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SAINTS ALIVE!
The Parish Magazine of All Saints’ Church, North Hillingdon
Consecrated on 16 July 1933 by The Right Reverend Bertram Fitzgerald Simpson, Bishop of Kensington.
MARCH 2015
Lent edition
55p (suggested minimum donation)
O kind Creator, bow thine ear
To mark the cry, to know the tear
Before they throne of mercy spent
In this thy holy fast of Lent.
from the Lenten hymn
Audi benigne Conditor
by S Gregory the Great
(AD504-604)
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Diocese of London & Deanery of Hillingdon
THE PARISH OF ALL SAINTS, NORTH HILLINGDON
THE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
All Saints’ Church aims to be a welcoming Anglican
community, a place of prayer and worship, providing a
ministry to all, and where people gather to share the love of
Jesus Christ.
SUNDAYS
• Said Eucharist
• SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST WITH SUNDAY
SCHOOL
followed by refreshments in the Church Hall
next door, at which all are very welcome.
• On the 3rd Sunday of each month: Sung Parish
Eucharist in a less formal style:
• On the 1st Sunday of each month: Evening
Service; normally Choral Evensong (BCP)
8.00 am
10.00 am
10.00 am
6.00 pm
HOLYDAYS & WEEKDAYS
The Parish Eucharist on Holydays & Feastdays
On weekdays
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday (Vigil Eucharist of Sunday)
7.30 pm
10.00 am
6.45 pm
6.00 pm
Please see the Parish Website or the weekly Parish Bulletin on the
church porch notice-board for full details (or notes of any occasional
changes) or telephone the Vicarage (01895 239457).
Enquiries concerning Baptisms, Banns, and Marriages can normally be
made during Vestry Hour in church on Saturday mornings between
9.30 and 10.30.
Parish Website: www.allsaintsnorthhillingdon.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASHillingdon
Twitter: @ASHillingdon
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FATHER DESMOND’S MISCELLANY THIS MONTH
LENT
ASH WEDNESDAY (which we kept this year on 18 February) is the first day of
Lent, the observance of which, as we now know it, began somewhere between
the fifth and eighth centuries. Before that, Lent began on what is now the first
Sunday in Lent and so there were only thirty-six days of Lent. (Sundays, which
always celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, were excluded.)
Forty is the number of days Jesus fasted in the wilderness, like the forty-day
fasts of Moses and Elijah which are recorded in the Old Testament. Thus Ash
Wednesday is now forty-six days before Easter (that is forty weekdays).
The tradition of fasting during Lent mirrors that of Jesus in the wilderness. In
the Book of Common Prayer, Ash Wednesday is described as a Greater Fast and
one of two, Good Friday (which falls on 3 April this year) being the other.
Fasting, in Biblical times, was always associated with acts of repentance, along
with sackcloth & ashes. People or communities who had sinned would wear
sackcloth and sprinkle themselves with ashes, as an outward sign of their
repentance.
The ashing of repentant Christians was formerly only for public penitents. These
people would have to go to the church door on the first day of Lent, wearing
penitential clothing and in bare feet. Penances were imposed and they were
then brought into the church before the bishop, who would put ashes on their
foreheads with the words: Repent, so that you may have eternal life. Out of
humility and affection, friends of the penitents would join with them and also
have ashes imposed. Numbers increased gradually, until, eventually, all
Christians present came forward for ashing. This became the Imposition of
Ashes as we know it today. Only the words have changed: Remember that you
are dust and to dust you shall return. This is rather like saying: Don’t forget your
place or get above your station, for that is not what
God wants of you.
The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are obtained by
the burning the palms (now the palm crosses) from
the previous year. That is why I ask for your palm
crosses back each time!
