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All Saints Parish Newsletter 12th June 2015

Friday 12 June 2015 at 12:16

Dear Friend,

Walsingham Mass tomorrow

One result of the recent change in the Saturday Mass time from 8am to 12 noon has been to make it viable as a Walsingham Cell Mass. Priest Associates of the Shrine promise to offer one Mass every month for its work, and that is often a Mass for the Cell. There is also a long tradition of Saturday Masses in honour of Our Lady (our Saturday 12 noon Masses will all be Masses of Our Lady unless a feast day intervenes) so this coincides neatly with our new arrangement. It also fits with the Feast of the Assumption falling on a Saturday this year, when High Mass will be celebrated at the new Saturday time, and newly augmented by a street procession.

So tomorrow the noon Mass will be the first monthly Cell Mass (continuing on 2nd Saturdays) and will be preceded at 11.30am by a Walsingham Devotion, using material from the Walsingham Manual, at which intercessions will be offered as they are in the Holy House. I hope many members of the Cell will be able to join us; as always, all comers are welcome. The Devotion is an experiment, the form of which could change in future if something different is requested, so please give feedback. If people would like to have lunch nearby afterwards that can also be arranged.

While writing about Walsingham, I would like to remind Cell members and anyone else interested that we have a day trip to Salisbury Cathedral planned for Saturday 4th July. We have been given a 12 noon slot for Mass in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral and will have lunch and a tour (at 2.00pm). If anyone wishes to stay for Evensong, that is at 5.30pm. More information will follow, but please put this in your diary now.

Yours in Christ,

Fr Michael Bowie 
Assistant Priest 
All Saints Margaret Street

Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers: Asia Bibi. Fr. Bruce Barnett- Cowan, Ella Carroll, James Cary-Elwes, Ian Coull, Paul Curno, Helen Everett, Jonty Gordon, Hugo Gralka, Fr Tony Halton, Tim Harding, Yvonne & Philip Harland, Lewis Harvey, Maxwell Hutchinson, Alice Jullien, Molly Leng, Anthea Lepper, Joshua Levy, William Lightening, Christine Loffty, Simon MacGregor, Marjory, Sister Martha (SMNC Tanzania), Hilary Morgan, Margaret O’Brien, David Pearce, Jock Scott, Fr. Nicholas Stacey, Buzz Stokes, Christine van Dyck, Joy Wright and Marc Young.  

For the recently departed: Jeremy Bunting (Priest), Richard Walker, Clifford Jones (Honorary Assistant Priest All Saints 1990 – 1994 and for whom a Requiem Mass will be said at All Saints at 6.30pm Tuesday 30 June), Dougal Oldfield, Eddie Dirks, Robert Sinclair (Priest) and Peter Blackwell.

Remember past priests, benefactors, friends, and all whose year’s mind occurs this week including: Roy Foster, Priest & former Headmaster of the All Saints Choir School, Eric Johnson, Miriam Yates, John Gadney, Eric Stedman, Roualeyn Cuming-Bruce, Clare Prince, William Upton Richards (first Vicar of All Saints Margaret Street), Ida Jones, Geoffrey Roundtree, Eric Davidson, Susanne Coles, Eric Griffin (one time Secretary of the PCC), Gwendolen Coldham, Patricia Cudmore and DOM Michael Warner, O.S.B.


Preacher: The Vicar, Prebendary Alan Moses
Missa secondi toni – Lassus
O sacrum convivium – Tallis

Ten to One Talk in Church: Post Communion Rite. The bell will ring beforehand.

There is a meeting of the All Saints Building Committee after Mass.

Sunday Lunch is being cooked by Christine Auton.  Tickets on sale in the Parish Room before and after Mass – £5.


Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Service in F (Collegium Regale) – Wood
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Howells

Preacher: Fr Julian Browning
Mass in E minor – Bruckner
Faire is the heaven – Harris 

Ten to One Talk after Mass: Theme: The Blessing & Dismissal. The bell will ring beforehand.

Sunday Lunch is being cooked by Robin Clutterham. Tickets on sale in the Parish Room before and after Mass – £5.


Preacher: The Vicar, Prebendary Alan Moses
Service in D – Dyson  
Justorum animÓ• – Stanford



Saturday 13 June, Devotions to Our Lady of Walsingham will take place at 11.30 am followed by Low Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 12 noon.

