News for week of 21st February

News for week of 21st February

Stations of the Cross.

A mini pilgrimage. 

In Lent we will be following the Stations of the Cross on Tuesday evenings after Evening Prayer. But why?

The 14 stations allow us to spend time with Jesus Christ in His last day on earth. We start with His condemnation and end as He is laid in his tomb. 

Many churches have beautiful images, icons or even life size statues of each of these moments in His last day (pictured are the life size bronze Stations at Lourdes). Each gives us a moment to pause, to pray, to reflect and to try to draw closer to Jesus and our understanding of His suffering that day.

We are fortunate to have beautiful depictions of each of these moments at St. Anselm and alongside a weekly email reflection from Fr. Philip Barnes (also available as a booklet by request) we will using the Stations as our primary method of devotion and learning during this Lent. 

They are especially helpful to those who are new to faith and for those who wish to revisit the founding principles of what it means to live your life in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Do try to come at least once during Lent on a Tuesday evening and walk this simple and moving path – take a mini pilgrimage in the steps of Jesus.

Fr. Matthew


Other news

Mass on Wednesday will be in the evening as Fr. Matthew has a meeting in central London.

The box to collect the stamps for the RNIB has arrived in church! Please bring them in (leaving 1cm space around the edge) for Susan to collect.

There will be cleaning in church again this Saturday – at the slightly later time of 11am. Thank you to everyone who helped this week. 

There will be a PCC meeting on March 7th immediately after mass – it will be a long one, please bring your own lunch. 

Children will be back serving at the altar on Mothering Sunday – March 14th!

Don’t forget to consider setting up regular giving with the Parish Giving Scheme. Call 0333 002 1271 with your bank details to hand and quote our Parish Code – 230 623 503