Lent, as a time of fasting, has been kept almost since
the time of the Apostles. It is an end in itself for the
spiritual strengthening of God’s people. Throughout
the ages, the Church has highlighted the many and
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varied purposes of Lent. It is a season when we pray for God’s compassion and
we should also show compassion to others. Money saved by fasting has
traditionally been given to those in greater need. The Church forgave sinners,
rulers released prisoners, masters pardoned slaves and enemies became friends
again. Lent became a season when Christians would grieve and show remorse
for their sins (of commission and omission) and wickedness. For this reason, the
Church discouraged celebrations and festivities; this is reflected in the use of
purple as the seasonal colour, pink being used on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.
By denying ourselves those things we like, we can concentrate our attention on
spiritual matters, and since early times, Communions, sermons and spiritual
exercises have been increased during Lent. In modern times, we are equally
encouraged to take on something extra as well as to give up something.
Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, has taken on a greater
significance in modern times. In some traditions, sinners have moved their acts
of penitence to private confession before Lent starts. The old verb to shrive
means to hear confession from or to give absolution to someone.
In French, Shrove Tuesday is called Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday to indicate that
this is a day for eating up rich foods and, as it were, stocking up the bodily
larder for the leanness of Lent and so supplies of eggs, fat, flour and sugar were
used up to make the now traditional pancakes.
On a practical level, there are additional opportunities for prayer and worship at
All Saints’ during Lent. You can find the details in this edition of Saints’ Alive.
Furthermore, we are collecting tinned food Sunday by Sunday, so that, by
Easter, we have a good collection of suitable tins to forward to the Hillingdon
Food Bank. Please contribute to this excellent (and very necessary) cause if you
possibly can.
THIS YEAR’S LENT COURSE(S)
As previously announced, we are
using the Archbishop of York’s
recently published book entitled On
Rock or Sand ? Firm Foundations for
Britain’s Future. This collection of
essays touches on some key issues for
both Christians and non-Christians
alike. In an election year, it seemed
appropriate to consider some of these
themes during Lent 2015. The sessions
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take place at the Vicarage, usually on a Thursday, starting at 1930 and lasting for
an hour. They include a period of prayer and reflection as well as discussion.
(The remaining meeting dates up to the end of Lent are to be found on page 22.)
All are welcome.
Even though Lent has begun, there is still, thanks to the generosity of a
parishioner, the definite possibility of a day-time Lent Course about Your
Favourite Hymns. Please have a word with me if you would like to join such a
group.
OUR ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS : SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015
As long since announced, the Annual (Parochial Church) Meetings will take
place, in church, after the Parish Eucharist and coffee on Sunday, 8 March
2015. Please plan to come along. The booklet containing (necessarily) brief
reports on our parish work and activities for the year 2014 is available in
church. I ask that everyone read the booklet before the Meeting. There will,
of course, be the opportunity for questions of general parish concern to be
raised from the floor on 8 March, but I shall ask those raising questions to limit
their contribution to no more than four minutes. If due thought is given to a
question to be raised, much can be said in that time. As I have said each year
since 2010, the purpose of the Annual Parochial Meetings is to elect parish
officers for the coming year and to review, in a way which is both positive and
collaborative, the life and work of the Parish during the previous year. As we
know, there is much good news to tell about All Saints’ and we need to share it
and so encourage one another on our Christian pilgrimage in this particular
corner of the Lord’s Vineyard
LENTEN TEA PARTY 2015
We have very definitely not forgotten the Lenten Tea Party for our Senior
Citizens this year! However, owing to the early arrival of Lent and the fact that
people are busy, we have decided to organise a Spring Tea Party at 3 pm on 12
April. Invitations will be going out shortly. If you already know that you would
like an invitation, please let Lesley Thompson, Churchwarden, know: (01895)
233509. All are welcome!
HI-TECH LIGHTING INSIDE ALL SAINTS’
Thanks to the generosity of two of our parishioners, we now have hi-tech
lighting in the church. The state-of-the-art lights, known as LEDs, were
imported specially from China and have three clear advantages: (1) they fit into
the existing high-rise light-fittings; (2) they use very much less electricity than
the previous ones; (3) they are very long-lasting, thus saving the parish much
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expense,
e, because we have to hire a cherry-picker
cherry picker each time the bulbs need
replacing! Even the pulpit spotlight, which had never worked in my time, now
comes on. We are very grateful indeed for this very tangible expression of
support and generosity.