Tuesday 30 June, 6.30pm – REQUIEM MASS for Fr Clifford Jones, Honorary Assistant Priest at All Saints 1990 – 1994. All welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Saturday 11 July, Devotions to Our Lady of Walsingham will take place at 11.30 am followed by Low Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 12 noon.


Tuesday 16 June, 6.30 – 8pm, St Paul’s Cathedral – TO HEAVEN’S DOOR: THE MUSIC OF FAITH with Timothy Radcliffe OP and Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s. In reflection and conversation, an evening to explore some of the ways music can illuminate our lives, our experience of God, and the mystery and beauty of faith. The evening will include live music and time for questions and answers. Free admission/all welcome.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 6 – 8pm – Churches Together in Westminster – MEET THE NEIGHBOURS hosted by the German Christ Church, Knightsbridge (Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche), Montpelier Place, SW7 1HL.  Evening Prayer with elements in German and English; a short talk (in English) about the history of the church, and the specific situation of the German speaking congregation and their ministry. An opportunity for further questions. Refreshments afterwards – wine, soft drinks, nibbles – in the church hall, the Bonhoeffer-Saal, in the basement of the church.  Website for church Located off Montpelier St to north of Brompton Road (opposite side to Harrods) – nearest station Knightsbridge. All are welcome to join us.

THE ALBAN PILGRIMAGE, Saturday 20 June 2015 at St. Alban’s Abbey – Celebrate Britain’s First Saint and join in prayer for the witness of Christians faced with persecution today. Please aim to arrive by 10.30am ready for the procession to set off at 11am prompt. 


11am Pilgrimage Procession with giant carnival puppets begins through the City Centre.

The route begins from St Peter’s Church, St Albans, and continues to the Town Hall and then process to the West End of the Cathedral.

c. 12noon Festival Eucharist following the Procession

Preacher: Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. The service will be sung by the Abbey Girls Choir

12noon Children’s Worship and Activities – in the Marquee in the Cathedral Grounds.

2pm Orthodox Service and Veneration of the Relic at the Shrine of Saint Alban Organised by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy and the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius – all welcome.

2.30pm Question and Answer Session in the Nave with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Visiting Bishops on the subject of world mission.

3pm Anointing for Healing in the Lady Chapel.

4pm Festival Evensong and Procession to the Shrine

Preacher: Archbishop of Rouen, Mgr Jean-Charles Descubes. The service will be sung by the Cathedral Choir.

The Abbot’s Kitchen will be open from 10am-4.30pm serving breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, and a range of snacks and drinks. The Cathedral Shop & Bookstall will be open from 10am-5pm selling a range of pilgrimage merchandise, books, greeting cards, CDs, and much more. As part of the day’s celebrations, we are delighted to be welcoming Bishops and Priests from our link dioceses in the Caribbean. There will be a range of Caribbean-themed stalls in the Cathedral Grounds.

For further information, please call 01727 890245, see the website to register attendance or e-mail:

IRAQI CHRISTIANS IN NEED FUNDRAISING RECITALS – Carl Bahoshy (who came to All Saints last year) has been giving fundraising piano & organ recitals over recent weeks at churches and Cathedrals outside London in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need ( He is keen to spread the word as far as possible. Please could you let any friends who might attend and who live in this area know of the last one? The venue and time of the last recital currently scheduled is:-

St. Patrick’s RC Church, Netham Road, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9PF: Saturday, 20 June, 7:30pm (piano & organ recital).

Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm – St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood – Organ Concert: THOMAS TROTTER, International Concert Organist, Birmingham City Organist, and Organist, St Margaret’s, Westminster. Admission free; retiring collection in aid of the Church restoration fund. Light refreshments afterwards.

Wednesday 1 July, 6.30pm, Farm Street Church Hall – THE CURRENT SITUATION IN SYRIA – a Talk by Fr Ziad Hilal SJ followed by a Q&A session. Syrian Jesuit Fr Ziad works with the Jesuit Refugee Service as Director of the St Saviour Centre in Homs where he lived with Fr Francis van der Lugt SJ until his murder in April 2014. All welcome. Entry free – a small donation is requested for refreshments.

ALL SAINTS’ WALSINGHAM CELL DAY PILGRIMAGE – All Saints’ Walsingham Cell will be making a day pilgrimage to Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 4 July. This is in the tradition of its highly successful pilgrimages in recent years to other cathedral cities. Everybody is welcome. Please contact Ross Buchanan on 020 7221 1312 if you are interested or would like to know more.

