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Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 18th March 2018


St John Passion – book your tickets now!

Our next Going Places trip is also the final session of our Lent Course – a concert performance of Bach’s St John Passion on Good Friday. Please book tickets now as they are selling fast! The concert is at 7.30pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square. If you wish to book tickets yourself you can do so online on the website of St Martin-in-the-Fields

If you prefer to sit with a group of other church people then please let Mthr Anna know immediately. You can speak to her at church on Sunday or phone or email her – her contact details are listed on this weekly sheet. We will be booking tickets at £20 per person. It is important that you let Mthr Anna know as soon as possible, even if you have mentioned it to her before – she won’t book tickets unless she has confirmation and ideally money from you!

Lent Course 2018 St John Passion

In this year’s Lent Course we are looking at the story of Christ’s passion in the Gospel of St John, using Bach’s music to help us reflect on the narrative and on our own response to Christ’s suffering and death. The course continues today at 12 noon after the Parish Eucharist, and repeated on Wednesdays at 11.15, after our 10.30 Eucharist.


Palm Sunday is next week!

We will gather for a procession with palms outside of Nati’s on Priory Road at 10.15, and will process to church where the service continues from 10.30am.


Gospel Readers needed
On Palm Sunday and Good Friday our gospels are read dramatically by a group of readers. If you would like to take part there is a rehearsal for Palm Sunday on Thursday 22nd 7-8pm led by Kate Stafford; the rehearsal for Good Friday will be Sunday 25th in the afternoon (time tbc)


Parish Fellowship Tuesday 20th March at 2pm

After a successful concert at church on the 24th Febraury in aid of Amnesty raising £234, the business of the Fellowship on Tuesday 20th March at 2pm will be two speakers from Amnesty International. It is hoped this will initiate a permanent praying for prisoners around the world and writing of letters to Heads of State and prisons. Hornsey Parish Church Fellowship will be up there putting in its muscle.

GiftAid and Tax

We are going to claim the GiftAid for 2017 shortly. If you have previously filled in a GiftAid declaration but did not pay tax in 2017, please let Annie know and she will amend the records:


Lent Lunches
During Lent our Wednesday Meeting Point lunches are special for Lent. Donations for lunches are contributed to the diocesan Lent appeal which focuses on helping homeless people in London.

Ecumenical Week of Accompanied Prayer
Our fifth annual Week of Accompanied Prayer (WAP) will be from 13th to 20th May and has a new look this year. Still with the same structure and high quality prayer guidance, our WAP this year will be open to Christians in the Edmonton Episcopal Area of the diocese and will be explicitly ecumenical. To this end we will need to restrict places to 30, so if you are interested please pick up a leaflet, or download it, and apply for a place as soon as you can. The WAP is open to newcomers and more experienced WAP participants alike.

Volunteering in China

Opportunities are available for a month long volunteering placement in China as part of a Christian initiative, helping primary and secondary school Chinese teachers of English, many from rural areas, to develop their English language skills. Dates are 8th July to 6th August. This is an excellent way to discover China and financial help may be available. Contact Ian Blaney (ian.blaney@LBMW.COM OR 0790 60 98 625) for information.


Annual Revision of the Electoral Roll

If you are not already on the Roll, and wish to be able to vote at the Annual Parish Church Meeting on Sunday 29th April, please fill in an Application for Enrolment (available at the back of the Church, or downloadable from the Church website and hand it to Vanessa or one of the Parish Ministry Team by Easter Sunday (1st April), when the Roll closes. Young people whose 16th birthday falls on or before the APCM, may also apply now, and will be entered on the Roll on their birthday. Once the Roll has closed, no further applications can be accepted until immediately after the APCM. With many thanks from Vanessa

Stations of the Cross

At 7.30pm on Friday 23rd March we will have Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at church led by our Youth Fellowship. All are welcome!

Easter Lilies

It has been the custom in this Church for many years to purchase a Lilly in memory of a loved one. These Lilies are then used to decorate the Church for Easter and a list of names is placed in front of the Paschal Candle. It will be possible to arrange this each Sunday until Holy Week. For more information please talk to Joan.

Hornsey Pensioners “Home Sweet Home” To Renovate or Downsize?

On Wednesday 21st March at 1.30pm the Hornsey Pensioners are meeting in the Church Hall with architect Chris Roche. It will be an opportunity to listen to Chris talking about making sure that your home is an asset and not a liability in retirement.

Candlelit Quiet

On Friday evening we have a quiet drop-in service at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Church Tower. The service incorporates personal prayer and a short service of Compline and provides an opportunity for quiet at the end of the working week.

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

GOING PLACES: Ecumenical Pilgrimage to

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

In April, the parishes in our cluster with St Peter in Chains, Stroud Green,will be leading a day pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. Throughout the day, we plan to visit both the Catholic and Anglican Shrines for worship as well as time to visit the beautiful surrounding Village. The Pilgrimage will take place Saturday 14th April beginning at Holy Innocents, Hornsey at 8am. The Cost of a ticket will be £30, this includes travel and an evening meal. If you would like to know more, or to buy a ticket please speak to Fr Bruce, Mthr Anna or David. Deadline is Easter Sunday.

Church Bookshop

The basement bookshop is open on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10.00-1.00pm, and every Friday morning from 10.00am to 12.00noon.  If anyone is interested in helping in any way, please do get in touch on 07779 264085 or by email

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