As a very new parishioner, St. Olave’s attracted me as a place where I could worship God amidst the visual beauty of the sanctuary, the aural beauty of the music and the poetic beauty of the Prayer Book. As an “unchurched” Christian, I first visited St. Olave’s for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols before Christmas. I was impressed by the service and the warm welcome I received, and began attending regularly shortly thereafter.
In keeping with the theme of a recent sermon, St. Olave’s has also given me an opportunity to “redeem my time.” In serving as Deputy Rector’s Warden and in working on the project to re-finish the church doors, I have been able to contribute to the daily, practical workings of the church and also to meet more of my fellow worshippers.
I am looking forward to the time when we can gather together again without restrictions, and I can meet more of the congregation face to face.