News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 18 November 2018


Join us for coffee

As usual, there will be tea, coffee and a friendly welcome in the church room after the service. If this is your first time with us, or if you have never joined us after the service, do come and say hello – the church room is through the door on the right, by the pulpit.


Requiem Eucharists for All Souls 

In the month of November each Wednesday Eucharist will be a requiem, where we pray for those who have died. If you would like us to pray for someone known to you, please write their name on the sheet at the back of Church on the appropriate Wednesday.


Party like it’s Christ the King

On Sunday 25 November we mark the celebration of Christ the King with an all-age service and an international celebration. During the service we will think about the places around the world that we call home and God’s presence there, and after the service we will have snacks and drinks and celebrate our worldwide roots. If you’ve got clothes which remind you of home let’s see them – come to church in kilts, in shalwar kameez, in iros or saris, in clogs or head wraps, in batik or in tweed. If you’ve got any energy left after the Christmas Market, bring some food and drink to share. Talk to Mthr Anna for more ideas.


Winter Night Shelter

Hornsey Parish Church is hosting the Winter Night Shelter every Friday for six weeks this winter, starting on Friday 7 December. If you are able to help at the shelter during the evening, overnight, or at breakfast the following morning, please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of church and Lorraine will be in touch.

Any donations of new socks, new pants, or warm winter jackets, and any financial contributions, will be very welcome.

For more information please speak to either Lorraine or Lucy, or email:


Christmas Market

Calling all helpers for the Christmas Market! This great annual event happens this year on Friday 23rd November, in our church hall, 5.30-9pm. If you would like to support the Market by volunteering we’d love to hear from you. Please speak to Lesley (07775 637638) or Lucy (

We’d also love to receive any donations you can make of bottles for the bottle tombola, scarves for the gift stall, and (nearer the time) homemade cakes for the cake stall.

A message from Thelma: ‘If anyone has any leftover knitting wool or acrylic yarn, however small, I could use it to make things for the Christmas market. Please leave in a bag at the back of the church. Thanks!’


Christmas Market Grand Draw

The tickets for the grand draw have arrived! Please help to distribute them and sell them to your family and friends, and do buy some yourself too! We have some brilliant prizes including: £100 John Lewis voucher, M&S Christmas hamper, Park Theatre voucher, fruit hamper fresh from Wiltshire, pedicure at the Foot Studio, meal at Victoria Stakes, half-case of wine, and more. Please help us sell tickets – you can pick them up in church on Sunday, or during the week. If you would be able to contribute some money towards buying prizes, please give your contribution to Mother Anna or Father Bruce.


Jam Stall

Please do make jam, marmalade, chutney, etc. for the Jam Stall at the Christmas Market – any offerings of homemade preserves will be very gratefully received! We will provide labels for you to stick on the jars to identify them as homemade by Hornsey Parish Church – please ask Catriona.

We are also very glad to receive empty jam jars for jam-making; if you are able to donate some, please leave them at the back of church.


Advent Quiet Day at Edgware Abbey

On Saturday 24 November (the day after our Christmas Market) Edgware Abbey is holding a Quiet Day for Advent on the theme of “Light in the Darkness”. The Quiet Day lasts from 10am to 3.30pm and costs £7 per person; drinks are provided but please bring a packed lunch. To book a place, or for more information, please email or call 020 8958 7868. The address is Edgware Abbey, St Mary at the Cross, 94a Priory Field Drive, Edgware, Middx HA8 9PU.


Going Places Riverside Ramble

The next Going Places trip will be a riverside walk from Hammersmith to Kew on Saturday 1 December. We meet at Costa Coffee in Hammersmith Broadway Shopping centre between 10.30-11am to walk down to the river; the route takes in Hammersmith and Chiswick Malls, the historic parish church of St Nicholas Chiswick, Strand on the Green (with lunch in the pub!), and the Kew Greenhouse teashop. The total walking time is about 3 hours. Please let Richard Hodges know if you’d like to come so that he has an idea of numbers for booking the pub and tearoom.


Pilgrim Groups

Our daytime Pilgrim Groups begin meeting next Wednesday. Our Julian Pilgrim group is focusing on Lectio Divina, praying with the writings of Julian of Norwich, and will meet on a Wednesday from 10am beginning on Weds 21 November. There is a Gospel Pilgrim Group meeting from 1-2pm (also from Weds 21) praying with, and discussing the Sunday gospel. All are welcome. We intend that the evening Pilgrim Group will begin to meet again soon. Please watch this space and continue to let us know if you would like to receive more details.


Fortismere Community Choir

Fortismere Community Choir’s Christmas concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday 8 December at St Andrew’s. Members of our congregation will be performing in the concert with a programme of music composed by women



A gentle reminder for parents & carers of children

Please don’t forget that the candles burning in the Lady Chapel can be a hazard to small hands. Please can you help us keep your children safe.