All Saints Margaret Street | All Saints Parish Newsletter 15th September 2016

All Saints Parish Newsletter 15th September 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016 at 15:10

Dear Friend,

Cardinal Wolsey was a successful man, almost to the end. From humble beginnings he rose to be Lord Chancellor and Cardinal Archbishop. He served his King well. But he came unstuck when he was unable to harnass his ecclesiastical office to get Henry VIII what he wanted. Having lost everything and facing death, he is recorded as saying ‘Would that I had served my God but half as well as I served my king.’

‘You cannot serve God and wealth’, is the punchline of Sunday’s Gospel. The relationship of this statement to the parable which precedes it is complex, and I shall attempt to unwrap that at High Mass. But the final paragraph is very clearly about the impossibility of serving two masters. This is a stock comic theme in Roman drama, and more recently in One Man, Two Guvnors Richard Bean’s successful adaptation of Goldoni’s eighteenth century Commedia dell’arte classic. Those stories work so well because this is a classic human problem, being torn in two directions by competing loyalties; it happens all the time in families and relationships as well as in work and politics.

However, as often in Jesus’ teaching, we are being asked to step back from those competing loyalties and reassess our priorities completely: ‘seek first the Kingdom of God’. This is not a command to reject the world and hide in a cave: it is about allowing God’s priorities to shape our choices, behaviours and world-view. It is also about refusing to enter into the world’s competition for our souls, and letting go of our competitive instinct in dealing with others.

Wolsey, seduced by power, had made an idolatry of his service to the worldly kingdom; he had lost sight of the true values his priesthood should have taught him to uphold. The worldly kingdom will always let us down because it is at the mercy of competing personal power-interests; it does not and cannot prioritise the mutual flourishing of all God’s people, or God’s way with the world, which is gracious, generous and merciful.

Yours in Christ,

Fr Michael Bowie,

Assistant Priest, All Saints

 

Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers: Asia Bibi, Alixe Bainbridge-Spring,
Br. Michael OSB, Fr Paul Berry, James Cary-Elwes, Jean-Yves Darcel, Fr Andrew Davis, Canon Caroline Dick, Mark Dougly, Kate Down, Bill Edmunds, Maureen Fellows, David Fettke, Ghislain Hamelin, Lewis Harvey, Gwyneth Hopkins, Hisami Kanno, Maria Keen, David Kennett, Raymond King, Andrew Laird, Tom Leader, Colin Menzies, Fr. Robert Norwood, José de Oliveira, Oliver Orr, David Pearce, Iris Podmore, Agnes Poitevin-Navarre, Canon John Rees, Barbara Reynolds, Bill Rodger, Bishop John Salt, Alma Sheard, Dorothy Skidmore, Stella and Helen Skinner, Rose Stephens,  Judy Stewart, Tony Tomlin, Christine van Dyck, Lynn Van Keulen, Robert Walmsley, Jenny Ward & Baby Emily and Joy Wright.

For the recently departed:  Cynthia Drury, Michael Hartley, Tom Tudor, Neil Johnson, Danus Skene, Sr Helen Columba SLG, Geoffrey Hughes (All Saints Friend and Benefactor), Lily Caplin (whose Funeral Mass will take place on Monday 26 September at 2.30pm at All Saints), Gwen Fairchild and Will and Maria Henniker-Gotley (who died following the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy), Miriam Nelson, David Jenkins (former Bishop of Durham), Samuel Bannerman and Sr Mary Margaret SLG.


Remember past priests, benefactors, friends, and all whose year’s mind occurs this week including:
 
Guy Fleming (Priest), Greville Howard, Anthony de Tabley Andrews (Priest and former Asst Curate), James Wright, Mary Baddeley (former Matron, Choir School), Anthony Alsopp (1914 torpedoed on HMS Aboukir by German Sub U9, aged 15), Andrew Braybrooke, Jean Hobbs and David Shearer.

 

For full service information: www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk.

 

WORSHIP THIS WEEK:


SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, TRINITY 17
HIGH MASS, 11am

Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Mass in G – Poulenc
Vater unser – Rheinberger

There is no Sunday lunch service today.

EVENSONG & BENEDICTION, 6pm
Preacher: The Vicar,
Prebendary Alan Moses

Dyson in D
Totus tuus – Górecki

 

ALL SAINTS’ ORGAN RECITAL
7.15pm (following Evensong & Benediction)
CHARLES ANDREWS, Associate Director of Music, All Saints.
Programme includes works by Byrd, Howells, Pachelbel, Harris and Liszt. 
Full programme on a leaflet in Church on the front table. Entry is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Choir & Music at All Saints (recommended donation £5). The Licensed Club/Bar is open after the recital.

WORSHIP NEXT WEEK:


SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, TRINITY 18
HIGH MASS, 11am

Preacher: The Vicar,
Prebendary Alan Moses
Missa Crux Fidelis – Vivanço
Holy is the true light – Harris

 

There is no Sunday lunch service today.

EVENSONG & BENEDICTION, 6pm
Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Canticles in E – Watson
Give us the wings of faith – Bullock

 

PARISH NOTICES 

FUNERAL MASS – LILY CAPLIN – this service will take place at All Saints on Monday 26 September at 2.30pm. Please pray for all of Lily’s family and for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

PARISH DAY CONFERENCE – Saturday 1st October 2016 – DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER for catering/planning please. All members of the All Saints’ Electoral Roll have been invited and we have heard back from a good number of you – thank you. As this event is now only three weeks away, could we have your attendance confirmed or your apologies as soon as possible please for catering and other planning purposes. Please return the tear-off slip from your invitation to the Parish Office (by all means hand it in via a Churchwarden on a Sunday when you come to Church) or email: astsmgtst@aol.com labelling your email Saturday 1st October. Anyone on the Electoral Roll is of course welcome to attend on the day, but it is helpful to have the numbers in advance.  Thank you.

PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY IN 2018

Fr Gerald Beauchamp and Fr Michael Bowie are planning a pilgrimage to Italy in May 2018. Ideas so far include Assisi and Loreto. There will be a meeting on Tuesday 18 October, 7.15pm in the All Saints Margaret Street Parish Room (off the courtyard) to look at possibilities. All welcome.
If you would like to come in 2018 but are unable to attend the meeting please register your interest with Fr Gerald (gerald.beauch@btconnect.com). Thank you.

** MISSION NEWS** In addition to items of clothing for women, accepted as always by our regular Mission Project – the Marylebone Project – we can now take men’s clothing which is badly needed by the Jesus Centre in Margaret Street, who provide a daily range of services to homeless people. As you prepare for the winter season, if you have men’s or women’s clothes to give away, please bring to Church and leave at the Parish Office so we can continue to help homeless women and also support our neighbour’s efforts predominantly with homeless men.

 

JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB
EXHIBITION – All Saints’ Parish Room. Free Admission
Tuesday 13 –September – Sunday 2 October – open 12 – 6pm daily (Please Note – extended opening period this year).
Arts and crafts exhibition with most works being available to purchase – including paintings, drawings, jewellery, sewn goods and cards – a good opportunity to select some early Christmas presents. Purchased art works can be collected after 6pm on Sunday 2 or on Monday 3 October, when the exhibition get-out will take place.

 

SERVICES & EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016 BEYOND ALL SAINTS


ST CYPRIAN’S FESTIVAL WEEKEND
St Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth Street, NW1 6AX

Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm High Mass

Preacher: Ven Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London

Friday 16 September, 6.30pm Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas performed by Francis Holland School

Saturday 17 September, 7pm Quiz Night – In a combined event, All Saints and St Cyprian’s annual mental challenge evening. Form a team of 6 people or join a team on the night. Price: £10 per person, to include light refreshments. Contact Chris Self: chris_self@btinternet.com or 020 7723 2938 for more details or to register your team.

Sunday 18 September, 10.30am Parish Mass – Celebrant: Father Michael Fuller

Mass setting: Dove Missa brevis and Motet: Howells – O pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

ST MARY’S BOURNE STREET TALKS 
One of London’s principal Anglo-Catholic churches, closely connected with the intellectual thought of the Catholic tradition in the Church of England, will be holding a number of lectures in memory of the distinguished personalities who were instrumental in the life of this church. On Thursday 22 September the talk will be by the Right Rev’d and Right Hon the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury on, when his topic will be, ‘The Malines Legacy: a vision for Anglican – Roman catholic dialogue? Admission is free and the lecture will be held in the church.

 

ST CYPRIAN’S Thursday 29 September 9pm – Compline
St Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth Street, NW1 6AX

 

Sunday 9 October, 3pm – POETRY TEA at PAMELA’S – Please bring poetry and prose relating to the topic of Autumn. If you would like to attend, please speak to Pamela or Sandra in the courtyard after Mass,or ring Sandra on 020 7 637 8456 and leave your name and phone number. Cost: £6 in aid of the All Saints Restoration Appeal.

 

ALL SAINTS MISSION ACTIVITIES:- 
The charities we had agreed to support through the Lent Appeal 2016 (and including applicable Gift Aid) received the following sums:-  

Marylebone Project – £2,666.67 – emergency refuge and rehoming project for homeless women. 
Us (formerly USPG) – £2,666.67 – 
work with those experiencing Aids and HIV in Zimbabwe.  
London Diocese Lent Appeal – £3,001.66– 
this year supporting Syrian and Iraqi refugees through charities Open Doors and Aid to the Church in Need.  Certificate of appreciation on the Church noticeboard. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this great achievement – a significantly enhanced total collected through the Lent Appeal compared with recent years – of £8,335 (including some late funds generated by the Queen’s 90th Birthday Raffle). 


ONGOING SUPPORT for HOMELESS PEOPLE through: 

MARYLEBONE PROJECT run by the CHURCH ARMY – 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. 

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 contributes food and household essentials via the basket in Church or handed in to the Parish Office. Please continue to donate these so we can help more people in need.** NEWS**In addition to items for women accepted by the Marylebone Project, we can now take men’s clothing which is badly needed by the Jesus Centre in Margaret Street, who provide a daily range of services to homeless people.

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 donating £1,000 towards the Soup Kitchen at the American International Church in Tottenham Court Road this year. We also allow 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 activities.

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. 


FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS OR ASSISTANCE FROM ALL SAINTS MARGARET STREET:-
 
* 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 websitewww.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk, which has a full colour 360 virtual tour for viewing the wonderfully restored interior of the Church – seewww.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk/history/virtual tour – before a visit or if unable to travel. 

If you know of others (near or far) who would like to receive this regular update on what’s happening at All Saints please encourage them to sign up for the email on the All Saints website – see the tab News & Events> Weekly Newsletter

* If you would like prayers offered at All Saints, please email the Parish Administrator Mrs Dee Prior at: astsmgtst@aol.com. Or make use of the prayer request facility on the website at: www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk/prayer. 

* If you would like any pastoral assistance, please do not hesitate to contact:

The Vicar, Prebendary Alan Moses: alanmoses111@gmail.com

Or Assistant Priest Fr Michael Bowie: mnrbowie@gmail.com.


DAILY SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS 

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
HIGH MASS and SERMON, 11am and   
EVENSONG, SERMON and BENEDICTION, 6pm. 

MONDAY – FRIDAY

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


SATURDAY 

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

Confessions 

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.)

www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk and e-mail: astsmgtst@aol.com