Thoughts and Prayers
St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park 336 Baring Road, SE12 0DX  Vicar: Rev. Gavin Berriman Thoughts and Prayers Father Gavin’s Monthly Message - from the Parish Magazine The Office of Compline  The ancient office of Compline offers a most beautiful way to end a busy day. Simple, reflective, prayerful and very spiritual it is perfect for use at home.  Click the button to find a form of the service for your own use Compline

Dear Friends,


It’s summer. The schools have broken up. The heat is excessive. Grove Park is at a standstill with road works. There is dust everywhere. What more could we want? Winter anyone?! Everyone is even complaining about the heat in church – yes, our church! I don’t want to hear any moans about how cold it is ever again.

                  

Despite it all we have just had a lovely act of worship at which Daisha, Kharis, Savannah, Joshua and Danae were admitted to Holy Communion which was a special moment for them, their families and for us their church family. Sadly Lucas, who was prepared with them, was not able to be here for the occasion and so he will be Admitted later on in September, on the 30th. Nothing gives me a greater thrill than seeing the younger members of our congregation taking the next step on their spiritual journey and encouraging us older members with our own. We are very lucky.

                  

This issue of the magazine is a double issue and will take us through to the beginning of October. So here is an advance notice that Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Sunday 7th October! Talking about wishing the year away.

                 

For those of you who are able to get away in the coming weeks I wish you a good holiday.


Best Wishes,


Gavin