Monday, 26 October 2020

IN THE PINK 25th October 2020

Issue 558

Dear friends

Fr Henry is having to self-isolate (along with Fiona) on instruction from NHS Test & Trace. They are both fine, and he should be back in action next Sunday.

All Souls’ Day is Monday 2nd November. We cannot have our usual orchestral and choral Mass, but we can have a normal parish Mass at 7.30pm that evening. Please email Fr Henry with names of the departed who you want remembered in the prayers. There will be a list for names in church next Sunday.

Today 25th October, we are keeping our Dedication Festivals, and Fr Luke Miller, the Archdeacon of London, is our celebrant and preacher.

Our Dedication Festivals are being held on the same day this year because we are not combining and having a party as we usually do for them. The Sunday after 21st October is the correct date for St Mary Mags (21st October is the actual anniversary) but we don’t know St Peter’s actual date. Today, being the Sunday before All Saints’ Day, is an appropriate one to celebrate the Dedication. 

At St Peter’s if you have the NHS COVID 19 app, please check in with the QR code in church.

Annual Meetings have to take place before the end of October. St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 29th October.  The nomination list for membership of the PCC is in church now. Please get nomination forms for churchwardens from Fr Henry.

Service Times are back to normal. Mass is at St Mary Mags at 9.30, and then at St Peter’s at 11am. Please join us at whichever service suits you. If you are joining us, please bring your own hand sanitizer (if you have it) and be ready to have your name and phone number taken on the door. Please use hand sanitizer as you arrive. Chairs are at a 2m distance, and we ask you to queue at a distance, and to socialize in a distanced way outside church afterwards. We cannot sing, but we can hum the hymns. You must wear a mask inside the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Children under 11 should not wear masks.

Holy Communion. Let me explain the arrangements for Holy Communion. Holy Communion is administered in one kind only, so you just receive the consecrated bread. That is in the form of an individual host (piece of bread) which was placed into a clean container on Wednesday. That container (its proper name is a ciborium) is placed on the altar with its lid in place, and is only uncovered immediately before I administer Communion, so I say nothing directly over the bread. I say, “The Body and Blood of Christ” (the words I would normally say when giving you Communion) at the altar before uncovering the ciborium. I uncover the ciborium, and then put on a mask and sanitize my hands before dropping the host into your (sanitized) hands, without touching you or saying anything. We endeavour to remain 2m apart, but that isn’t quite possible where people have short arms. I am the only one to receive the consecrated wine from the chalice, or to receive the large host, which I hold up for you to see, and break in pieces. Obviously you need to lower your mask to receive Communion. 

Help at St Peter’s We need to create a rota of people to help prepare the church at St Peter’s each Sunday. We have volunteers for today but will need help hereafter, and regularly. There is no heavy work involved, but lots of fiddly preparation, which needs to be done in gloves, and you need to be reliably there at 10.45. Please speak to Fr Henry or email if you can help some times.

Book Club The current book is “Heat and Dust” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Some of you may remember the Merchant/Ivory film of it starring Julie Christie. We shall be meeting (by Zoom) to discuss the book on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm. If you would like to join the Book Club please just drop me an email, and I will make sure you get the link for the meeting.

Streaming Apologies that there is no streaming today.

Coffee The Grand Junction Café has now re-opened, and so you can get a cup of tea or coffee after the service at St Mary Mags.  Sorry, but we can’t serve coffee at St Peter’s. The café is now open 9-4 every day, so do come back and support them.

Here are the Bible readings for Morning and Evening Prayer for the coming week.

Day

 

Morning

Evening

Sunday 25th

(Anniversary of the Dedication of the church)   

Psalms 48, 150

Haggai 2; 6-9

Hebrews 10; 19-25

Psalm 132

Jeremiah 7; 1-11

1 Corinthians 3; 9-17

Monday 26th

 

 

Psalms 123, 124, 125, 126

2 Kings 21; 1-18

1 Timothy 1; 1-17

Psalms 127, 128, 129

2 Maccabees 4; 7-17

John 15; 1-11

Tuesday 27th

 

Psalms 132, 133

2 Kings 22; 1-23; 3

1 Timothy 1; 18-2; end

Psalms 134, 135

2 Maccabees 6; 12-end

John 15; 12-17

Wednesday 28th

(Ss Simon & Jude)

