Minister's Letter

Minister's Message for October 2020 :











Hello everyone!


Come Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful people,

and kindle in us the fire of your love,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


I hope you, your families and your friends are all well. I wonder if this week’s picture gives us a clue about one of the readings that we will be listening to this week!





Do look at the website, and encourage others to do so too. Malcolm continues to put this publication and services on every week. The web address is



Sarah B has reintroduced sending out a verse a day, which is wonderful. If anyone else would like to receive a Verse a Day please do be in touch with Sarah. Her email address is



This evening, do join us for Compline at 8.00pm. The joining instructions are below.


Topic: Compline

Time: Oct 16, 2020 08:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 236 522 344

Password: 943180                          Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



This Sunday we have one service. We meet for Holy Communion in the church this week at 10.00am. And, of course, the service is also sent out in advance for those at home. Following the service we will be meeting for Coffee on Zoom.



As usual, this will be from 11.00am, although some may arrive a little later if they have been to the service, and the joining instructions are below.



Topic: Communing over Coffee

Time: Oct 18, 2020 11:00 AM London

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Meeting ID: 897 8785 0136

Password: 384924                          Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



            Our Iranian friends were very grateful for the Harvest food that was given to them, and have asked us to convey their thanks to everyone. We then thought it would be great idea if we were to continue with this through the coming months. Each month, we will collect food and after the final Sunday of each month, we will make sure that our Iranian friends receive what has been given. I repeat below the list that Valerie gave us for Harvest.


* Pasta                                                * Rice (preferably Basmati)

* Muesli                                             * Nuts - pistachios, walnuts etc

* Porridge (sachets - original flavour)          * Honey

* Hot chocolate (added water only)              * Instant Coffee

* Tinned tuna/mackerel                  * Dates

* Squash                                            * Eggs

* Vacuum packed half baguettes/rolls         


* Cheese                                            * Tinned tomatoes                          * Pasta sauce                                    * Curry sauce


* Fresh fruit                                    * Salad

* Potatoes                                          * Onions


* Frozen fish                                     * Frozen chicken pieces

* Frozen pizza                                  * Frozen wedges/chips





Just to let you all know – Blood Donors continues to use Christ Church for their sessions, which is excellent. There are some of these coming up in the next few weeks:

                        19th and 20th October

                        29th October

                        3rd, 5th and 6th November

                        23rd November

                        30th November

                        7th December



There will be one service next Sunday – a Morning Worship service at 10.00am, which will, of course, be sent out by email as well. Communing over Coffee will also happen after the service as usual.


As ever, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I know that we are also keeping one another, our country and our world in our thoughts and prayers.


Do continue to keep in touch with each other. Do phone each other. May you know the peace, the presence and the love of God with you through this week; and may you also have the opportunity to share the peace, the presence and the love of God with others through this week.


Keep well, everyone. Until next time.


Yours in Christ. 


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