News for September 10th

News for September 10th

Sunday School a devotion to learning.

When we were young, we were encouraged always to attend Sunday school, and in the community, kids who did not participate in Sunday school were given names, some of which are unprintable. 

You will have the beat of your life when you fail to go to Sunday school and the Seminarian, our Sunday school teacher, reports your frequent absence. 

For us as kids, it was fun because we were always given some sweets and gifts. It was, therefore, not about learning about Jesus, the word of God and the salvific message but the gifts to expect the following Sunday at Sunday School. 

Today, we realise the impact Sunday has had on our lives.

Whenever I come across Matthew 19:14, which says, 

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” 

I know why my parents always wanted me to be in Sunday school. 

Jesus is so keen on the well-being of children and sees them as the future inheritors of the kingdom of heaven. 

When children experience God, they bless our homes, families, communities, and the nation. Indeed, the children we see today are the church’s future; they are the bishops in waiting, wardens, council members and those to fill the pews when we are no more. 

Therefore, it is imperative to encourage them to know Jesus before it’s too late. Let ‘catch them young and watch them grow’ in the Lord, and our world will improve.

Fr. Josiah


Readings for September 10th.

Other news

There is Sunday School NEXT WEEK at 11:30am-12:30pm. Please invite and encourage your children to come.

The 59 Club is back this Thursday. If you could help to run the coffee bike and bbq your help would be much appreciated.

Rotas – please sign up for the tea & coffee and the reading rotas at the back of church.

Fr. Matthew’s collation as Vicar will be on the 24th September. Bishop Jonathan will be with us to celebrate and we’re going to have a lovely bring and share lunch afterwards. If you could sign up to bring food Fr. Matthew would be very grateful. We’ll have an organist and a 4 part choir that day.

Do you know somebody who would like to run our new coffee shop? Adverts for the position will be going out this week and will be in next weeks Hayes news. If you know somebody who would like the opportunity to start their own business with full support and funding… please contact Fr. Matthew

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.