St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

NEWS FOR THE 15th May 2022


NEWS FOR THE 25th May 2022

 Today is Rogation Wednesday.  Rogation-tide is a time when traditionally the crops were blessed and the people of each church “beat the bounds of the parish”, that it to say they followed the boundaries and prayed.  So I invite you to join me this evening at 7 pm in Beating the Bounds by Bike.  We cycle the parish boundary praying for all who live and work here.

 

Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, and we are marking this with a Eucharist at 8pm in Church.  Do come along if you can to mark this important Principal Feast.

 

Then begins the nine days from Ascension to Pentecost, which traditionally are observed as days of prayer and preparation for the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  In 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a call to pray for people to come to a knowledge of Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.  This has grown into an international ecumenical movement known as Thy Kingdom ComeLet me encourage you to join in this in a few simple ways:

  • Visit the website at the above link and sign up for messages, or download the app, or watch one of the encouraging, inspiring videos.
  • Think of five people who do not yet know Jesus and pray for each of them every day.
  • Set an alarm / reminder for 12 noon, and wherever you are stop, pause the day, and pray the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Join in just one of the events listed in bold in the calendar below:

Prayer changes the world.

 

This Friday Bishop Lusa is beginning a Pilgrimage, walking to every church in the Willesden Area over the next year or so.  We are invited to join him.  This week starts at the Shrine Church of St Mary’s, Willesden. Details below.  Next Thursday 2nd includes St Edmund’s, so even if you don’t want to do the walking, why not come and welcome our Bishop to St Edmund’s at about 1:30pm for half an hour.

 

This Friday is also the next Youthlink at 7pm in the church hall, for all teenagers.

 

There are some lovely printed fliers (at the back of church) for our forthcoming celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at St Edmund’s on Saturday 4th June from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Who are you going to invite?  Maybe a friend or your family.  Use the fliers to invite them.  Maybe take a handful and deliver them to your ten closest neighbours, or even your whole street.  We will be holding THE GREAT YEADING BAKE OFF

Enter one of the three categories:

·       Children's cupcakes

·       Adult's single-tier cake

·       Adult's biscuits/cookies

Entries by 2.30pm

There will be a BBQ, a Free Cornish Clotted Cream tea, Children's crafts, games and a Steel band.  I defy anyone to listen to a steel band and not smile!

 

Do try and join us on Sunday if you can. If you are unable then this week’s Worship at Home will be here but wait until I update it on Saturday. 

 

You'll find the rest of next week’s events at the foot of this email, or on the website here and for dates further ahead check out the church calendar

 

The Rotas for June and July are being prepared, and should be available this Sunday.

 

In our prayer this week we pray for:

God’s church throughout the world, especially for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for proclaiming the truth of the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Peace and provision in the world especially in Ukraine, Syria, Yemen.

For those we know who do not yet know Jesus as Lord, especially our family members.

For our young people especially those sitting exams in this season that God would give them peace, calm and good recall.

For healing for Alison, Andrezj, Annette, Beth, Betty, Eileen, Joe, Joyce, Kaesha, Moira, and Ray.

For comfort for the bereaved as we remember those who have died recently, among them Doreen Stevens, Chi Jeffery and those whose anniversary falls at this time, among them: Amelia Noel. 

 

God bless you richly,

 

Peter

 

Ascension Thursday 26th

10 am Morning prayer in church

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

Eucharist at 8 pm in church

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Friday 27th

Willesden Pilgrimage with Bishop Lusa 7.45am Morning prayer at St Mary’s Willesden,

then walk to St Matthew’s Willesden, St Michael’s Stonebridge, All Souls Harlesden, St Mark’s Kensal Rise, St Martin’s Kensal Rise, St Ann’s Brondesbury Jubilee Service, then Christ Church School Brondesbury for Jubilee Celebration Lunch, then walk to Christ Church, St Gabriel’s Cricklewood, St Catherine’s Neasden and back to St Andrew’s Willesden Green. End 3pm.

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

7 pm Youthlink at St  Edmund’s Hall

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Saturday 28th (Lanfranc)

9:15 am Morning prayer in church

10 am - noon  Foodbank

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter 29th

10 am  Sung Eucharist

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

2 pm St Edmund's Cycle Club

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Monday 30th (Josephine Butler)

9 am Morning prayer in church

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

7:45 pm Choir Practice

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Tuesday 31st (Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth)

9 am Morning prayer in church

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

8 pm Food for Thought Bible Study

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Wednesday 1st June (Justin Martyr)

9 am Morning prayer in church

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

1 pm Knit and Natter

1:30 pm Elderberries

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

7:30 pm Healing Eucharist

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Thursday 2nd June (Spring Bank Holiday)

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

Willesden Area Pilgrimage with Bishop Lusa

2nd June 2022 Day 2

 

 

Arrive

Stop time

Leave latest

Walk in mins

St Nicholas N. Hayes,

UB4 8BG

12.00

30

Midday prayer

12.30

27

St Joseph the Worker Yeading Lane,

UB5 6JT

1.00

15

1.15

19

St Edmund’s Hayes

UB4 0HA

1.35

15

1.50

24

St Mary’s Hayes,

UB3 2LY

2.20

15

2.35

21

St Jerome’s Dawley

UB8 3JU

3.00

15

3.15

30

St Anslem’s Hayes,

UB3 4BG

3.50

15

4.05

24

St Peter and St Paul Harlington,

UB3 5DN

4.35

15

4.50

43

St Mary’s Harmondsworth,

UB7 0AQ

5.40

30

6.10

26

St Martin’s West Drayton,

UB7 7PT

6.45

15

7

15

St Matthew’s Yiewsley

 

UB7 7QH

7.15

Followed by Beacon celebration 8pm

 

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Map Route

 

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Friday 3rd June (Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday) (Uganda Martyrs)

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Saturday 4th June (Petroc)

9:15 am Morning prayer in church

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

2 pm - 4 pm Jubilee Cream Tea and Bake Off

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

Pentecost Sunday 5th June

10 am Sung Parish Eucharist

12 noon Pause to pray The Lord's Prayer

2 pm St Edmund's Cycle Club

5 pm Evening Prayer on Zoom

10 pm Night Prayer on Zoom (10 minutes)

 

 

Children’s attendance sheet: A reminder to parents to sign the attendance sheet at the back of church if you think you will want to apply to a church school.  This is the way in which we fill in the school forms.