THE GENERAL ELECTION 2015
If you look on the Home Page of the Parish Website, you will see that there are
some notes concerning this year’s General Election, including the text of the
Archbishops’ Letter issued on 17 February 2015,
2015, comments thereon and details of
the hustings in our area.
Christians have a clear duty to engage with the democratic process,
process despite its
imperfections. Please make sure that you cast your vote on Thursday, 7 May
2015.
THE ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION TO THE HILLINGDON DEANERY 2015
Looking a bit further ahead, this year’s Archdeacon’s Visitation to the
Hillingdon Deanery will take place at 8 pm on Monday, 18 May at S Paul’s
Church, Ruislip Manor HA4 0BP.
The evening will consist of a celebration of the life and ministry of the Deanery,
the swearing-in of the Churchwardens from all the Deanery parishes as well as
explanation and further details about the London Diocesan Common Fund in
2016.
A flyer with further details will follow in due course. Please make a note of this
date in your diary now. All are very welcome to come to this interesting and
important gathering, though, for catering purposes, we shall need to have an
idea of the numbers nearer the time.
With very best wishes for a peaceful
and well-kept
kept Lent,
Father Desmond
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Eyewise Opticians presents
A CHARITY CURRY NIGHT
In support of the Hillingdon Brain Tumour Group.
Date: Saturday 14 March
Venue: All Saints Church Hall,
Long Lane, North Hillingdon
Time: 6.30 to 10.00 pm
Live Steel Band; Raffle prizes; delicious home-cooked curries,
breads, soft drinks provided.
Just bring your own preferred alcoholic drink.
ADULT £15.00; CHILD (under 15) £9.00; Family (2 adults + 2 children) £40.00
Tickets, ONLY IN ADVANCE, from:
Eyewise Opticians, 374 Long Lane, Hillingdon Circus (01895) 234563
E-mail: [email protected]
OUR ‘THIRD’ SUNDAYS IN 2015 : As Sunday School happens during the school
terms only, it may also happen on a ‘Third’ Sunday; please check the termly
Sunday School schedule (in the January edition or on the Parish Website); we
hope very much that the Sunday School children, their parents and members of the
Sunday School team will come along at 10 o’clock when there is no Sunday School.
Date:
Sunday:
15 March
4th Sunday of Lent & Mothering Sunday
19 April
Easter III
10 May
Easter VI
21 June
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time & Fathers’ Day
19 July
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
No ‘Third’ Sunday in August
20 September
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time & Harvest Thanksgiving
18 October
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
13 December
Advent III
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OAK FARM LIBRARY, LONG LANE, NORTH HILLINGDON UB10 9BP
(01895) 556242
Opening Hours: 0900 to 1600 Monday to Saturday
(Sometimes these hours are extended.
extended Please enquire.)
.)
We hold a coffee morning every Friday between 11 am & 12 noon and
there is usually a guest speaker. All are very welcome.
THE ALL SAINTS’ AFTER 8 CLUB PROGRAMME : EARLY 2015
Our meetings usually take place at 8 pm on Thursdays in the
Small Hall at All Saints’. New members always welcome.
12 March
26 March
23 April
14 May
Costa Rican School Visit: Staff & Pupils from Vyner’s School
Major Roper: Life in Prison
Failed to Return
Return (Leslie Howard & Amy Johnson): Tony Eaton
Ann Morisy:
Morisy Age on the Agenda (highly
highly recommended!)
recommended
Please telephone the Secretary, Margaret Brown,
Brown
for any further information: (01895) 231537.
HOME-START
START HILLINGDON is currently
recruiting new volunteers. Home-Start
Home
trains
volunteers to support families under stress with at
least one child under five. The next volunteer
preparation course begins next month.
month Volunteers
visit families in their own homes to give support,
friendship, and practical help. Full training,
support and out-of-pocket
pocket expenses are provided.
