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  593: Our Lady & St George, Walthamstow, London

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11 November 2008

What a shame Schadenfreude happened to visit on a day when the church was only "half full!" I have been attending mass here for over 20 years, and apart from the summer holidays, the place is bursting! We are a diverse community with representatives from England, Ireland, Africa, Sri Lanka, Eastern Europe and many other countries – and have made a real effort over the last decade to be a more welcoming place. Catholic masses are, by their nature, more formal than other services, but that doesn't, I think, detract from the warmth of our community. Schadenfreude should come backand give us another try!

5 October 2005


If Schadenfreude had introduced himself to Father Maurice Gordon who is the main priest at St George's, Walthamstow, he would have found a person who lives out a life of forgiveness day after day and takes a personal interest in keeping someone who is just "on the fringe" of the faith from falling away.

I would urge Schadenfreude to arrange and meet him. He'll be glad he did.

Kind regards

J. Godfrey
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