St Thomas the Apostle - Finsbury Park

Church Weekly Notices

St Thomas the Apostle, Finsbury Park




During The Gathering Justice Konneh and Heather Pascall are commended

to the congregation as our Churchwardens for the next year.

Our preacher is John Irwin, who is training for ordination at St Augustine’s

College. Please feel able to make constructive comments about his sermons!


For the Church in Papua New Guinea; Allan Migi, Archbishop: that they are able to find ways both to reconcile our faith with local traditions and minister to people suddenly exposed to complex technology. For Robert Thompson to be made Vicar of St James West Hampstead and St Mary with All Souls Kilburn on Saturday.


For the communities struggling against each other in northern Nigeria, particularly those that are nomadic: that ways can be found for them to live more peacefully together.

For all people whose work involves them in rescuing people who are in life- threatening situations: giving thanks that they are ready to risk their own lives and praying that they are not taken for granted.

For this congregation: Sarah Fowler (16), Jasmine Fraser (17), Dora Gartland (18).

Birthdays: Tess Neaman, Nigel Pantling, Freddie Goedhart (17); Clifford Ratoo (21).

For this parish: our neighbours in Avenell Road;

                            people living with gambling problems.

People for whom prayer is asked: Frankie, Freddie, Cassie and Chris; Anita Willis; Simon and Dan; Caroline Behr; Rychard; Sayeed Khan; Rhoda; Christian Coles and Ivy Klein; Wendy and Bill Doremus; Alex Clarke; Adil; Tom and Vicky Fox; Joan and Ray Pope; Evan Jones; Christopher Young; Gemma Desantis; Sally Chapman; Gabrielle Boyd and Jamie Heatly.

For the departed: Sandy Beattie, Saman Kuman, Dawn Sturgess;

Daphne Johnson, Anne Spencer (15), Peter Coles (16), Leo Antheunise, Sepiranza Nakawungu (17), Mary Dexter (18), Dennis Pollard (21).


  1. The PCC was informed on Tuesday that we have been awarded a grant of £2000 towards our Organ Restoration Fund by Church Care, part of the Cathedral and Church Building Division of the Archbishops’ Council. Thank you Anne Rose for making this application for us. We have now raised £42,000 + towards our target.
  2. Monday at 7.30 pm: meeting for local residents with the police and council to monitor progress in tackling issues arising from crime and anti-social behaviour in the parish. Please join us.
  3. Wednesday at 7 pm: Holy Communion.
  4. Thursday at 8.30 am: Holy Communion in St John Brownswood Park.
  5. Thursday from 2 until 4 pm drop into the hall for tea, cake and a chat.
  6. Friday at 2 pm: Bible Study – the Gospel according to Luke. Come along!
  7. Sunday at 10.30 am: Parish Eucharist – St Mary Magdalene.
  8. St Augustine’s Highbury New Park invites all children of primary school age to a Summer Holiday Club from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. It’s free! See poster in the hall for more.
  9. Wednesday 25 July from 7 until 9 pm in St Thomas More Church, 9 Henry Road, N4 2LH: general meeting of Friends of Finsbury Park. All local residents welcome in the wake of two disruptive concert weekends.
  10. Saturday 11 August: Summer Outing to Hastings. Seats @ £16 or £12 if under 16, can be reserved with a deposit of £5 per place.
  11. 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.
  12. Children who would like to make their first communion on 25 November should ask me for an application form as soon as possible. The dates for preparatory meetings from 26 September have now been fixed.

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