All Saints Margaret Street

All Saints Parish Newsletter 25th May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Fr Michael writes, 

The best-loved devotional aid for Trinity Sunday is probably Rublev's famous icon The Trinity, also called The Hospitality of Abraham, referring to Genesis 18.1-18, where the Lord visits Abraham and Sarah in the guise of three men, usually depicted as angels. 

If you need a reminder, look at:

(it will also be on the cover of the order of service for Sunday's High Mass). 

The Genesis passage alternates between describing the Lord as three and one,  providing a natural image for trinitarian theology and an account of God which focusses on the persons and their perfect relatedness in love. It also links beautifully with the Christian focus on koinonia – 'communion', 'fellowship' – where humanity and the divine intersect. 

This reminder of the essential sociability of our faith is an unashamed segué into a plug for our parish dinner, on Friday 8 June at Conchiglia (125 Great Titchfield Street). We have room for 50 people. 

Tickets will be available on Sunday at £30, and we will record your menu choices when you buy your ticket. The choices are below, so that you can choose before you book (nb. Lamb Shanks are only available to the first 25 of the 50 purchasers who request them): 


Mixed vegetable soup
Smoked salmon citrus salad
Tomato bruschetta 


Braised Lamb Shank in red wine gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables
Beetroot Gnocchi with mixed wild mushrooms in a parsley butter sauce
Ginger Garlic Baked Salmon Fillet with roasted vegetables 

Homemade Desserts:

Flourless chocolate cake
Lemon tart topped with cream
Fresh melon and orange wedges 

A card with your name and choices will be available for you on the evening to put at your place at table: this will help my friend Giovanni and his team at the restaurant to give you the right meal. The price includes two glasses of wine – if people want more wine it can be purchased on the night. 

As I said previously, this is an experiment and I'd welcome feedback afterwards. Giovanni hopes to accommodate us outside, if weather permits. 

I hope you can join us.


Within our community we pray for those who are sick or distressed and have asked for prayers: Asia Bibi, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Adrienne Newson, Mary Goodman, Jill Wilson, Jason Dominic Chan, Robert Adams, Brian Carr, Aria Carthy, Vallery Tchukov, Matthew Thompson, Pauline Wayman, Sian Evans, Sara Vice, Elizabeth Lual, Mary Fast, Brian Prosser, Peter Brentnall, Keith Bevan, Judy Stewart, Jane Gadney, David Eckland,  Dave Kynnersley, Patricia Searle, David Webb, Barbara Schiefer, Rose Smith and Fr Graham Francis. 

Those known to us recently departed: Howard Compton, David Edwards Pr , Derek Beaufoy, Dennis Riley, Malcolm Barrow, Faye Chegwidden, Reg Gadney, Dulcie John, Connie Coote, Norma Lewis and Roy Meadpwcraft.  

Anniversaries of death this week:  Mary Woodward, Elsie Davies, Betty Scott, Ivan Sutton, Joy Cooch, Constance Crozier, Agnes Barry, Brenda Lusha, Dominic Borg, Henry Pelham Clinton Duke of Newcastle, Constance Porter, Olga Gaunt, Mary Bonar, Edna Hutt, Annie Key, Donald Barnes Priest and Ronald Self.

Saturday 26 May
12 noon Low Mass
5.30pm Confessions   6pm Evening Prayer  
6.30pm First Mass of Sunday 

Preacher: The Vicar Fr Alan Moses
Lassus Missa Bell’Amifitrit’ altera 
Rachmaninov Hymn of the Cherubim 

SUNDAY LUNCH this week is cooked by Robin Clutterham and team. The menu is: Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes and a selection of vegetables. Dessert. Tickets £6, available at the All Saints’ Shop before & after Mass.

Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Wood Canticles in F 
Stanford Beati quorum via 

Bank Holiday Monday 28 May - 12 Noon Mass only
THE NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE - A day excursion by coach from All Saints to Walsingham for the National Pilgrimage. Please contact Ross Buchanan (Tel. 020 7221 1312)

Tuesday 29 May– Friday 1 June
7.30am Morning Prayer   8am Low Mass 
12.30 - 1pm Confessions   1.10pm Low Mass
5.30pm Confessions   6pm Evening Prayer   6.30pm Low Mass

Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI 2018 HIGH MASS will be followed by our now well-established Outdoor Procession of the Blessed Sacrament (with choir and brass band), taking a circular route from Church along Oxford Street and back to All Saints Margaret Street.
Preacher: Fr Robert Thompson, St Clement’s Notting Dale
Mozart Orgelsolomesse K. 259
Messiaen O sacrum convivium

One of our major annual public acts of witness to the faith in our parish, we hope that as many friends of All Saints will come and take part. As in past years, we will be drawing attention to the plight of Christians suffering persecution in the Middle East and elsewhere. For those unable to join in walking and singing through the bustle of Oxford Circus on Thursday late night shopping night, Fr. Philip Bevan will lead the rosary in church until the procession returns. There will be a party in the church courtyard afterwards.

Stewards for the Procession and Helpers for Hospitality - If you are over 18 and able to help us maintain the safety of the procession, please volunteer as a Steward – briefing with Cedric Stephens is 6pm on the night, before High Mass. And if you could help with catering prep/serving guests & the party clear up please express interest by contacting Dee in the Parish Office: 020 7 636 1788 / or speaking to Chris Self or Janet Drake in the courtyard after Sunday Mass.  

Saturday 2 June (Church opens 11am)
12 noon Low Mass 
5.30pm Confessions
   6pm Evening Prayer   
6.30pm First Mass of Sunday 

Preacher: The Vicar Fr Alan Moses
W Lloyd Webber Missa Princeps Pacis
Saint-Saëns Ave Maria

Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie
Francis Jackson Setting in G minor
Handel Zadok the Priest

All Sunday services and weekday High Masses sung by the Choir of All Saints - full details at 


Sunday 10 and Sunday 17 June – Parish Room after High Mass with coffee/tea – VOLUNTEERING AT ALL SAINTS there will be a chance to meet a range of volunteer team leaders at All Saints and find out about the many ways of becoming involved in helping at Church – from flower arranging to bar tending, with many roles for different talents and availability of time. Please come along and see how you could join in, get to know All Saints better and make a valuable contribution to the life of the Church while meeting people. We hope to see you there one of those two Sundays.


– Fr Michael Fuller asks that we advise you: Choral Evensong and Benediction - It has been our tradition for some time now to sing the office of Evensong on the first Sunday in the month. The difficulty in forming a choir and the dwindling congregation has caused us to suspend, for the time being, this service. This means there will be no service.  We are hopeful to restore it as soon as we are able.

LAURENCE LONG (former Dr John Birch Organ Scholar at All Saints) 
FINAL ORGAN RECITAL at the Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS (on the new organ in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall) Thursday 7 June at 10.40 – 11.30am
The programme will include Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F major and Rheinberger's fourth organ sonata in A minor.

Our year-round fundraising efforts go to support three charities:

The Church Army hostels and programmes in Marylebone empowering homeless women into independent living through providing a safe refuge, training and employment opportunities. 
The USPG-led UMOJA, HIV Project in Zimbabwe, enabling people living with HIV and Aids to have positive lives, and 
The Soup Kitchen (American International Church, Tottenham Court Road) feeding up to 80 vulnerable people daily in central London. 

Men’s clothing needed by the Jesus Centre in Margaret Street, which provides a regular drop-in and range of services to homeless people. If you have women’s or men’s clothes to give away, please bring to Church and leave at the Parish Office so we can continue to help support our neighbours’ efforts. The Church Army also collects women’s clothes for their Homeless Hostel so all donations can be found a good new home! Contributions of shirts, trousers, warm sweaters and blankets continue to be much appreciated. 

Further Communications or Assistance from All Saints Margaret Street:- 
* If you would like to encourage others to take an interest in All Saints/keep up with what is happening here
, please forward this email on to them, or to people you would like to invite to services or tell them about our, which has a full colour 360 virtual tour for viewing the wonderfully restored interior of the Church – see tour – before a visit or if unable to travel. 

If you know of others (near or far) who would like to receive this regular update on what’s happening at All Saints please encourage them to sign up for the email on the All Saints website – see the tab News & Events> Weekly Newsletter

* If you would like any pastoral assistance, please do not hesitate to contact: 

The Parish Church of All Saints Margaret Street, London W1 W 8JG 
Vicar: The Revd Prebendary Alan Moses
T: 07973 878040 E: (Day off: Saturday)

Assistant Priest: The Revd Dr Michael Bowie 
T: 07581 180963 E: (Day off: Wednesday)

A priest is available for confessions/counsel Monday – Friday from 12.30-1pm and at 5.30pm Monday - Saturday, or by appointment. (Special arrangements apply in Lent and for Holy Week.)

If you would like prayers offered, or amendments to the prayer list please contact: 
Dee Prior, Parish Administrator (020 7636 1788).  E:

Or make use of the prayer request facility on the website at:

Safeguarding Officers: Chris Self (Vulnerable Adults) and: Janet Drake (Children)




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