News & Events
Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 26th July – Trinity 7
We are committed to all aspects of Safeguarding in our church. This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human being.
Safeguarding Statement: The parish of Hornsey believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people and vulnerable adults). We expect all of our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this.
It costs over £400 a day to open the doors of our church for ‘business’. We receive no funding from the government. Nor from the Diocese. Our mission is only made possible by charitable donations and other fund-raising activities. If you would like to make a donation, as well as giving cash you can also give by texting GIVETOHORNSEY 5 to 70085 to give £5.00. This costs £5 plus a standard rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thank you.
Open air Eucharist – TODAY, Sunday 26th July at 4pm
This Sunday an Open air Eucharist celebrated outside St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey, in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s Churchyard. EVERYONE is very WELCOME. Please come dressed for the weather. Appropriate social distancing will apply.
After the service we will be having a (socially distanced) gathering to say goodbye to the Pastoral Assistants on their last Sunday in Hornsey; unfortunately we can’t offer food and drinks, but please do bring your own.
The Sound of Music
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 guidance relating to churches and theatres, we have decided to postpone our rescheduled performances of The Sound of Music on 23-26 September.
We have also decided to refund all tickets purchased, and our booking agent TicketSource has confirmed that this will take place in the next 14 days. We will of course also be refunding any cash purchases.
The good news is that we hope to be able to perform our production of this wonderful musical story on 10-13 March 2021, so please save these new dates in your diary.
The Basement Bookshop is open
The Basement Bookshop is open again on alternate Fridays and Saturdays selling secondhand books. Thousands of titles to choose from.
The Bookshop is in the basement of the church hall, entrance opposite Nisa on Park Road.
We are opening alternate Saturdays and Fridays from 10.00am – 12.00noon from Saturday 18th July throughout August:
10.00-12.00noon – Saturday 1st August
10.00-12.00noon – Friday 7th August
10.00-12.00noon – Saturday 15th August
10.00-12.00noon – Friday 21st August
10.00-12.00noon – Saturday 29th August
Re: the Foodbank
Thanks to all those who have donated Food or Money as we look towards the future – Might we all send the following message to our friends, Facebook and others saying “If you know of someone who is entering into rocky times and is becoming deprived of food in the area N4, N8, N6 and is not in contact with a Foodbank, please would they go to the www.holytrinityfoodbank.org website and send a message to the “advice” email there or text 07469 952112”
We want to make sure nobody gets missed out.
If you would like to be included on the Foodbank Newsletter please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is open for private prayer
Our church is open for private prayer once a week on Thursdays, from 11am-1pm and again from 5pm-7pm. If you can, we would be grateful if you could book in advance online by registering on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hornsey-parish-church-private-prayer-july-30-tickets-113255923516. We are hoping to leave room for passers-by to drop in too, but if it is busy then people who have not pre-booked may have to wait or come back later.
There will be stewards present to welcome you and help you. We ask you to expect to stay for about 15 minutes to allow as many people as possible a chance to enter the church. The space available will be limited to enable safe cleaning, and we are sorry that the toilets won’t be open. Please sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the building, and please maintain spatial distancing to keep everyone safe.
If anyone is showing symptoms of COVID please don’t come to church. If you later develop symptoms please do contact the Parish Office to let us know.
Thanks to our Churchwardens for all their work in planning this. We look forward to welcoming you back. And please know that you are in our prayers.
Lucy’s leaving gift
I am filled with sadness as we prepare to say goodbye to Lucy Emanuel, who has been Pastoral Assistant at Hornsey Parish Church for the past two years. Lucy’s last Sunday with us will be July 26th, and she leaves us the following Wednesday to begin secondary school teacher training in Cambridge in September.
Please CLICK https://hornseyparish.churchdesk.com/share/file/934948 to find out how to contribute to a leaving gift for Lucy. account name is PCC OF ST MARY WITH ST GEORGE HORNSEY PARISH sort code 40-11-58 account number 30446025
HERE https://hornseyparish.churchdesk.com/share/file/932787 you can read Lucy’s report on what she has got up to in this past year as part of our Ministry Team. As you will see we have a great deal to thank her for.
Finally, why not email Lucy with a personal message of support as we wave her goodbye.
On Sunday July 26th, after the 4pm open air Eucharist at St Mary’s Tower, there will be a chance to gather (socially distanced) in the Churchyard to raise a glass to Lucy, and drink her health, along with David and Clem, PAs at Holy Trinity and Holy Innocents respectively, who are also moving on to pastures new. Please come along, and bring your own refreshments.
Zoom Fellowship (online coffee after church)
Please join us for online coffee after the service on Sunday, from 11.45am. A chance to get together and catch up over Zoom.*
Zoom Bible Study – the Acts of the Apostles
Stephen and Annie are leading a Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Zoom,* with more sessions on Thursday afternoons at 2pm. We hope you can join us!
*Our online gatherings, like all church events, will follow the guidelines of our Safeguarding statement:
The parish of Hornsey believes that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those who are vulnerable (children, young people and vulnerable adults). We expect all of our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this.
Rectory Update: Keeping you in the loop
Trevor began his six week course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy on Monday July 6th. During this time we are both shielding in the Rectory.
We are in good spirits, and offer continued thanks for your kindness in so many forms. Thanks also to all the team who are carrying extra burdens at this time. It is much appreciated.
With love from Trevor and Fr Bruce
YMCA Fitness Sessions
From 1 July, YMCA North London is offering a new Y-Fit Online proposition to members who subscribe for just £10 per month, including 14 days’ free trial. This is very much in tune with the founding principles of the YMCA movement, to care for the Spirit, Mind and Body of all in our community.