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Fr Steve's Retirement

The day of Pentecost, 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus, marks the end of the Easter season. We pray that we might all be renewed in the Holy Spirit, as the disciples were, 2000 years ago.

It also marks an important moment for me as I announce my retirement from ministry in October, later this year. I’m now 68 and will celebrate 40 years in July since I was ordained in Southwark cathedral and began as a curate in St Giles Camberwell.

There is much to give thanks for – and still much to do here at St Mary’s in the next 6 months. We will continue to grow in Faith, Hope and Love, repairing our building, deepening our faith, welcoming new people into our church family and reaching out to bring God’s love to the world around us. 

We also have our church Annual Meeting on Pentecost Sunday, electing wardens and Church Council members to share in leading St Mary’s in a busy and exciting year ahead.

There will be celebrations and events in the months ahead, as well as getting on with the job of being God’s family in St Mary’s and in Lewisham.

As Eastertide comes to a close once more, a final ALLELUIA!

Fr Steve 

Use this link to read Fr Steve's Pentecost sermon and retirement plans.

A New Crypt Kitchen

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We are delighted to have been told that St.Mary's has been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Fund.
The grant from the N
ational Lottery Fund means that we can renew our Crypt Kitchen. This will make a big difference for our own church and for our local community.
For several years now, along with its poor lighting,  the kitchen has been non-functional due to both health & safety regulations and failing equipment.


 

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Our present kitchen. In need of a new design and refit.

We will now have the opportunity to fully provide for social events and those hiring the room. While at the same time exploring ways of serving our local community and those in need.
We would like to say a big thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund and the players on the National Lottery for their support.


 

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