The course starts on Wednesday,
Wednesday 15 April and runs for 10 sessions over 5 weeks
on a Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am to 2.30 pm. If you have parenting
experience, can spare 3-4
4 hours per week and would like to find out more,
please contact Donna Bowman on (01895) 252804 or email:
[email protected]
hillingdon.org.uk
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MEMBERS OF THE ALL SAINTS’ AFTER EIGHT CLUB are going on a trip to
Hythe in Kent on Saturday, 27 June 2015. Hythe is a very lovely little town by the
Channel Coast and an
n ancient Cinque Port.
Full details of the departure
eparture time and the total cost will appear in Saints Alive! as
soon as we can confirm them.
If you are interested in taking part in this outing, please advise the Secretary,
Secretary
Margaret Brown, by telephone: (01895)
(
231537).. We need to have numbers for
the coach
oach as early as possible to confirm
the size of coach we shall
hall need.
need We would
also like payment as soon as possible and
at least a week before our departure.
FIT FOR A KING
On 26 March 2015, the remains of King Richard III (1452-1485)
1485) will finally be laid
to rest with the pomp and ceremony denied him almost 530 years ago and will
be the highlight of a seven-day
seven day programme of events in Leicester centred on
Richard III.
The events will begin on 22 March when his mortal remains will travel
trave from
Leicester University to Bosworth before returning via local villages to the city
with honour and dignity in remembrance of his
last journey in 1485. The coffin will be received
at Leicester Cathedral by the Cardinal
Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent
Vincen Nichols,
who will preach at the service of Compline.
The Cardinal will also conduct a Requiem Mass
in Holy Cross Priory Church the following day.
King Richard’s remains will lie in state for three
days at the Cathedral for any who wish to pay
their respects before the Service
ervice of Reburial.
Although the Service
ervice on 26 March will be
taking place in an Anglican church in a Service
presided over by the Archbishop of
Canterbury, King Richard was originally
original buried
under the entrance to the choir of Grey Friars’
Friars
Priory and it is inconceivable that he should
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not have had a proper burial following the Catholic rites of the time. The King’s
soul, therefore, would have been duly despatched to Purgatory and, after a
certain time, hopefully transferred to heaven. There does not appear to be any
Catholic doctrine that claims a soul might be returned to Purgatory, should the
mortal remains be re-interred at a future date by a Protestant Church. Richard
surely reposes with his God beyond recall, according to the rites of the Church
as it was when he died.
Of course, Richard was the anointed King of England and our present similarlyanointed monarch heads the Church of England. It cannot be reasonable to
suggest that re-interment by her clergy today is in any way inadequate. They
cannot, nor I am sure would they wish to, subvert the original rite which was
plainly Roman Catholic.
When King Richard is finally laid in the specially designed tomb in Leicester
Cathedral, he will be unique in the fact that he will have had suitable words said
over his mortal remains both by the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican
Church.
The Service of re-interment will be televised live on Channel 4. If you wish to
know more about the career and
character of Richard III (which does not
rely
on
Shakespeare’s
inaccurate,
dramatic view!) see the website of The
Richard III Society www.richardiii.net or
www.kingrichardinleicester.com for the
latest information about Services and
other events taking place at Leicester
Cathedral.
Joan Beavington
GIVING BACK TO GOD
On 10 February, I attended at All Saints’
the Deanery Synod meeting about How
the CofE is financed in our area. I was
aware that the London Diocesan Common
Fund paid towards the costs of a resident
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priest for our parish and thought that we probably supported other work of the
Church. Kevin Ogilvie, the Finance Advisor for the Willesden Area, gave a clear
presentation which set out for the meeting the breakdown of various costs and
the rather frightening total cost of simply having a parish and a resident priest.
The running costs for All Saints’ Church were not included.
The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session, which raised some
interesting points and opinions. However, what really came home to me was
Kevin Ogilvie’s closing point: How does our contribution to the life of the Church
compare to the cost of other aspects of our life? I thought about my own leisure
interests; I am a member of the National Trust and English Heritage, I sing with
a(nother) choir, I enjoy Carol & Kevin’s Quiz Nights at All Saints’.