Thursday 9 July, 6-30pm – 8pm, St Paul’s Cathedral – LEARNING TO WALK IN THE DARK – Barbara Brown Taylor, Episcopal priest, Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, Georgia and author of best-selling guides to the Christian spiritual life. Free admission/all welcome.


The long-awaited glass lampshades have now been fitted, so that four of the five pendant lights are fully illuminated. The last remaining one should be completed this month, along with fitting specially made light fittings for the choir stalls (to be attached to the wrought iron grilles). When all are in place we will be able to fine-tune the settings of the overall lighting scheme, although some of this work will have to wait until the darker days of autumn.

As well as the lighting, the switchover of the complete new wiring above and below decks to new electric meters has now taken place. The smoke detection system has been installed and activated.

Funds for the project continue to be raised and the total received at the time of writing is now a splendid £408,750.

As this complex project reaches its conclusion, and the final invoices are received, we have recently had a number of generous gifts that have eliminated the loans of £35,000 that we initially relied upon for the project to get underway. Any more gifts will allow us a small reserve against the final cost of the works. If there are any surplus funds when all bills are paid, these will go towards future restoration projects at All Saints.

We are indebted to all those donors who gave so generously to replace the out-dated electrics and to relight the church so that all the achievements of earlier phases of restoration work are now revealed. Thank you! 

HOW YOU CAN HELP………. please make cheques payable to: 
All Saints Church Restoration Appeal and send them to:  
The Parish Administrator, 7 Margaret Street, London W1W 8JG. 

Please indicate where Gift Aid may be applied or send in a completed Gift Aid envelope from in church, as it increases the value of your contribution by 25% at no cost to yourself. Thank you!


A Day Centre, Residential and Transitional accommodation provider, re-settlement project and Educational and Training Unit for women. The Emergency Bed Unit – for which we have for some years helped to provide the funds for one of the 4 beds – offers a safe haven and refuge for women escaping domestic violence, financial crisis, sexual exploitation and mental health issues.

Seasonal Appeals
The grand total for collected at All Saints for mission activities in 2014 was £6,463 through the All Saints Festival and Lent Appeals. £3,463 went to the Marylebone Project and a further £3,000 to Us (formerly USPG).
Year Round Support – we also support the Marylebone Resettlement Project with non-perishable food and toiletries or household necessities like cutlery or bed linen/blankets.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously recently – a good number of parcels and bags of food and household essentials have been left in Church or handed in to the Parish Office recently and we shall need to arrange a drop off to the Project to deliver them. Thank you!
Please continue to donate these so we can help more people in need.

Day-to-day Support – we respond to the needs of homeless people who visit the church, providing luncheon vouchers for the West London Day Centre for rough sleepers who apply to the office and allowing a few individuals, who need a place to shelter or sleep during the day, to rest in the back of the church. We have created an information resource for Church Watchers, giving useful advice to homeless and vulnerable people seeking particular support or services. In the face of a rising tide of homelessness in London, please help us fund and support people in need through our Mission project.

Want to help someone sleeping rough but don’t know how?
Call Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 and they will get a visit from the local Street Team who can put them in contact with the services they may need.

If you would like to encourage others to take an interest in All Saints/keep up with what is happening here, please forward this email on to them, or to people you would like to invite to services or tell them about our website, which has a full colour 360 virtual tour for viewing the wonderfully restored interior of the Church – see – before a visit or if unable to travel.

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If you would like any pastoral assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Vicar, Prebendary Alan Moses: Or Assistant Priest Fr Michael Bowie:

On major weekday feasts, High Mass is sung at 6.30pm

SUNDAYS in Church
Low Mass 6.30pm (Saturday), 8am and 5.15pm. Morning Prayer 10.20am

Morning Prayer 7.30am
Low Mass – 8am, 1.10pm and 6.30pm
Evening Prayer 6pm
(Except Bank Holidays – 12 noon Mass only)

Morning Prayer 7.30am
Low Mass – 12 noon and 6.30pm (First Mass of Sunday)
Evening Prayer 6pm

A priest is available for confessions/counsel Monday – Friday from 12.30-1pm and at 5.30pm Monday – Saturday, or by appointment. (Special arrangements apply in Lent and for Holy Week.) and e-mail: