All Saints' Friern Barnet

122 Oakleigh Road North, London N20 9EZ, 020 8445 8388

The Triduum begins…

 

Today we begin the journey to the Passion of Our Lord, with The Chrism Mass and the blessing of the Holy Oils at St Paul’s. You can read the Bishop of London’s sermon here.  Then, tonight, we continue with the start of the Triduum, the single continuous act of worship that takes within it Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter feast itself.

A new commandment

This evening (Maundy Thursday), we begin the with the Liturgy of the Last Supper, a communion service, the first communion service, where the sacrament of Holy Communion is first shown and offered to us. During this Liturgy feet are washed, a sign that we are called to be like the humblest servant in the Jewish household, washing the dirtiest part of human anatomy, called to be a poor Church for the poor, living joyful humility. The remaining sacrament is then solemnly processed to the Holy Spirit Chapel, and we keep watch with the Lord until his trial on Friday, and his execution.

Passion

 

Tomorrow on Good Friday, we venerate the cross and consume the sacrament. This leaves the Church empty, without any candles and, most importantly, without the sacrament. He has died, and we are rightly left bereft.

Resurrection

But not utterly bereft, for the light will return and to symbolise this we hear recounted the story of Israel’s redemption, and the redemption of all in Jesus Christ: the fire is lit once again, the life restored, and we praise God that all is not lost. Indeed, everything is given the chance of being saved.

Come and join the feast….

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th April 2014

Getting into Church
The steeplejacks will start work making safe the tower and spire after Easter, and so the usual entrance must remain closed for a little while longer. In the meantime, please continue to enter church through the south porch, best accessed from Myddelton Park.

Stations of the Cross, tomorrow 5th April
Churches Together are organising a procession marking the Stations of the Cross tomorrow, 5th April. It will begin at 11am at Christ Church at Whetstone URC, just down the road from All Saints’, and the following 13 Stations of the Cross will be along the High Road, finishing at St John’s Church, Whetstone. It would be great to come together with all the other churches in Whetstone to give witness as one to Holy Week and Easter.

Sunday Services, Sunday 6th April
As usual there is an 8am Eucharist following the Book of Common Prayer and a 10am Family Eucharist, celebrating Passion Sunday with the veiling of the crosses in church and the distribution of nails.

Weekday Services
There is a Eucharist service at 7.30am on Tuesday in the Holy Spirit Chapel.
In addition there are regular morning and evening prayers at 7.30am and 5.30pm every day apart from Friday.

Lent Study Group
The final Churches Together Lent course, on the Lord’s Prayer, is at St Peter’s Bourne on the evening of 9thApril.
Fr Gregory’s final course on the Lord’s Prayer is on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in the small hall.

Easter Services
Easter services at All Saints’ will be:

Palm Sunday, 13th April: our 10am Eucharist will begin in the church hall with the distribution of palms and will then process into church.

Monday to Wednesday, 14th – 16th April: a daily Eucharist and short address at 7.30pm each evening.

Maundy Thursday, 17th April: Liturgy of the Last Supper with washing of feet, 8pm. This will be followed by the overnight vigil – do volunteer on the list in church.

Good Friday, 18th April: Liturgy of the Passion and Death of our Lord at 9.30am.
Children’s Stations of the Cross from 10am to 12 noon, with hot cross buns!
Three Hours’ Devotion, Last Words, from 12 noon to 3pm.

Easter Eve, Saturday 19th April: Vigil and First Mass of Easter, beginning in the church hall at 9pm.

Easter Sunday, 20th April: Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer at 8am followed by the Easter Liturgy at 10am.

 

Advance Notice: Whetstone to Westminster – A walking pilgrimage, Saturday 10th May
Setting off from Whetstone at 9am, you are invited to join All Saints’ in a walk through London’s leafier routes, on a pilgrimage to Westminster. Like all good pilgrimages, we will also come across some of the noisier, grimier bits too. A chance to chat to others, and ending with a prayers at the Shrine of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey at about 4pm led by one of the Canons of Westminster. Those who would like to can then stay to grab a drink or supper in town.
We’ll be walking past Tube stations, so those who are less able to walk, or who prefer an Underground pilgrimage, can join us at different points en route. Thanks to Mariane Lingley for working this out. More details nearer the time.

Quiz Night, Saturday 12th April
The charity that John Deutsch helps to run, raising money to improve the lives of the residents, patients and community clients of the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre at Edgware Community Hospital (formerly the Marie Foster Centre in Wood Street, Barnet), is holding a Quiz Night at All Saints’ on Saturday, 12th April. Cost is £12.50, including a fish or chicken and chips supper. If you would like to attend, the online booking form can be found here or contact John Deutsch on 020 8445 1927.

Sundays at Seven
The first concert of the new series of Sundays at Seven will take place at 7pm on 27th April and will feature Alice Biddulph on cello and Gemma Kateb on piano playing pieces by Beethoven, Schumann, Kreisler and Granados. Speak to Hilary Hellicar for more details.

