Weekly Email – Trinity 2
I am pleased to be able to announce a series of further exciting opportunities for theological study and reflection over the coming months.
The first is a Lent lecture to be given by the Revd Dr Dominic Keech, vicar of St Nicholas’ Brighton, entitled “The Infinite Vision: St Augustine and the formation of the Western Mind.” This will take place on Friday 8th April 2022 at 7.30pm. I am hoping a substantial lecture given on an evening in Lent by a well-known speaker can become a regular part of our keeping of that season of preparation and renewal. Fr Dominic is an excellent preacher and speaker and recently published a superb monograph on St Augustine entitled, “The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo.” I look forward to hearing what he has to say and to him helping us to explore one of the most intriguing and interesting thinkers of the Western Christian tradition.
We also look forward to hearing Professor John Behr address an Advent study day here at All Saints on Saturday 27th November 2021. He is the Regius Professor of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen and a world-renowned patristics scholar who has written extensively over a wide range of fascinating theological subjects, frequently focussing on Irenaeus and the Christian writers of the second and third centuries. We are very lucky that he has agreed to speak to us on the Saturday, and then to stay to preach at our High Mass the following morning for the First Sunday of Advent on 28th November. It promises to be a weekend of rich theological insight as we turn our hearts to welcoming the Christ child into our hearts once more.
I hope that the range of events we are putting together for the next year’s programme of study and formation will offer the opportunity for us to deepen our relationship with the living God through theological reflection. This addition of a range of opportunities in slots like weekends and evenings will mean that those in work will find it easier to attend. Do put these dates in your diaries.
REMINDER: Study Day and Pilgrimage: Ravenna – the art of theology
Friday 29th October 2021, 10am-4pm
A quick reminder to put our forthcoming theological study day in your diaries which will take place at All Saints on Friday 29th October (9.30am-3.00pm). It will be focussed on the theological, historical and artistic treasures of the city of Ravenna. Key speakers include: Prof Judith Herrin; Fr Anders Bergquist; Fr Peter Anthony. No need to book tickets – just turn up on the day.
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. Two tickets still remain for the exhibition, so don’t delay in reserving yourself one if you wish to come.
The exhibition will be followed by the opportunity to have dinner together at Le Beaujolais restaurant in Litchfield Street. 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.
Walsingham Devotion & Monthly Requiem
Tomorrow our monthly Walsingham Devotion, in the form of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with intercessions, will be offered at 1130 before the noon Mass.
Tomorrow week our monthly Requiem Mass will be celebrated: please let Fr Michael have names of those you’d like remembered at that Mass.
Links for Sunday
The link for the Propers for Trinity 2 is at the top of this email.
And click here for the YouTube live stream.
Evensong and Benediction at 6pm is not live-streamed. This Sunday the music includes Purcell in G minor, Howells O pray for the peace of Jerusalem, Elgar O Salutaris, and Mendelssohn Tantum ergo.
The flowers on Sunday have been given by Ray Oram.
If you would like to make a donation for flowers, please contact Shawn on 07988 287 663 or email@example.com or speak to Chris Self.
Prisoners and captives
Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe, Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, Nasrin Sotoudeh
Rohingya Christians in Pakistan and Karen Christians in Burma
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, Fr John O’Brien
Those known to us recently departed
Melanie Toogood Pr, Isaiah al-Makari, Joan Halley
Anniversaries of death
13th – Karl Bekker, Philip Harland
14th – Roy Foster Pr, Eric Johnson, Miriam Yates, John Gadney
15th – Eric Stedman, Roualeyn Cuming-Bruce, Clare Prince
16th – William Upton Richards Pr (first vicar of All Saints), Ida Jones, Geoffrey Roundtree, Eric Davidson
17th – Gerald Reddington Pr
18th – Susanne Coles, Eric Griffin
19th – Gwendolen Coldham, Patricia Cudmore
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
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).