News for 19th November

News for 19th November

Times And Seasons

When you spend years away from friends and you get the opportunity to meet them again you will see some changes in them, and they will also see same in you. We change as time goes on and there is nothing anyone can do about it. 

Change is part of our existence in this world, and it can either be positive or negative and the cosmos is also not left out, the world is changing day by day. Next week will be the end of the liturgical year and Advent will begin. 

There are times and seasons, and it is not devoid of change. 

I used to be a very young boy but now I am a growing man, and my life is changing all the time. We must not fear the times and seasons but rather know that it is God who has ordained this, therefore we must allow his will in our lives and make the most out of the opportunities he continues to give us to help in the growth and development of one another because time is not on our side. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” It is important to note that this is not really about the seasons we have in our world but rather about spiritual seasons with our relationship with God and his pre-determined plan fashioned for every individual or group of individuals under the sun. 

Dear people of God, there is nothing that will stay the same apart from God so as Christians we must know that it is important to learn to adjust to God’s design and plan concerning our lives and make the most out of it.

Fr. Josiah


Other News

Christmas concert with The Yiewsley and West Drayton Band is on Friday 1st December at 8pm, in St. Anselm. Ticket costs £5 and is available on the website.   

Next week is Sunday School and we are planning to present a surprise package in December so we will need all the children next Sunday at 11:30am.

Thursday Fun & Fellowship this Thursday! Come along and play some games and get to know new people. 

The funeral of Norma Pigott will take place here at St. Anselm on Wednesday 29th November at 11am.

Please sign up for Parish Giving (which is a wonderful way to support St. Anselm and helps us claim more money from the government) Go to or call the Parish Giving Team directly on 0333 002 1271 quoting our parish number, which is: 230 623 503.