 months, I went to church this morning together with Freda; it seemed an appropriate day to do so. Being the Good Friday service, it was quieter than a normal all-ages service; more subdued. It started with “There Is A Green Hill Far Away”, and ended in silence. Then … Continue reading
This morning, Ken Ashton – the new curate who started at St.Mary’s a year ago – was ordained along with 5 others as priests by the Right Reverend David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking and Chelmsford, at St.Mary’s. I haven’t been attending services recently, just the Bible study group round at the Bakers’ (a little quiet … Continue reading
Easter marked my return to the church, and – barring last week (when it just seemed everything was happening at once and I didn’t get a chance to draw breath and sit down till gone 9pm on Thursday) – the midweek group at the Bakers’. Freda has been a little unsettled; she’s grown unused to … Continue reading
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The Ancient House Looking up Church Lane, E17, with the churchyard railings to the right. St.Mary’s Church belltower in the snow. Snow-covered tomb. The Ancient House, looking up towards the Village. The belltower at St.Mary’s in the snow. View of St.Mary’s Church, Walthamstow, taken from Vinegar Alley. The old graveyard behind St.Mary’s in Walthamstow. The … Continue reading