All Saints Margaret Street | All Saints Parish Newsletter 30th September 2016

All Saints Parish Newsletter 30th September 2016

Friday 30 September 2016 at 11:01

Dear Friend,

DEDICATION SUNDAY (Trinity 19)

Every church building is a sign of Christ who became man in order to reconcile the world with God, and who has achieved this through the cross and resurrection. It is a sign of the world reconciled with God in Jesus Christ. We proclaim, here, that Christ has overcome the distance and alienation between God and us, and between groups of people and individuals. The true centres of God’s creation are not big capital cities, the hubs of politics and business, of money and power. The true centres of God’s domain are the quiet places where we go to pray. This is where the earthly world comes into contact with the spiritual world, the Church on earth on pilgrimage with the eternal and victorious Church in heaven.

Sunday’s feast, which celebrates the dedication of our church building, is a reminder that it is only a manifestation of the Church when it is a sign both of God’s presence and of a dedicated community; when that presence is forgotten or that community is absent, then the church building may be rightly closed and sold. That can and should happen to any church building, no matter how old, no matter how beautiful, if the Church is not happening there. If our personal dedication is old and tired, if we come to view the church as nothing more than a few people we know, or a historical monument, then we will soon stop taking responsibility for seeing ourselves as what we are called to be, the Church, God’s building (1 Corinthians 3.9).

That is why we always need to renew and refresh our personal dedication, and why we keep this festival each year: we stay dedicated not by merely existing, but by struggling and striving to grow in faith, in devotion and in taking responsibility for our own community, warts and all.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Michael Bowie

Assistant Priest
All Saints Margaret Street 

Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers: Asia Bibi, Alixe Bainbridge-Spring, Br. Michael OSB, Fr Paul Berry, James Cary-Elwes, Betty Collins, Fr Andrew Davis, Canon Caroline Dick, Mark Dougly, Kate Down, Bill Edmunds, David Fettke, Lewis Harvey, Gwyneth Hopkins, Hisami Kanno, Maria Keen, David Kennett, Raymond King, Andrew Laird, Tom Leader, Colin Menzies, Ekundayo Newbury, Fr. Robert Norwood, José de Oliveira, David Pearce, Iris Podmore, Agnes Poitevin-Navarre, Canon John Rees, Bill Rodger, Bishop John Salt, 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:   Gwen Fairchild, Will and Maria Henniker-Gotley (who died following the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy), Miriam Nelson, David Jenkins (former Bishop of Durham), Samuel Bannerman, Sr Mary Margaret SLG, Marilyn Stansfield and George Elias (lay Reader at All Soul’s Clubhouse). 

Remember past priests, benefactors, friends, and all whose year’s mind occurs this week including:  Edna Thompson, John Clayton, Alan Harrison (Priest), Sarah Venn, Mabel Moore, Pauline Rolph, Eric Kay, Grace Miller and Emma Titley.

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

WORSHIP THIS WEEK:

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 
ALL SAINTS’ FEAST OF DEDICATION, TRINITY 19 
HIGH MASS, 11am
Preacher: The Vicar, Prebendary Alan Moses 
Krönungsmesse, K.317 – Mozart
Locus iste – Bruckner 

There is no Sunday lunch service today and until the new cookers can be fitted in the kitchen. 

EVENSONG & BENEDICTION, 6pm
Preacher: Fr Barry Orford
Gloucester Service – Howells
Christ is our cornerstone – Hutchings

WORSHIP NEXT WEEK:

Friday 7 October The All Saints’ Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham – Low Mass with music at 6.30pm followed by Rosary. Refreshments will be available afterwards.

Saturday 8 October – 11.30am 
WALSINGHAM DEVOTIONS before the 12 noon Mass

HIGH MASS, 11am
Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Communion Service in E – Darke
Love divine, all loves excelling- Lloyd Webber

There is no Sunday lunch service today and until the new cookers can be fitted in the kitchen. 

EVENSONG & BENEDICTION, 6pm 
Preacher: The Vicar, 
Prebendary Alan Moses
Setting in B flat – Stanford 
Geistliches lied – Brahms

PARISH NOTICES 

PARISH DAY CONFERENCE – Saturday 1st October 2016
The Salvation Army’s Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, W1C 2DJ (a very short walk from Oxford Circus).  

All members of the All Saints’ Electoral Roll have been invited. We will begin with coffee at 10am.  There will be a short form of Morning Prayer at 10.30am.  A sandwich and fruit lunch will be provided at 12.30pm. The day will conclude with prayer no later than 3.30pm. Donations would be appreciated by the PCC towards the cost of catering for this event – suggested contribution £5-£10. A collection will be taken on the day. Anyone on the Electoral Roll is of course welcome to attend on the day.  Thank you. 

JOHN LEWIS & WAITROSE ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB EXHIBITION
All Saints’ Parish Room. Free Admission
Closing this weekend after three successful weeks.
LAST DAY – Sunday 2 October – open 12 – 6pm
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.

NEW ALL SAINTS CARDS shortly to be on sale (in time for Christmas!) – Fridge Magnets already here! 
With the assistance of Judith Mather of the National Gallery, we are producing three new greetings cards to sell in aid of All Saints. The images will be: the traditional Tile Nativity Scene; a new and dramatically lit shot of Our Lady of Margaret Street and a new and beautifully coloured image of the Sanctuary. 

Cards will be available to purchase from the Parish Shop on Sundays and from the Parish Office in packs of 6 cards (all one design in each pack) for £5 and are due to arrive in early October.
Fridge magnets are now also available of the image of the Sanctuary, which we hope will prove a popular small memento for visitors to the Church. £3 each.

