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In our morning service on Sunday July 29th we said farewell to Dave and Pat. 
Seven members of our community took part in a specially composed blessing for these special friends of ours.

A Blessing for Dave and Pat as they leave the parish of St Luke’s West Holloway.

May God bless you on the next stage of your journey with a holy compass pointing you always to the true north of faith, hope and love.

May God bless you with a restless discomfort at easy answers and superficial relationships, 
so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with a rich circle of friends to hold you in times of pain and dance with you in times of joy, to encircle you when the day goes wrong and guide you when the way is unclear.

May God bless you with a holy anger
 at all that is unfair and unjust in this good world,
 and a holy energy to work for freedom and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears 
for those who suffer from pain, rejection or loss, 
so that you may reach out your hands to comfort them, to transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with just enough foolishness 
to believe you can make a difference in this world… and just enough wisdom to know when it’s someone else’s turn.

May God bless you with the holy presence of your love for each other, that you may always cherish a beautiful friendship with St Luke’s West Holloway… and know that the friendship does not end. 

May God bless you and keep you Pat
May God bless and keep you Dave
May Her Face shine upon you and be gracious to you. 
May God give you peace and may you share that peace wherever the road takes you.


(Written by Martin Wroe drawing on an original Four Fold Benedictine Blessing by Sister Ruth Marlene Fox, OSB 1985.)

St Luke’s, West Holloway is a Church of England parish church – but that doesn’t tell the full story. It is a place where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, however they might describe their faith or the lack of it.

We are a community of people who aim to be inclusive and accepting – regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief.

Sunday 11 am Family Communion Main service.  Includes activities for children, a DIY crèche, a traidcraft stall and coffee after the service.  

We host many other courses and events; see news page for details.
During our interregnum ( a posh way of saying ‘in-between vicars’),  the life and work of St Luke’s will be led by volunteers from within the church community. Our Sunday services at 11 continue as normal but there will be no 9.15am Sunday eucharist through August and September. Our Associate Vicar, Rev Martin Wroe, and other volunteer clergy will be available to help with marriages, baptisms and funerals. Further information from our church administrator.

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