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All Shall Be Well – Reflections on Julian of Norwich

All Shall Be Well – please enjoy this reflection from our Moot service by our new Priest in Charge the Revd Paul Kennedy, speaking about Julian of Norwich.

POSTED 07.08.17 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on All Shall Be Well – Reflections on Julian of Norwich

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 4.30pm (and every Sunday through 9th April) – Lent Book Discussion Group

Maundy Thursday 13th April 6.30pm – Footwashing Service and Vigil

Good Friday 14th April 6.30pm – Tenebrae Service

Easter Sunday 16th April 6pm – Easter Eucharist and Social


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

Tim Dendy speaking about Moot’s Vision


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!

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Open House London at SMA

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.




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

Body Meditation by Robyn Vesey


In a recent Moot contemplative service this body meditation was offered by Robyn Vesey. We hope it brings you as much peace as it did us.

POSTED 25.08.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on Body Meditation by Robyn Vesey

I Relate to Simeon – Candlemas Homily by Richard Trouncer


At our Candlemas Service in 2016, Richard Trouncer explores Simeon in his homily given on Candlemas. The readings on the day were Luke 2.22-40, Hebrews 2.14-end and Malachi 3.1-5.

In addition to the podcast please find a link to the text here in case you’d like to read it.

The service was on 31st January 2016.

POSTED 12.03.16 BY: Paul Woodbury | Comments Off on I Relate to Simeon – Candlemas Homily by Richard Trouncer

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 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.

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

Holy Week Events and Services 2015

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 Crucifixion of Jesus, leading to the shock of the Resurrection of Easter Sunday.  So below, please find a list of our events and details.

Sunday 29th March – Palm Sunday – Evening Service 6pm 
This service explores the significance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, where the traditional palm crosses are given out.

Monday 30th March – Holy Monday – Morning Prayer 9.30am & Choral Evening Prayer 6pm
The day begins with Morning Prayer at the High Altar at 9.30am
The Evening Choral Evening Prayer will mix ancient words with ancient music reflecting the season of Holy Week.  This will be a beautiful event.

Tuesday 31st March – Holy Tuesday
Morning Prayer 9.30am, Afternoon Prayer 2.15pm, Evening Prayer 5.30pm  Three opportunities to prayerfully reflect on the significance of the season.

Wednesday 1st April – Holy Wednesday 
Taize Chants 8.15am, Morning Prayer 9.30am, Stations of the Cross – starts midday in Paternoster Square, 12.45 Bow Bells Church, 1.30pm Royal Exchange, 2.15pm Guild Hall Yard, 2.45pm Barbican behind Guildhall.
Evening Prayer 5.30pm, Meditation 6.30pm.

Maundy Thursday 2nd April
Morning Prayer 9.30am, Eucharist 1.05pm, Afternoon Prayer 2pm.
Foot Washing Service 6.30pm – this is where we remember Jesus’ washing his disciples feet, and the narrative that leads to the arrest of Jesus.
Prayer Vigil 8pm, where we prayerfully remember Jesus who is in distress and praying before his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Good Friday 3rd April 
Tenebrae Service 7pm, where we reflect on the paradox and shock of the death of Jesus Christ as the son of God.

Easter Sunday 5th April 
Service celebrating the miracle of the resurrection at 11am, followed by a picnic outside dependent on the weather, or inside of the church if the weather is bad.

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

Conversion from fear to love by Matt Lyon


In this podcast Matthew Lyon explores the lectionary readings of the season of epiphany to explore the theme of conversion from fear to love.  This was recorded at the Moot Community Sunday Evening Eucharist at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in Central London in January 2015.

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Christmas Blog from Ian Mobsby, Moot’s Priest


So once again we find ourselves entering the season of Christmas, and the feast of the Christ Mass, when we remember the miracle and hope for the world, about God coming as a helpless child, as a sign of God’s ultimate love for all human beings, indeed the whole of life.

So on behalf of all our supporters, participants and customers, can I say I hope you have a merry, peaceful and spiritual Christmas.  The Church of St Mary Aldermary will be open for reflection on Monday 22nd Jan and until midday on Tuesday 23rd Jan.

The Host Cafe is now closed reopening 5th January 2015, our first Sunday Service will be on 4th January 2015.

So may I finish with a poem by one of my hero’s – R.S. Thomas

It’s a long way off but inside it
There are quite different things going on:
Festivals at which the poor man
Is king and the consumptive is
Healed; mirrors in which the blind look
At themselves and love looks at them
Back; and industry is for mending
The bent bones and the minds fractured
By life. It’s a long way off, but to get
There takes no time and admission
Is free, if you will purge yourself
Of desire, and present yourself with
Your need only and the simple offering
Of your faith, green as a leaf.

POSTED 23.12.14 BY: ianmobsby | Comments Off on Christmas Blog from Ian Mobsby, Moot’s Priest