News & Events
Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 8 September
Fr Bruce’s Study leave
Fr Bruce is now away on Study Leave until November. In his absence, Mthr Anna and the Churchwardens will be keeping things going so please let them know if there is anything they can help with. We pray that Fr Bruce will have a restful and refreshing sabbatical.
We meet at 2pm in the Church Car Park and travel by W5 bus to Waterlow Park to have afternoon tea in Lauderdale House this Monday, 9th September, followed, weather permitting, a walk round the Park. All are invited to join us.
Holy Innocents Autumn Fair
Holy Innocents Church are hosting their Autumn Fair this Saturday 14th September, 11am-4pm. Do go along to enjoy delicious Caribbean food, a variety of stalls, trips up the church tower and a magic show (11.15am). All welcome.
Next Sunday 15th September the first meeting about the Christmas Market will be taking place – please join us in the Lady Chapel after the Parish Eucharist.
We are looking for prizes for the Christmas Market grand draw! If you would be able to contribute some money towards buying prizes such as a John Lewis token, please give your contribution to Mother Anna, Lesley or Lucy.
We will also be glad to receive donations of jam jars – please leave them at the back of church. Thank you!
Big Night Out
Our irregular night out at the pub returns on Thursday 19th September. Join us from 8pm at the Three Compasses on Hornsey High Street for a drink and good company. Everyone 18 and over is very welcome to join us – speak to Mthr Anna or Lucy about it or just turn up.
Parish Fellowship will be meeting at 2pm on Tuesday 8th October. It’s always important to air perspectives on current events and this meeting will aim to have a guided programme where we can share opinion on current events and also insert ideas for programme gaps for the forthcoming year.
Exciting news – on Saturday 2 November we will be having an Open Day at church, inviting the local community in to see what our church is all about. This will be an all-hands-on-deck event and an important fundraiser and publicity moment for the church, so pop it in your diary and come and talk to Mthr Anna about how you can help.
In recent weeks we have been without a paid cleaner for the church, and the work has been done by a wonderful and generous volunteer while we have been trying to find a replacement. Our efforts have been fruitless – if you have a good cleaner or know of one who, crucially, will be willing to issue an invoice and be paid by cheque or directly into a bank account (ie not cash in hand) please let one of the churchwardens know.
We are blessed in our parish in having a wide variety of local neighbourhoods, built in different eras to meet different housing needs. In recent months we have been thinking hard about how to reach the neighbourhoods in the East of the parish, furthest away from our church, to share God’s love with the people who live there. We are currently calling this work HPC East. We will give updates in the weekly sheet and elsewhere about this work. And our first is the news that Patricia and Elle-Mae have started running occasional “pop-up” drop-ins on the Lightfoot Estate where they live, welcoming local people with hot drinks and cakes and inviting them to sit and chat with their neighbours. Hornsey Police were so impressed with this that they tweeted about them: “Great to see these lovely people today on the Lightfoot Estate N8. They are here on behalf of the Hornsey Parish Church to help the local community in any way they can”. Massive thanks to Patricia and Elle-Mae, and to Zane who also helped out.
Allotment veg – helping Homes of Promise
Fresh veg from Wendy’s allotment for sale every Friday 10-12 in the book shop – or you can call 02 8340 3458 to find out what she has and pre book to collect from the church room. Please pass money on to any MU member if Wendy is not around. All money raised to go to our friend Jane’s charity Homes of Promise, helping children in Uganda. Thank you.
“The Hills are Alive”
Our Stages for Faith team is planning a production of The Sound of Music 18th-21st MARCH 2020. Please SAVE THE DATE and watch this space for more information.
Give As You Live
Raise money for HPC with virtually no effort – sign up to Give As You Live, nominate HPC as your chosen charity and we will receive a donation every time you shop online via Give As You Live.
Go to www.giveasyoulive.com, click on ‘Sign up’. When selecting your charity you will be directed to a menu called Categories. Strangely our church isn’t in the ‘Religious’ category but is in the ‘All categories’ category. Once you are registered you can nominate Hornsey Parish Church as your preferred charity – please select ‘The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary With St George Hornsey’. Once you have signed up, you can browse their website for the store you want to shop with. Click ‘shop now’ to go to the store’s website, then continue to shop as normal. You don’t pay anything extra for your shopping, the donation is made at no extra cost to you, and it’s also completely free for Hornsey Parish Church.
Parish Retreat 2020
Our Parish Retreat will take place next June, Friday 12th to Sunday 14th. So please SAVE THE DATE. The retreat will take place at Worth Abbey, well known monastery in Sussex, where the TV series ‘Monastery’ was filmed in 2004. With a mixture of lovely walks, good food, silence and the opportunity to join in the monastic rhythm, we hope it will appeal to new and seasoned retreat goers.
Weekly sheet deadline
Please send any notices for the weekly sheet to Lucy by 9am on Wednesday morning.