Fully Human, Fully Alive - the Parish of Chingford Education programme St Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons and a pupil of a pupil of the Apostle John, once wrote: “the greatest glory of God is a human being fully alive.” One of the ways we can become fully alive in God is understanding what God requires of us in our lives as individuals, and our lives with others. In other words, God asks us to reflect prayerfully, in the company of others, on what it means to be a human being, and
Easing COVID-restrictions this summer All this year the Risk Assessment Group (RAG) for the parish has been keeping an overview of all the complicated government regulations and guidelines, advice from the House of Bishops of the Church of England, and suggestions from the local authority. Following the move to "Step 4" of the easing of restrictions the RAG has made the following changes to our use of our church buildings: increased the numbers of people who may safely worship in our churches; maintained physically-distanced spaces in both churches for people nervous
We are delighted that Alex Coutts became our new Organ Scholar and began working with our team of musicians in June. Alex was educated at Hampton School and Cambridge University, where he read Modern Languages, graduating in June 2020. He is currently a Master’s student at University College London. Whilst at Cambridge, Alex held Academic and Organ Scholarships at Magdalene College. The latter position saw him perform extensively across Europe and the U.S.A., at venues such as Ely and St. Edmunsbury Cathedrals, All Saints’ Margaret Street, Augsburg Cathedral, and Trinity Church,
Avoiding Scam Emails Some members of the parish may have received a scam email today or recently purporting to come from the Rector, and asking for assistance in buying online gift cards to be reimbursed later. THIS IS A SCAM. You can know that it is a scam by three things: The email doesn’t come from the Rector of Chingford email address but from a randomly generated email address. Check the address after the name, which might spoof my own. If it isn't the Rector's email address, it isn't from me.The
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The London Borough of Waltham Forest runs a Local Area Coordination service which helps residents stay safe and independent, particularly in these difficult times. Details of our local coordinators are at https://directory.walthamforest.gov.uk/kb5/walthamforest/directory/advice.page?id=SC2hSNlinIk