 

Psalms 116, 117

Wisdom 5; 1-16

Luke 6; 12-16

Psalm 119; 1-16

1 Maccabees 2; 42-66

Jude 1-4 & 17-25

Thursday 29th

 

Psalms 143, 146

2 Kings 23; 36-24; 17

1 Timothy 4

Psalms 138, 140, 141

2 Maccabees 7; 20-41

John 16; 1-15

Friday 30th

 

 

Psalms 142, 144

2 Kings 24; 18-25; 12

1 Timothy 5; 1-16

Psalm 145

Tobit 1

John 16; 16-22

Saturday 31st

 

Psalm 147

2 Kings 25; 22-end

1 Timothy 5; 17-end

Psalms 1, 5

Ecclesiasticus 44; 1-15

Revelation 19; 6-10

 

Do remember that you can always ask for people to be prayed for, in the list of the sick and the departed, whose names are used at Mass every day.

 

 

Fr Henry Everett; 020 72891818,  frhenry@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

www.st-mary-magdalene.co.uk

 

Father Henry Everett’s blog

http://frhenryeverett.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

IN THE PINK St Luke the Evangelist

 Issue 557

Dear friends

You can watch our service from St Mary Magdalene’s on YouTube.

 



 

Sunday 18th October


Next Sunday 25th October, we are keeping our Dedication Festivals, and Fr Luke Miller, the Archdeacon of London, will be our preacher.

Our Dedication Festivals are being held on the same day this year because we are not combining and having a party as we usually do for them. The Sunday after 21st October is the correct date for St Mary Mags (21st October is the actual anniversary) but we don’t know St Peter’s actual date, so we have usually kept it on the first Sunday in October, which is the conventional practice. Next Sunday, being the Sunday before All Saints’ day, is an appropriate one to celebrate the Dedication. 

At St Peter’s if you have the NHS COVID 19 app, please check in with the QR code displayed in church.

Annual Meetings have to take place before the end of October. St Peter’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st October. A Zoom link will be sent to everyone on the electoral roll. St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 29th October.  Nomination lists for membership of the PCCs are in both churches now. Please get nomination forms for churchwardens from Fr Henry. Please join us for your own APCM.

Service Times are back to normal. Mass is at St Mary Mags at 9.30, and then at St Peter’s at 11am. Please join us at whichever service suits you. If you are joining us, please bring your own hand sanitizer (if you have it) and be ready to have your name and phone number taken on the door. Please use hand sanitizer as you arrive. Chairs are at a 2m distance, and we ask you to queue at a distance, and to socialize in a distanced way outside church afterwards. We cannot sing, but we can hum the hymns. You must wear a mask inside the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Children under 11 should not wear masks.

Holy Communion. Let me explain the arrangements for Holy Communion. Holy Communion is administered in one kind only, so you just receive the consecrated bread. That is in the form of an individual host (piece of bread) which was placed into a clean container on Wednesday. That container (its proper name is a ciborium) is placed on the altar with its lid in place, and is only uncovered immediately before I administer Communion, so I say nothing directly over the bread. I say, “The Body and Blood of Christ” (the words I would normally say when giving you Communion) at the altar before uncovering the ciborium. I uncover the ciborium, and then put on a mask and sanitize my hands before dropping the host into your (sanitized) hands, without touching you or saying anything. We endeavour to remain 2m apart, but that isn’t quite possible where people have short arms. I am the only one to receive the consecrated wine from the chalice, or to receive the large host, which I hold up for you to see, and break in pieces. Obviously you need to lower your mask to receive Communion. 

Help at St Peter’s We need to create a rota of people to help prepare the church at St Peter’s each Sunday. We have volunteers for today but will need help hereafter, and regularly. There is no heavy work involved, but lots of fiddly preparation, which needs to be done in gloves, and you need to be reliably there at 10.45. Please speak to Fr Henry or email if you can help some times.

Book Club The Book Club’s next book is “Heat and Dust” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Some of you may remember the Merchant/Ivory film of it starring Julie Christie. We shall be meeting (by Zoom) to discuss the book on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm. If you would like to join the Book Club please just drop me an email, and I will make sure you get the link for the meeting.

