News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 23rd February

Mthr Anna moving on

Mother Anna will leave Hornsey Parish Church on Wednesday so today is her last Sunday with us – we hope you will join us for a Bring and Share lunch in the Church Room from 12 noon. Please pray for her, and for Andrew, Faye and Matilda, as they prepare to begin this new chapter of their lives. We also pray for the people of St Aldhelm’s, as they look forward to their new Priest-in-Charge coming to be with them.

Mother Anna will be installed in her new church at 6pm on Sunday 8th March. If you would like to be at the service to support her, St Aldhelm’s is very easy to get to – get the 144 bus, getting off at the stop for the North Middlesex Hospital and the church is a few minutes’ walk behind you. It will take about 40 minutes from the Park Road bus stop.



Please take away the Lent leaflet that is published this Sunday, with news of our Lent Course which begins next Sunday. Sessions on the Lent Course will then happen each Sunday 12-1pm, and on Wednesdays 12.45-1.30pm.


Ash Wednesday

This week is Ash Wednesday when we have a sung Eucharist at 11am, and a said Eucharist at 7.30pm. Both with the imposition of Ashes. All welcome.


The annual revision of our electoral roll will be starting on Sunday 8th March, ready for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 26th April. If you are not on the Roll, and you wish to be included, you will need to complete and return an Application for Enrolment by Sunday 29th March. Whether or not you are on the Electoral Roll, please also complete and return a consent form if you have not already done so. This is also the easiest way to update your contact details if they have changed since last Spring.

Forms, names on the current electoral roll and a map of the Parish are on the Electoral Roll table at the back of the Church. Please hand completed forms to Vanessa or to one of the Parish Ministry Team. Forms can also be downloaded from the Church website and emailed to


Easter Lilies

It has long been a tradition in this church to remember our loved ones by giving a lily in their memory to decorate the church at Easter. Their names are placed on a list which is placed in front of the Paschal candle. Speak to Joan Taylor, Wendy Barnett or Clare Goymer.


Tickets for The Sound of Music, 18th-21st March

The Sound of Music is coming soon! Tickets are now on sale (and selling fast!) – reserve yours via the church website or by clicking this link:


Edgeware Abbey Quiet Day

Next Saturday 29th February, 10am-3.30pm, with Fr Bruce. The cost is £7 and please bring a packed lunch.


Parish Weekend Retreat 12th-14th June

Our 2020 Parish Retreat will take place in June, Friday 12th to Sunday 14th. The retreat will take place at Worth Abbey, well known monastery in Sussex, where the TV series ‘Monastery’ was filmed in 2004. With a mixture of lovely walks, good food, silence and the opportunity to join in the monastic rhythm, we hope it will appeal to new and seasoned retreat goers. The retreat will cost £190pp (full board) with a £50 deposit payable by 1st March. Please sign up if you are interested, and ask one of the Retreat Team (Annie, Lesley, Clare, Rachel) if you would like to hear more.


Lent Lunches

The Lent lunches begin this week on Wednesday 26th Feb, following the Ash Wednesday service. A simple lunch is served at 12 noon each Wednesday during Lent leading up to Holy Week. Contributions will help support PLAN UK. Please be as generous as you can, but we suggest a donation of £4 if you can manage it. Make this meal a part of your Lent observance in fellowship with our church family.

There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church; please put your name down if you are planning to come (but do feel free to come if you haven’t managed to sign up).

Would you be willing to help prepare and serve one of the lunches? The ability to heat cartons of soup is all the cooking know how required. We reimburse food costs. We can pair you with an old hand so you will not be dropped in it. If you are willing to help in this very valuable and potentially enjoyable activity please let Annie Perkins know. 07771 866400 or


World Day of Prayer, Friday 6th March at 11am

Every year women around the world meet to take part in something unique, the World Day of Prayer. This year’s service has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe and will be taking place at a church near you: Christ Church, Crouch End Hill, N8 8AX, at 11am on Friday 6th March. Join us and the millions of women (and some men!) who will be taking part in this great wave of prayer which will rise with the sun in Samoa, sweep across Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before coming to rest in American Samoa. Add your voice!



It you have filled in a GiftAid declaration but no longer pay tax please could you let Lotti Wander, Mthr Anna or Annie Perkins ( know.


Weekly sheet deadline

If you have any items for the weekly sheet please send them to Lucy by 10am on Wednesday.