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Words, thoughts and images on spirituality, community, art and London from members of the Moot Community, both at home and abroad.

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Harry & Chris Show comes to Moot!

Fresh from their Edinburgh Fringe residency, Harry and Chris bring their outstanding show of slam poetry and music to St Mary Aldermary in support of the Al Alhi hospital in Gaza. 29th September, 7.30 pm. Bar and Dj’s till 11. Please do support what will be an excellent event in aid of a very good […]

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POSTED 10.09.17 BY: tim d | Comments Off on Harry & Chris Show comes to Moot!

Hellos and Goodbyes

We’ve recently had a number of changes to the team at Moot and thought we’d update you on who’s been coming and going. Firstly: with a heavy heart we said goodbye in April to our temporary Priest Andrew Norwood. Andrew joined us in September 2015 at the beginning of our interregnum and over the last […]

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POSTED 03.05.17 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Hellos and Goodbyes

Maundy Thursday Reflection: Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

The grass never sleeps. Or the roses. Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning. Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept. The cricket has such splendid fringe on its feet, and it sings, have you noticed, with its whole body, and heaven knows if it ever sleeps. Jesus […]

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POSTED 13.04.17 BY: emjric | Comments Off on Maundy Thursday Reflection: Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

Welcome to Lent

Lent looms ahead of us, and that can at first seem quite ominous. Perhaps it’s because I’ve just used the word “looms” and that really isn’t helping. I have had mixed feelings about Lent in the past. It feeds into my regimented, “I need to do X, Y & Z in order to be good […]

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POSTED 03.03.17 BY: emjric | Comments Off on Welcome to Lent

Lent & Easter at Moot

There will be a number of particular services over the Lent and Easter period, which we hope you’ll join us for. You should be able to see them on our events calendar, but here’s a list of a few highlights: Ash Wednesday March 1st 6.30pm – Ash Wednesday Service (Ashing and Eucharist) Sunday March 5th […]

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POSTED 27.02.17 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Lent & Easter at Moot

Merry Christmas! (and opening times)

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Moot! We hope you enjoy peace and rest over the Christmas season, and look forward to seeing you in 2017. The church (and related activities) will pause until the new year, when meditation group will resume, along with Serum, on the 4th January. Our first Sunday evening service […]

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POSTED 25.12.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Merry Christmas! (and opening times)

Open House London at SMA

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Yesterday Moot took part in the annual Open House London event, opening up St Mary Aldermary for the whole Saturday as well as the Host Cafe. Based on the huge number of historical fliers we handed out and the great success of the cafe, we estimate around 500 people came through the church building – […]

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POSTED 18.09.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Open House London at SMA

New Thursday Evening Service

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  We are starting a new, short contemplative service this week – Moot on Thursdays – for members of our community and anyone who would like to join us at St Mary Aldermary on Thursday evenings. It’s a quiet reflective service at the end of the working day – comprising of some prayers, silence, reflection […]

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POSTED 06.07.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on New Thursday Evening Service

Easter at Moot

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Listed below is the list of what we’ll be up to at Moot in the week running up to Easter Sunday. Please join us for some or all! Palm Sunday (March 20th) Taize Service (6pm) Maundy Thursday (March 24th) Service of Eucharist with Footwashing (6pm) Prayer Vigil (7pm) Good Friday (March 25th) Attending “The Three […]

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POSTED 12.03.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Easter at Moot

Candlemas: A Liturgical Pause

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(re-posted from Where Do I Begin? – the blog of our own Emily Richardson – originally published 02/02/2015) I think I’ve decided that Candlemas is my favourite festival of the Christian year. I only just realised this. I’ve only really recently become familiar with Candlemas itself, actually. When I was at university the second half of […]

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POSTED 31.01.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Candlemas: A Liturgical Pause