I know the Quiz Nights contribute to church funds and the members of our
team always buy raffle tickets and gift aid our payments. I PAY about £12 a
month to sing with the other choir. (Your little church choir only asks for my
time and talent; could you join us on these terms ? – plug over!) Both the
National Trust & English Heritage also require subscriptions which, as Kevin
pointed out, increase most years.
So, how do those costs compare to my giving to God’s charity, which, in these
parts, includes All Saints’ Church ? This Lent, I am considering this question
very seriously and have already increased my regular contribution. I have
resolved to review my giving more often too. Will you join me ?
Jane Turnbull
WHO'S COUNTING THE CARDS ?
I don't start opening my Christmas cards until
Christmas Day. Then it takes a few days and I
enjoy the opportunity to sit with tree lights
twinkling, shortbread warming and hearing
the Carols from King’s College in Cambridge
(usually recorded while I am at the Christmas
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Eve Christingle Service at All Saints’).
I have a large circular cardboard candle
cardholder, on which I assemble my
nativity scene. To the left, a view of the
journey; three shepherds and sheep, then
three musicians. At the top, an angel and
three stars; to the right travelling east:
seven kings/wise men and their camels. In
the centre twelve manger scenes.
On the long card-holder I have thirteen images of Santa, five robins, seven snow
scenes, ten Christmas trees, six churches/choirs, twenty-seven other views, two
photographs, two handmade cards, three stand-up nativity scenes, one Santa
surfing in Australia and four special for me cards. I received one card addressed
to Bath, Somerset, but with my postcode.
For me, Candlemass on 2 February is the last day of the festive season, so I have
plenty of time to enjoy the cards and think of family and friends, who have
supported many different charities by buying the cards to send.
Time to make the batter for the pancakes...
Rosemary Bounden
PS: The late John Buckingham wrote an article about Christmas cards and so did
Brian Rockell, whose recent article prompted me to write this one!
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AN ANORAK IS MORE THAN A COAT
Check out these quirky uses of everyday things: how about preserving your
socks as a pair from laundry basket to sock drawer. Try cutting an enlarged
cross in the screw top of a discarded milk container by cutting with a chisel on a
chopping board and then you can use this cross-cut to press the toes of the
socks into and they won’t ever separate!
What about the rest of the milk holder ? Cut in half, the handle (top) end makes
a great funnel for pouring and can be thrown away without cleaning afterwards.
Cut differently, the container can also be made into a handled scoop to use with
seed, rice, sand or similar.
The plastic shopping bag you carry stuff home in works very well for a car seat
swivel to help injured or elderly people swing their legs round to exit from the
front seats.
If you’ve walked too far away from your car to remote-lock it; put the remote to
your head and press the button. The body works as an aerial and extends the
range. Do not try this with a revolver in your hand!
Don’t forget the car floor rubber mats. If you are parked or stalled on packed
snow or ice, tuck these against the tyres of the driven wheels (front wheel drive
or rear wheel drive, geddit!) and drive your car a few yards onto a better surface.
If you are caught with a question of which end
of a road a certain house number is, remember
that all roads are numbered from the London
end and odd numbers are on the left side and
even on the right. Roads which do not face
London, or are new, have the same rule, but
start from the original (older) London-facing
road.
You don’t see them much now, but the cross
bars of telegraph poles are also “nailed” onto the
London side.
For those of us who regularly get lost, look for a
manhole cover, it will usually name the town
council. That reminds me, I must get out more!
Brian Rockell
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RAF NORTHOLT
100 Year Anniversary Open Day
th
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Tickets now available from:
www.raf.mod.uk/rafnortholt/events/rafnortholtopenday2015.cfm.
or
Telephone: 0208 842 6066
(No tickets for sale on the day.)
Discovered by Brian Rockell.
