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.
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 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.