All Saints Parish Newsletter
All Saints Margaret Street E-Newsletter 14 June 2013
At the end of Sunday’s Gospel, after ‘the woman in the city who was a sinner’ anoints the feet of Jesus in the house of Simon the Pharisee, scandalising his host, we read that, as Jesus continued his preaching tour: "The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities : Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources."
We will encounter this group of women again: at the foot of the cross on Good Friday – the apostles having mostly fled – and at the tomb on Easter morning. In the Eastern Churches they are called the "Myrrh-bearers."
As some of you know, our daughter is named after one of them.
Years ago, I stayed at a retreat house in Scotland which was run by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a community of Roman Catholic sisters who take these women as their inspiration and model.
The ministry of these women in the Gospel is not one restricted to religious sisters or indeed to women. It represents that of many, both men and women, who provide practical and financial support for the mission of Jesus now.
Here at All Saints, we can thank God for the large number of "faithful companions of Jesus" who do this in a great variety of ways. It is no exaggeration to say, we could not do most of what we do without them.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Alan Moses
NOTICES AND NEWS
A detailed Job Description and full terms of this appointment can be found at:http://www.allsaintsmargaretstreet.org.uk/about/adminjobspec. To apply, submit a covering letter (detailing how your qualifications and experience match the person specification) with your CV and contact details for two referees. Send to: The Reverend Prebendary Alan Moses, Vicar, All Saints Vicarage, 7 Margaret Street, London W1W 8JG. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 21 June 2013.
FUTURE EVENTS at ALL SAINTS and ELSEWHERE
Thursday 27 June, 5.45pm – EVENSONG at All Saints – ‘Capella’ from the Wallace High School, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
‘Let all mortal flesh’ – Bairstow. Stanford in C. ‘Greater Love’ – Ireland. Please come and support this youth group in their choir tour of London, when they will also be singing at Southwark Cathedral. Please note: on this occasion, Confessions will be heard from 5.15 – 5.45pm.
Friday 28 June, 7pm after Evening Mass – ALL SAINTS VOLUNTEERS RECEPTION, Vicarage/Courtyard (depending on the weather). An opportunity to express our appreciation to all those who give freely of their energy, talent and time to make so much possible at All Saints.
Programme as follows:
11.15am Pilgrimage Procession from St Mary’s Church of England School (Garnet Road, London NW10)
12 noon Festival Mass, Preacher: Fr Nicholas Wheeler, Priest-Missioner of the City of God, Rio de Janeiro
1.30pm Summer Fair
3pm Benediction & Sprinkling.
The choirs of Merton College, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge (where Tim Byram-Wigfield used to be Director of Music) will be performing a mix of western and African music alongside girls from St Margaret’s Bushey (who have been fundraising this year for the Muze Trust). The choirs will come together for the first time offering an exciting and accessible programme of music from several countries across the centuries, including Thomas Tallis’s 40-part motet ‘Spem in alium’ which will be directed by Peter Phillips, director of the world-famous Tallis Scholars. The Trust invites everyone to join them for an occasion to remember, and points out that, in doing so you will be supporting a Trust which seeks to ensure that music is not a luxury.
Tickets: Adults £20/£16/£12, Students & children £10. Reservations: Tel: 020 7381 0441.