St Thomas the Apostle - Finsbury Park

Church Weekly Notices

St Thomas the Apostle, Finsbury Park

SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018




For the Church in Korea; Onesimus Park, Archbishop: that their ministry and witness is exemplary in advancing reconciliation between the governments and people of North and South Korea.

For the ministry of all Christian people in London involved in counselling those who are deeply troubled by their experience: that they are able to listen attentively, while not passing judgement or walking away.

For people working and campaigning for more effective controls on air pollution: that they are able to make a significant improvement in public behaviour and government policy. For the World Health Organisation and those with responsibility for ensuring public health: that they can discern the greatest risks of illness, be ready for the unexpected and encourage the protection of the vulnerable.


For this congregation: Jackie Bodley (29), Marvin Swift (30).

For Ursula, Alex, Charlie, William and Florence Tucker moving to Buckinghamshire, giving thanks for our fellowship.

Birthdays: Miles Gaythwaite, Werner Grub (28); Audrey Thompson, Cassius Konneh (29); Catherine Robinson (30); Julia Burrows (31); Eve Wood (2).

For this parish: our neighbours in Ambler Road;

                            people living with drug problems.    

People for whom prayer is asked: Maria Rubinia; Lisa, Tom, Brigid and Zoe; Elvi Sankey and Marcia Ludlow; Petya and Yuko; Esla Cathline and family; Deanietrea Mills-Campbell; Deniz Bakirtas; Andargachew and his family; Lourival Da Costa Arruda; Bob Lockley; Michael, Peter and Roy Ashton.

For the departed: Raymond Cathline, Winston Sankey, Kazim Bakirtas, Juan Castillo;

Arthur Eatly (28), Sheila Durston, Pam Hawkins, Petronella Sadler (30), Elsie Edwards (2).

  1. We want some more volunteers to welcome people to our services. Why can’t you be one of them? Let Jono Shattock know if you’re ready to help: and 07715-488468.
  2. We must now comply with new tighter legislation on data protection. Please sign the form available today and be alert to the prayer board if you want us to continue praying for people by name.
  3. Wednesday at 7 pm: Holy Communion – Josephine Butler
  4. Thursday at 8.30 am: Holy Communion at St John Brownswood Park.
  5. Thursday from 2 until 4 pm drop into the hall for tea, cake and a chat.
  6. The Singing Group resumes on Thursdays 14, 21, 28 June at 7.30 pm.
  7. Friday at 1 pm: Funeral Eucharist for Raymond Cathline. Please join us.
  8. Sunday at 8.30 am: Holy Communion.
  9. Sunday at 10.30 am: Parish Eucharist.
  10. Monday 4 June from 6.30 until 8 pm in St Paul’s Cathedral: Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, in conversation. See flyers on the table.
  11. Monday 4 June at 7 for 7.30 pm: Movie Night in the church – ‘The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Margaret Rutherford et al.
  12. Monday 4 June at 7.30 pm: Are you concerned about drugs or violence in the parish? Then come to this meeting with the police and the council.
  13. Wednesday 6 June from 8 – 9.30 pm: You are invited to the ‘Street Iftar’ (breakfast!) outside Finsbury Park Mosque by your Muslim neighbours.
  14. Saturday 16 June from 1 until 5 pm: ‘Hymns and Pimms’. See flyer and poster for more details. Which is your favourite hymn?
  15. Saturday 11 August: Summer Outing to Hastings. Seats @ £16 or £12 if under 16, can be reserved with a deposit of £5 per place from today.
  16. The Confirmation Service in St Paul’s Cathedral is at 5 pm on Saturday 3 November. Let me know soon if you would like to be prepared for this.
  17. Admission to Communion is on Sunday 25 November. If you want to take part this year, please meet after the service on Sunday 24 June.

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