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Weekly Email – Trinity 3

Friday 14 June 2024 at 11:45


Dear friends,

I apologise that there have been no weekly parish emails sent out over the past couple of weeks. We have been experiencing a number of IT problems, all of which we now hope are fixed. We are reasonably confident that normal service as far as regular news emails can now recommence.

One issue over the past fortnight was that our website was unobtainable in certain countries outside the UK. If you live outside the UK, could you let us know if our parish website is offline where you are? We think we have sorted out most of the problems, but just want to check.

I am most grateful to all who receive our parish email for their patience and forbearance over the past fortnight.

Fr Peter


What a joy it was on Sunday evening to welcome a group of parishioners visiting from St Mary’s, Kenton, and St Andrew’s, Kingsbury. Until the 1930s, St Andrew’s was 50 yards away from us on Wells Street, until it was taken brick by brick to be the new parish church of Kingsbury. Our guests came to Evensong and Benediction, had a tour of All Saints’, then joined us for a drink in our parish bar.


American Friends of All Saints’

We are very pleased to announce a series of exciting new developments in our Friends scheme, including the launch this autumn of the “American Friends of All Saints’, Margaret Street.”

This newly inaugurated project will aim to connect us better with our North American supporters, deepen friendship and fellowship across the Atlantic, and make financial support of All Saints’ easier and more tax efficient for American tax payers.

In particular, we will have up and running by the autumn a means whereby American tax payers will be able to count donations to All Saints’ as a valid tax deduction. If you are already a Friend of All Saints’ and live in America, it will be possible to transfer your membership to this new model if you wish. It also means that American tax payers will be able to claim the tax back off any financial gift to All Saints’ at any point.

To inaugurate this new and exciting venture, there will be an in person New York launch at 6.00 pm on Friday 20th September 2024 in St Joseph’s Hall at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Times Square, New York City. This will take the form of an evening reception. Fr Peter will be present with a small group of All Saints’ parishioners from London to speak about the life, work, and ministry of All Saints’.

We urge any supporters of All Saints’ who live in the New York area or who might be able to get to New York, to put this date in their diaries. Fr Peter looks forward hugely to meeting as many of our American Friends as possible.

If you would like to attend the New York launch, please indicate your intention here on Eventbrite. Tickets are free and anyone who turns up on the night is more than welcome to attend without booking, but it is useful to have some idea beforehand of how many people to expect.

We are hugely grateful for the generosity of Fr Sammy Wood and the people of St Mary the Virgin for allowing us to use St Joseph’s Hall for this event. I will also have the honour of preaching at the 11.00 am Solemn Mass on Sunday 22nd September at St Mary the Virgin, and it will be good to deepen relationships with friends at our sister church in New York.

In the week before the New York launch of the American Friends, Fr Peter will also be visiting St Timothy’s, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (the home of Fr Steve Rice) to preach and offer some parish teaching as part of a weekend mission. There will also be opportunities for people to learn more about the life and mission of All Saints’ during that time and details will emerge soon. If you live near Winston-Salem, do be in touch – you are most welcome to join the St Timothy’s mission weekend, and can signal you’re intention here on eventbrite.

We are so grateful for all the support we receive from Friends who live outside the United Kingdom. Let us pray that this new development will deepen the bonds of love and prayer between All Saints’ and those members of our parish family who live in the United States. We hope that there will be more in person events in the future in different parts of the United States as our American Friends scheme grows.

Please pray for the success of this exciting development, and come along to our New York Launch and to the Parish Mission in Winston-Salem if you are able!



Young Adults Dinner – Friday 5th July

We’ll be hosting a supper, weather-permitting in the courtyard, for our young adults group on Friday, July 5th, after the 6.30pm Mass. Please be in touch with Fr Alan if you’re able to come, and bring a bottle.


Our friends from St Mary’s, Kenton, and St Andrew’s, Kingsbury, enjoy a drink in our parish bar after Evensong on Sunday evening.


Corpus Christi

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to our celebration of Corpus Christi. The preaching, liturgy, music, and fellowship after the liturgy were all first rate. You can watch the whole liturgy again here – what a splendid celebration it was!

I am so grateful to all those who contributed in any way to the evening. Many thanks should go to our preacher, Fr Steve Rice. You can watch his wonderful homily here. It was an inspiring and fascinating sermon.

Thanks also go to Stevie Farr, our Director of Music, to Jeremiah Stephenson and Hamish Wagstaff on the organ, and to our whole choir for the magnificent music that made the liturgy so moving.

Our servers were quite simply wonderful in the way they served the Mass so prayerfully and in such a well organised way – as were our band of stewards.

The parish party after the Mass was terrific and I am grateful to Kate Hodgetts and Chris Self for all the energy and concern that went into organising refreshments.

I am so pleased the High Mass and procession were live-streamed so those who cannot be with us in person were able to participate in the liturgy. Huge thanks go to Huw Pryce and Richard Everton for all the energy they put into the complicated task of broadcasting the service. We are all so grateful.

What a wonderful opportunity it was to celebrate God’s gift of himself to us in the Eucharist – Blessed be God in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar!

