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Weekly Email – Trinity 19

Friday 13 October 2023 at 13:45


Dear friends,

I am pleased to announce that our parish has made a new appointment to our church office, and that Thomas Carlile is to be our new Parish Office Administrator. I am so pleased that he has agreed to come to work with us. He will begin working in the parish office next week on Monday 16th October.

A number of candidates were interviewed for this post. I was very impressed both by Thomas’ experience, the skills he brings, his understanding of the role, and the sense of commitment and excitement he communicated.

Thomas has for a while been a regular attender of All Saints’ on Sunday evenings and so many may know him.

Thomas writes to introduce himself: “I am very pleased to have been appointed Parish Administrator of All Saints’, Margaret Street. Before my appointment here I worked as a school teacher for two years. I am now hoping to join a PhD programme which I will complete alongside my work at All Saints’. My PhD thesis is concerned with the influence of the Cambridge latitudinarian divines on the philosophy of the 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, Samuel Clarke and Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham. I very much look forward to working with many of you over the coming weeks.”

I am very aware that over the past few weeks of “interregnum” between Parish Administrators, our parochial bureaucracy has got a bit rickety. It has not up to the usual standard of efficiency we hope to uphold. I apologise for the fact that enquiries have often not been responded to as promptly as has been the case in the past and want to thank everyone for their patience.

There is particularly a backlog of work to be caught up on concerning the Friends of All Saints’ – I am sure it will be sorted out promptly over the next few weeks, but wanted to apologise to anyone who has joined the Friends over the past month or so, and hasn’t yet received a response from us.

We look forward very much to having Thomas in our parish office and are grateful to him for accepting the post.

Fr Peter


Thomas Carlile, our new Parish Office Administrator.


Young Adults Group

The next walk for younger members of our congregation will take place on Saturday, November 11th, meeting around 9am at St Pancras International. Fr Alan hopes to lead a route from Rye to New Romney, via All Saints’, Lydd (“the cathedral of the marsh”) and Dungeness. Splendid churches, bracing winds and fish and chips guaranteed. Please be in touch with him to register your interest!

There will also be an Advent party at Fr Alan’s home on St Ambrose’s Day, Thursday December 7th, 7-9pm. Fr Alan warmly invites our younger people to No. 6 for seasonal drinks. Let him know if you plan to join us.


It was so good to be able to wish Ian Marsh and Keith Postance many happy returns as they both celebrated birthdays with a joint drinks party in the courtyard after the High Mass last Sunday (Keith’s birthday was in fact two weeks ago, but the celebration was delayed by ill health). We send both of them every good wish, many congratulations and heartfelt prayers.


All Saints’ Festival Week 2023

Tuesday 31st October – Eve of All Saints’ Day
First Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the feast | 6.30 pm
Music: Wood, canticles in Eb no 2 & Byrd, Timete Dominum.
Followed by parish party in church

Wednesday 1st November 2023 – All Saints’ Day
High Mass | 6.30 pm
Music: Haydn, Missa Sancti Nicolai & Byrd, O quam gloriosum – Benedictio et claritas.
Preacher: The Revd Richard Bastable,
Vicar, St Luke’s Uxbridge Road, and St Matthew’s, Kensington Olympia.

Tuesday 2nd November 2023 – All Souls’ Day
High Mass of Requiem | 6.30 pm
Music: Fauré, Requiem.
Preacher: The Revd Dr Barry Orford.

Sunday 5th November – All Saints’ Festival Sunday
High Mass followed by bring and share parish lunch | 11.00 am
Music: Caplin, Missa Omnium Sanctorum; Victoria, O quam gloriosum.
Preacher: The Revd Alan Rimmer

Solemn Evensong and Benediction | 6.00 pm
Music: Stanford, Canticles in C; Moore, O quam gloriosum, Sumsion, Te Deum; Henschel, Tantum Ergo.


A buffet supper was served in the Vicarage after our parish visit to the Cartoon Museum last Thursday.


Bring and Share Lunch – Sunday 5th Nov

Please let Kate Hodgetts know if you are able to contribute food to our Bring and Share Lunch on Sunday 5th November, to celebrate our All Saints’ Festival Sunday. The more food the better, as we will have many mouths to feed!


New Parish Paper out

Our All Saints-tide Parish Paper is out and hot off the press! The Parish Paper is the journal of the Friends of All Saints’, Margaret Street. To receive a copy, enrol yourself as a Friend of All Saints’ through the online link here: https://asms.uk/support/friends/


During our parish visit to the Cartoon Museum last Thursday we were welcomed by a member of staff at the Museum, given a talk on the history of the institution, and then allowed to explore their extensive collection of British caricatures and political cartoons over a glass of wine.


Saturday night Vigil Mass

Don’t forget that our keeping of the Lord’s Day begins with a Saturday evening Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm each week.

If you are going to find it difficult to get to church and have to work or travel on Sunday, you can fulfil your obligation to be at Mass with us on Saturday night.


Evensong to be live-streamed

Please note that Evensong and Benediction at 6.00 pm each Sunday will be live-streamed via our parish YouTube channel (here) from Sunday 5th November onwards.


Supper in the Vicarage after our parish visit to the Cartoon Museum last Thursday.


Visit to the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

On Saturday 28th October at 3.00 pm a group from All Saints’ will visit the London Fo Guang Shan Temple on Margaret Street in order to learn more about our Buddhist neighbours’ community of faith. After our tour of the temple, our group will invite our Buddhist neighbours back to the Vicarage for tea together.

The Buddhist community moved into the building at 84 Margaret Street in 1992. Before then, it had been our parish school, and latterly in the 70s the Institute of Christian Studies run by our parish. The building is the work of William Butterfield, dating from 1868-70, about a decade or so after the consecration of All Saints’ church.

In order to book a place on the Buddhist Temple visit, please simply email our parish office. There is no charge for this event.


The buffet supper after our parish visit to the Cartoon Museum included as its pudding a butterscotch and walnut trifle!


Forthcoming Guest preachers

Sunday 19th November 2023 – Trinity 24
High Mass | 11.00 am
The Revd Kathryn Bellhouse,
Assistant Curate, St Peter’s, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, Australia.

Friday 8th December 2023 – Immaculate Conception
High Mass | 6.30 pm
The Revd Canon Simon Morris,
Vicar, Holy Trinity, Winchmore Hill.

Friday 2nd January 2024 – Candlemas
High Mass | 6.30 pm
The Revd James Wilkinson,
Vicar, the Guild Church of St Dunstan in the West
and Chaplain to the Bishop of Fulham.


Attendance last Sunday


Many happy returns to Ian Marsh, who celebrated his 70th birthday last Sunday!


Sick Intercession list

It is our regular habit to refresh the intercession list for the sick every few months. This will happen over the next few days. If you would like a name to be mentioned in the new list that will be published in next week’s parish email, please be in touch with Fr Alan. It is our custom that a name remains on the intercession list for three weeks unless specifically agreed with the clergy.


Links for Sunday

The links for the livestream and service sheet for this Sunday’s High Mass are at the end of this mail.

Evensong and Benediction will take place at 6pm. Music will include: Byrd’s Short Service and Monteverdi’s Cantate Domino.


Prayer list

The sick

Fr. Harry Hodgetts, Amanda Barrett, Martin Berka, James Rodger, Elizabeth Lyon, Gareth Vaughan, Eddie Burns, Lena Sheridan, Mary Rowe, Frances O’Neil, Fr John O’Brian, John Martell, Keith Bevan.

The faithful departed

Josh Kruger, James Moxness, Ray Oram, Felicity Felton.

Anniversaries of death

15th – Godfrey Dick
16th – Florence Kelly, Raymond McGrath, Jack Ridley, Richard O’Connor, Gelda James
17th – Robert Hanvey, Evelyn Vandy, Margaret McKenzie-Edwards
18th – Lilian Geddes, John Williams, Christopher Rawll, Wilfred Bevan
19th – John Hillaby, Colin Wesley
20th –
21st – Dora Bull
22nd – Martin Lawrence Pr
23rd – Roy Prince

The Friends of All Saints’

15th – Roy Hopkins, Richard Hoskinson, Fr. David Hutt, Andrew Jervis, Arthur Johnson, Malcolm Kemp, Alan Kimbrough
16th – Roger Knight, Brenda Koupis, The Very Rev’d Harry Krauss, Deirdre Laing, Graham Last, Christopher Laws, Cornelius Logue
17th – Henry Macey, Dirk Maney, Bp. Michael Marshall, John Martell, Robert Mason, Judith Mather
18th – Fr. Stephen McClatchie, Fr. Peter McGeary, Nigel McNeill, John McWhinney, Colin Menzies
19th – Anne Merritt, Hazel Miller, Thomas Moller, Barry Moore, John Morrell, Fr. Stephen Morris
20th – Inger Mosbery, Christopher Naylor, Fr. Philip Need, Brian Newman, Graham Norman, Elaine Norman
21st – Richard North, Fr. James Nuzzo, Anna and Fr. Peter Oesterby-Joergensen
22nd – Fr. Barry Orford, Samantha Parker, Malcolm Parr, Bhaven Patel, Alma Pearson, Pat Phillips


Service times this week

Saturday 14th October – Feria
11.30 am Rosary
12.00 pm Mass of Our Lady
6.30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday

Sunday 15th October – Trinity 19
11.00 am High Mass
5.15 pm Mass
6.00 pm Evensong and Benediction

Monday 16th October – Feria
12.00 pm Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Tuesday 17th October – S. Ignatius of Antioch
12.00 pm Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Wednesday 18th October – S. Luke
12.00 pm Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Thursday 19th October – S. Frideswide
12.00 pm Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Friday 20th October – Feria
12.00 pm Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Saturday 21st October – Feria
12.00 pm Mass of Requiem
6.30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday

Sunday 22nd October – Trinity 20
11.00 am High Mass
5.15 pm Mass
6.00 pm Evensong and Benediction