News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 28th May 2017

Messy Church
Messy Church is this afternoon (Sunday 28th), 3.00pm-5.00pm at St Mary’s School, Rectory Gardens. Activities will include sports, kite-making, and a music workshop with Louisa. Speak to Naomi for more information!

St Mary’s Tower Hornsey
We are involved in a series of concerts at St Mary’s Tower beginning on Sunday 4th June:

All events begin at 12.30pm

Sunday 4th June:  Swing era dance sounds from Millie and the Millionaires, launching the St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey campaign
Sunday 11th June: Music from That Blue Patch, vocals, saxophone, melodica, percussion, ukulele
Sunday 18th June: Music by traditional Irish players Kids on the Mountain, as well as Hornsey’s Community Picnic at the Tower for the Great Get Together/Big Lunch weekend
Sunday 25th June: Enjoy the voices of The Tower Singers (led by Louisa) and a performance from Natasha Hardy, soprano
St Mary’s Tower is part of our parish and a community hub that we hope will grow more as a place of gathering. Please help us raise awareness of the Tower and its needs if you can.

Gardening at the Tower
Join in the Friends’ gardening team who meet on the first Saturday & third Thursday of the month. The next session is on Saturday 10th June, 10.30am-1pm.

Haringey Foodbank
The Foodbank is currently experiencing an increase in the number of people using our service, and so, to avoid the possibility of running out of food, we are appealing for more donations. If you are able to donate, please bring non-perishable food (tinned, dried, UHT) & leave it in the box near the font. If you have any questions, please contact Mari-Wyn ( 955699). Thank you!

Week of Accompanied Prayer (WAP)
Our WAP this year begins on Sunday 11th June. Everyone is welcome to take part, whether you have participated previously or not. Leaflets outlining details of the WAP can be found at the back of church, with a sign-up sheet. Please also refer to the Rector’s Jottings of 4th May to find a link to sign up via ChurchDesk.

Christian Aid Week – thank you!
Thank you to everyone for your generosity in donating to Christian Aid recently. We raised £124 at our coffee morning, with the collection still to be counted.

Church closed on Friday 2nd June
Please note that the church will be closed on Friday 2nd June due to half term. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

Fr Ben’s leaving gift
There is still time to contribute towards a leaving gift for Fr Ben. If you would like to contribute, please use the envelopes provided. Fr Ben’s induction as Vicar of Holy Innocents will be on Sunday 11th June at 6.00pm.

As you may know, Fr Ben is having to furnish a large vicarage, and any offers of furniture in reasonable condition would be very welcome! Please email him on Thank you!

Contemplative Eucharist at St Mary’s Tower
On Wednesday, we have a Contemplative Eucharist at St Mary’s Tower to celebrate our other Patronal Festival, the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. The service will begin at 7.30pm and will be ‘Sacred Space’ style – all welcome!

Mothers’ Union
The Mothers’ Union are appealing for donations of good quality t-shirts and trainers to fit boys aged 8-15 years old to send out to Uganda – please speak to Ann for more information. Thank you!

Tower Singers
Our new community choir meets at 7.30pm on Thursday in St Mary’s Tower. Pick up a flyer at the back of church or speak to Louisa for more info!

Sacred Space
Sacred Space, our Sunday evening Contemplative Eucharist, continues at 6.00pm tonight. Sacred Space is a simple, pared down service, lasting 45 minutes, with lots of space for silence and contemplation and a short homily on prayer. The church is open from 5.30pm for those who wish to stay in silence before the service.

Welcoming Winnie Cheung
We welcome to our team Winnie Cheung, our new Treasurer’s Assistant. Winnie will work 12 noon – 5.00pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month, and will be responsible for reimbursing all expenses. If you have a claim please make sure it is in the red tray in the vestry in time for one of her visits. If you need to contact Winnie, her email address is She only reads emails when she is working so please bear that in mind when awaiting a response.

Deputy wardens collection counting training
David Malone will be leading a short training session today, Sunday 28th, for all deputy wardens introducing some minor changes to the process that he wants to introduce. The session will begin at 12 noon and last no more than 40 minutes.
Anyone who would like to be considered for joining the rota of deputy wardens or welcoming team, please see Fr Bruce.

Weekly sheet deadline
Please send all notices for the weekly sheet to Tristan by Tuesday midday: