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Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 15th December
Date for your diary: Carol Services
Saturday 21st December: Tower carols, 6pm
Organised in partnership with the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower, our community carol service is open to all, with mulled wine and mince pies to follow.
Sunday 22nd December: Nine Lessons & Carols, 5pm
A traditional service of readings, music from the choir and carols for all to sing.
Tuesday 24th December: Carols at the Crib, 4pm
Children, dogs, carols and the Christmas story – our festive family-friendly crib service returns to Hornsey Parish Church on Christmas Eve.
Next Sunday (22nd December) Katharine and Chris will be telling the story of the Nativity with puppets during the Parish Eucharist! Do invite friends and family to come along.
Please join us in the Lady Chapel at 12pm today (Sunday 15th December) for the next installment of our Advent Course, Prayer in Art. All are extremely welcome, whether you are Picasso reincarnate or have never painted in your life.
Please take one of our Advent leaflets too!
Flower arranging at Christmas
Every year the Christmas decorations and floral arrangements at church are wonderful; this year the decorating will take place on Saturday 21st December. If you would be willing to help with some of the preparations, please put your name on Joan’s list at the back of church.
It has been our tradition to circulate Christmas greetings around the parish, delivering cards or flyers around the roads and streets. Please can you give your support by signing up on the list at the back of church to take responsibility for part of the delivery? Let’s see if between us we can deliver to as many people as possible. Many thanks.
YMCA Christmas Gifts
As in previous years we will be giving a gift from the church to each of the young people resident at the YMCA. We need to raise nearly £200 for this, so any donations will be very gratefully received. Please use one of the envelopes in the pews. If we receive more than the cost of the gifts, any extra money will go into church funds. Thank you!
Judy Marshall RIP
We heard the news today that Judy Marshall died early Monday morning in hospital. Her family were with her.
We expect the funeral to be early in the new year.
We are about to claim GiftAid on the congregation’s standing orders and donations over the last year. It you have filled in a GiftAid declaration but no longer pay tax please could you let Lotti Wander, Mthr Anna or Annie Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Talks at St Paul’s
If you couldn’t make it to the recent excellent talks at the cathedral, they are all recorded and available online at https://www.stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning/films-podcasts/2019-films
Their most recent talk We Need To Talk About Race is especially worth watching:
Convocation on Saturday 11th January, 4-5.30pm
Parishioners may well have already become devotees of His Dark Materials through BBC dramatisation shown on BBc1 at 8pm on Sundays (but also available on iPlayer) and coming from the book of author Sir Philip Pullman with the same title but consisting of three novels as a Trilogy. He is also author of The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ so he is onto many themes which will interest and challenge such as the nature of time, parallel universes and the nature of matter. The Independent suggested that the series brings into question “the value of organised religion, the corruptibility of authority, the ambiguity of Truth…”. The Convocation is a chance for us to share views, perhaps view a scenes and report on how we experienced the series and the book, even and its impact on religious thinking. Fr Dennis will lead the proceedings; we will be meeting in the Church Room.
Christingle Service at Holy Innocents
Holy Innocents Church (on Tottenham Lane) are holding their Christingle service this Sunday, 15th December, at 3pm. All are welcome.