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,