All Saints Margaret Street | All Saints Parish Newsletter 12th May 2017

All Saints Parish Newsletter 12th May 2017

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Rome, which I’m glad to say is both sunnier and warmer than the London I left on Tuesday morning (although the locals are complaining that it is cold).  

Fr. Michael has suggested that I should use this parish email letter to explain what I am going to be doing while I am in Rome.  

When I suggested to Bishop Richard last year that I might undertake a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela to raise funds for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal (for persecuted Christians in the Middle East), he said, “You must have a sabbatical.”  Now that is an offer you can’t refuse.  

The business of organizing the pilgrimage was pretty straightforward but I had no definite idea of what the “study” element might be and so left it to divine providence.  The Lord provided in the form of Archbishop David Moxon, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.  Theresa and I called on him when we were in Rome in December and he suggested that I might like to use one of the rooms kept for visiting scholars which would be vacant in May when there was also a course which I might like to attend.  So, here I am staying in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj which houses the Centre, along with a major art gallery and the private apartments.  

The course I will be taking part in is called Looking Towards a Church Fully Reconciled and is based on the four reports of the Second Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission: Salvation and the Church;  The Church as Communion; Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ; and Life in Christ.  

As well as lectures and discussions on the four reports, the week will also include attending the Pope’s Wednesday morning public audience, a visit to the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, All Saints Anglican Church (designed by G.E. Street – a Churchwarden of All Saints, Margaret Street – and a church I have preached at before), the Immaculate Conception column, the Monastery of San Gregorio Magno al Celio; and the site of St. Paul’s House and Arrest, and the Church of Modern Martyrs. 

In the meantime, I am doing my homework by re-reading the four reports and responses to them; conveniently collected in one volume published by SPCK.  I am also taking the opportunity to read a few large books which have been looking reproachfully at me for too long.  

However, it would be silly to come to Rome to spend all my time with my nose in a book, so I hope to use some of the time as a sort of pilgrimage-retreat, there being no shortage of places to pray in addition to the Centre’s own Chapel of St. Augustine, but also to see some friends and enjoy the food.  

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Alan Moses
Vicar of All Saints Margaret Street
Area Dean of Westminster – St Marylebone 

Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers:  Asia Bibi, Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, Nancy Gardner, Tyrell, Andy O’Connor, Colin White, Pearl Baker, Katie Marko, Andrew Evans, Joan Cook, Rose Stevens, Rebekka Norvik-Smith, Neli Dias, Sarah Payne, Rodney Bickerstaffe and Tony Hawkins. 

For the recently departed:  Bishop Michael Perham and Rachel Boulding.    

Remember past priests, benefactors, friends, and all whose year’s mind occurs this week including:
Patrick Spencer, Elsie Rybczk, Peggy Beavan, Muriel Burling, John Carter, Elsie Scott, Charles Simon, Richard Britten, Lucy Heath, Michael White-Cooper (Priest), William Crane, Thomas O’Neil (Priest), Flora Clutterham, Charles Oram, Frank Biggart, Betty Johnson, Eliza Pountney, Eric Arnold (former Director of Music at All Saints).

For full service information: 


Saturday 13 May All Saints’ Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham Rosary 11.30am, followed by Mass at 12 noon. All welcome.

HIGH MASS, 11am 
Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie 
St Magnus Mass – Petter
Easter – Armstrong Gibbs 

Director of Music, Timothy Byram-Wigfield writes: William Petter (1982-2016) was Director of Music at St Magnus-the-Martyr, London Bridge.  He was a highly talented musician, organist, conductor, singer and composer, whose death last year after a protracted illness was a shock to those who worked with and knew him. During this week’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, we are presenting William’s St Magnus Mass, written in 2015. One of two settings of the Mass, for 6-part choir, or 6 soloists, it is graceful, expressive, and dramatic, but approachable, and sensitive to the liturgy. I hope our performance will give a small indication of William’s remarkable talent, which was so soon taken away. RIP.

Sunday Lunch is being cooked by Daniel Fielden. The menu is: Beef stew with mashed potato and green beans, followed by dessert and coffee – £5/ticket, on sale at the Church shop before and after Mass (subject to availability). Please join us.

Fr Julian Browning
Collegium Regale – Wood
My beloved spake – Hadley 

Preacher: Fr Julian Browning 
Missa Brevis – Ives 
This have I done for my true love – Holst  

PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF PHILIP SANNEH by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of the Gambia, 3pm. All welcome – please come and support Philip and his family on this very special occasion, which Churchwarden John Forde advises is the first ordination at All Saints for 94 years.
Back then, on St James’ Day, Wednesday, 25 July 1923, the Bishop of Nassau, by permission of the Bishop of the diocese, held an Ordination at All Saints.  

Fr Gerald Beauchamp
Magnificat – Buxtehude
Nunc Dimittis à 8 – Palestrina
Ecce vicit Leo –


2017 LENT APPEAL FINAL TOTAL – we are pleased to report that this achieved a final collection (including applicable Gift Aid) of £6,490. Thank you very much for the generosity of the 70 individual donors and those who gave cash to the collection plate on Good Friday. This will allow us to send £1,622.50 to each of our four nominated charities:-
fundraising for Sowing Seeds for Tomorroweducation & training projects with ALMA, the Diocesan Partnership with Angola and Mozambique
2. Our Parish Mission Projects: USPG
– support and training for those experiencing HIV and Aids-related stigma in Zimbabwe.  
3. THE MARYLEBONE PROJECT – the Church Army’s emergency refuge/rehoming service for homeless women in London NW1.
4. THE SOUP KITCHEN – tackling food poverty with the American International Church on Tottenham Court Road, feeding up to 70 vulnerable people a day.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 May 2017
This year is the 60th Anniversary of the founding of Christian Aid by British churches, supporting refugees, who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, they launched Christian Aid Week to help fund this ongoing work. Tens of millions of people worldwide are in the terrible position of fleeing, often with small children, conflict and disaster, making dangerous journeys in search of safety. Compassion has no borders. So Christian Aid invites you to help relieve the suffering of refugees and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. Please take a Fundraising envelope from those on the table in Church and give what you can.

The sermons preached by our Holy Week guest preacher Fr Jim Walters, Chaplain LSE have been gathered together into a booklet, now available for sale in Church, priced £2.  

PARISH RETREAT, 19 – 21 MAY 2017
This year the Retreat will be from May 19-21 at Bishop Woodford House in Ely. It will be conducted by Fr Michael Bowie 

“THY KINGDOM COME” – 26 May to Pentecost, 3 June
The nine days between Ascension and Pentecost have traditionally been devoted to prayer for the Holy Spirit, and in recent years the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited church communities and individuals, in this country and beyond, to join in this time of prayer. At All Saints throughout this period, the first Mass of the day will be offered with this intention. If you would like to join in, please see Nine Days of Prayer 2017Conversations in the In-Between, copies in Church  or online:

POETRY TEA, SUNDAY 28 MAY 3pm at Pamela’s home.   
You can bring poetry or prose.  The theme will be Summertime but there is no need to stick to it.  Feel free to bring whatever you like.  To accept the invitation please speak to Pamela or Sandra in the courtyard, or ring Sandra on 020 7637 8456 leaving your name and phone number.  Charge £6.  Proceeds go to the All Saints Restoration Fund 

Following the success of the Parish Pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona a couple of years ago, Fr Gerald Beauchamp and Fr Michael Bowie are planning a pilgrimage to Italy next year. The itinerary includes San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto, Ravenna & Assisi. Cost £1,400 (approx). If you are interested in joining the party please contact Fr Gerald ( or Fr Michael ( Thank you.

Thursday 25 May ASCENSION DAY, HIGH MASS at 6.30pm
Preacher: Canon Dr John Gibaut, Director of Unity, Faith and Order, the Anglican Communion Office. Missa Brevis in B flat – Mozart   Coelos ascendit hodie – Stanford

The WALSINGHAM NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE takes place on Monday 29 May. The preacher will be Padre Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap, Preacher to the Papal Household. As in previous years, a coach will leave All Saints at 7.30 am. Please contact Ross Buchanan, Assistant Secretary to the Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham, ASMS Mob: 07905 863578 or email: if you would like to book a place. 

Thursday 15 June, 6.30pm CORPUS CHRISTI HIGH MASS
with Oxford Street Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: Fr Aidan Platten, Vicar of St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace, Canon Precentor, Norwich Cathedral designate.
Missa Brevis in G – Mozart; O sacrum convivium à 5 – A. Gabrieli;  Ave verum corpus – Mozart.

The ALL SAINTS PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM will take place from Friday 21 – Monday 24 July. Places are limited. So if you would like to book place and have not already done so or would like to know more, please also contact Ross Buchanan (Mob: 07905 863578 or email: as soon as possible.

