News & Events
Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 26th May 2019
Today please join us in raising a glass with Tim Rooke to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his arrival on the Kindertransport. We give heartfelt thanks for all who found freedom on the Kindertransport; and we remember those who didn’t escape the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Spaghetti Junction Weds 29th May 7.30pm
Spaghetti Junction will meet at 7.30pm in the church room on 29th May. A delicious spaghetti dinner will be served and we ask for a £5 donation to the church in return. Bring your own drinks and anyone who would like to join! We are currently looking for two more helpers for cleaning up afterwards. Please email Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help!
We will be holding our annual Strawberry Tea on Monday 3rd June at 3pm, in the Church Room, to raise money for the Mothers Union Away from it all Holidays. We will have cakes for sale and a Bring and Buy Stall and Raffle. Thank you for supporting the work of the Mothers Union.
On the 11th June, Tuesday, the Parish Fellowship will be found at the Priory Park Pavilion Cafe to hear a talk by Friends of Priory Park and to take tea (or coffee). Setting out will be from church as usual at 2.0opm.
Confirmation Classes for children continue on Sundays at 12 noon, after the Parish Eucharist. The Bishop of Edmonton will be confirming our Confirmands on Sunday 7th July. Please speak to Fr Bruce, Mthr Anna or Naomi for more information. If you are an adult seeking confirmation we will invite you to join the Christian Basics course. See below.
Christian Basics Course
A new course has begun in conjunction with our sister churches Holy Innocents and Holy Trinity; the next sessions will be on the 5th, 12th, 19th of June at 7pm (followed by a trip to the pub if you wish). Ideal for adult Confirmands and for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of the faith and to learn new ways of praying. We meet at the rainbow Room, St Mary’s School on Church Lane. All welcome
Happy Birthday to our Parish Church! Patronal Festival Sunday 2nd June
Next Sunday 2nd June is our Patronal Festival when we celebrate not only the life of our church today, but also the sixtieth anniversary of the completion of the current Hornsey Parish church. Our celebrant and preacher will be The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. The service will be followed by a birthday party bring and share lunch to which everyone is invited. Please sign up to bring food along to share.
Compline: Sunday 9th June, 7:30pm – 8:00pm
Join us in Hornsey Parish Church for an atmospheric service of Compline, the ancient monastic office of Night Prayer. Relax and contemplate in the beautiful evening light, as the choir sings medieval plainchant and a Renaissance anthem. This is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect in the midst of a busy Crouch End Festival programme! Free admission.
HPC 60/60 Concert Oh for the Wings of a Dove! Saturday 20th July, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, £15 / £10 concession
Hornsey Parish Church Choir performs sparkling romantic repertoire alongside professional soloists. Experience the resplendent acoustic of Hornsey Parish Church reverberating to the sounds of Dvorak (Te Deum), Mendelssohn (Hear my Prayer) and Vaughan Williams (5 Mystical Songs). Wine and soft drinks are included in the ticket price, and will be served before and after the concert. A summer feast not to be missed!
Annual Barn Dance
Our Barn Dance is on Saturday July 6th at 7pm, and is another birthday event. It is always a great evening so please save the date and invite friends and family along. And with less than three weeks to go before his Study leave begins, Fr Bruce will be wanting to dance his socks off so come and join us as we begin to wave him off. All profits will be towards our Church in the Community Appeal.
A message from Ed, Music Director
Fancy singing beautiful music with a talented, sociable group? Look no further! Hornsey Parish Church Choir are recruiting new singers in all voice parts, especially tenors and basses. The choir is a committed, ambitious and high quality ensemble, singing regular Sunday morning services (rehearsal 9:30am), occasional Evensongs and termly concerts. We rehearse regularly on Thursday evenings 7:30pm – 8:30pm, followed by a convivial trip to the local pub! If you are interested, please email the Music Director, Edward Hughes, on email@example.com. There is no formal audition, but prospective singers should have some experience reading sheet music, and lots of enthusiasm for our exciting future plans!
St Mary’s Tower Open day & Community Picnic
This combined event takes place on Sunday 16th June from 12.30pm. Please save the date and come along. Volunteers to help will be welcome.
St Mary’s School Summer Fair
The Parent School Association (PSA) at St Mary’s are fortunate to be regularly sponsored by ‘Philip Alexander’, our local high street estate agent. The PSA receives a £2,000 contribution for placing estate agent notice boards promoting our Summer Fair at local houses, which is a fantastic boost in our drive to raise money that can then be spent on extra resources for the children.
We are compiling a new list of addresses of families who are willing to display a board this year. We are hoping to attract an additional 40 homes to keep the sponsorship going.
Please complete the online form (https://www.stmarysn8.co.uk/estate-agents-boards/) if you are happy to support the PSA and display a board. Alternatively email Mel on stmary’firstname.lastname@example.org.
We raised £127 at our coffee morning. Thank you to all those who helped and all those who came. There are still Christian Aid envelopes in the pews, please continue to give generously.