Weekly notices

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,
Year A
9th August, 2020

COVID-19: for our Risk Assessment and Guidance for coming to worship at St Gabriel’s, please see our website.

8.00 a.m.    Holy Communion (trad. language)
Ripley House
10.30 a.m.  Mass
Parish and Congregation 
6.00 p.m.      Evensong & Benediction
Introit: Hymn to God the Father, Maconchy
Responses: Ayleward
Canticle: Stanford in D
Anthem: from Magnificat, J.S.Bach
Voluntary: Lento, No.3, Op.105, Stanford
7.30 p.m.      Mass


Mass:  Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time,
Year 2

Tuesday       9.30 a.m.      St Clare
Sherbourne House

Wednesday   9.30 a.m.        Feria
St George’s House

Thursday     9.30 a.m.      Feria
Sullivan House

Friday          9.30 a.m.     St Maximilian Kolbe
Sussex Street

Saturday      9.30 a.m.     of Our Lady
Sutherland Row, Sutherland Street

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,
Year A
The Assumption

8.00 a.m.     Holy Communion (trad. language)
Tachbrook Mews
10.30 a.m.   Mass
Parish and Congregation 
12 noon      Heaven’s Gate Mass
at the Parish House
6.00 p.m.    Evensong & Benediction
7.30 p.m.    Mass


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Holy Water

The custom of blessing water for use in church and the home goes back at least to the fifth century, and probably earlier since it was a custom Christians carried on from their Jewish forebears.

The water is not magical but is used by God to give a blessing to people or their homes. In fact blessings with holy water can be applied to all sorts of things, from the sacred vessels of the Mass to a new motor car. This is a sign to us of God’s care for the whole of His creation and how the Spirit of God makes all things new (Is. 65.17, Rev. 21.5).

The water also reminds us of our baptism. So in happier times when we come into church we make the sign of the cross on our foreheads as a reminder that we entered Christ’s Body the Church through baptism.

Holy water is a symbol of God’s strength to both protect us and give us new life.


Prayer of blessing

Blessed are you, Lord, all-powerful God,
who in Christ, the living water of salvation,
blessed and transformed us.
Grant that when we are sprinkled with this water
or make use of it,
we will be refreshed inwardly by the power
of the Holy Spirit
and continue to walk in the new life
we received at Baptism.

We ask this though Christ our Lord.  
R. Amen.


If you would like to make your usual church worship at home, please see the link Spiritual Communion 2020

Public Notice 

The Westminster Chapel Foodbank which usually meets in the Parish Halls as part of the Pimlico Hub at St Gabriel’s, requests the following items;

Cleaning fluids   Toiletries   Toilet roll
Sanitary towels   Cooking oil   Herbs & Spices
Tins of fruit    Juice
UHT milk    Rice pudding/custard
Coffee      Sugar
Tinned tomatoes  Pasta sauce     Tinned vegetables

For the moment we ask that you take your donations to Sainsburys in Wilton Road for collection and distribution to the needy – thank you.



Vicar: Fr Owen Higgs

St Gabriel’s Church
30 Warwick Square
London SW1V 2AD

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