News for 23rd June

News for 23rd June

A Huge Appreciation

We have eagerly awaited our dear Fr. Stephen to be collated and inducted to the Benefice of St. Anselm. It was not about just a Vicar but a Vicar who would love and bring us together. We are grateful to God for the life and ministry of our Vicar, Fr. Stephen George Brown and by his side his wonderful wife, Coleen. We have waited, and God has been faithful. Isaiah 40:31 is accurate: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” We can now say that our strength has been renewed because we waited patiently on the Lord.

We were not the only ones happy; Fr. Stephen and Coleen were full of smiles. Bishop Jonathan, because of the love and unity among us and how welcoming we are to all those who come through the doors of St. Anselm Church, the Mayor had heard so much about us and was happy she graced the occasion. Indeed, we all enjoyed every bit of the collation and induction. I am so proud of what we were able to do together, and we must be proud of ourselves. Oh, lest I forget, the food, the drinks and the Cake were so special, we all had enough to eat and drink. What a day!

I would like to express my sincere thanks, along with that of our Vicar and his wife, to every person in St. Anselm who contributed to making the service a blissful one. Everything was done to the glory of God, and God will undoubtedly bless all of us.

Fr. Stephen and Coleen will be in this parish officially on Sunday 7th, July where he will be our principal celebrant. We cannot wait for them to join us, share their experiences, worship, grow Christ’s love, and proclaim Him in Hayes.

Fr. Josiah Myles Abadoo SSC


The Bishop of Fulham will ordain Deacons on Saturday, June 29th, at 11:00 a.m. and Priests on Sunday, June 30th, at 5:00 p.m. The venue is St. Andrew, Holborn.

The Swearing-in of our New Wardens is on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 7 p.m. at All Saints, North Hillingdon.

We will need some donations for the food bank in the coming days. Your support will be appreciated. We need the following items: Tin Fish, Cereals, Long-Life Milk, Sugar, Rice, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee, etc.

Nuffield Health will be conducting health assessments every third Wednesday of the Month here in St. Anselm during Foodbank, 12:00 – 1400. These assessments will include free BP Checks, Body Measurements, and exercise/nutritional advice.

Thank you to all of us for making the collation and induction of Fr. Stephen George Brown to this Benefice a success. Fr. Stephen is very grateful.

The Hayes Town Canal Festival is this afternoon, and our Brigade Volunteers will join Fr. Josiah to distribute fliers inviting children to sign up for the St. Anselm Brigade.

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