News & Events

Weekly and advance notices
Week beginning Sunday 2nd July 2017

Welcome, Mother Anna!
Welcome to Mthr Anna Stuttard, who joins us today as our new curate! Mthr Anna studied at Westcott House, Cambridge, and was ordained deacon yesterday, Saturday 1st July, at St Paul’s Cathedral by Bishop Pete, the Acting Bishop of London.

Welcome, too, to Andrew, Mthr Anna’s husband, and Matilda and Faye, their daughters, who are joining our church family. Please make Mthr Anna and her family feel especially welcome, and continue to pray for them as they all adjust to this new stage in their lives.

Taizé at the Tower
Our annual ‘Taizé at the Tower’ service takes place today, Sunday 2nd July, at 3.30pm at St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or sung in canon. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. This beautiful open-air service includes a selection of Taizé chants & readings. Music will be available for those who would like to sing with the choir or to bring an instrument.

Spotlight Meeting Wednesday 12th July
Our next Spotlight Meeting is on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30pm, and will take place at St Mary’s Tower. The meeting will include a tour, news from Friends of Hornsey Church Tower, & idea sharing with the Tower Long View Group. All welcome.

New email addresses
Please note that Fr Bruce’s, Debbie’s, Naomi’s, Louisa’s and Tristan’s emails have changed. Debbie’s new email is Please see the Parish Ministry Team column for details of other new email addresses. Old email addresses will still work for the time being, but please add the new ones to your address book and start using them with immediate effect. Thank you!

Sacred Space
Sacred Space, our Sunday evening Contemplative Eucharist, continues at 6.00pm tonight. A pared down service, lasting 45 minutes, with lots of space for silence and contemplation and a short homily on prayer. The church is open from 5.30pm for those who wish to stay in silence before the service.

Gardening at the Tower
Join the Friends’ gardening team who meet on the first Saturday & third Thursday of the month. The next session is on Thursday 20th July, 10.30am-1.00pm.

Haringey Foodbank
The Foodbank is currently experiencing an increase in the number of people using our service, and so, to avoid the possibility of running out of food, we are appealing for more donations. If you are able to donate, please bring non-perishable food (tinned, dried, UHT) & leave it in the box near the font. If you have any questions, please contact Mari-Wyn ( 955699). Thank you!

Parish Weekend Retreat 13th-15th October
Many of you know Pleshey from previous retreats, and perhaps by reputation, and will know that it is one of the most popular retreat houses in the South East, certainly, and perhaps further afield besides. It is near Chelmsford in Essex, set in beautiful countryside.

Our retreat conductor is Fr David Darling, who is a very experienced retreat guide and spiritual director, and spent many years as a Franciscan friar.

The cost of the retreat this year will be £180*. This includes high quality accommodation, and superb food for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day; as well as the guidance of the retreat conductor and opportunity for a session of one to one spiritual direction with him should you wish to avail yourself of it. We will be asking for a non-refundable deposit of £70 by Sunday 20th August, and full payment of the balance to follow by Sunday 17th September.

If you would like your name to be added to the list of those attending, please let Fr Bruce, Debbie ( or Annie ( know – or you can add it to the list in church.

*There is the opportunity of some bursaries to help with the full cost. Please see Fr Bruce.

Rota news
Like any new system there are bound to be a few hiccups. Don’t worry! Tristan will be running an informal Q&A and demonstration session today, Sunday 2nd July, after the Parish Eucharist.
What if I don’t use a computer?
We know some of you don’t use a computer. That is fine. Please make sure Tristan knows and he will help you stay in touch.

Weekly sheet deadline
Please send all notices for the weekly sheet to Tristan by Tuesday midday: