20s and 30s - Justice, Peace and the Bible - 14th May 2017
An opportunity to get away from it all, and to STOP, REST and LISTEN or go deeper...
20s and 30s - this Sunday 2nd April - from 12.30 to 3pm
An evening of poetry in the atmospheric church crypt.
In the Receiving Christ course we receive Christ as children of God, in the stranger and the needy, in Holy Communion, through prayer and fellowship, concluding with Christ in you the hope of glory. Five sessions on Wednesdays in the crypt from 7.30-9.30pm from 8 March to 5 April led by Ian Mylam.
We’ll hear from five Christian leaders on these topics in a 15 minute CD which we will listen to in chunks to open up discussion. Contact Ian to sign up and to obtain a twenty page booklet to prepare for the course. email@example.com 07771 604338
20s and 30s meet this Sunday 5th March
On 14, 21, 28 February and 7 March, the Meditative Prayer group will be exploring - Imaginative Contemplation - an Ignatian way to pray
20s and 30s meet this Sunday, to discuss the 3rd Mark of Mission: Responding to Human Need with Loving Service
On 31 January and 7 February the Meditative Prayer group will be exploring - The Examen - an Ignatian way to pray.
Struggling to fit it all in? You really don't have to do everything, honestly.
Meditative Prayer recommences on Tuesday 10 January... all are welcome
Join us for food and fellowship, discussion and prayer as we continue to explore the theme of mission...
The 20s and 30s group will meet this Sunday 11 December, from 12.30 to 3pm, after the eleven o'clock service to share food and fellowship. The group will be exploring themes of 'Mission' and 'God's Kingdom', throughout the 2016/17 academic year, and will be exploring the topic of what it means to 'Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom' this Sunday - which is one of the five marks of mission of the Anglican church.
Please contact Amalan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or come and join in and see for yourself!
St Mary's Christmas Fair is the place to buy wonderful hand-made crafts and beautiful gifts.
Meditative prayer in the crypt with Amalan Arulanantham.
Buy your Christmas cards from our huge pop-up shop.
A vocal training workshop for people who speak, read or lead prayers in church.
We're partnering with Islington for cleaner air.
An open session for people who are interested in being confirmed in November.
We get together regularly with Christians from other Islington churches to pray for our borough. The next meeting is here at St Marys’ on Thursday, at 8am, followed by a light breakfast. All are welcome.
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
This autumn, we are heading off together to enjoy some time away, have fun and receive refreshment and new perspectives from God to help us in our daily lives. Whether you are new to St Mary’s or have been around for decades, you are warmly invited to join us.
High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8SG. High Leigh is set in 40 acres of gardens and woodland. More information and directions can be found at: http://www.cct.org.uk/high-leigh/introduction
The fast train from Tottenham Hale or Seven Sisters to Broxbourne (the nearest station) takes about 15 minutes and costs £8.00. Taxis from Broxbourne station to High Leigh cost £6.
We have invited Jon Kuhrt, executive director of West London Mission, to lead our learning sessions over the weekend. Jon has practical experience in working with homeless and marginalised people. He also facilitates training in applied theology and a range of community issues. He lived in Islington for some years, though now is to be found south of the river.
Jon Kuhrt writes a regular blog posts for Resistance and Renewal, an online forum about Faith, Transformation and Social Justice.
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Our theme for the weekend is: "BURIED TREASURE"
Jon writes: “Sometimes the best treasure is not obvious. All that glitters is not necessarily the most valuable - some of the most precious things are hidden or obscured from view. They require digging and discovering. As a Church community, what is the most precious resource we have? How does this treasure become hidden or obscured? And how can this treasure shape our mission into the communities we are part of?”
Children and Young People
There will be separate groups for both children and young people, and a volunteer crèche for babies during teaching sessions. On Saturday afternoon there are organised activity sessions for all young people.
As well as the teaching sessions there will be plenty of free time to enjoy the extensive gardens, relax in the conservatory or make use of the games room.
How to Book?
Booking for the weekend is on a first come, first served basis, so let us know as soon as possible if you would like to join us. Please download the form, fill it and return it to Nick, Harriet or Bridget with a deposit in cash, or a cheque payable to St Mary Islington PCC. If you want to know more about the weekend, please speak to one of the team. Nick, Harriet, Sophie, Bridget, Sally – Weekend Away organising team
St Marys is keen to grow its support for the parents of the many and diverse families in the congregation. We would love to hear your views and ideas on how we can do this together.
Please join in a "bring and share" lunch for parents and families downstairs in the crypt after the 11am service on Sunday 11 September. Childcare is provided.
Please contact Beatrix Payne 07801932629 or Tim Broadbent 07890770002 if you need more information.
George‘s funeral will be at St Mary’s at 11am on Wednesday 27 July. Please keep Lorna (Vi) Irving-George and her family in your prayers.
Our Sunday celebration - a Cafe Church style service.
A major highlight of Soul in the City - a fun packed day for all ages!
A free classical music concert.
A free Urban Art workshop for youth and adults. Booking essential.
A free cafe on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Are you interested in the relationship between Christian theology and art? Come along to find out more!
Learn how to make a digital film. Booking essential.
For one night only, The Barber of Seville will be performed at St Mary's Church. First come, first served!