Our preacher this coming Sunday 20th July will be Bishop Robert Atwell, Bishop of Exeter.
Born in Ilford, Bishop Robert attended Sunday School and later sang in the choir at St Margaret’s. Bishop Robert has previously been Chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, spent ten years as a Benedictine monk at Burford Priory and was Vicar of St Mary, Primrose Hill. He is also an author of Christian books.
After the Eucharist there will be a ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch, giving us all an opportunity to meet Bishop Robert and one another. Between the Eucharist and lunch we are going to take a congregational photograph as part of the marking of our centenary.
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A letter-writing campaign is under way after UK Visas and Immigration have refused to let five students from Kenya study with Chelmsford Diocese because they do not have money.
The UK authorities have ignored the diocese’s promises to pay for the students’ flights and all the other costs of their three week trip. At the same time they have given visas to applicants with money.
The diocese is encouraging church members to write to their MPs asking the government to review its procedures.
Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford has said:
“This is an offence against common sense and an offence against natural justice.
“Our hope is that we can begin a gentle but steadfast campaign to ask our government to review its procedures over visas for students where they come to us as guests being sponsored and paid for by our country to be with us and learn with us.”
In this video Bishop Stephen discusses the situation with Canon Moses Njoroge, the Principal of St Andrew’s Theological College in Kabare, Kenya and launches our letter-writing campaign.
Picture: Students missing from a meeting with Bishop Stephen and Canon Moses
It took a little while, but we got here. We’re very happy to say that we finally have a Twitter account to match up with out Facebook and Google+ profile pages.
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Yesterdays Mayfayre here at St Margaret’s was as busy as it’s ever been. It’s a major event of our year and requires the involvement of more than just members of the congregation! Local community groups and residents join in to help with the day making sure it’s fun for everyone.
Thanks to everyone who helped – and thanks to the local road users that let the procession follow its historic route on the day.
More news and photographs about the day to follow shortly.
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