Sunday 17 January 2021 – Epiphany 2
Today’s readings speak to us about the way in which God calls us all – and Mthr Anna admits she hasn’t always been quick to answer God’s call…
From July of this year, God willing, we will have a curate serving at St Aldhelm’s, Patricia Brown, interviewed below.
Epiphany 2 – Interview with Patricia Brown from London Diocese on Vimeo.
Being a curate is the first stage in ordained ministry and we have been asked to welcome Patricia into our parish and to be part of her formation as she begins her ordained ministry. It is a privilege and an honour to be a training parish, and a sign of the bishop’s trust in us that he would offer us this opportunity.
If you were at Mother Anna’s licensing service back in March you will have seen Patricia, as she was one of the servers – Mother Anna knows her very well as she attends Hornsey Parish Church, where Mother Anna served her curacy. “I am absolutely delighted that Patricia will be coming to St Aldhelm’s as a curate”, says Mother Anna. “She is a very skilled chaplain and community organiser who is full of energy and joy and I know she will bring many gifts to this parish.”
Assuming everything goes to plan, Patricia will be ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral in late June or early July and will begin her three year post at St Aldhelm’s after her ordination, working part-time.
Patricia is a foster parent and works in the chaplaincy team at the YMCA hostel for homeless young people in Crouch End and is currently training at St Mellitus theological college. There will be opportunities to get to know more about Patricia over the coming months, but for now please pray for Patricia as she comes to the end of her studies and prepares for her ordination.
Giving to St Aldhelm’s this Winter
The light shines in the darkness – and the darkness did not overcome it.
This year has been punishing for all of us, and St Aldhelm’s is no different. With our church closed for half the year we have not received the gifts we rely on to keep going.
If you are able to give to help us during this Coronavirus Winter, please click here to visit our online donations page.
Alternatively, you can give to us by text on your mobile phone – simply text ALDHELMS 5 to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.
To donate £10 text ALDHELMS 10, or to donate £20 text ALDHELMS 20.
Thank you. Every gift makes a difference to the work we can do supporting the people of this parish.
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