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Greetings, in Christ

Fr Will
Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith.

I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome.

Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place. As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.

I remind everyone of two things:

Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty. Christ said "Love your neighbour as yourself." Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.

Secondly, we have a duty to pray. St. Paul reminds us to "pray without ceasing" (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.

Weekly Newsletter

This week's newsletter.
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A Parishioner Writes . . .

An inspiring reflection by Theresa D'Souza who was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2015: I guess I was surprised, as anyone would be, when in November 2009 I was diagnosed with a serious blood disorder, . . . I was given a life expectancy of two years. . .

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Offertory appeal

The costs of running the parish will unfortunately continue throughout this crisis; the church, halls and house will still have to be maintained, the gas, electric, water, telephone and insurance bills paid, food and household items ought, etc. The Roof appeal remains ongoing, and we should not forget that the clergy have very little income apart from the Christmas & Easter offerings which we would normally be giving soon. We should therefore be most grateful if parishioners would continue giving to the collections via online Standing Orders and/or one-off bank transfers to St Anselm's Church:

Barclays Bank, sort code 20-21-78, account number 40492728.
Download    Standing Order form; Download    Bank Account Details

When sending your contribution, please use one of these references as applicable: OFFERTORY, ROOF or EASTER.

Thank you very much from the Finance Team.

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Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec
Lord Jesus Chris, Our Divine Physician,

we ask You to guard and protect us and all people

from the Coronavirus and all serious illness. . . .

Click to download the prayer card: Prayer-Our-Lady-(COVID-19)

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Reflections and Useful Links:

Click to read Nick Dunne's In Search of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Click to read Stephen de la Bedoyere's The Story of Saint Anselm

Tom Gately's Reflection on Rules for Life

The Institute of Mental Health: Newsletter March 2020

Mental Health: Coronavirus and Mental Health

Spirituality Conference: Spirituality Conference broadcast online, 11-12 July 2020.

When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

Pastoral Letter - 18 March 2020

Minutes of the Parish Pastoral Council meetings

- PPC February 2020

St Anselm's in Tooting Bec's war dead remembered with plaque
- Link to the BBC youtube film of the event.
Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec                         Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec
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