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"Come to me all you who are burdened and I will give you rest."

Our parish is part of the Diocese of Westminster and is situated in the heart of London.

It is home to a vibrant, exciting and culturally diverse community, sharing our lives and growing in faith together. Our website aims to provide a taste of all the many different groups in our parish, all of which are centred firmly in The Good News of Christ.

We strive to provide a loving welcome to all who pass through our parish, but nothing can substitute for coming and sharing in our worship with us.



    Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday, a special day given to us to reflect on the great mystery of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – from whose love each one of us comes and to whom we are called to return. This may all seem like a mystery far beyond our human understanding but one of the most important parts of Jesus’ earthly mission was to help us understand better and enter into a deeper relationship with God as Father, Son and Spirit.

    I remember once hearing a priest talking about how his favourite image of the Trinity was the ocean. Perhaps each of us has sat on a beach to contemplate the sea and ocean. Its depths are an awesome mystery; yet one of the most intimate experiences we can have is to let ourselves be held in its waters and float gazing up at heaven. A stormy sea shows terrifying power; yet to sit and watch a calm ocean sunset is an experience of pure peace. The  mysterious depths of the ocean are like the almighty Father from whom the Son proceeds like the incoming tide. In time this tide reaches the shore just as the Son was sent to the earth in our flesh. The marks and lines of our work and play on the sands of the world are totally erased under every high tide. We can think of the work of Jesus as a daily cleansing wave of mercy and forgiveness on the sands of our lives. When its mission is fulfilled, the tide then dies away and returns to the ocean – just as the Son returns to the Father. Science tells us that the tides are governed by the magnetism of the moon but perhaps we can think of this ebbing and flowing between the Father and Son as the power of the Holy Spirit who has since the dawn of time hovered over the waters as the breath and love of God. Most importantly, this dynamic movement and power of the Trinity is not something we are to passively contemplate – through the power of the Sacraments this divine life is alive within each one of us. As Jesus himself says: “I am in the Father and you in me and I in you.” (John 14:20)
    With blessings from Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem & the parish team.

    Posted 22 May 2016, 11:29 by OLOFC Admin
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