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Newsletter- 23rd May 2021


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Two prayers for us as we approach the weekend. This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost. Fifty days after Easter, and ten days after Ascension Day, we mark the gift of the Holy Spirit to the disciples gathered in Jerusalem – sometimes referred to as the birth-day of the Church. A fitting Sunday to celebrate with our friends of the linked charge at St Andrew’s, Newcastle, as they reopen their doors for worship.

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Newsletter- 16th May 2021

Last week we borrowed thoughts on elections & democracy from Revd Tom Gordon. This week I share some striking photos and accompanying article by another Church of Scotland minister, Revd Neil Urquhart. Neil is the minister of Irvine: Fullarton and back in 2012 he stayed in the church flat, while attending the London Paralympics, as part of the Games’ chaplaincy team. In the days leading up to Pentecost (Sunday 23rd May) and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (22nd – 28th May) Neil offers thoughts and images about change and challenge and where perhaps the Spirit of God is moving.

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For Sunday 9th May 2021, 6th Sunday of Easter

Artwork Croydon London

As this week’s e-newsletter goes out, both St Columba’s, Pont Street and St  Andrew’s, Newcastle are acting as Polling Stations. So, it seems appropriate to  share in full the thought for the day composed by retired Church of Scotland minister  and writer, Revd Tom Gordon.  It is well worth visiting his daily offerings at  https://swallowsnestnet.wordpress.com Thank you Tom for allowing us to borrow  your thoughts today.

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For Sunday 2nd May 2021, 5th Sunday of Easter

Artwork Croydon London

The photo above was sent to me this morning, with the words: “Today’s sermon!”  i.e., Stop, Look, Listen. On the same morning, author Michael Morpurgo spoke on  radio about the genesis of his new book, The Song of Gladness.

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Easter 2021, for Sunday 25th April

Artwork Croydon London

*This week all the images come from the artwork of the recent Play for Progress exhibition in Croydon, London.

In line with recent sunshine, we can now announce the glad news that Revd William McLaren has accepted the invitation to become our new Associate Minister. Ordained for 30 years, William brings profound and varied experience of ministry, in the parish, as a university chaplain and as a part time prison chaplain.

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Easter 2021, for Sunday 18th April

Prince Philip at St Columbas

*St Columba’s, Pont Street, December 2015

I imagine many of you will watch the funeral service for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh this Saturday. Earlier this week I wrote on behalf of Scots in London, (of which St Columba’s is a founding member) to its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal to say how saddened we were to hear of the death of her father, and to know that we were holding her and all members of the Royal family in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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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

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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