Let’s pray together: Here are the 10 countries where Christians are persecuted the most. This list includes Nigeria and Iran.
Today (Thursday 16 November) we are privileged to have a visiting band of bellringers ring a full peal on St Mary’s bells, the first since 2017, to mark Coronation year, delayed to include a former member of the band visiting from Australia. It started around 10.30 am and will last about 3 hours. Our bells are highly regarded in ringing circles and the band includes members who ring at St Paul’s Cathedral, so this will show off the bells at their best. To avoid distracting the ringers the church will not be open, but we hope you will enjoy the sound around the village.
On Sunday 1 October, 12 candidates will be confirmed by Bishop Tim at St Mary’s Church.
Everyone is welcome at this service!
There will also be a livestream, which will be available on our YouTube channel during the service and afterwards:
The Rt Revd Dr Timothy Wambunya is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford and leads the intercultural mission-resourcing hub at St Paul’s, Slough. Tim undertook his theological training at Oak Hill College and was ordained over 25 years ago in the London Diocese. He served his curacy in Southall, in a majority Asian congregation.
After that, he was incumbent in Islington, North London, with a significant African Caribbean congregation. He was then a mission partner, serving as the Principal of Carlile College in Nairobi before being consecrated Bishop in the Anglican Church of Kenya. He returned to the UK three years ago.
Find out more about St Paul’s Slough here: www.stpaulsslough.org.uk
St Mary’s Festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September
GOOD CALL: Hearing from God and making good decisions
All through August we reflected on this theme in our Sunday services.
6 August: Go for it. Click here for the service on YouTube…
13 August: Seek advice. Click here for the service on Youtube…
20 August: Divine GPS.
27 August: Grow in wisdom.
Ian Jennings was an associate minister at Denham Parish Church for four years. After retiring in April 2023 he is occasionally recording a talk for us.
Here he is reflecting on one of our focus areas in our developing mission plan: the place of prayer in our mission.
Almighty and ever faithful God,
We pray for Charles at this time of coronation.
Grant him grace in times of challenge,
Hope in time of struggle,
Support in times of weakness,
And faith in times of doubt.
May he lead in mercy and understanding.
Grant the King knowledge of your presence
and enable him to be a witness to your love and power.
Grant him grace, peace and joy
as he fulfils the role that you have called him to.
In Jesus’ name,
Prayer by Fred Drummond, Scottish director and UK prayer director for the Evangelical Alliance UK