News for 7th May

News for 7th May

Pentecost is coming.

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

Acts 2:2-3

Pentecost is approaching and our young ones will be leading the service on this very important day in the liturgical calendar. 

Pentecost Sunday falls on the 28th of May, it is the 50th day after Easter and known as Whit Sunday and brings the Easter season to an end. We will be honoured to have our lovely ones sing to the glory of God, do the readings, play a musical instrument, and do the intercession and exhibit the gifts God has given them through the power of the Holy Spirit, a day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.

Our children are eager to play their part in the kingdom business and our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ have shown us how important it is to allow them to come to him. 

Some of us have volunteered to help teach them throughout this month to get them ready for Pentecost Sunday. 

We will be meeting them after church for some few minutes to take them through their roles and give them time to practise and be more confident. 

You can also come on board to make this happen to the honour of God through our prayers, ideas, support in the teaching and practise, teaching materials, and any other way to make them enjoy every bit of their meetings.

Fr. Josiah


Other news

We will be open on Saturday 6th May to show the Coronation service live from Westminster Abbey on the big screens at the front of church. There’ll be tea & cake and I’m sure much merriment! Come along and join in.

Fr. Matthew is to be made vicar of the parish at a special service with Bishop Jonathan on Sunday 21st May at 3pm here at St. Anselm’s. He will be organising a big party afterwards and the 59 club (and all their motorbikes!) are being invited as he will also be being commissioned as Chairman of the club at the same service. Please be in touch with him if you would like to help with organising the party afterwards.

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.

We are launching a new Sunday School after mass on Sundays from this week. 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.