On Sunday 30th October, All Saint’s Day, we shared a Service of the Word liturgy of “Thanksgiving for Moot” – looking back at where we’ve come from as well as ahead to the future. Tim Dendy (Moot veteran and churchwarden) shared his look back at Moot and how we’ve arrived where we are now. We hope you enjoy listening to an abbreviated version of the Moot story!
Tag: Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary
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 – a great success!
Here are a couple of photos from the day.
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 for 13 years and more recently the Priest in Charge of Moot at St Mary Aldermary for the last three years. These have been important and challenging times setting up Moot and its New Monastic basis and Host Cafe launched over two years ago in the heart of the City of London.
Moot has become an important New Monastic Community, that in its time has produced a number of vocations to the Ordained Priesthood, and a number of prayer and worship resources. Ian is at heart a Pioneer Missioner, and now that the focus is shifting from starting to sustaining, it is time for Ian to move on. It is always an important and challenging time when founders move on, but it is always part of the growing up process!
Ian’s last service and last actual working day with us will be on the evening of Sunday 28th June. He will be taking leave for a month before formally leaving his role from the end of July. Ian is moving on to support a small parish church to develop their mission, plant a new ‘new monastic’ community in Peckham South East London, and assist with parish mission enablement in the Episcopal Area of Woolwich, Diocese of London. This will be the second offspring from Moot, with Gareth Powell (former Mooter) heading up a new monastic project in Streatham under the name St Margaret the Queen.
So please do pray for Moot as we pray and seek God concerning vision and direction of Moot.
I am really looking forward to an important Art installation for Lent by Isobel Wohl in St Mary Aldermary, details below:
St Mary Aldermary
Saturday 29 March 4-9 pm
When we slice into an orange we realize something we often forget: that on every Tesco shelf is an object capable of capturing our senses if only we take the time to engage. Through painting and text, Isobel Wohl draws attention to the physicality of overlooked objects of consumption.
Isobel Wohl was born in New York City in 1986. Her work evokes the kinship between the figure and the object and questions dynamics of sex and power. For more details on Isobel’s work click here.
This is an opportunity for those who are interested, recently attended or got involved in the Moot Community now at St Mary Aldermary to meet with Ian the Priest Missioner and a member of the Moot Community to explore what Moot is about and what it is seeking to build at its new home.
As a New Monastic Community focused on developing a cafe ecouraging hospitality, contemplative and artistic events, Moot has big dreams. So this is an opportunity to hear what we are about, what we seek to be, and answer any questions you may have.
Tea, Coffee and a selection of pastries will be available. Do let us know if you have any specific dietary needs. Please click here to register attendance to help us with catering.
We would welcome donations towards the costs of refreshments and materials.
If you have any questions, please contact us on email@example.com
Bishop Graham Cray, the Archbishops Missioner and lead for Fresh Expressions joined Moot for the Sunday Evening Eucharist service on 16th Feb 2014. Bp Graham has been a long time friend to the Moot Community, and in the homily explored the texts of Mark 1.40-45 and Ephesians 5.1-17 to explore the theme of ‘Costly mercy and transforming grace’. In the Service we prayed for Bp Graham’s continued ministry as he approaches retirement and the continuance of Fresh Expressions of Church.
Finally a reminder that we soon will be switching our podcast feed, you may need to resubscribe to the new feed found on the main page of the Moot Website, www.moot.uk.net. Please subcribe to the podcast – itunes | RSS
Well its 2013 and Moot began as a missional community at the Parish Church of St Matthews Westminster 10 years ago as a collective of those who felt called to form a new form of missional community. In time this grew into the New Monastic Community that Moot now is at its home at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London. This is no small achievement which was and is a challenge to sustain, but is a sign of what is possible through God’s love, vision, hard work and participation in a real community.
This evening we are really pleased that Bp Graham Cray is joining us to speak at our evening Eucharist service, so come mooted or not!