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 All Saints Margaret Street E-Newsletter 14 June 2013

Dear Friends,

At the end of Sunday’s Gospel, after ‘the woman in the city who was a sinner’ anoints the feet of Jesus in the house of Simon the Pharisee, scandalising his host, we read that, as Jesus continued his preaching tour: "The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities : Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources."

We will encounter this group of women again: at the foot of the cross on Good Friday – the apostles having mostly fled – and at the tomb on Easter morning. In the Eastern Churches they are called the "Myrrh-bearers."

As some of you know, our daughter is named after one of them.

Years ago, I stayed at a retreat house in Scotland which was run by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a community of Roman Catholic sisters who take these women as their inspiration and model.

The ministry of these women in the Gospel is not one restricted to religious sisters or indeed to women. It represents that of many, both men and women, who provide practical and financial support for the mission of Jesus now.

Here at All Saints, we can thank God for the large number of "faithful companions of Jesus" who do this in a great variety of ways. It is no exaggeration to say, we could not do most of what we do without them.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Alan Moses

Please pray for: Harry Allan, Eleanor Chapman, Rachel Clayton, Christopher Coleman, Sheena Cruise, Charles Forker, Sabrina Fry, Cecil Garrett, Timothy Harding, Mason Jacobsen, Katherine Lee, Joshua Levy, Nick Luff, Tim Montgomery, Linda Orme, Prince Philip, Grenfell Prince, Martin Sargeant, Celia Shore, Stephen Short, Jan Smith, Ian Stevens, Kate Thomas, Andrew Tillyard, Melanie Toogood, Heather Walker, Wendy Wall.
The recently departed: Lee Rigby, Sister Mary Julian (All Saints Sisters of the Poor), Beryl Ritchie, Brian Sparkes, Tony Pulleyn, Stephen Vaughan.
At the anniversary of their death: Susanne Coles, Eric Griffin (one time Secretary of the PCC), Gwendoline Coldham, Patricia Cudmore, Dom Michael Warner, O.S.B., Hugh Douglas-Hamilton, Beverley Brentnall, Philip Bennett (former Chorister), Francis Swanton, Stanley Harland, Percy Mortimer-Smith, Mary Tilley, Alfred Webb (Priest), Henry Ewer (former Churchwarden), Arthur Golightly (Priest).

ALL SAINTS PARISH ADMINISTRATOR – 3 year contract of appointment
This busy central London parish seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person as its full-time Parish Administrator – supporting the Vicar and Churchwardens across a broad range of functions. With effective planning, financial, co-ordination, administrative and marketing skills and facilities management experience, you will be capable of representing the Church and working well with the volunteers who support its work and of contributing to the administration of its two sister churches of St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate and The Annunciation, Marble Arch.

A detailed Job Description and full terms of this appointment can be found at: To apply, submit a covering letter (detailing how your qualifications and experience match the person specification) with your CV and contact details for two referees. Send to: The Reverend Prebendary Alan Moses, Vicar, All Saints Vicarage, 7 Margaret Street, London W1W 8JG. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 21 June 2013.


Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm – renowned international concert artist Jane Parker Smith gives a CELEBRITY ORGAN RECITAL in the Anniversary Series 2013 on the Walker Organ (1963) marking the 170th Anniversary of the church. St John the Evangelist, Duncan Terrace, Islington N1 8AL.Angel Tube (Northern Line) and Buses: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 205. Admission free with retiring collection. Future recitals in the same series: Adrian Gunning (of St John the Evangelist) 20 July, Peter Stevens (of Westminster Cathedral) 28 September.

Thursday 27 June, 5.45pm – EVENSONG at All Saints – ‘Capella’ from the Wallace High School, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
‘Let all mortal flesh’ – Bairstow. Stanford in C.  ‘Greater Love’ – Ireland. Please come and support this youth group in their choir tour of London, when they will also be singing at Southwark Cathedral. Please note: on this occasion, Confessions will be heard from 5.15 – 5.45pm.

Friday 28 June, 7pm after Evening Mass – ALL SAINTS VOLUNTEERS RECEPTION, Vicarage/Courtyard (depending on the weather). An opportunity to express our appreciation to all those who give freely of their energy, talent and time to make so much possible at All Saints.

Saturday 6 July – CELL OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM – DAY PILGRIMAGE to St Mary’s Willesden.
Programme as follows:
11.15am Pilgrimage Procession from St Mary’s Church of England School (Garnet Road, London NW10)
12 noon Festival Mass, Preacher: Fr Nicholas Wheeler, Priest-Missioner of the City of God, Rio de Janeiro
1.30pm Summer Fair
3pm Benediction & Sprinkling.
Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm at St James’s Church Piccadilly – LAUNCH CONCERT for UK-registered charity the Muze Trust (Music for Zambian Education).
The choirs of Merton College, Oxford and Jesus College, Cambridge (where Tim Byram-Wigfield used to be Director of Music) will be performing a mix of western and African music alongside girls from St Margaret’s Bushey (who have been fundraising this year for the Muze Trust). The choirs will come together for the first time offering an exciting and accessible programme of music from several countries across the centuries, including Thomas Tallis’s 40-part motet ‘Spem in alium’ which will be directed by Peter Phillips, director of the world-famous Tallis Scholars. The Trust invites everyone to join them for an occasion to remember, and points out that, in doing so you will be supporting a Trust which seeks to ensure that music is not a luxury.

Tickets: Adults £20/£16/£12, Students & children £10. Reservations: Tel: 020 7381 0441.

Sunday 14 July, 7.15pm ORGAN RECITAL (after Benediction) – James Perkins, Organ Scholar. Programme to include: Stanford, Bach, Ireland, Whitlock and Reger. Retiring collection for the All Saints Choir and Music Trust (suggested donation: £3.50). Cash bar afterwards in the Courtyard, weather permitting.
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 JulyTHE ANNUAL ALL SAINTS WALSINGHAM PARISH PILGRIMAGE, led by the Vicar, takes place this weekend, at a more relaxed pace than on the National Pilgrimage. If you are interested in joining the group and have not yet booked a place, please speak to Ross Buchanan or Tel: 020 7221 1312 as soon as possible.