All Saints' Friern Barnet

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

23rd August 2014

Finchley Foodbank
The Foodbank is thriving (sadly, in many ways), and if you could donate items, that would be very kind. This week they are in need of: tinned meat, fish, veg, fruit, rice pudding, rice, deodorant – male/female, biscuits, dilute juice and shampoo, conditioner. You can leave them in the box, which will be left in the children’s corner during the week. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Veronica Haidar, or email Suzie Cheong at suzie.cheong@btinternet.com

Last Night of the Proms 13th September
A repeat of last year’s successful celebration of the Last Night of the Proms.

Come and join the fundraising fun as All Saints’ gives the School Hall the “Royal Albert” treatment and screens the world famous Last Night of The Proms!

The show starts at 19:30, doors open from 19:00 but come along any time throughout the evening. Entry is £5 per person, and please feel free to bring along anything that will help you enjoy the evening to encourage your participation in “Land of Hope and Glory”, “Rule Britannia”, and “Jerusalem”!

Come and have a coffee!
All Saints’ is organising a Macmillan Coffee morning, to raise funds for the charity, and share an opportunity to have coffee, cake and conversation. Save the date! Friday, 26th September 8.45am-11am in the parish hall.

17th August 2014

Lighting in Church
The electricians spent most of Friday in church putting right a number of technical problems which rendered part of the church electrical system unsafe.  They will be returning on Monday to address the lighting issues, and so it will be next week before we see an improvement in the lighting.  We still aim to carry out more widespread lighting improvements in the future, which will be linked with a fund raising campaign.

Sunday at Seven concert – tomorrow
The concert tomorrow, 17th August, will be given by pianist Catherine Leonard playing the Beethoven Appassionata Sonata and two Schubert Impromtus.  Ticket prices have been reduced and now cost only £5.  More details from Hilary Hellicar.

All Saints’ Remembers – Wednesday 20th August
We are currently applying to plant poppies at the Tower of London as part of their memorial to the fallen of the Great War. If you are interested in joining us, please speak to Jo Lingley or e-mail allsaintsremembers@gmail.com.
We will also be carrying out some local research going through old parish magazines from the First World War. If you are interested in helping we will be meeting in the small hall at 8pm on Wednesday, 20th August – do come and join us.

Private John Parr Commemoration – this Thursday, 21st August
This Thursday, 21st August, is the centenary of the death of the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War, Private John Parr, who came from Finchley.  He was killed, aged just 17, on 21st August 1914, two days before the Battle of Mons.  To mark the centenary of his death there will be a service of commemoration, organised by Barnet War Memorials Committee and led by the Archdeacon, Fr Luke Miller, and Area Dean, Fr Paul Walmsley-McLeod, at the site of his former home, 28 Lodge Lane and outside the house he left for war, and where his mother lived until at least the 1950s, 52 Lodge Lane.  During the service a memorial stone will be dedicated.  This will be a public ceremony, and all are welcome to attend: please gather in the car park on Lodge Lane soon after 2 p.m. on 21st August.

9th August 2014

Lighting in ChurchAs you will be aware, we have had problems with lighting in church recently, following an electrical inspection that required us not to use part of the system until repairs had been carried out. The electrician is booked in this coming week, so we hope that this will lead to some immediate improvements. We still aim to carry out more widespread lighting improvements in the future, which will be linked with a fund raising campaign.

Private John Parr CommemorationThe first British soldier to be killed in the First World War was Private John Parr, who came from Finchley. He was killed, aged just 17, on 21st August 1914, two days before the Battle of Mons. On the centenary of his death, , Barnet War Memorials Association will unveil an inscribed Standing Stone dedicated to his memory on the site of his former house, 28 Lodge Lane, and will place a memorial stone outside 52 Lodge Lane, the house he left for war, and where his mother lived until at least the 1950s. This will be a public ceremony, and all are welcome to attend: please gather in the car park on Lodge Lane soon after 2 p.m. on 21st August.

2nd August 2014

Civic Service – Sunday 3rd August at 4pm
All are welcome to attend a Civic Service of Commemoration and Reconciliation to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, to be held in St John The Baptist, Wood Street, Barnet on Sunday 3rd August at 4pm. Representatives from the Borough’s twin towns in France and Germany have been invited, as well as representatives of other faiths.

Sundays at Seven – 3rd August – tickets now only £5
The Sundays at Seven concert in church this Sunday is given by violinist Florian Rago and pianist Leo Nicholson playing music by Schubert, Brahms and Ravel. Ticket prices have been reduced and now cost only £5. More details from Hilary Hellicar.

All Saints’ Remembers – Monday 4th August
To commemorate the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, Revd Cindy Kent will lead a short remembrance service of readings, prayers and music at All Saints’ on Monday 4th August at 8pm. It will culminate with the lighting of candles to mark the sacrifice of every person named on our war memorials.

Football
James Kent-Winsley would like to know whether anyone (men or women) is interested in representing All Saints, at football. If so contact him on 07709118972 or see him after church.

26th July 2014

Services this Sunday, 27th July

In Fr Gregory’s absence, the services this Sunday will be at:

  • 8am (Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer) taken by Fr James Mustard from St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet; and
  • 10am (Family Eucharist) taken by the Area Dean, Fr Paul Walmsley-McLeod.

Sundays at Seven – 27th July – tickets now only £5

The Sundays at Seven concert in church this Sunday is given by pianist Nathan Srebernik playing music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin. Ticket prices have been reduced and now cost only £5. More details from Hilary Hellicar.

All Saints’ Remembers – Monday 4th August

To commemorate the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, Revd Cindy Kent will lead a short remembrance service of readings, prayers and music at All Saints’ on Monday 4th August at 8pm. It will culminate with the lighting of candles to mark the sacrifice of every person named on our war memorials.