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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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Easter 2021, for Sunday 11th April


E Newsletter 11th April 2021(3)

“When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and  Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the  first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.” Mark 16:1-2

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Newsletter – Holy Week & Easter 2021


holy week

“Though easier paths beckoned, and friends pleaded for you not to go, you turned your face resolutely towards Jerusalem, determined to go all the way to Calvary. Take us with you now: In this sacred and solemn week when we see the depth and mystery of your redeeming love, help us to follow: to stop where you stumble, to watch as you weep, to hurt as you suffer; to bow our heads in sorrow when you die, that when you are raised, we may share your eternal joy. Amen.”

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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).

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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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