Rockell
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THE JOURNEY THROUGH LENT
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THE PARISH OF ALL SAINTS, NORTH HILLINGDON
SUNDAYS, SOLEMNITIES, FEAST DAYS & COMMEMORATIONS
IN MARCH & EARLY APRIL 2015
Date:
Sunday:
Solemnity/Feast
Remarks, if any:
Day:
MARCH
1
Lent II
6
pm:
Choral
Evensong for Lent II
Friday, 6
Women’s World Day
of Prayer
8
Lent III
c11.30 am: APCMs
(in church)
15
Lent IV
Laetare
Sunday,
‘Third’ Sunday &
Mothering Sunday
Thursday, 19
S Joseph
7.15
pm:
Said
Eucharist (followed
by the first Meeting
of the new PCC).
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Lent V
HOLY WEEK 2015
29
Passion/Palm
NB: The clocks go
Sunday
forward by one hour.
Monday, 30
Fig Monday
7.30
pm:
Said
Eucharist & Address
Tuesday, 31
Temple Tuesday
6.45
pm:
Said
Eucharist & Address
ADVANCE NOTICE FOR EARLY APRIL
Wednesday, 1
Spy Wednesday
10 am: Said Eucharist
& Address
Thursday, 2
Maundy Thursday 8 pm: Mass of the
Lord’s
Supper,
followed by the
Watch.
Friday, 3
Good Friday
10.15 am: Stations of
the Cross
2 pm: Good Friday
Liturgy, followed by
tea and hot-+ buns.
Saturday, 4
Holy Saturday
8.30 pm: Easter Vigil
5
Easter Sunday
6
pm:
Choral
Evensong for Easter
Sunday
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ALL SAINTS’ SOCIAL CALENDAR : 2015 (FIRST HALF)
FURTHER INFORMATION FROM THE CONTACTS BELOW.
Saturday, 7 March
12 noon to 2.30 pm: Table-Top Sale. Set up in the
Hall from 11.15 am.
Saturday, 7 March
7.30 pm for 7.45 pm: Quiz Night (in the Hall)
Saturday, 25 April
Saturday, 25 April
Saturday, 16 May
Saturday, 16 May
Saturday, 20 June
12 noon to 2.30 pm: Table-Top Sale. Set up in the
Hall from 11.15 am.
7.30 pm for 7.45 pm: Quiz Night (in the Hall)
12 noon to 2.30 pm: Table-Top Sale. Set up in the
Hall from 11.15 am.
Evening event; still to be confirmed.
Saturday, 4 July
12 noon to 2.30 pm: Table-Top Sale. Set up in the
Hall from 11.15 am.
Contact: Daniel Kornish: 07776 197 390
7.30 pm for 7.45 pm: Quiz Night (in the Hall)
Contact: Carol Clarke: (01895) 812374
12 noon to 3 pm: Summer Fete
Saturday, 21 November
12 noon to 3 pm: Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, 20 June
• Please delete your earlier copies of this list. Further dates will be published in
due course.
• You can now book a table at our Table-Top Sales through the Parish Website.
• Offers of help or suggestions to Carol Clarke, please: (01895) 812374.
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ADDITIONAL/WEEKDAY SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS’ : MARCH & EARLY APRIL
(The Eucharist will be celebrated unless otherwise shown.)
MARCH 2015
Sunday, 1
1800
Choral Evensong for Lent II
Wednesday, 4
1000
Feria of Lent
Feria of Lent
Thursday, 5
1845
1930
Lent Group (2) (at the Vicarage)
Friday, 6
1400
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service
(at North Hillingdon Methodist Church)
1830
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, 7
1800
Vigil Eucharist of Lent III
Sunday, 8
c1130
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS
(in church)
Wednesday, 11
1000
Feria of Lent
Celebrant: Father Michael Bedford
(as usual)
from S Mary’s, South Ruislip
Thursday, 12
1845
Feria of Lent
1930
Lent Group (3) (at the Vicarage)
Friday, 13
1830
Stations of the Cross
Feria of Lent
Wednesday, 18
1000
Celebrant: Father Paul Reece
(as usual)
from S Lawrence, Little Stanmore
Thursday, 19
1915
S Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
(not 1845)
followed by the first Meeting of the new PCC.
