News for 21st May

News for 21st May

To serve, is to seek holiness.

“… make you His service your delight and your wants shall be His care”.

(Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady).

The assembly will always need devoted and dedicated Christians to serve in different capacities to ensure the continuous growth and development of the church of God. 

Are you being called to serve in the house of God and help bring others to the light of Christ through your devotion to things of God Almighty? 

The church of God is the Body of Christ made up of different parts and abundantly filled with gifts and talents beyond imagining, but it is incumbent upon all of us to stir it up by availing ourselves to the service of God. We all have a lot to offer in the family of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I came across this interesting quote and I think it is nice to share, it is from Michael Franti (An American Musician and Poet), and he says, 

“Music was a central part of my childhood because my mother played organ and piano in the church, and that meant all us kids had to be in the church choir.” 

We play different roles in the church of God, and it can encourage others to also support with every gift they have. 

There are different roles of service in the church today and it is our prayer that God moves us to identify something we can help with. He will bless us because whatever we do in the church is to the glory of God and not man.

Fr. Josiah 


Readings and Children’s Look Sheet available soon.

Other news

We are launching a new Sunday School after mass on Sundays. Fr. Josiah will be working with the children as they prepare to lead our Pentecost Sunday service. Please speak to Fr. Josiah for more details.

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.

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to take Food Hygiene Training so we can offer our little coffee bike at various events and for the 59 Club evenings soon to be arriving at St. Anselm. Training will be in two weeks so there’s still time to sign up if you would like to be part of it.

We need volunteers for the tea and coffee after church. The rota isn’t getting very much love and it often falls to Fr. Josiah, Fr. Matthew, Susan or Ruth to sort it quickly at the end of mass. It really needs some dedicated love! Please see Ruth or sign up on the sheet at the door.