Weekly Email – Lent 5
As we approach Passion Sunday, the last lap of the Lenten pilgrimage is signified for us by the veiling of crosses and other images so that we can look, especially, at the Cross with fresh eyes on Good Friday and better appreciate the joy of Easter in all its glorious colour when it comes.
For me Passiontide always brings to mind 2 Corinthians 3:
Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside. … but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.
With that in prospect I will limit this message to drawing your attention once more to the liturgies of Holy Week:
Palm Sunday: 11am Solemn Entrance, Palm Gospel, blessing of Palms and Sung Mass. Please assemble in church if attending in person.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week: 12 noon Mass.
Wednesday in Holy Week: 7.30pm Tenebrae
Maundy Thursday: 6pm Sung Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession to the Altar of Repose.
Foot washing is not permitted this year.
The watch before the Altar of Repose will conclude at midnight with Compline (or earlier if we cannot guarantee sufficient watchers to keep the church open).
Good Friday: 3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord.
After the procession and showing of the Cross, it will be venerated at the chancel step by a genuflection or bow, but not by kissing.
Holy Communion will be administered (in one kind, as usual at present) at this Liturgy.
Holy Saturday: 9pm Easter Vigil, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and first Mass of Easter.
Please assemble in church: candles, with orders of service, will be placed on chairs, suitably spaced; the new light will be kindled in the church porch and the Paschal Candle will be processed from there.
Easter Day: 11am Sung Mass
5.15pm Low Mass
6pm Evensong, Te Deum and Benediction
Please note, receiving communion at the Easter Vigil fulfils our Easter obligation so it will help us to manage numbers this year if you choose to attend either the Vigil or the Sunday morning Sung Mass but not both.
Additionally, there will be a 5.15pm Low Mass on Easter Day, so if you are intending to come to Evensong that will be another opportunity to make your Easter communion.
All liturgies can be attended in person.
All except those on the evening of Easter Day will also be available online.
With best wishes
TOMORROW, Saturday 20th March: Monthly Requiem. Please send names of any departed friends or family that you would like commemorated to Fr Michael.
Links for Sunday
Click on the following links for Sung Mass on SUNDAY at 11am:
LENT APPEAL 2021
Proceeds from this year’s Lent Appeal will be divided between:
American Church Soup Kitchen in Tottenham Court Road
towards the costs of their mental health worker.
Anglican Communion Fund
supporting communities throughout the Anglican Communion often in the poorest and most dangerous parts of the world.
Bishop of London’s Lent appeal
focussing on Youth Violence – supporting three charities working in different ways with young people.
How to donate
Please give generously by vising our donation page.
Or you can send a cheque to the Parish Office, made payable to: “Parochial Church All Saints (Lent Appeal)”. If you qualify for Gift Aid, please write ‘Gift Aid’ on the back of the cheque.
Lent Boxes will not be issued this year.
Prisoners and captives:
Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe, Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, Nasrin Sotoudeh Mussie Eyob, Maira Shabhaz
Rohingya Christians in Pakistan and Karen Christians in Burma
David Fettke, Joan Cooper, Vallery Tchukov, Sara Vice, Katherine Lee, Nicky Yeo, 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 Rodger, Martin Berka, Barbara Schiefer, David Aspenal, Sybil Priestnall, John Mather, Joan Anna SLG, Elizabeth Dennis, Phil Gibbs, Poppy Harris, Sheila Wood, Jennifer Spreckley, David Craig, Sue Yesnick, Beverley Ward, Anne Grew, Elizabeth Lyon.
Those known to us recently departed:
Victor Sharp, Beatrice Ansah, Nicky Yeo, Joyce Bevington, Stewart Lyon
Anniversaries of death:
21st – Mary Steward, Hugh Wiley, Emily Pattisson, Margaret Baker
22nd – Charlotte Read, Olive Evans
23rd – Geoffrey Constable
24th – Constance Kirk
25th – Belle McCarthy, Beryl Williams, Ralph Ballard, Yvonne Burgess-Jones
26th – Mary Montgomery
27th – John Davies, Amy Burnett-Brown, Maya Dean
Supporting All Saints
Parish Giving Scheme
Thank you to all who give in various ways to support the work of All Saints. Our preferred option for giving is the Parish Giving Scheme.
There are two options for joining the scheme. You can phone 0333 002 1271 and give the parish code: 230623075. Or you can request a form from the parish office.
The Parish Giving Scheme allows contributions to be anonymous and deals with GiftAid, which saves our office a lot of time. The previous online registration facility for the scheme is no longer available. To read about how the scheme works, click 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
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).