News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 16 September 2018

Join us for coffee

As usual, there will be tea, coffee and a friendly welcome in the church room after the service. If this is your first time with us, or if you have never joined us after the service, do come and say hello – the church room is through the door on the right, by the pulpit.


Barn Dance 29 September

Clear your diaries for the dance event of the year. Forget Strictly – this is the Hornsey Parish Church Annual Barn Dance! Saturday 29 September from 7pm in the Church Hall. Tickets £12 (adults) £5 (children) £7 unwaged and £25 family (2 adults/2 children). Price includes music from the live band and food.


Big Night Out Thursday 27 September

Our regular pub night out returns – join us on Thursday 27 September at the Three Compasses on Hornsey High Street for a drink with church friends. Bring other people or come by yourself – all over-18s welcome.


Choral Music this term

A list of choral services/events for this half-term is on the music noticeboard at the back of church. If you would like join us to sing at one of these, please add your name to the sign-up sheet. You don’t need to be an experienced choral singer – please talk to Louisa if you would like to know more.


Christmas Market Grand Draw

We are looking for prizes for the grand draw! If you would be able to contribute some money towards buying prizes such as a John Lewis token, please give your contribution to Mother Anna or Father Bruce.



We are planting indoor hyacinths, so if you have any pots suitable for this please leave them at the back of the church.


Jam Stall

Please also leave any jam jars or fruit suitable for making jam at the back of church, or, better still, make some jam – we can provide labels for you to stick on to identify the jam as homemade by Hornsey Parish Church.


Pilgrim Groups

We want to begin to offer Pilgrim Groups in our church again. A Pilgrim Group is similar to what some churches call a ‘House Group’, people who meet to discuss matters of faith, to pray, and to build fellowship in a smaller group. They either meet at church or ins someone’s home. They may gather in the day or in the evening. If you would like to find out more, please join a short meeting either on Sunday 7th October at 12pm, or at Meeting Point on Wednesday 3rd October at 12.30pm.


Shopping Trip to Calais 24 November

Unfortunately the trip has had to be cancelled, though another trip will be arranged in the new year.


Homes of Promise Uganda

If you are able to donate new or good second hand trainers in sizes 5-10, t-shirts, or the money for these, they will be most welcome.


Church Library

Albert Einstein once said: the one thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. So we are very pleased to tell you about the church library at the back of church. Everyone is welcome to borrow books ranging in topic from prayer and spirituality to the foundations and history of Christianity. Just fill out the card enclosed in each book with your name and the date and enjoy to your heart’s content. If anyone needs any help please feel free to approach Mother Anna, Fr Bruce or Rosie Ward.


Gardening at the Tower

Join the Friends’ gardening team who meet on the first Saturday & third Thursday of the month.


Wellbeing Workshop

The Haringey Advice Partnership has organised a Stress Management workshop for Wednesday 3 October, 12-1pm. It takes place at Hornsey Vale Community Centre on Mayfield Road, and is free to attend.


Going Places Pilgrimage to York

Our next Going Places event is a pilgrimage to York and the Minster on Saturday 6th October. With opportunities to walk the sea walls, visit York Minster and enjoy a Midday Eucharist, lunch together, and then a free afternoon. All are welcome. Please contact Clay for details and register for the trip: Clay writes, “we encourage anyone who wants to come to book their train tickets ASAP as they are already at £64.00. Also, ensure you have reserved seats as Jenny and I have been on overbooked trains to York before and not had a seat.”
Fr Bruce returns from Nigeria

“I had such a memorable time with the people of St Luke’s Church in Achi, Nigeria. Achi Mbieri (known as Achi) is a small village six miles outside Owerri, a city in South Western Nigeria. I stayed in the vicarage of the local church, St Luke’s, and met the people there. Central to the visit was the opening of the school which has been largely paid for by the link with our own church over previous years. I look forward to us exploring together how we may rekindle this link and become involved with this community once again. I am grateful for your prayers and support for my trip and you will hear more over the next few weeks and months.”

Give as you Live

Go to, click on ‘Sign up’ When selecting your charity you will be directed to a menu called Categories. Strangely our church isn’t in the ‘Religious’ category but is in the ‘All categories’ category. Once you are registered you can nominate Hornsey Parish Church as your preferred charity. You may be given a choice of three churches when you search for Hornsey Parish Church on their website – please select the one that has ‘The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary With St George Hornsey’ in the title. Once you have signed up, you can browse their website for the store you want to shop with. Click ‘shop now’ to go to the store’s website, then continue to shop as normal. Give as you Live will then email you within 1-7 days to let you know how much you’ve raised for Hornsey Parish Church. You don’t pay anything extra for your shopping, the donation is made at no extra cost to you, and it’s also completely free for Hornsey Parish Church.