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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New Thursday Evening Service


  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


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


(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!


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!

Neo at The Athenian

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


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


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


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


  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