I was Confirmed this morning at St Mary’s of Walthamstow by the Right Reverend David Hawkins, Bishop of Barking, during the Remembrance Sunday service; five years after being baptised at St Mary’s at Pentecost, 2008. I have stepped through another gate on my journey of faith. Advertisements
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
They say that the night seems darkest just before the dawn. They also say that pride comes before a fall. Time does not record who these mysterious “they” are; undoubtedly different authors in both cases, and yet the sayings persist – cliches, yes, but only because the test of time has made them so. Last … 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
All the old flowers were cleared away from Melita’s bench a few weeks ago, and no more have been laid recently. My younger daughter K didn’t feel this was right; it seemed as though everyone had forgotten Melita. So on our way home today, we stopped briefly by the churchyard to lay a bunch of … Continue reading