Nicholas Wheeler: Holy Trinity Sloane Square rector

Canon Nicholas Wheeler has been inducted as Rector of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.

The service of welcome was last night on the Eve of St Swithun’s Day, Tuesday 14 July.

The new rector has returned to London after seven years as Priest Missioner in the parish of Christ the King, in the City of God, Rio de Janeiro.

A week before moving to Sloane Square he read one of the prayers at the 7/7 tenth anniversary service at St Paul’s Cathedral. In 2007, as Team Rector of the Old St Pancras, Canon Nicholas was called to King’s Cross Station soon after the explosions on the Underground.

During his decade in the St Pancras parish he returned St Michael’s Camden Town, ‘the church next to Sainsbury’s’, to its landmark status with doors open and a growing congregation.

Present at the Holy Trinity induction by the Bishop of London was Bishop Michael Marshall who was ‘Bishop in Residence’ at the church for ten years from 1997. Then the unique Arts & Crafts building was on the verge of closure but Bishop Michael insisted on having the doors open all day as the congregation rose to over 300. He has described his time there as the “happiest chapter in my whole ministry”.

Michael Marshall will return on Thursday 24 September at 7pm to mark 40 years since his consecration with an evening Celebrating the Gift of Music. Tickets £15 with proceeds being divided between the Anglican Parish of Christ the King Church and Bishop Michael’s contemplative prayer ministry, SPA.

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