Streaming The Mass at St Mary Mags will continue to be streamed, at 9.30am, so those of you who cannot join us in church can still be part of our worship. I entirely understand that some people cannot come to church, so we are carrying on streaming. I am afraid that it is not possible to stream from St Peter’s.

Coffee The Grand Junction Café has now re-opened, and so you can get a cup of tea or coffee after the service at St Mary Mags.  Sorry, but we can’t serve coffee at St Peter’s. The café is now open 9-4 every day, so do come back and support them.

Here are the Bible readings for Morning and Evening Prayer for the coming week.

Day

 

Morning

Evening

Sunday 18th

(St Luke)   

Psalms 145, 146

Isaiah 55

Luke 1; 1-4

Psalm 103

Ecclesiasticus 38; 1-14

Colossians 4; 7-18

Monday 19th

 

 

Psalms 98, 99, 101

2 Kings 17; 24-end

Philippians 1; 1-11

Psalms 103, 105

1 Maccabees 6; 1-17

John 13; 1-11

Tuesday 20th

 

Psalm 106

2 Kings 18; 1-12

Philippians 1; 12-end

Psalm 107

1 Maccabees 6; 18-47

John 13; 12-20

Wednesday 21st

 

Psalms 110, 111, 112

2 Kings 18; 13-end

Philippians 2; 1-13

Psalm 119; 129-152

1 Maccabees 7; 1-20

John 13; 21-30

Thursday 22nd

 

Psalms 113, 115

2 Kings 19; 1-19

Philippians 2; 14-end

Psalms 114, 116, 117

1 Maccabees 7; 21-end

John 13; 31-end

Friday 23rd

 

 

Psalm 139

2 Kings 19; 20-36

Philippians 3; 1- 4;1

Psalm 139

1 Maccabees 9; 1-22

John 14; 1-14

Saturday 24th

 

Psalms 120, 121, 122

2 Kings 20

Philippians 4; 2-end

Psalm 118

1 Maccabees 13; 41-end & 14; 4-15

John 14; 15-end

Do remember that you can always ask for people to be prayed for, in the list of the sick and the departed, whose names are used at Mass every day.

 

Fr Henry Everett; 020 72891818,  frhenry@yahoo.co.uk

  

www.st-mary-magdalene.co.uk/.uk

Father Henry Everett’s blog

http://frhenryeverett.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 12 October 2020

IN THE PINK 18th Sunday after Trinity

Issue 556

Dear Friends

This Sunday 11th October, Fr Henry is taking a break, and so our celebrant and preacher at both services is Fr Bill Jacob, the former Archdeacon of Charing Cross.

At St Peter’s if you have the NHS COVID 19 app, please check in with the QR code displayed in church.

Annual Meetings have to take place before the end of October. St Peter’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st October. A Zoom link will be sent to everyone on the electoral roll. St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 29th October.  Nomination lists for membership of the PCCs are in both churches now. Please get nomination forms for churchwardens from Fr Henry.

Service Times are back to normal. Mass is at St Mary Mags at 9.30, and then at St Peter’s at 11am. Please join us at whichever service suits you. If you are joining us, please bring your own hand sanitizer (if you have it) and be ready to have your name and phone number taken on the door. Please use hand sanitizer as you arrive. Chairs are at a 2m distance, and we ask you to queue at a distance, and to socialize in a distanced way outside church afterwards. We cannot sing, but we can hum the hymns. You must wear a mask inside the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Children under 11 should not wear masks.

Holy Communion. Let me explain the arrangements for Holy Communion. Holy Communion is administered in one kind only, so you just receive the consecrated bread. That is in the form of an individual host (piece of bread) which was placed into a clean container on Wednesday. That container (its proper name is a ciborium) is placed on the altar with its lid in place, and is only uncovered immediately before I administer Communion, so I say nothing directly over the bread. I say, “The Body and Blood of Christ” (the words I would normally say when giving you Communion) at the altar before uncovering the ciborium. I uncover the ciborium, and then put on a mask and sanitize my hands before dropping the host into your (sanitized) hands, without touching you or saying anything. We endeavour to remain 2m apart, but that isn’t quite possible where people have short arms. I am the only one to receive the consecrated wine from the chalice, or to receive the large host, which I hold up for you to see, and break in pieces. Obviously you need to lower your mask to receive Communion. 

Help at St Peter’s We need to create a rota of people to help prepare the church at St Peter’s each Sunday. We have volunteers for today but will need help hereafter, and regularly. There is no heavy work involved, but lots of fiddly preparation, which needs to be done in gloves, and you need to be reliably there at 10.45. Please speak to Fr Henry or email if you can help some times.

Book Club The Book Club’s next book is “Heat and Dust” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Some of you may remember the Merchant/Ivory film of it starring Julie Christie. We shall be meeting (by Zoom) to discuss the book on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm. If you would like to join the Book Club please just drop me an email, and I will make sure you get the link for the meeting.

Streaming The Mass at St Mary Mags will continue to be streamed, at 9.30am, so those of you who cannot join us in church can still be part of our worship, but I am afraid we cannot stream it this week. Sorry for this. Normal service will be resumed next week. I entirely understand that some people cannot come to church, so we are carrying on streaming. I am afraid that it is not possible to stream from St Peter’s.

Coffee The Grand Junction Café has now re-opened, and so you can get a cup of tea or coffee after the service at St Mary Mags.  Sorry, but we can’t serve coffee at St Peter’s. The café is now open 9-4 every day, so do come back and support them.

Here is the full calendar of Bible readings for Morning and Evening Prayer for the coming week, for those of you who want to follow the daily prayer of the Church in full.

Day

 

Morning

Evening

Sunday 11th

(Trinity 18)   

Psalms 138, 141

Isaiah 50; 4-10

Luke 13; 22-30

Psalm 139; 1-18

Proverbs 3; 1-18

1 John 3; 1-15

Monday 12th

(St Wilfrid)

 

Psalms 80, 82

2 Kings 5

Acts 26; 1-23

Psalms 85, 86

1 Maccabees 3; 1-26

Mark 15; 1-15

Tuesday 13th

(St Edward the Confessor)

Psalms 87, 89; 1-18

2 Kings 6; 1-23

Acts 26; 24-end

Psalm 89; 19-end

1 Maccabees 3; 27-41

Mark 15; 16-32

Wednesday 14th

 

Psalm 119; 105-128

2 Kings 9; 1-16

Acts 27; 1-26

Psalms 91, 93

1 Maccabees 3; 42-end

Mark 15; 33-41

Thursday 15th

(St Teresa of Avila)

Psalms 90, 92

2 Kings 9; 17-end

Acts 27; 27-end

Psalm 94

1 Maccabees 4; 1-25

Mark 15; 42-end

Friday 16th

 

 

Psalms 88, 95

2 Kings 12; 1-19

Acts 28; 1-16

Psalm 102

1 Maccabees 4; 26-35

Mark 16; 1-8

Saturday 17th

(St Ignatius of Antioch)

Psalms 96, 97, 100

2 Kings 17; 1-23

Acts 28; 17-end

Psalm 104

1 Maccabees 4; 36-end

Mark 16; 9-end

Do remember that you can always ask for people to be prayed for, in the list of the sick and the departed, whose names are used at Mass every day.

Fr Henry Everett; 020 72891818,  frhenry@yahoo.co.uk. 

www.st-mary-magdalene.co.uk

Father Henry Everett’s blog

http://frhenryeverett.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 4 October 2020

IN THE PINK 17th Sunday after Trinity

 Issue 556

Dear friends

You can watch our service from St Mary Magdalene’s on YouTube.

 

Sunday 4th October




Annual Meetings have to take place before the end of October. St Peter’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st October. A Zoom link will be sent to everyone on the electoral roll. St Mary Magdalene’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting will happen via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 29th October.  Nomination lists for membership of the PCCs are in both churches now. Please get nomination forms for churchwardens from Fr Henry.

Service Times are back to normal. Mass is at St Mary Mags at 9.30, and then at St Peter’s at 11am. Please join us at whichever service suits you. If you are joining us, please bring your own hand sanitizer (if you have it) and be ready to have your name and phone number taken on the door. Please use hand sanitizer as you arrive. Chairs are at a 2m distance, and we ask you to queue at a distance, and to socialize in a distanced way outside church afterwards. We cannot sing, but we can hum the hymns. You must wear a mask inside the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Children under 11 should not wear masks.

Holy Communion. Let me explain the arrangements for Holy Communion. Holy Communion is administered in one kind only, so you just receive the consecrated bread. That is in the form of an individual host (piece of bread) which was placed into a clean container on Wednesday. That container (its proper name is a ciborium) is placed on the altar with its lid in place, and is only uncovered immediately before I administer Communion, so I say nothing directly over the bread. I say, “The Body and Blood of Christ” (the words I would normally say when giving you Communion) at the altar before uncovering the ciborium. I uncover the ciborium, and then put on a mask and sanitize my hands before dropping the host into your (sanitized) hands, without touching you or saying anything. We endeavour to remain 2m apart, but that isn’t quite possible where people have short arms. I am the only one to receive the consecrated wine from the chalice, or to receive the large host, which I hold up for you to see, and break in pieces. Obviously you need to lower your mask to receive Communion. 

Help at St Peter’s We need to create a rota of people to help prepare the church at St Peter’s each Sunday. We have volunteers for today but will need help hereafter, and regularly. There is no heavy work involved, but lots of fiddly preparation, which needs to be done in gloves, and you need to be reliably there at 10.45. Please speak to Fr Henry or email if you can help some times.

Book Club The Book Club’s next book is “Heat and Dust” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Some of you may remember the Merchant/Ivory film of it starring Julie Christie. We shall be meeting (by Zoom) to discuss the book on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm. If you would like to join the Book Club please just drop me an email, and I will make sure you get the link for the meeting.

Next Sunday 11th October, Fr Henry will be taking a break, and so our celebrant and preacher at both services will be Fr Bill Jacob, the former Archdeacon of Charing Cross.

Streaming The Mass at St Mary Mags will continue to be streamed, at 9.30am, so those of you who cannot join us in church can still be part of our worship. I entirely understand that some people cannot come to church, so we are carrying on streaming. I am afraid that it is not possible to stream from St Peter’s.

Coffee The Grand Junction Café has now re-opened, and so you can get a cup of tea or coffee after the service at St Mary Mags.  Sorry, but we can’t serve coffee at St Peter’s. The café is now open 9-4 every day, so do come back and support them.

Here is the full calendar of Bible readings for Morning and Evening Prayer for the coming week, for those of you who want to follow the daily prayer of the Church in full.

Day

 

Morning

Evening

Sunday 4th

(Trinity 17)   

Psalms 128, 129, 134

Isaiah 49; 13-23

Luke 12; 1-12

Psalm 136

Proverbs 2; 1-11

1 John 2; 1-17

Monday 5th

 

 

Psalm 71

1 Kings 21

Acts 21; 37-22;21

Psalm 72

1 Maccabees 1; 1-19

Mark 14; 1-11

Tuesday 6th

(St Bruno)

Psalm 73

1 Kings 22; 1-28

Acts 22; 22-23;11

Psalm 74

1 Maccabees 1; 20-40

Mark 14; 12-25

Wednesday 7th

(Our Lady of the Rosary)

Psalm 77

1 Kings 22; 29-45

Acts 23; 12-end

Psalm 119; 81-109

1 Maccabees 1; 41-end

Mark 14; 26-42

Thursday 8th

Psalm 78; 1-39

2 Kings 1; 2-17

Acts 24; 1-23

Psalm 78; 40-end

1 Maccabees 2; 1-28

Mark 14; 43-52

Friday 9th

(St John Henry Newman)

 

Psalm 55

2 Kings 2; 1-18

Acts 24; 24-25;12

Psalm 69

1 Maccabees 2; 29-48

Mark 14; 53-65

Saturday 10th

 

Psalms 76, 79

2 Kings 4; 1-37

Acts 25; 13-end

Psalms 81, 84

1 Maccabees 2; 49-end

Mark 14; 66-end


Do remember that you can always ask for people to be prayed for, in the list of the sick and the departed, whose names are used at Mass every day.

Fr Henry Everett; 020 72891818,  frhenry@yahoo.co.uk.

 

www.st-mary-magdalene.co.uk

 

Father Henry Everett’s blog

http://frhenryeverett.blogspot.co.uk/