St Paul’s held a Commemoration Service on Sunday 3rd August 2014. The service was well attended with about 200 people present guests including the Mayor of Wandsworth, our MP Justine Greening and local councillors. The service was conducted by ministers Nicky and Norman, and the Bishop of Kingston gave the address. We are grateful to the vital contributions of Thames Philharmonic Choir. Clergy from neighbouring parishes were also present and we welcomed many friends from other faith communities. The service concluded outside in the Church grounds around the memorial with a fitting remembrance of those who died from this parish. Many people stayed afterwards for tea and cakes in the Community Centre.
Download this Sermon St Paul 10 August 2014 Matt 14 22-33 NvF here
There is a group of 15 from St Paul’s on the Hebridean Isle of Iona for a parish retreat. The youngest is 6, the eldest 84.
After a long journey and a night in Glasgow, we are now enjoying the hospitality of the Iona Community who feeds us both spiritually and with wholesome food.
The children have made friends with others from a group from Oxford and the adults are enjoying new acquaintances, too.
A time to reflect
at the 100th anniversary
of the beginning of World War I
The Commemoration Service will be conducted by the Bishop of Kingston and Ministers of St Paul’s Parish, supported by Civic Dignitaries, and The Thames Philharmonic Choir.
The event is an opportunity to reflect on the moments leading up to the outbreak of the war and those first months of conflict. The service will be a particular commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of the war: remembering the effects of human frailty and failure, as well as the sacrifice and service of so many in the Great War, and all those who were left behind.
There will be a retiring collection in aid of the restoration of the war memorial, inscribed with thirty-five names of those from this
parish who lost their lives.
Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 3pm, St Paul’s Church
Commemoration download this Poster
followed by refreshments in the Community Centre