Magazine November 2016

Advent Carols 2016

30, The Ridgeway, Do you ever wish you had more faith? I’m sure most of us do, certainly at times. When the going gets tough, our faith seems not enough. And we may feel roughed-up spiritually, when we watch the plight of those children in Calais, or read about some terrible crime locally, or indeed, when something deep and personal … Read More

Magazine October 2016

Barn Dance 2016

Wren Academy at Enfield A number of sites in western Enfield have been considered by EFA as possible locations for the school, including all those suggested by local residents through the consultation process or suggested by LDBS. We are hopeful that the process will be complete by late Autumn 2016 and we might be able to announce the permanent site … Read More

Magazine July 2015

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A couple of weeks ago we had a triumphant performance of Handel’s Messiah – one of the greatest works of music ever written, and a great joy to hear it under our roof. And then, hot on its heels came another amazing achievement directed by Rachel Moon as the Drama Group presented Macbeth – one of the greatest plays ever … Read More

Drama Group’s Macbeth

A couple of weeks ago we had a triumphant performance of Handel’s Messiah – one of the greatest works of music ever written, and a great joy to hear it under our roof. And then, hot on its heels came another amazing achievement directed by Rachel Moon as the Drama Group presented Macbeth – one of the greatest plays ever … Read More

Trinity Sunday ~ Macbeth

Today is Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the Three-in-one nature of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. While it may be truthfully said that we do that every Sunday, today is traditionally a day for deep exposition of scripture, and profound theological reflection. Which is why in many parishes today, the curate gets to preach. However, it’s my turn today, … Read More

Magazine June 2015

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Prelude ‘April is the cruellest month’, wrote T.S. Eliot, and this was to some extent true in our community of St Mary Magdalene’s. We lost dear brothers, Richard Shone and Ray Barker, and their funerals took place in early May. Click on their names for the sermons I gave at each, allowing their lives and faith to speak to us … Read More

Magazine May 2015

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2014 was an eventful year in the life of the parish, as the reports on fabric and other activities have shown. As always, the particular features of the year are outlined in the Annual Report which is available on the website and elsewhere. So what I say is more of a personal take, and as always, we need to remind … Read More