Collection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in London

This community relies entirely on donations to feed the many men it shelters. We have missed several of our regular collections and we don’t know how long this will continue, so please consider making a financial donation instead via their website. If you order your shopping online for home delivery,

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The feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

In a time of crisis worldwide we ask the angels to protect particularly those suffering from the virus. Traditionally we have often associated this feast with children, nurturing them in the belief that each child has an angel to watch over and protect him or her. At this time children

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St Edmund’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2020

We are really pleased to learn that Blythswood have their shoebox appeal this year and we will be collecting shoeboxes in the parish again, albeit with a few small changes to how things will have to work within current restrictions. The impact of Covid 19 in many countries where Blythswood

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World Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants

Today is the World Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants and here is the message for today from the Holy Father: http://www.vatican.va/…/papa-francesco_20200513_world… Today’s gospel reading is the parable of the two sons in the vineyard, Matthew 21: 28-32. Please note that as a result of new restrictions announced by

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The Passage…to ending homelessness

The Passage, the charity for the rough sleeping community in London, founded by the late Cardinal Basil Hume over 40 years ago, has had a challenge during September to get people on the move to raise funds for their work. Four parishioners, Andrea Hixon, Barbara Dilworth, Anne Earley and Bernadette

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Our Lady of Walsingham

In England and Wales today is the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham – a new administrator of the shrine is being installed… Posted by St Edmund's Church, Beckenham on Thursday, 24 September 2020  

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Home Mission Sunday

Today is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Home Mission Sunday. The gospel (Matthew 20:1-16) is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. This speaks to us above all of God’s generous love, set in contrast to the envious grumbling of the workers who have been working all

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Folk Choir’s 50th Anniversary

The Folk Choir, which until recent events intervened, sang regularly at 5.30 Mass, should be celebrating our fiftieth anniversary on Sunday 27th September. Sadly, the government rules will prevent us from doing so. We will try to celebrate this achievement when circumstances allow. In the meantime we continue to provide

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Education Sunday

Today is Education Sunday. The ecumenical material for this Sunday is at the Churches Together in England website: CLICK HERE.   God bless and take care Fr Ashley       Posted by St Edmund's Church, Beckenham on Saturday, 12 September 2020

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