BEYOND ALL SAINTS and of interest…

ST MARY’S CABLE STREET, corner of Cable St and Johnson St, E1.
Monday 22 May, 7.30 pm DEDICATION FESTIVAL 2017 – SOLEMN MASS with Confirmation 
In thanksgiving for the founding of St Mary’s in 1850. Celebrant: The Bishop of Stepney. Preacher: Revd Tony Kyriakides-Yeldham, Priest Vicar Westminster Abbey &Chaplain, Marie Curie. Mass is followed by a party.
Shadwell DLR and Underground Stations are three minutes’ walk from the church.Further details: 020 7790 0973. 

HUGH PRICE HUGHES 2017 LECTURES – “Speaking of God in Public”
All lectures at Hinde St Methodist Church, London W1. Admission is free. All welcome.
Tuesday 13th June at 7.30pm
What is the ‘Forward Movement’ today?
How would Hugh Price Hughes face the mission challenge of 2017?
Revd Steve Wild [President of the Methodist Conference, chair of the Cornwall District overseeing Fresh Expressions of Church]
The Methodist ‘Forward Movement’ aimed to reduce the distance between the Christian gospel and the poor working classes. In consequence, from the 1880s it opened many Wesleyan Missions as centres for reaching thousands of people. It was high risk, sacrificial gospel outreach marrying together Wesley’s emphasis on both personal and social holiness. This lecture explores how the principles of the Forward Movement might find form and tone today.

ST CYPRIAN’S CLARENCE GATE, Glentworth Street, NW1 6AX – Saturday 1 July 2017 – CELEBRATION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF T S ELIOT’S BAPTISM (29 June 1927) with Bishop Rowan Williams & Bishop Richard Harries. Tickets going well so get in touch ASAP!
T S Eliot was baptized at Finstock, Oxfordshire. At the time and from 1920 – 1932 he lived successively at flats 9, 98, 177 and 68 Clarence Gate Gardens. St Cyprian’s was his parish church where he became a daily worshipper and where Viv, his first wife continued to worship after the marriage ended.

Programme for the Day:
10.30am Arrivals and Coffee. 11am Welcome and Introductions.
11.10am Poems read by Pupils of the Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park 
11.40am +Rowan William: The Fire and the Rose: Eliot and the Incarnation
12.20pm +Richard Harries: T. S. Eliot’s Conversion and in Conversation with +Rowan 
1pm Cold Buffet Lebanese Lunch with Wine 
Church open to the public from 2.40pm. Donations are invited for tea & cake after:

3pm Evensong & Benediction with the Francis Holland School Choir
4pm Tea

The morning and lunch is by ticket only (limited to 150). Price £40 – available from Fr Gerald Beauchamp Tickets will be sent by post so please include your mailing address. Cheques to be made payable to ‘St Cyprian’s PCC’ or payment by BACS to 56-00-14/12138126 Ref ’T S Eliot’. Profits from the day will be shared equally between St Cyprian’s Church and Christian Aid. With regret, the church has no sound system or loop and neither are there toilets available for disabled people. 

Men’s clothing
is needed by the Jesus Centre in Margaret Street and also by the Soup Kitchen at the American International Church, both of whom provide a daily range of services to homeless people. If you have women’s or men’s clothes to give away, please bring to Church and leave at the Parish Office so we can continue to help support our neighbours’ efforts. The Church Army is now also collecting women’s clothes for their Homeless Hostel so all donations can be found a good new home!

The Soup Kitchen specifically calls for: men’s trousers (sizes 32-36) and men’s sturdy/athletic shoes (sizes 9-12 especially) and say ‘we are also beginning to need men’s outerwear of all varieties and we always need rucksacks and duffle-bags to help our guests carry their belongings!’

The Soup Kitchen team (only part-time) asks: ‘Please drop me a line if you are planning to drop things off here. As always, many thanks for your support.’ Soup Kitchen at the American International Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TD T: 020 7580 2791

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On major weekday feasts, High Mass is sung at 6.30pm 

SUNDAYS in Church 
Low Mass 6.30pm (Saturday), 8am and 5.15pm. Morning Prayer 10.20am
HIGH MASS and SERMON, 11am and   


Morning Prayer 7.30am
Low Mass – 8am, 1.10pm and 6.30pm
Evening Prayer 6pm
(Except Bank Holidays – 12 noon Mass only)

Low Mass – 12 noon and 6.30pm (First Mass of Sunday) 
Evening Prayer 6pm


A priest is available for confessions/counsel Monday – Friday from 12.30-1pm and at 5.30pm Monday – Saturday, or by appointment. (Special arrangements apply in Lent and for Holy Week.) and e-mail: