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For Sunday 21st April 2024, 4th Sunday of Easter

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Friends

On Sunday we heard from Olivia and Arthur, representatives of ReStart Lives, the charity that organises the Friday night drop-in meal at St Columba’s. This month marks five years of their vital and much valued service – a hot, nutritious home-cooked meal and the chance for conversation and company. On some nights there are up to 100 guests in the Lower Hall. ReStart have been a wonderful addition to the life and purpose of our building and community.

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For Sunday 14th April 2024, 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Friends,

In the run-up to Easter the question arose: If you could only watch one television programme in a year – what would you choose? That mind-tickler led onto the question on Easter morning: If you could only attend church once in a year – what day would you choose to come? A birthday, an anniversary, St Columba’s Day, Christmas or Easter, or another alternative? One church friend followed up:

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For Sunday 7th April 2024

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I love watching American cop shows on television, especially "Law and Order" and "N.C.I.S.". My mother always enjoyed "Ironside", so that may be where it comes from. It is fascinating seeing detectives collect evidence while they build a case they hope will convince a jury.

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For Sunday 31st March 2024, Easter Sunday

We are in the middle of Holy Week, recalling the events of Jesus’ final days in Jerusalem – from the entry into that city riding on the donkey on Palm Sunday, to events and confrontations in the Temple, to the washing of the disciples’ feet and sharing of a Last Supper in the Upper Room, to the prayers, betrayal and arrest in Gethsemane, to the trial, mockery and torture of Good Friday, to the sealed tomb – and then, the empty tomb of Easter morning. It is a poignant and uncomfortable journey. But as was said in a Lent Discussion Group: “You can’t have Easter without Good Friday!” It is through enduring the defeat that we emerge to the victory. Whether you can join us for the significant services of this week, or attend local services of other traditions, perhaps you might prayer the Easter Prayer, recently offered by Canonmills Church in Edinburgh.

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For Sunday 24th March 2024, Palm Sunday

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Dear Friends,

We are all familiar with Paddington, the little bear who arrived in London from his home in Peru with a luggage label attached saying, "Please look after this bear". Michael Bond, the former BBC cameraman who created Paddington said he was inspired by the memory of children being evacuated from British cities during World War 2 and going to live with complete strangers in the countryside or even overseas, many of them with a label tied to them with their name and other details.

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For Sunday 17th March 2024, Fifth Sunday of Lent

Under the watchful gaze of former ministers, the production line for Mothering Sunday daffodils was in full swing last weekend.

Friends,

I wandered lonely as a cloud, is perhaps one of English poetry’s most famous first lines; starting point for William Wordsworth’s recollection of stumbling upon a wondrous sight by the lake shore.

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St Columba’s is located on Pont Street in Knightsbridge in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Church is within easy reach of three London Underground stations – Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines).

St. Columba's
Pont Street
London SW1X 0BD
+44 (0)20-7584-2321
office@stcolumbas.org.uk

Getting here by tube

Knightsbridge Station

Take the Harrods exit if open (front car if coming from the East, rear car if coming from the West). Come up the stairs to street level, carry on keeping Harrods on your right. Turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on into Walton Place with St Saviour’s Church on your left. At the traffic lights, St Columba’s is to your left across the street. If the Harrods exit is closed, take the Sloane Street exit, turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on past Harrods with the shop on your right, into Walton Place as before.

South Kensington Station

Come up the stairs out of the station and turn left into the shopping arcade. Turn left again into Pelham Street. At the traffic lights at the end of Pelham Street cross Brompton Road, turn left then immediately right into the narrow street of Draycott Avenue. After just a few yards turn left into Walton Street. Carry on walking up Walton Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn right and after a few steps you will be at St Columba’s!

Sloane Square Station

Cross over the square into Sloane Street. Walk along Sloane Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn left into Pont Street. St Columba’s will then be in sight.

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