We had our first monthly service at Whitefield school on Sunday – it was a roaring success with 29 people attending….and a last second visit from the Bishop of Edmonton. A joyful occasion and a new marker in the life of the church of England in this part of Cricklewood.
St. Peter’s has been in hiatus for a while and meeting in a local home, this service is the beginning of a new era and the heart of its people is to serve the community well, in Jesus name. Exciting times ahead….come and find out more….2nd Sunday of every month.
We are at Cricklewood station today when we will be giving out these booklets named ‘Silence….’. It helps us reflect on our history when we remember those that bought our freedom with their lives and the armistice of 100 years ago.
As Christians, we remember Jesus Christ who also gave his life for us and we want to remember that all of us can know peace, love and hope.
We are excited about what God is doing here in Cricklewood, there is lots happening and exciting prospects are on the horizon.
We meet each Sunday evening for ‘worship, prayer and word’ alongside food – it is a source encouragement and learning as we explore God’s word together. We also meet through the month to pray as a team and to seek God for His guidance in the future of St Peters and the plans that are gathering pace.
A small number of us have joined together and joined the Church Planting Course at the “Centre for Church Planting and Growth” which is run by London Diocese in the Church of England.
Please feel free to join with us on Sundays or get in touch to hear about the plans for Christmas 2018 and the New Church meetings in 2019.
We have been invited to pray with Christians from around the world during the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost with the “Thy Kingdom Come” initiative. This initiative encourages people to explore, through prayer, how they may courageously witness to God’s life changing work.
Please join with us as we pray together: ‘Come Holy Spirit: thy kingdom come’ and may our waiting and praying open our hearts afresh to God’s possibilities.
Our area is in the midst of major change as we are on the edge of a regeneration scheme, here in north west London. The changes will be huge and children born today will have left school by the time it is complete. Change is never easy but it is a constant and there is truth in the saying that we ‘do not fear change but rather the loss that change demands’.
Our hope, at St Peters, is to guide, support and nurture the local people in and through this change. As a church, we want to demonstrate that the never changing love of God is as real in times of change, as well as times of stability. Should the church engage solely in the ‘spiritual lives of its members’? Absolutely not! The church is here for all people, meeting needs, celebrating success and being ambassadors for Christ in all the changing scenes of life.
Regeneration is here….we will be there in the midst…let us serve you.
In the parish area here, we are blessed to have Jesus House (RCCG) and they have been engaging in prayer at a high level in this season.
Today, they had their lunchtime prayers and were joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, many leaders of the RCCG and the leaders of the One People Commission. It was a joy to be with them, to pray together and to share fellowship. We are blessed to work together in this corner of God’s vineyard.
Our first meeting was a great success and we were joined by Bp Rob Wickham as we celebrated starting St.Peters again. It was great to celebrate the faithfulness of God and we began with the perfect hymn, ‘To God be the Glory’.
The journey ahead will not be straightforward but we have begun and are up for the challenge. We were reminded, from an overview of the book of Nehemiah, that we must begin with prayer, play our part and be prepared for any challenge. Whatever success we have, it will be to the glory of God.
St Peters is back…..feel free to join with us in this corner of God’s vineyard.