St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

News update 30th November 2021

Lots of news this week:

Last week it was announced that The Rev’d Canon Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy has been appointed as the new Bishop of Willesden.

I have had reminders from one of the church schools about their admission criteria which is based on church attendance where the church is now re-opened. So while there was a grace period during lockdown, we will be resuming the register.  So would parents please sign their children in at the back of church each week.  This is the record we use when school forms come in.  Many thanks.

The St Edmund's Cycle Club meets this Sunday for our weekly rise starting from Church at 2pm.

We heard last week that the funeral for Mike Standley will be on Friday 10th December at 1pm at St John the Baptist, Bodicote near Banbury.  If you would like a lift please speak to one of the churchwardens.

Evening Prayer is at 5pm today and every day except Fridays on Zoom (link Meeting ID: 796 5024 2062  Passcode: 6eUY2W).  We usually have about 5 or 6 of us joining in.

Morning Prayer is in Church this week at 9 am on Monday to Wednesday and on Thursday there is this Zoom meeting prayer for Willesden

zoom for willesden

Food for Thought, (our weekly bible reading and discussion group) is on Tuesday from 8pm to 9:15pm in the vicarage. 

Wednesday 1st December, there will be a Healing Eucharist at 7:30 pm.

Knit and Natter every Wednesday afternoon 1-4pm here in church.  Everybody is welcome.

Our Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 11th December.  Offers of help and donations for the tombola and the raffle will be very welcome in the coming weeks.  Please do let Debbie Pugh, Debbie Lampard, Tina or Vanessa know.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of church.  There are posters to take and display at home or at work or school.  Please do invite all your friends.  This year at 4pm we will be turning on the Christmas lights.


For Your Prayers:

Please pray for our children and young people that we are able to help them grow as disciples of Jesus.  Please pray also for all their parents.

 Touch and heal all those who in mind, body or spirit are in need of God's healing and wholeness, for nothing is impossible for God.  Let us pray for Alison on chemotherapy; for Betty recovering from an operation; and for healing for Tina, Charli, John, Ronnie, Rita, Andrzej, PoppyLeon and Beth.

 Bring comfort to all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently especially Mike Standley and those whose anniversary falls at this time among them: Elsie Sennett




Fr Peter



I have had both my jabs now.  Here is a short 16sec Youtube clip of me having the first one:

I feel much better since having it.  Feel free to use it in any way that is useful to encourage others to get theirs.  Come to think of it wouldn’t it be ironic if it went viral!