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Christian Unity Service and other ecumenical events 

Kensington Council for Churches is happy to confirm details of the 2019 Unity Service, which will be hosted by St Philips, Earls Court Road, courtesy of the Vicar, the Revd Philippa Turner.  We much look forward to representatives of Churches Together in Notting Hill (CTiNH) joining us at this annual service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  
 
Date:    Tuesday, 22 January, 2019
Time:    7.15pm - Service followed by refreshments
Place:   St Philip's Church, Earls Court Road, W8 6QH.  The church with the clock - Junct. of Stratford Rd/Earls Court Rd
Map:     https://goo.gl/maps/SchkP [The post code will take you to Lexham Gardens - a good place to park.]
 
We are honoured that His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, the first Coptic Archbishop of London, Orthodox President of Churches Together in England (CTE), and Moderator of Churches Together in Britain & Ireland (CTBI) has kindly accepted an invitation to join our local churches, and to give the address.  
 
The Ecumenical Worship Service will be based on materials provided by CTBI, put together this year by the Churches in Indonesia, the theme for which 'Only Justice' is based around Deuteronomy 16:18-2, "Justice and only justice, you shall pursue..."
More here:   https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer 
A poster will follow very soon, once approved - but do please make a firm diary date - all are most welcome to attend - please tell your churches and friends!
 
In other news...
 
Canon William Taylor, Ecumenical Adviser, for the C. of E. Kensington Episcopal Area, writes that the Ecumenical Lent Course 2019 will take place on five Thursdays, commencing 14th March.  Again using CTBI materialsThe Mystery of God - https://ctbi.org.uk/lent/

  • Thursday March 14th: St James Norlands, St James's Gardens, W11 4RB
  • Thursday March 21st: St Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens, W8 6TP 
  • Thursday March 28th: Coptic Orthodox Church, Allen St, London W8 6UX 
  • Thursday April 4th: Carmelite Priory, Kensington Church St, W8 4BB 
  • Thursday April 11th: St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN 

Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter – 
Sr Anne Lee writes ‘...Jonathan Gorsky will give A Jewish Response to two New Saints - on Weds, 9th Jan we will focus on St Paul VI and on Weds, 16th Jan, we will focus on St Oscar Romero.  Each of the days will run from 11.00 until 3.15 (Tea / Coffee from 10.30).  Please bring a Packed Lunch.  Suggested Donation : £15 each day.’
 
The latest CTe-News, from Churches Together in England, has just arrived from Jim Currin, CA (Evangelisation, Mission and Media) and may be downloaded from: www.cte.org.uk/news - together with the 2019 CTE Leaflet.