Walworth, London SE17
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1950’s - A memory shared!
"I can remember when our school, St Peters primary burnt down! We had our lessons in the crypt of the church. All our books smelt of wood smoke and when I smell it today, all these years later, it takes me back to those happy days. We also held all of our open days on the lawn of the church gardens. I used to play in the gardens a lot, it was magical. Thank you so much."
Wow, thanks so much for this, Val! What an amazing memory of St Peter’s you’ve shared!
Anonymous said: Do you still have children from the school dancing around a maypole during May. I remember doing it when I was at school there in the 1950's. Happy days - from Roger
Hi, sorry to have missed this! Sadly we don’t have a maypole any more, though lots of people remember it. It would be great to have a new one, wouldn’t it - who knows!!
Thanks for your message!
ASH WEDNESDAY, 5th March: details of Services
9.10am Morning Prayer w Ash
10am School Mass
12noon Said Mass
2pm School Service
7.30pm Solemn Sung Mass
with Imposition of Ashes
Everyone is welcome at any of the above services on Ash Wednesday.
If you will be away from the parish on Ash Wednesday, please go to www.achurchnearyou.com to find a service near your work or school.
You (and I) are infinitely loved!
Father Andrew writes: These wise words (above and below) really sum up the whole meaning of life for me. In church I’ve been urging everyone to try praying at www.sacredspace.ie a prayer site run by the Irish Jesuits. It is simple and beautiful, and I am sure you will find it helpful and fruitful. As you’re online now, why not click here and then click ‘Begin the Prayer’.
In the meantime here is the Sacred Space ‘thought for the week’:
Your graced life
Each of us is infinitely loved – that is the simple message of the gospels and the core meaning of our lives. You, then, are a glorious mystery, and so is everyone else. It is good to keep growing in appreciation of this mystery, until it is fully revealed when you encounter God face to face. The mystery, Saint Paul tells us ‘is Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1:27).
Your image of yourself may be of someone who plods along dully day by day. Nothing remarkable seems to happen. Yet God is busily crafting something glorious from the raw material of your years. So he did with Jesus: his life looked very ordinary; his glory shone out briefly on one occasion, in his Transfiguration. But in his Passion he looked anything but glorious, and as Saint Matthew says, when he died there was only darkness over the earth. But then came his resurrection.
So we miss the point by looking for glory in the outer shape of our lives. It is on the inside that grace is working its transforming power, making us truly like God in whose image we were made.
Amen! Have a great day!