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.

ALL SAINTS FESTIVAL 2016

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER 6pm
EVE OF ALL SAINTS – LITANY OF THE SAINTS,
FESTAL EVENSONG & BENEDICTION

Preacher: Fr Kevin Mowbray, SM,
Notre Dame de France
Collegium Regale – Tavener
Gaudeamus omnes – Joseph Phibbs

TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 6.30pm
ALL SAINTS’ DAY – PROCESSION & HIGH MASS

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Ison,
Dean of St Paul’s
Missa Brevis – Richard Rodney Bennett
Beati mundo corde – Byrd

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 6.30pm
ALL SOULS’ DAY – HIGH MASS OF REQUIEM
Preacher: The Right Reverend Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool
Requiem – Victoria
Iustorum animae – Byrd

** MISSION NEWS** Men’s clothing is badly needed by the Jesus Centre in Margaret Street and also (we heard last week) by the Soup Kitchen at the American International Church, both of whom  provide a daily range of services to homeless people. As you prepare for the winter season, if you have men’s clothes to give away, please bring to Church and leave at the Parish Office so we can continue to help support our neighbour’s efforts predominantly with homeless men.

The Soup Kitchen specifically calls for: men’s trousers (sizes 32-36) and men’s sturdy/athletic shoes (sizes 9-12 especially) and say ‘we are also beginning to need men’s outerwear of all varieties and we always need rucksacks and duffle-bags to help our guests carry their belongings!’  

Miranda Suit, Director
(Part-time, usually in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays) says: ‘Please drop me a line if you are planning to drop things off here. As always, many thanks for your support.’

Soup Kitchen at the American International Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TD     
T: 020 7580 2791    www.amchurch.co.uk/soup-kitchen/

SERVICES & EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BEYOND ALL SAINTS
Churches Together in Westminster and Cllr Ruth Bush, Chair of Westminster Faith Exchange, have asked us to send you the email below about Silver Sunday.  She appreciates that Silver Sunday may be problematic for some Christians, but felt that you would all be interested to know of these events and opportunities.

Let a loved one know about Silver Sunday on 2 October
As a member of the Westminster Faith Exchange you might be interested in Silver Sunday, a day of free and low-cost events and activities taking place across Westminster. The day aims to let people over 65 enjoy an amazing new activity and make new friends, so you can let an older friend or loved one know so they can enjoy a great day out.  

There are still spaces available for over 65s for the Soho Society and St. Anne’s Church Tea Dance, and the chance to listen to and sing with the Church Street Singers, as well as other events such as tours of Lord’s Cricket Ground, and a special afternoon of Old Time Music Hall at St. John’s Smith Square. Details of these events, and some other examples can be seen below, but you can see the full list of events at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/silver-sunday  

  • The Soho Society and St. Anne’s Church Tea Dance, Sunday 2 October, 3pm to 5pm. Call Clare Lynch on 020 7439 4303 or email admin@thesohosociety.org.uk  
  • “Art for All” Guided Walk, Sunday 2 October, walks starting every hour on the hour from 11am to 2pm, meet in St Martin’s Court, off Charing Cross Road, WC2N 4AJ. Book online  
  • Singing with the Church Street Singers, Sunday 2 October 11.30am to 12.30pm at St. John’s Wood Library. Call 020 3815 0033 to book.
  • Ben Uri Gallery and Museum tour, Sunday 2 October, 2-4pm, at the Ben Uri Museum. Call Ed Dickinson on 020 7604 3991. 
  • Art workshop by Cass Art, Sunday 2 October, 3-4pm at Charing Cross Library. Call 020 7641 6200 and ask to be put through to the Charing Cross Library to book.
  • Online family history workshop, Sunday 2 October, 3-3.45pm at Paddington Library. Call 020 7641 6200 and ask to be put through to the Paddington Library to book.
  • ‘Sittercise’ exercise class with qualified yoga teacher, Friday 7 October, 11.30am-12.15pm at Mayfair Library. Call Katrina Blench on 020 7641 4905 to book.
  • Share a book session, Tuesday 4 October, 4-5pm at Mayfair Library. Call Katrina Blench on 020 7641  4905 to book.
  • Online shopping workshop, Sunday 2 October, 4-4.45pm at Paddington Library. Call 020 7641 6200 and ask to be put through to the Paddington Library to book.  

There are also lots of activities for which people can just turn up on the day. Listings are also in Westminster Plus magazine, delivered to everyone aged 65 and over, and copies are also available from your local library or leisure centre. See the full list of events

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.

Tuesday 11 October, Caritas Westminster & PACT
NATIONAL PRISONS WEEK EVENT VOLUNTEERING WORK WITH PRISONERS
We have been asked to circulate the following:

“Caritas Westminster and PACT are holding an event on the 11th of October to promote volunteering work with prisoners, ex-offenders and their families. Join us to meet with prison chaplains, hear about the work that goes on in prisons and how you can get involved. All welcome!

Date: Tuesday 11th of October     Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QW.                Transport: Victoria Station

Refreshments provided. Please do let us know of any dietary requirements.”

Please RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk by Monday 3 October


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 27 October, 7pm the talk is by the Rev’d Canon Chris Chivers, Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge – Grace and Glory: in dialogue with EL Mascall (in memory of Professor Eric Mascall, former honorary curate of St Marys).

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 and recently supplemented by the £20,000 raised by the Vicar’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.  Certificate of appreciation on the Church noticeboard. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful achievement.

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.

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