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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.

The opinions expressed in each of the blog posts below are those of the individual and not representative of the Moot community. Moot is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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

Carol Service Wednesday 9th!

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Come and join us for our traditional Carol Service with carols led by professional singers, and lessons read by members of the Moot community.  Bring your friends for this special service which will last about 45 minutes followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  We will take a collection during the service to go towards […]

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POSTED 07.12.15 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Carol Service Wednesday 9th!

Welcome to The Athenian!

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We are very pleased to welcome Neo Christodoulou  (pictured) and The Athenian team, to the south pitch of St Mary Aldermary. The Athenian sells ‘Greek street food’ – Chicken, pork or halloumi wraps, with a variety of sauces. It’s delicious and already a big success with the cliental at SMA.  (Also Effie, our Host barista from Greece, was […]

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POSTED 27.10.15 BY: tim d | Comments Off on Welcome to The Athenian!

Welcome Andrew Norwood to Moot!

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  For those who don’t already know, Andrew will be working with Moot for the next six months, (two days a week), helping us as we try to discern our way forward as a community. As well as Sundays (being present for the community, and leading Eucharist), Andrew will be at SMA on Wednesdays to […]

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POSTED 03.09.15 BY: tim d | Comments Off on Welcome Andrew Norwood to Moot!

End of an era: Ian Mobsby’s final words to Mooters

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After Ian presided at the final Eucharist of his ministry with Moot, the Community held a reception as a thank you for all that he had done.  Ian was one of the founders of Moot beginning in St Matthews Westminster, through to the move to St Mary Aldermary in the City of London, and part […]

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POSTED 03.07.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on End of an era: Ian Mobsby’s final words to Mooters

The Simplicity of the Benedictine Rule by Ian Mobsby

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Following a rich learning experience put on by St Paul’s Cathedral Forum, I have been really struck by the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict: Listen carefully, my child, to your master’s precepts, and incline the ear of your heart (Prov 4:20).  Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father’s advice, that by the labour of obedience you […]

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POSTED 04.06.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on The Simplicity of the Benedictine Rule by Ian Mobsby