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Friday 4 June 2021 at 13:45


Study Day and Pilgrimage: Ravenna – the art of theology

Friday 29th October 2021, 10am-4pm

I am very pleased to be able to announce an exciting theological study day which will take place at All Saints this Autumn on Friday 29th October. It will be focussed on the theological, historical and artistic treasures of the city of Ravenna. It is timed for the Friday before the All Saints Festival, and I hope it will add an extra dimension to the keeping of our patronal feast. My aspiration is that this could become a regular event each autumn.

I am very pleased indeed that Professor Judith Herrin has agreed to come to be our key note speaker. She has in the past year published an excellent history of Ravenna which has garnered outstanding reviews and prizes. She will take a historical view of the day’s subject in her address to us. We will also be welcoming Fr Anders Bergquist, Vicar of St John’s Wood, who will explore some of the Christological debates which characterised so much of the city’s history. I also will be offering a lecture based on recent research I have undertaken (and which will form part of a book to be published next year) into the way in which biblical narratives were received and interpreted in some of the city’s famous mosaics.

Ravenna is a place of such extraordinary cultural and theological riches that I am hoping this study day will act as a spring board for a parish pilgrimage to Ravenna next spring or summer (i.e. 2022). Details are a little hazy at the moment, but I will sort out dates and costings over the coming weeks and aim to have a pilgrimage package to offer people by the end of the summer. I hope this study day will peak your interest in visiting one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.

I hope that over the coming months All Saints can re-energise its vocation to be a place of excellent teaching and intellectual engagement with the Christian faith. I urge you to put this study day in your diaries if you are able to attend, and I look forward to hearing what our visiting speakers have to say.

Fr Peter


REMINDER: Parish visit to “Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint” at the British Museum

Friday 2nd July 6.00 pm – followed by dinner

A quick reminder to book a place on our parish visit to the British Museum for its exhibition on Thomas Becket. Tickets have gone fast over the past week, but some still remain, so don’t delay in reserving yourself one if you wish to come.

We will meet at the British Museum at 6.00 pm on Friday 2nd July 2020. The exhibition will be followed by the opportunity to have dinner together at Le Beaujolais restaurant in Litchfield Street. We have bought 20 tickets for the exhibition and they will be apportioned on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis. The exhibition tickets cost £17.50. A three course dinner at Le Beaujolais will be £36 (without wine – each person will be able to pay for their own wine on the night), so if you wish to stay on for dinner, the total is £53.50.

In order to book your ticket, make the appropriate payment through the following link: asms.uk/becket. If you are unable to make a payment electronically by card, the parish office will be able to receive a cheque.

Fr Peter


Melanie Toogood RIP

Fr Peter McGeary has been in touch to let those who remember her know that the Rev’d Melanie Toogood’s Funeral Mass will be at St James Church Prebend St, London N1 8PH on Thursday 17 June at 1130. It is hoped this service will be live-streamed.

Links for Sunday

The link for the Propers for Trinity 1 is at the top of this email.

And click here for the YouTube live stream.



The flowers for Sunday have been given by Jack de Gruiter in memory of Robert Streit, whose birthday falls at this time.

If you would like to make a donation for flowers, please contact Shawn on 07988 287 663 or shawnwilbe@outlook.com or speak to Chris Self.


Walsingham Devotion

Tomorrow week our monthly Walsingham Devotion, in the form of the Rosary with intercessions, will be offered at 1130 before the noon Mass.


Prayer list

Prisoners and captives

Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe, Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, Nasrin Sotoudeh
Maira Shabhaz
Rohingya Christians in Pakistan and Karen Christians in Burma

The sick

David Fettke, Joan Cooper, Vallery Tchukov, Sara Vice, Katherine Lee, Lorna Smith, Beth Klausing, Hilary Porter, Bruce Ross-Smith, Benjamin Woolf, James Shrimpton, Tony Rodger, Rachel Pereira, Fr Michael Gudgeon, Chris and Carole Radley, Fr Harry Hodgetts, Rosemary Orr, Andrew Roger, Martin Berka, Barbara Schiefer, Sybil Priestnall, Joan Anna SLG, Phil Gibbs, Poppy Harris, Sheila Wood, Jennifer Spreckley, Sue Yesnick, Elizabeth Lyon, Rosina Sargon Eskrya, Fr Charles Cloughen, Malcolm Brown, Fr Pip Bevan, Tim Knight, Alixe Bainbridge-Spring, Hillary Rodger, Geoff Vardy

Those known to us recently departed

Philip Oswald, John Mather, Beverley Ward, Melanie Toogood Pr

Anniversaries of death

6th – Margaret White-Cooper

7th – Doris Daw, James Binnie, Denise Gerard

8th – Kenneth Ross Pr (eighth vicar of All Saints), Andrew Blackband, Russell Miller

9th – Mark Seymour-Taylor

10th – Hilda Sheppard, Reginald Rawll

11th – Olwen Hajdu, Daphne Marsh, Norah Sweeney, Dee Prior

12th – Wilfred Jennings Pr, Percy Rees, Philip Sparrow, Alison Hack PrNaomi Shaw, Michael Keelan, Iris Podmore


Supporting All Saints

Parish Giving Scheme

You can set up a regular donation to All Saints here.

We use the Parish Giving Scheme, which allows contributions to be anonymous and deals with Gift Aid, saving our office a lot of time. You can read about how the scheme works here.

Donations for general church purposes

To give by BACS please use the following details, advising the Administrator to collect Gift Aid:

PCC All Saints (Charity no. 1132895)
Sort Code 60-09-15
A/C 04559452

Parish Legacy Policy

We are always delighted to hear from anyone who wants to support us with a donation. Our PCC Legacy Policy encourages people to leave bequests specifically to one of our two related charities to be used for purposes of lasting value (rather than day to day costs):

All Saints Choir & Music Trust (Charity # 802994)

or The All Saints Foundation (Charity # 273390).