For the Church in Bangladesh; Samuel Mankhin, Moderator: ministry to

those discriminated against because of their faith; witness to the need for

healthy dialogue between Christians, Muslims and Buddhists.

For St Paul’s Cathedral; David Ison, Dean with the Chapter, College of

Canons and all the staff: that it is a place of welcome for all people.


For the relationship between the President and the Senate and House of

Representatives of the USA during his trial following his impeachment: that

the highest standards of truth and justice are maintained.

For the Queen and the members of the Royal Family in this country while

negotiations are taking place to adjust their responsibilities.


For this congregation: Anne Rose (20), Woody McIntyre (21),

Maria Saidy (22).

For the members of the Parochial Church Council meeting tomorrow.

Birthdays: Davis Mac-Iyalla (19); Wesley Arruda, Sophie Orr (22).

For this parish: our neighbours in Vaudeville Court;

                  small shops and businesses – any struggling to survive financially.


People for whom prayer is asked: Ken Ware; Roger and Carlin; Bill Dexter;

Anne, Peter and Jo Peterson; Helene Kydd and the Bradbury family;

Inez and Cliff Sinclair; Mavis Sewhcomar; Mark Horowitz; Jane Akatay;

Graham and Jozef.


For the departed: Turkay Akatay, Jennifer Ryan;

Clem Perrin, Joseph Harper, Barry Pratt (19), Eileen Kelly, Alice Sausman,

Gwen Jackson (20), John Williams (21), Christakis Stavrou (23),

Ernest Smith, Fred Vere, Jack Fairweather, Maureen Thompson,

Pamela Davies (24), Lorne Mapp (25).


  1. Our special seasonal collection until Candlemas on 2 February is for Akwaaba, a small charity which supports refugees by providing hospitality, an opportunity to meet others and advice. Please be generous and use the red cross envelopes or the basket at the back.

  2. We have recently raised £545 for Oxfam through our Book Bank.

  3. Wednesday at 7 pm: Holy Communion – Vincent of Saragossa.

  4. Many of you will have received a letter about Stewardship. Please take this seriously and speak to a member of the Stewardship Team about your contribution. From Easter this parish will be without a vicar. The health of our finances can’t do other than affect the future of St Thomas’.

  5. St Thomas’ is no longer open on Wednesday afternoons. On Fridays it will now be open from 2 until 5 pm. When the Bible Study group is meeting, entry will be via the hall, as it is during the drop-in on Thursdays. It continues to be open on Tuesdays from 10 am until 1 pm.

  6. I’m away from Thursday until the following Tuesday.

  7. Thursday from 2 until 4 pm: drop into the hall for tea, cake and a chat.

  8. Friday at 2 pm: Bible Study group continues to reflect on the Gospel according to John. This is an open group. You are invited to join them.

  9. Sunday at 10.30 am: Parish Eucharist. We welcome back Prebendary Jeremy Crossley to preside and preach.

  10. Monday 27 January at 7 for 7.30 pm: Movie Night – ‘The Jacket’ (2005), directed by John Maybury, with Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. This is not a film club. Everyone is invited. The next date is 17 February.

  11. Wednesday 29 January from 7.30 until 9 pm: Highbury West Ward Partnership meeting with local councillors and council officers in Stephens Ink Community Centre, Tannington Terrace, N5 1LR.

  12. Friday 7 February at 7 pm in the Ecology Centre: Quiz Night in aid of the Friends of Gillespie Park. Entry £7 per person includes snacks, but bring your own food if you need more! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale. This will be Stephen’s last occasion as Quiz Master.

Rev’d Prebendary Stephen Coles

020-7359-5741 and 07947-068511

The Cardinal’s Hat, 25 Romilly Road, London N4 2QY

Facebook: St Thomas the Apostle Finsbury Park

Charity Number: 1179777

St Thomas's Road 

London, N4 2QP

Charity Number 1179777

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