If you have anything you would like to share, not just with the parish but with the wider world, here is your chance! Just as with Living Water (the former parish magazine), please send contributions to Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can be posted up here.
For many years the Churches Together in Welling organised house groups in people’s homes with a reasonable mix of churches in each group. This has become increasingly difficult to organise, but the following leaflet gives details of what is on offer this Lent.
I first came across Father Pat very many years ago when I was a parishioner at St Thomas More’s Church, Bostall Park, Bexleyheath. I had to phone the parish priest at the Abbey Wood parish. The parish priest was out. Instead, Father Pat chatted to me. I liked the way he spoke – he was so natural.
Bishop Pat offered up his Friday morning Mass on 25th August for John and Freda Vine, who many parishioners will remember as true stalwarts of the parish, John having been part of the parish for most of his life. After living for many years in Danson Road, they finally decided to downsize to a bungalow, finding the ideal property in the village of Hartley, Kent. It was a humble farewell, as the Mass was followed by refreshments in the small hall for the weekday Mass goers who happened to be there. John and Freda didn’t want a fuss, but I felt they merited a tribute here on the blog, so they have kindly supplied their stories, which follow. Continue reading “Thank you John and Freda”
Michael Joseph Reilly was born in Lattone, Glangevlin, in County Cavan in Ireland. He was the eldest of 5 children: 4 boys and a girl, Hugh, John, Jim and Evelyn. Michael went to Curratavy School with his brother Hughie; they were two very naughty boys, who had a lot of mischief up their sleeve.
Sir Emmanuel Azuka Chuks Obanye was born in Asaba, Delta State in Nigeria. He attended the University of Ife where he graduated in 1968 in Economics & Political Science. He worked at West Africa Distillery, Lagos, as Marketing Manager until 1977, then ran his own company until 1999 when he relocated to the UK with his family. Continue reading “Tribute to Emmanuel Obanye”