News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 16th April 2017

Happy Easter!
Christ is risen! Alleluia! From the whole staff & ministry team here at Hornsey Parish Church, a very happy Easter to all, whether you’re a regular or are darkening our door for the first time today.

Thank you
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make our Holy week and easter services so special this week, and who have helped to prepare the church for our Easter celebrations.

Ministry team this week
This week Pam Curran and Naomi will be the main points of contact for day-to-day enquiries. Fr Dennis will be available part-time this week if you need to contact a priest.

Meeting Point this week
There will be no Meeting Point this week, but instead there will be an informal bring and share lunch at midday on Wednesday. All welcome!

Tower Singers
Our new community choir meets at 7.30pm on Thursday 27th April in St Mary’s Tower. Pick up a flyer at the back of church or speak to Louisa for more info!

Sacred Space
We have been so pleased with the success of sacred Space that it is going to continue. This Eucharist is a simple, pared down service, lasting 45 minutes, with lots of space for silence and contemplation, with a short homily on prayer. The church will be open from 5.30pm for those who wish to stay in silence before the service.

Vicki & Phil’s leaving gift
If you would still like to contribute to the cost of the sculpture we gave to Vicki and Phil as a leaving present there is still time to do so. Please give any contributions to Fr Bruce.

Pastoral Assistants for next year
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a Pastoral Assistant for next year, David Lanstrom. David will join Gemma Green, who will replace Stephen at Holy Innocents, and Millie Gibson, who is continuing in a second year at Holy Trinity and St Paul’s. Please pray for David and Gemma as they take up their positions from September, and for Millie as she continues in her role.

Supermarket equipment vouchers for schools
If you have any spare sports equipment vouchers for schools from your shopping (e.g. Sainsbury’s Active Kids), then please hand them to Naomi or another member of the ministry team. Naomi will take them to St Mary’s so they can use them. Thank you!

APCM Sunday 30th April
Our Annual Church Meeting takes place next Sunday 30th April. The meeting takes place after the Parish Eucharist when we celebrate the past year in the context of worship and prayer. We will hear reports of what has been going on & looking ahead too. At this meeting we also re-elect Debbie as our church warden for another year, and elect a successor to Phil Harnett whose term has now ended. Also we elect three new members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC), and three Deanery Synod representatives who also form part of the PCC. Please see the nomination form in the church if you would like your name, or anyone else’s, put forward for any of these Church Officer roles.

Electoral Roll
The newly revised Electoral Roll is now on display on the noticeboard in the church porch and on the side table by the font. Please check your details and if anything is amiss, please contact Vanessa on hpc.intouch@gmail.com or 020 8340 6496 by Sunday 23rd April.

Fr Ben’s last Sunday
Fr Ben’s last Sunday with us will be on Sunday 7th May. There will be a thanksgiving Eucharist at 6.00pm, followed by a party. All offers of food welcome (faith style – bring and share). If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift, please use the envelopes provided.

Fr Ben’s induction as Vicar of Holy Innocents will be on Sunday 11th June, in the evening.

Congratulations!
Many happy returns to Tristan, who celebrated his 21st birthday this week.

Can you offer a lift?
We want to create a rota of drivers who can offer lifts to some of our older members who struggle to get to church on their own. Please let Fr Bruce or Jeremy Nash know if you think you can help.

Week of Accompanied Prayer (WAP)
Our WAP this year begins on Sunday 11th June. Everyone is welcome to take part, whether you have participated previously or not. Leaflets outlining details of the WAP can be found at the back of church.

Gardening at the Tower
Join in the Friends’ gardening team who meet on the first Saturday & third Thursday of the month. The next session is on Saturday 6th May, 10.30am-1pm.

Children’s books for the Bookshop
The Bookshop is keen to re-stock with children’s books. All offers welcome.

Youth & children’s activities
Please note that there is no Youth Fellowship, Forum, Amnesty or Kindle Choir until after the Easter holidays. We hope everyone has a good break!