All Saints Parish Newsletter
All Saints Margaret Street E-Newsletter 5 July 2013
I write before setting out for York and the General Synod meeting. The headline-catching items on the agenda are the House of Bishops’ proposals to restart the process for the ordination of women as bishops, which will take up much of our time and energy, and a debate on welfare reform, which probably ought to be given equal time.
In the epistle at mass on Sunday, we will hear St. Paul urging the Galatians and us not to "grow weary in well- doing, for in due season we will reap, if we do not lose heart. So then as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
Finding the right and good thing to do and then pursuing it until it is achieved can take time and the Christian virtue of perseverance is often needed.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Alan Moses
The Vicar is away 5 – 9 July in York attending General Synod.
The choirs of Merton College, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge (where Tim Byram-Wigfield was formerly 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.
– James Perkins, Organ Scholar. Programme to include: Stanford, Bach, Ireland, Whitlock and Reger. Retiring collection for All Saints Choir and Music Trust (suggested donation: £3.50). Cash bar afterwards in the Courtyard, weather permitting.
THE ANNUAL ALL SAINTS WALSINGHAM PARISH PILGRIMAGE will be taking place Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July, led by the Vicar, with a chance to enjoy the Shrine at a relaxed pace. If you are interested in joining the group and are not yet booked, speak to Ross Buchanan or phone him on 020 7221 1312 as soon as possible please.
Programme includes: Buxtehude, Goodwin, Quinn, Tournemire and Langlais.
QUIZ NIGHT at St Cyprian’s Church
Following last year’s successful event at St Cyprian’s there will be another Quiz Night as part of St Cyprian’s Festival Weekend. Please put the date in your diary and start forming your teams. As before teams can be a maximum of six members. The charge will be £10 per person payable on the night and refreshments will be provided. Chris Self will act as the co-ordinator for everybody taking part and should be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at All Saints Church.
IONA PILGRIMAGE – Easter 2015
Fr Gerald is thinking about organising a pilgrimage to Iona, Monday 6 – Sunday 12 April 2015. It was the Isle of Iona that S. Columba made his home in the sixth century and from where much of the north of the British Isles was evangelised.
Group members will need to be able-bodied and not prone to sea sickness. It’s impossible to predict what the weather will be like but group members will need to be prepared for all that Scotland is famous for!
For further information see the following websites:
Bishop’s House http://www.island-retreats.org/iona
S. Columba https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columba