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Friday 17 August 2012 at 06:46

Trinity XI -17th August 2012

From Fr. John:
One cannot over emphasise the importance of Prayer offered within the community of faith. As our intercession lists increase, individuals rightly and thankfully call upon the church to offer prayer both for themselves and for those known to them, for the living and departed. 
These prayers are offered at All Saints within the celebration of the Great Thanksgiving. The details and the information you provide us help us fulfil our purpose to turn towards God and to be mindful of our need of him. To many the names on our intercession lists are those of strangers about whom most of us know very little, but still, we offer prayer that “Thy will be done” and we give thanks for the opportunity to offer the most intimate hope of humanity to God. 
Of course it focuses the mind more readily when friends and family are in need. But the blessing we receive from a life of prayer is to be reminded that it is not in our own strength that we survive or are victorious, even though we rely greatly on the wonder of medicine and society to come to our aid. As a people of faith in Christ, we perceive and rely on his presence which runs much deeper within our understanding and need to be heard and assisted in life, because we are human, being loved, and that love radiates from God towards his creation through his Son.
I am often reminded in life that we have no ability to enjoy total happiness or contentment; there is always something or someone who will elate us or pull us down. So also am I reminded of that hymn based on Psalm 34: Through all the changing scenes of life, In trouble and in joy, The praises of my God shall still, My heart and tongue employ.
For it is in the praise of God that we offer all that concerns us and offer thanks for all that is good. But always, I pray, we offer “Thy will be done”.
Please continue to email, text or call and talk to us about new names, and keep us up to date with people whose names you have asked to be remembered here already. Remind those whom we remember, that they are remembered before God in prayer. Remember also that it is better to light a candle than to complain about the darkness. So join with the church in this place and eternally, praying for the names which follow these words, for those we love, those we ought to love, but cannot and for the souls of the faithful departed.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. John
Please pray for, Tony Pulleyn, Farishna, Javier Samblas, Mary Barnet, Stephen Collingwood, Sian Evans, Jackie Ferriter, Joshua Levy, Audrey Patterson, Marion Pidgeon, Cecila Shore, Michael Sullivan, Rachel Clayton, Heather Walker, Graham Hawkes, Richard Tann, Brian Sparkes, Ron Cayless, Sr. Jean Margaret, John Rogers, Mason Jacobsen, Dolores King, Barbara Laws, Peter Vickers, Ondina Brash, Carol Blake, Anne Hamburger, David Day, Susan Parker, Zoe Emerton, Timothy Montgomery, Timothy Harding, Andrew Tillyard, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Marguerite Crill.
The Recently Departed: Teresa Butler, John Welch, Noreen Breen, Barbara Davis, Alfred Morris, Joseph Simms. At the anniversary of their death: Molloy Vaughn, David Russell, William Cargill, George Jeynes, Leroy Lawes, Marion Ginger, Elsie Faithfull, John Hawkins, Patricia Jones, Mary King, David Harris, Linda Clark, Irene Harford.
The Cell of OLW invites you to join us for a visit to Winchester, Saturday 1st September 2012. We will catch the 9:35am train from London Waterloo and return on the 7:25pm Train from Winchester. The day will include a visit to Winchester Cathedral, Mass at 12noon, we can picnic (please bring one) around the Cathedral Grounds. At 2:30pm we are expected at St Cross where the Master of St Cross will welcome us and offer us the Dole. This is followed by a Tour of St Cross and 3:30pm Tea and Cakes. At 4:30pm we leave for the Cathedral and Evensong at 5:30pm. Please write to or email to register a place. Please book Train Tickets in Advance.
Poetry Tea Saturday 29th September 3:00pm at Pamela’s. You are invited to bring poems and prose on the general subject of ‘Summer celebrations and experiences’. If you would like to write something yourself how about ‘My Jubilee’ or ‘My Olympics’ . To accept, or to find out Pamela’s address, please speak to Pamela or Sandra or ring Sandra on 020 7637 8456 leaving your name and phone number. Cost £6 towards the All Saints Restoration Appeal.
A series of evenings celebrating our Catholic inheritance in the Church of England .
Wednesday October 17th ‘Our Lady’ – Speaker, The Revd Cally Hammond Dean of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge 6:30pm Mass ALL SAINTS MARGARET STREET – ALL WELCOME for further details please contact All Saints Margaret Street.
CONFIRMATION – Saturday 3rd November 2012 5pm at St Paul’s Cathedral. Please see Fr. John or Fr. Alan for further information.
Penny Mordaunt MP, (Portsmouth North) and friend to All Saints Margaret Street is arranging for the Parish a Tour of Parliament on 16th November 2012. A maximum number of 60 people can attend, so please book your place with Fr. John Pritchard as soon as possible.   The Tour Starts at 9:55am and will last 75mins. The Tours are free, but I am suggesting that we all make a £10 donation towards Phase IV – Restoration Appeal for All Saints Margaret Street. Please send Cheques to All Saints c/o Dennis Davis or Fr John Pritchard made payable to "All Saints PCC Restoration Appeal". Details of where to meet will follow.  ONLY 15 Places left. Please book as soon as possible.