Friday, 20
1830
Stations of the Cross
1930
Lent Group (4) (at the Vicarage)
Saturday, 21
1030-1200 Church Cleaning, followed by tea & hot-+ buns.
1800
Vigil Eucharist of Lent V
The Annunciation of the Lord
Wednesday, 25
1930
(not 1000)
Thursday, 26
1845
Feria of Lent
1930
Lent Group (5) (at the Vicarage)
Friday, 27
1830
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, 28
1330
Baptism of Arthur Bernard Paul Stacey
1800
Vigil Eucharist of Palm Sunday
FOR DETAILS OF OUR HOLY WEEK SERVICES SEE PAGE 18.
ADVANCE NOTICE FOR EARLY APRIL
Wednesday, 8
1000
Wednesday in the Easter Octave
Thursday, 9
1845
Thursday in the Easter Octave
Interment of the ashes of Pat Johnson
Saturday, 11
1130
in the Garden of Remembrance outside the church.
1400
Baptisms of Sophie & Chloe Nolan
1800
Vigil Eucharist of Low Sunday
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ALL SAINTS’ PARISH DIRECTORY
(Unless otherwise indicated, the area code is 01895.)
New members are always welcome at our organisations.
Parish Priest
Father Desmond Banister SSC
239457
& Area Dean of Hillingdon All Saints’ Vicarage,
[email protected]
Ryefield Avenue,
North Hillingdon UB10 9BT
Churchwarden
Mr Ken Marriott
238368
95 Windsor Avenue,
North Hillingdon UB10 9AX
Churchwarden
Mrs Lesley Thompson
233509
1 Sedgwick Avenue,
North Hillingdon UB10 9DF
Honorary
Deputy Mrs Lynn Taylor
258393
Churchwarden
PCC Treasurer
Mr Martin Dawe
238149
22 Floriston Avenue
North Hillingdon UB10 9DZ
PCC Secretary
Mrs Anna Hillier
253815
8 Harthill Close,
North Hillingdon UB10 9LH
Stewardship Secretary
Mrs Lesley Turner
236301
85 Victoria Avenue,
North Hillingdon UB10 9AJ
Hall
Bookings’ Mrs Anna Hillier
253815
Secretary
8 Harthill Close,
North Hillingdon UB10 9LH
Electoral Roll Officer
Mr Bryan Child
462588
43 Floriston Avenue,
North Hillingdon UB10 9EB
Sunday School
Mrs Sara Rainbird
904744
Mrs Mary Ratchford
258991
Mrs Kerry Stonely
231501
Sacristans
Mr Ken Marriott
238368
Miss Anne Robinson
235400
Altar Servers
Mr John Clarke
812374
Music Co-ordinator
Mr Brian Rockell
239749
Guides, Brownies & Mrs Carolyn Green
253316
Rainbows (Contacts)
Miss Claire Murphy
234022
All Saints’ After 8 Club
Mrs Margaret Brown, Secretary
231537
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Parish Priest & Area Dean of Hillingdon:
Father Desmond Banister SSC
All Saints’ Vicarage, Ryefield Avenue, North Hillingdon UB10 9BT
Telephone: (01895) 239457; e-mail: [email protected]
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• Father Desmond gladly takes Holy Communion to the sick and the
housebound. Please tell him if you are unwell - by telephone, through
another member of the congregation or by e-mail. He will also visit;
please tell him if you would like him to call.
• When at home or in church, he will normally make himself available to
see anyone at any time, though an advance telephone call is always
appreciated.
• Anointing of the sick and of the dying can be arranged with Father
Desmond.
• Father Desmond will hear confessions by appointment or can put you in
touch with another priest outside the parish.
• To book Banns of Marriage, Weddings or Baptisms or to deal with other
parish business, please come to Vestry Hour in church on a Saturday
between 9.30 and 10.30 am.
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