It barely feels like almost a month has past since I last wrote to our Parish Magazine at Saint Saviour’s, but so much has happened since then. I am writing this on the 14th October, which meant that yesterday was St Edward the Confessor’s feast day. As Edward the Confessor, when he was King of England, had his palace built at Westminster and built a church dedicated to St Peter. It was this stone Abbey that Edward the Confessor built which started the thousand year long connection between Westminster Abbey and the Royal Family. To mark St Edward the Confessor’s feast day there was a Eucharist at 5pm at the Abbey, to which I went.
To all my dear friends at home,
This is my first letter from London to our parish magazine at St. Saviour’s. I must first begin by saying a very big thank you to everyone for all of the cards and wonderful gifts and well wishes that I received before I left Shotton Colliery and St. Saviour’s, not yet 2 weeks ago. You’ll be pleased to learn that I am just beginning to settle in, and the homesickness is not too severe!
Our pastoral assistant, Andrew, has been writing his "Andrew's Travels" column in his Parish magazine for three years. He continues to contribute and his current articles will be published here.