Sundays at Seven – 2014 Season

‘Sundays at Seven’ classical music evenings return for the 2014 season, from April until October. Recitals begin at 7pm in the Church and last approximately an hour. £7 or £5 concession. Contact Hilary on 020 8440 2827 / 07748 611 801 for more information.

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22nd March 2014

A “Thank You”
Linda Turner and her family would like to thank everyone from All Saints’ who supported Edd when he was inducted as vicar of St Andrew’s in Southgate earlier this month. It was a wonderful occasion, and I am sure we all wish Edd, Charlotte and Michael success and happiness there.

Getting into Church
We are sorry that the main entrance to has not re-opened yet. No stone has fallen for a while now but the advice is to ensure that all is safe before re-opening. We have now received a number of quotations to do this, selected the one we wish to use and are arranging for the works to be done. Repairs will require significant funding, which we will be applying for over the next few months. In the meantime, please continue to enter church through the south porch, best accessed from Myddelton Park.

Weekday Services
There is a Eucharist service at 7.30am on Tuesday in the Holy Spirit Chapel.

In addition there are regular morning and evening prayers at 7.30am and 5.30pm every day apart from Friday.

Lent Study Group
The Churches Together Lent course, on the Lord’s Prayer, continues at St Peter’s Bourne on the evenings of 26th March, and 2nd and 9thApril. We hope to see good All Saints’ representation there.

For those who cannot attend the Churches Together course, Fr Gregory will be leading a similar course of study throughout Lent on the Lord’s Prayer on Sunday afternoons at 3pm in the small hall.

Mothering Sunday, 30th March
On Sunday, 30th March we will celebrate Mothering Sunday at All Saints’ during the main 10am Parish Eucharist, and in the traditional ways. We want this to be a really big celebration of motherhood, and after the service we will enjoy traditional Simnel Cake and a glass of fizz. We are hoping friends from the Synagogue might be able to join us too.

Advance Notice: Whetstone to Westminster: A walking pilgrimage – 10th May
Setting off from Whetstone at 9am, you are invited to join All Saints’ in a walk through London’s leafier routes, on a pilgrimage to Westminster. Like all good pilgrimages, we will also come across some of the noisier, grimier bits too. A chance to chat to others, and ending with a prayers at the Shrine of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey at about 4pm led by one of the Canons of Westminster. Those who would like to can then stay behind might want to grab a drink or supper in town.

We’ll be walking past Tube stations, so those who are less able to walk, or who prefer an Underground pilgrimage, can join us at different points on route. Thanks to Mariane Lingley for working this out. More details nearer the time.

Stations of the Cross, Saturday 5th April
Churches Together are organising a procession marking The Stations of the Cross on Saturday 5th April. It will begin at 11am at Christ Church at Whetstone URC, just down the road from All Saints’, the following 13 Stations of the Cross will be along the High Road, and finishing at St John’s Church, Whetstone. It would be great to come together with all the other churches in Whetstone to give witness to Holy Week and Easter as one.

Easter at All Saints’
David Lane will set out full details of our Easter Services in next week’s newsletter, but in the meantime there are posters around church and full details on our Facebook page – All Saints’ Friern Barnet – which always has up to date details of our events. If you are on Facebook, “like” to get regular updates.

HONK! the musical
Fancy another theatrical trip out? From 1st to 5th April FFBOS are putting on HONK!, a fairly new musical based around the story of the Ugly Duckling at the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green. Performances start at 7.30pm and there is a matinée at 2.30pm on Saturday. Linda Folan has a small comedy part in this show which also features four children connected with All Saints’ school and church. It would lovely to see you there. It is VERY suitable for families. Tickets are from £10 to £13 and are available from Linda Folan on 020 8361 4041 or book direct on 020 8482 6923.

Quiz Night Saturday 12th April
The charity that John Deutsch helps to run, raising money to improve the lives of the residents, patients and community clients of the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre at Edgware Community Hospital (formerly the Marie Foster Centre in Wood Street, Barnet), is holding a Quiz Night at All Saints’ on Saturday, 12th April. Cost is £12.50, including a fish or chicken and chips supper. If you would like to attend, the online booking form can be found here or contact John Deutsch on 020 8445 1927.

Sundays at Seven
The first concert of the new series of Sundays at Seven will take place at 7pm on 27th April and will feature Alice Biddulph on cello and Emma Kateb on piano playing pieces by Beethoven, Schumann, Kreisler and Granados. Speak to Hilary Helicar for more details.

New Headteacher for All Saints’ School

We are delighted to announce that Mr Luke Bridges has been appointed to Head our School at All Saints’ Friern Barnet from September 2014. He is currently the Deputy Head of St Paul’s Church of England School New Southgate. We are much looking forward to welcoming him into our Church and School community here at All Saints.

Foodbanks and Fasting

End Hunger Fast Campaign
During Lent, Churches and other groups have come together to highlight the worrying growth in food poverty within contemporary Britain. The End Hunger Fast campaign is attempting to lobby government to stop this being seen as a political issue, but a pressing practical need. There are 8 foodbanks within ten miles of All Saints’ church, just as an example of this need.

