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Weekly Email – Palm Sunday

Friday 26 March 2021 at 13:45


Dear Friends,

It was very good to have our Vicar designate, Fr Peter Anthony, with us as preacher for the Solemnity of the Annunciation yesterday. His sermon will be published in the May Parish Paper, but if you weren’t able to be with us in person or online for the Sung Mass you can watch it and hear the sermon on our YouTube channel.

We look forward to welcoming Fr Peter as Parish Priest on 20 May. Because restrictions on the size of public gatherings will still apply, that service (which will take place in the context of Evensong and Benediction) will have to be ticketed and preference will be given to regularly attending members of the congregation. But, as with yesterday’s Mass, it will also be available online.

As we approach the holiest week of our year I draw your attention to the Holy Week programme below, and to two practical matters:

1. The clocks go forward this weekend, at 1am on Sunday morning.

2. WATCH OF THE PASSION ON MAUNDY THURSDAY: this year the watch will be kept from the end of the Maundy Thursday Liturgy until midnight, concluding with Compline.

If you can offer a one hour slot for the Watch please contact me by email. We will need at least two people throughout this period. The church cannot be left open and unattended: the Watch will end earlier if there are insufficient people to cover the time.

With prayers for Holy Week,

Fr Michael


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.


Links for Sunday

The link for the Propers for Palm Sunday is at the top of this email.

And click here for the YouTube live stream.


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 visiting 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.


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, 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, Hisami Kanno.


Those known to us recently departed:

Beatrice Ansah, Nicky Yeo, Joyce Bevington, Stewart Lyon, Anne Grew, Benedict Reid OSB Pr  



Anniversaries of death:

28th – John Hosier, Diane Suzans

29th – Georgina Carlton-Williams, Joseph Semlyon

30th – William Ingarfill, Mani Blake, Cecil Saltford-Beaman, Hilary Chadwick-Healey, John Hanvey

31st – Holbrook Gaskell, Charles Gage-Brown, John Rowe Pr, Robin Powis

April 1st – Alexander Burnett-Brown, Harold Gaunt, John Wallace

2nd – Sister Mary Estelle, Grace Trembath, John Gaskell Snr, Beryl Harding

3rd – Patrick Scott Pr, Elizabeth Usherwood


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 GiftAid, 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).