Fr Peter


Bishop Glynn Webster leads the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at last night’s Corpus Christi celebration.


Walsingham National Pilgrimage

Many thanks to everyone who came on our day pilgrimage to Walsingham two weeks ago. It was a splendid occasion and clearly one of the best attended National Pilgirmages we have seen in a long while.

The day started with an outdoor Mass at 12 noon, followed by picnic lunches and then sermon by Archbishop Anglaeos of the Coptic Orthodox Church with outdoor procession through the village. The afternoon finished with Benediction.

Our bus was full and we hope to take more people next year, so watch this space for details about next year’s pilgrimage.


Our merry band of pilgrims approaches Walsingham on Monday for the National Pilgrimage.


Hiking Day

A huge thank you goes to Fr Alan for organising a splendid rambling day trip out recently to Hassocks. Our group covered 12 miles in all, which was exhausting but good fun – there were a few sore feet and a few sun burned faces the next morning in church, but everyone was in good spirits! A splendid lunch was enjoyed together as part of the outing.


Our hiking group enjoy a well earned lunch together and a lovely country inn.


Recent Attendance


Blessed and praised be Jesus Christ, in the Most Holy Sacrament! Scenes from our Corpus Christi procession in Oxford Street.



We apologise that we have been unable to publish prayer intentions and thanksgivings in relation to flower donations over the past two weeks because of our inability to send out the parish email.

The flowers placed in church last week were given by Mark Fleming in memory of his mother, Gloria Fleming, on the first anniversary of her death on 3 June.

If anyone would like to make a donation for flowers or the Courtyard Garden, please contact Shawn Welby-Cooke or the office.


Drinks in our parish bar last Sunday evening. All are welcome to join us for refreshment after Evensong and Benediction.


Prayer List

The Friends of All Saints’ Margaret Street:

June 16th – Linda Edwards, Pamela Edwards, John Eldridge, Terrence Ellsworth, Sue Enoch, Carolyn Farrar, Martin Faulkner
17th – Sue Feakin, Adrian Felaar, Daniel Fielden, Janice Fielden, Julia Fielden, Nigel Fisher, Mark Fleming
18th – Stuart Fletcher, Christopher Forman, Anthony Fox, Dr Ralph Donald Fram, Dr Jason Frost, Charlotte Gauthier, Dr Rebecca Gibbs, Margaret Goddard, Paul Golding, John Goldsmith
19th – Genevieve Gomi, The Ven Thomas M. Greene, Jack de Gruiter, Canon Michael Gudgeon, Sheelagh Gudgeon, Ginger and Del Hall, Monica Joan Hall
20th – Roger Hancock, Canon Richard Hanford, Paul Hannah, Jillian Hargreaves, Christopher Harrison, Patrick Hartley, The Rev’d Canon Jeremy Haselock
21st – Eoghan Healy, Rebecca Hirst, Fr. David Hobden, James and Gwendoline Holdcroft, Edwin Holmes, The Rev’d Canon Graham Holcombe, Bishop David Hope
22nd – Richard Hoskinson, David Hutt, Alfred Imhoff, David James, Andrew Jervis, Arthur Johnson, Stephen Jury, Malcolm Kemp

The sick:

Martin Berka, Dave Carcosia, David Craig, Roger Dilks, Fr Harry Hodgetts, Peter Hoyle, Katherine Lee, Lesley Lee, Wendy Leech, Elizabeth Lyon, James Rodger, James Rodger, Bruce Ross-Smith, Mossman Roueche

The faithful departed:

Isaac Hall, Sr Julie SLG

Those whose anniversaries of death fall at this time:

June 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, Jim Peschek
19th – Gwendolen Coldham, Patricia Cudmore
20th – Dom Michael Warner, Michael Pearson Pr
21st – Hugh Douglas-Hamilton, Beverley Brentnall, Philip Bennett, Roderick Bowie Pr
22nd – Francis Swanton, Stanley Harland, Percy Mortimer-Smith, Mary Tilley
23rd – Alfred Webb Pr, Henry Ewer, Arthur Golightly Pr, Andrew O’Connor Dn


We are so grateful to Fr Steve Rice for preaching at our celebration of Corpus Christi. It was an outstanding sermon. Have a listen here.


Service times this week

Saturday 15th June – Of Requiem
12.00 noon Mass
6.00 pm Confessions
6.30 pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 16th June – TRINITY III
11.00 am High Mass
5.15 pm Low Mass
6.00 pm Evensong and Benediction

Monday 17th June – Feria
12.00 noon Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Tuesday 18th June – Feria
12.00 noon Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Wednesday 19th June – Feria
12.00 noon Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Thursday 20th June – Feria
12.00 noon Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Friday 21st June – S. Aloisius Gonzaga, Religious
12.00 noon Mass
6.30 pm Mass

Saturday 22nd June – S. Alban, Martyr
12.00 noon Mass
6.00 pm Confessions
6.30 pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 23rd June – TRINITY IV
11.00 am High Mass
5.15 pm Low Mass
6.00 pm Evensong and Benediction