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,

As we move into November we move into a very moving time of Remembrance with the services of All Saints/All Souls on the 4th, and Remembrance Sunday on the 11th.

At All Saints/All Souls we pray for our departed loved ones, those who have died in our community during the past year, and those who have worshipped at St Augustine’s over the years. There is a list at the back of the church to write the name of any one in particular that you would like to be included in the prayers on that day.

The following Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and it is very poignant this year because it is a hundred years since the First World War ended. In our chapel are the names of many from this local area who lost their lives in that conflict. We remember also the many who survived and carried the scars of that war and those who lost loved ones close to them. We will pray also for the many who still suffer because of ongoing conflicts throughout our world.

Later in the month, on Saturday 17th November, we shall have our quiet day at Aylesford Priory. The cost will be between £10 and £15 depending on how many go along. There is a list up at the back of the church to sign if you wish to go, and lifts can be arranged if you let me know you need one. The day usually includes 2 short talks and a Eucharist and there is plenty of free time to spend exploring the priory grounds or to spend time quietly in one of the chapels. If you have never been before please have a word with me if you would like more details.

The beginning of next month will take us into the season of Advent and there are times for worship in December also included in this magazine.

Best Wishes,