The heavy, and unforecasted, rain in Chingford yesterday (24 May 2022) led to a new appreciation of the the blessings of Creation for Rogationtide! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9P1dfjpca4 We have asked our team of roofers to inspect the parish church today to make sure that there is nothing structurally wrong with the building. Even so, it will mean time and money to clean and dry the chancel - we are hoping that no water has got into the organ. We share the insight of the Psalmist: the earth quaked, the heavens poured
Come celebrate Her Majesty's Jubilee Weekend with us in Chingford Parish Book (free!) for the Jubilee Tea at https://bit.ly/ChingJubilee .
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The Parish has benefitted from grants from the National Churches Trust so we are particularly glad to join in its thanks to Her Majesty!
The boys and men of Chingford Parish Church have recorded "The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)" by Howard Goodall. Famous as the theme to the BBC TV series The Vicar of Dibley, the solo is sung by James Shaw, the organist is Felix Pethue. Directed by Michael Emerson, and mixed and edited by Luke Kerr, the recording shows the depth of skill and heights of achievement of our parish musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TesJwE21vpE
We were very excited to be the location for a training session by local Drone Survey company S4G Drone Services. Mark Elliott and his team expertly flew all over the Parish Church, liaising with local residents and the police, and took some amazing videos of the building ~ from a point of view that only the Chingford parakeets have previously enjoyed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGHXjKG7UF8 (we can see here very clearly work that will need to be done on the tower this year...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsW24Sm6ry0 Mark is even able
Click above to see a video taken from a drone flight on 25 March by Mark Elliott, Founder and Pilot of S4G Drone Services - www.S4GDroneServices.com . We are very grateful to Mark for this and other more detailed survey videos which will will help us in the maintenance of the church building.
On Sunday, 6 February, the 70th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty to the throne, we celebrated with a special Evensong at the Parish Church. The special Accession responses were sung to a setting by Dr Francis Jackson, who died earlier this year, along with his setting in G of the canticles. Howard Goodall's setting of Psalm 23 was a fitting anthem for the occasion.
On Saturday, 5 February, we resumed our monthly Walsingham Cell Eucharists in Chingford Parish, when we pray for the work and witness of Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. In our prayers we honour Mary, the Mother of God, and so deepen our faith in the Incarnation of Our Lord; deepen our devotion to Our Lady and witness to the rewards of pilgrimage to Walsingham; further, with the aid of Our Lady's prayers, the conversion of England, and all nations and the re-union of Christendom; seek holiness of life through prayer,
Would you like to sing with us? Children aged 7 and over are invited to try out singing with our acclaimed choirs.