You can read more about it here: http://endhungerfast.co.uk/

Finchley Foodbank
St Mary’s Church in Finchley launched a foodbank in February, If you are able to offer time to support the Foodbank, it opens weekly on a Saturday afternoon. Please email finchleyfoodbank@gmail.com

Also, if you would like to leave quality, non-perishable items for the foodbank, please do so in the box at the back of the Church.

7th March 2014

Getting into Church
We are hoping that work to make safe the tower will be taking place very shortly. This will allow us to reopen the main entrance to church while we consider the long term solution for the tower repairs, which will require a grant application. In the meantime please continue to enter and leave church by the south porch from Myddelton Park.

Sunday Services 9th March
8am Eucharist following the Book of Common Prayer and a 10am Family Eucharist to celebrate the first Sunday in Lent.

Weekday Services
There is a Eucharist service at 7.30am on Tuesday in the Holy Spirit Chapel.
In addition there are regular morning and evening prayers at 7.30am and 5.30pm every day apart from Friday.

Lent Study Group
The Churches Together Lent course, which will be on the Lord’s Prayer, will take place at St Peter’s Bourne on Wednesday evenings of 12th, 19th and 26th March, and 2nd and 9thApril. We hope to see good All Saints’ representation there.
As a number of people have said that they cannot attend this evening course, Fr Gregory will be leading a similar course of study throughout Lent on the Lord’s Prayer on Sunday afternoons at 3pm in the small hall, beginning this Sunday, 9th March.

Car Treasure Hunt
We have realised that the Car Treasure Hunt scheduled for 16th March had not received enough publicity, and as we have been asked by members of other local churches if they could take part, we have decided to postpone and expand this. The route is ready, we will be advertising the revised date very shortly and also inviting members of other local churches to take part.

Health and Safety
One of the things that the PCC is having to do at the moment is to review the church’s health and safety policy, together with risk assessments for our activities. To undertake this important work, the PCC has established a small committee to exist for a limited period until the early autumn. If anyone would like to help, or has any expertise in the area, please let me know.

Sundays at Seven
The next series of our popular Sundays at Seven concerts begins on 27th April, and continues most Sundays until the middle of October. They really are an excellent way to spend a calming hour listening to wonderful music on Sunday evenings before the week begins in earnest. More details on the individual concerts to follow nearer the time.

Annual Parish Meeting
This important meeting, when we review all out activities in the previous year and elect officers for the next year will take place on Sunday 27th April after the 10am service.

Lent Appeal

Lent Appeal

HELPING CHILDREN BE CHILDREN

This year at All Saints’ Church and School we shall be supporting the Bishop’s Lent appeal, which is helping children enjoy and live a childhood as so many of us have been able to do.

Donations will go to children both at home in London, and abroad in Mozambique and Angola, through the long established Angola, London, Mozambique Association. Here’s some more from the Diocese about the appeal:

Growing up is a challenge wherever you live. A young person in London may worry about personal safety, gang culture, knife crime or getting A levels and a good job.

In Luanda making bricks in a factory is as common as going to school. As a girl in Maputo you might look after younger children at home or spend hours fetching water.

Children growing up in church means a growing church. Nurturing young people in faith in Jesus Christ we raise them to be true disciples as adults.

The Bishop of London’s Mission Fund supports projects to engage young people through Junior Church, youth work and community sports and music across the capital.

ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association) gives grants to build schools and drill boreholes and establishes links through exchange visits with Dioceses in London and Mozambique and Angola.

After one trip a young person said:

“It changed the relationship completely – from remote to close, personal and fun.”

In 2014 we are asking you to help us change the lives of young people in this country and in Mozambique and Angola by supporting the Bishop of London’s Mission Fund and the Angola London Mozambique Association.

We aim to raise £60,000 in this year’s appeal – that’s less than £1 per person on the electoral rolls of the churches within the Diocese.

How you could help

  • Encourage your children to donate pocket money during Lent
  • Give online at my.give.net
  • Text LOND14 and amount (e.g. LOND14 £10) to 70070.

4th March 2014

Ash Wednesday Service – 7.30pm today, 5th March
There will be a Eucharist to celebrate Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent tomorrow at 7.30pm. Please bring along any palm crosses you still have so that they can be burnt to create the ash for the imposition of ashes during the service.

Little Saints
Little Saints starts again at 9.15am this Thursday after an extended half term break. As Father Gregory will be busy all day at school with interviews for a new head teacher, it will be led by his brother, Father Aidan, who is vicar of St Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace in Maida Vale. As usual, after the short Eucharist, there will be coffee, cake and conversation in the church hall.

Repairs to the Tower
We are hoping that work to make safe the tower will be taking place very shortly. This will allow us to reopen the main entrance to church while we consider the long term solution for the tower repairs, which will probably require a grant application. In the meantime please continue to enter and leave church by the south porch from Myddelton Park.

Lent Study Group
The Churches Together Lent course, which will be on the Lord’s Prayer, will take place at St Peter’s Bourne on Wednesday evenings of 12th, 19th and 26th March, and 2nd and 9thApril. We hope to see good All Saints’ representation there.