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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.

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

Pentecost Sunday at Moot

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This coming Sunday 24th May is Pentecost Sunday, the fiftieth day after Easter,  the day the church was born when the Holy Spirit descended onto a group of the disciples.  The Spirit came to a group rather than to separate individuals, a reminder that it is as a community that God seeks to meet us.  […]

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POSTED 20.05.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on Pentecost Sunday at Moot

New beginnings Summer 2015

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  As one of the founding members of Moot and with thirteen years of ministry in Moot, it was announced recently in the Dioceses of London and Southwark that Ian Mobsby will be leaving his current role with Moot and the Diocese of London in the summer.  Ian has been the Priest Missioner to Moot […]

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POSTED 05.05.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on New beginnings Summer 2015

Today the Church remembers Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a founding father of New Monasticism

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  Today, the 9th April, the Church remembers Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran Pastor, Martyr and Father of New Monasticism.  From a Nazi prison cell, in a letter to his brother in 1935 he said this: ‘the restoration of the church will surely come only from a new type of monasticism which has nothing in common with […]

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POSTED 09.04.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on Today the Church remembers Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a founding father of New Monasticism

Intro to Moot Afternoon Tea 3rd May 4pm

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  On the 3rd May at 4pm, We are host an afternoon tea and intro to Moot.  This will explore the history of why Moot is where it is and why it is a New Monastic Community.  This is run particularly for those who are either new to Moot, or those considering about getting new […]

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POSTED 07.04.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on Intro to Moot Afternoon Tea 3rd May 4pm

Holy Week Events and Services 2015

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This year, the Moot Community at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary will be gathering for a number of events and services to mark the significance of the season of Holy Week.  This is the week that the Christian Church explores the narrative of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that lead to the trials […]

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POSTED 18.03.15 BY: Moot Archive | Comments Off on Holy Week Events and Services 2015

Suggestion for those attending Reconciliation Day

Hi quick reminder about the Reconciliation Day on 14th March. Please do get back to me if you are coming. Also can I suggest you try and listen (or listen again), to the pod cast of Nadia Bolz Webers talks/discussions at SMA from last year? Her thoughts on community seem very relevant to what we […]

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POSTED 09.03.15 BY: tim d | Comments Off on Suggestion for those attending Reconciliation Day