Author Archives: Holloway Rev

About Holloway Rev

Paul Weary is a Methodist minister living and working in Holloway, North London.

Isabella Plantation

My teenage years were spent in Kingston-upon-Thames, where my father was minister of the Methodist Church in the town. I don’t often go back to Kingston; it’s a nice enough place to visit, but when we were living in North … Continue reading

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Come, all you people!

Uyai mose, tinamate Mwari! (Come all you people, come and praise God) – Shona chorus by Alexander Gondo One of the distinctive features of Walworth Methodist Church, and one of the reasons for its growth, is the number of fellowships … Continue reading

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Customer service

Being a dutiful son I popped into Walworth Post Office yesterday to post a package containing a Mothering Sunday present and card. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was no queue; in fact I was the only customer … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

Like it or loathe it, harvest festival season is upon us. I have already written in a previous post about the wonderfully eccentric Revd Hawker, who is credited as the inventor of the harvest festival, or perhaps it would be … Continue reading

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Racial Justice Sunday

O God, you created all people in your image. We thank you for the astonishing variety of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship, and show us your presence in those who differ … Continue reading

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Week one at Walworth

Well, that was an exciting, challenging and frequently confusing first week. It began with the circuit welcome service for me and my colleague David Hardman on Saturday 30th August, continued with a succession of meetings and conversations on and off … Continue reading

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Call to prayer for Iraq and Syria on 31 August

From the Methodist Media Service: Methodists urged to pray for those enduring ‘living nightmare’ of persecution People are being urged to dedicate a special time of prayer to the ongoing crisis in Iraq and Syria next Sunday. The President and … Continue reading

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