Special Services & Events

Summer Bible Study

Starting Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m.

THE PSALMS AS SONGS OF JESUS: Of approximately 360 quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures that appear in the New Testament, nearly one third come from the Book of Psalms. Over the Summer, The Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod will lead a bible study on the Psalms as they appear in the New Testament. The study will take place on Wednesdays at 10 am in the Wardens’ Vestry, beginning on the 10th of July. A short service of mid-day prayer will follow the study. All are welcome!



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Friday night series

A History of Private Prayer

Fridays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 6 p.m.

A service of Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. is followed by a light supper, after which the Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod (St. Olave’s Assistant Curate) presents a series on private prayer throughout history:

  • September 13 – the Early Church
  • September 20 – the Middle Ages
  • September 27 – the Reformation
  • October 4 – Today

Contributions appreciated. 

Choral Evensong for Michaelmas

and David Willcocks Centenary, with the Choir of St. Peter’s, Erindale

Sunday, September 29, 4 p.m. 

The service is followed by Peach Tea, during which the choir’s director Clement Carelse discusses the life of Sir David (1919-2015), whom he knew while at King’s College, Cambridge. The British choral conductor, organist and composer is most famous for his work at King’s, where he led the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (1957-74). Contributions appreciated. 


Incredible India

Friday, October 18, 6 p.m.

A service of Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. is followed by a light supper at 6:30, after which Debbie Cowling presents an illustrated feature talk on a land of contrasts, with a rich history, where many religions co-exist, usually in peace. Her slides include the Taj Mahal, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, a tiger safari and Goa’s beautiful beaches and spectacular churches. Contributions appreciated. 


Choral Evensong for St. Simon & St. Jude

with St. James’s Cathedral Choir 

Sunday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.

The service is followed by Pumpkin High Tea, during which the Cathedral’s music director, Robert Busiakiewicz, discusses his life in music as composer, conductor and tenor, including his early years in Vienna, Stratford, London and at King’s College, Cambridge; plus later performances in Sydney, New York, Washington and across Europe. Contributions appreciated. (Michael Hudson photo)