Sunday, 20 December 2015

IN THE PINK Advent 4 2015

Issue 325
Glad Tidings of Great Joy
We are delighted to be able announce that Westminster City Council have granted planning permission for the new building at St Mary Mags. On Tuesday night the Planning Committee approved the application with no queries at all, having received over 100 representations of support for the project and a handful against (rather the opposite proportions to most applications). So, many thanks to all those of you who wrote in to support the project.

This permission enables us to go forward and make applications to major grant giving trusts for further funding, which is essential if we are to convince Heritage Lottery Fund that the project is viable. Basically we need to raise £2.5 million in the next 6 months to match the HLF contribution. If all goes well we could possibly start on site in a year’s time. We should have the War Memorial Calvary refurbished and re-erected much sooner than that, which will be a good sign of progress. Remember that the project is not only to build the new wing (which will house lavatories, lift, cafĂ© and education room), but also do major conservation works in the church, and to fund a programme of heritage–related activity for 3 years.
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Christingle Making
We shall be making the Christingles in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd. Do Come and help.

Christmas Services

Christingle St Peter’s 5pm Thursday 24th 
Midnight Mass SMM 11pm Thursday 24th
Christmas morning Eucharist St Peter’s 11am Friday 25th
Holy Family Sunday St Peter’s 11am Sunday 27th
Epiphany SMM 11am Sunday 3rd


Dialogue with Art-Exhibition
There is an exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture in the Crypt at St Mary Mags from today until Boxing Day. Artists Elizabeth Chojak-Mysko, Tomasz Mysko and Jolanta Jagiello. Private view this evening 7 – 9 pm, to which all present at the Carol Service are invited. Then daily 1 pm – 5pm 14th – 26th December. Do come and see these intriguing woks that try to engage spiritual subjects.

Book Club
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th January, and the book to read is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler which was shortlisted for the Man-Booker prize. Please sign up on the notice in church to show that you are coming.

Combined Services
Please note that there are combined services on the 2 Sundays after Christmas.

Christmas Flowers
If you would like to make a donation towards St Peter’s Christmas flowers, please see Richard or Fr.Henry

Happy Christmas to you all from Fr Henry

Dates for the Diary

December

22nd Eucharist 10am St Peters

23rd  Mass 9am  SMM
Christingle making 5pm St Peter’s

24th Christingle Service 5pm St. Peter’s.
Midnight Mass 11 pm SMM

25th Eucharist 11am St Peter’s

27th Combined Eucharist 11am St. Peter’s

January
3rd Combined Eucharist 11am SMM

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter

Father Henry Everett’s blog

Sunday, 13 December 2015

IN THE PINK Advent 3 2015

Issue 324
Carol Service
The Carol Service is today at St Mary Mags at 6pm. We are fortunate to have secured the services of the Corisande Singers once again, and so will be treated to some excellent choral singing. There are refreshments afterwards as usual.

Christingle Making
We shall be making the Christingles in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd. Do Come and help.

Dialogue with Art-Exhibition
There is an exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture in the Crypt at St Mary Mags from today until Boxing Day. Artists Elizabeth Chojak-Mysko, Tomasz Mysko and Jolanta Jagiello. Private view this evening 7 – 9 pm, to which all present at the Carol Service are invited. Then daily 1 pm – 5pm 14th – 26th December. Do come and see these intriguing woks that try to engage spiritual subjects.

New Hymn Books
The books already ordered have arrived. Please see Judith to agree appropriate wording if you want an inscription in the front. Books will be in use 13th December. We now have large print books.

Christmas Services

Carol Service SMM 6pm Sunday 13th
Christingle St Peter’s 5pm Thursday 24th 
Midnight Mass SMM 11pm Thursday 24th
Christmas morning Eucharist St Peter’s 11am Friday 25th
Holy Family Sunday St Peter’s 11am Sunday 27th
Epiphany SMM 11am Sunday 3rd

Do take posters and leaflets to advertise the Christmas Services.

Please note that there are combined services on the 2 Sundays after Christmas.

Book Club
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th January, and the book to read is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler which was shortlisted for the Man-Booker prize. Please sign up on the notice in church to show that you are coming.

Posada
We need volunteers to house the holy family (in miniature) during Advent at St Peter’s. See Fr Henry.

Christmas Flowers
If you would like to make a donation towards St Peter’s Christmas flowers, please see Richard or Fr.Henry

Dates for the Diary

December

13th Carol Service 6pm SMM

16th Mass 9am SMM
St Mary Magdalene School Christingle Service 3:45 pm

17th Tea and Toast

22nd Eucharist 10am St Peters

23rd  Mass 9am  SMM
Christingle making 5pm St Peter’s

24th Christingle Service 5pm St. Peter’s.
Midnight Mass 11 pm SMM

25th Eucharist 11am St Peter’s

27th Combined Eucharist 11am St. Peter’s

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter

Father Henry Everett’s blog




Sunday, 6 December 2015

IN THE PINK Advent 2 2015

Issue 323
Christmas Fair
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Christmas fair – or donated to it.

Book Club
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th January, and the book to read is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler which was shortlisted for the Man-Booker prize. Please sign up on the notice in church to show that you are coming.

Lunch Club Christmas Party
Saturday 12th at 12:30. All gifts of party food or offers of help to Jacqui Haynes please.

New Hymn Books
The books already ordered have arrived. Please see Judith to agree appropriate wording if you want an inscription in the front. Books will be in use 13th December. We now have large print books.

Christmas Services

Carol Service SMM 6pm Sunday 13th
Christingle St Peter’s 5pm Thursday 24th 
Midnight Mass SMM 11pm Thursday 24th
Christmas morning Eucharist St Peter’s 11am Friday 25th
Holy Family Sunday St Peter’s 11am Sunday 27th
Epiphany SMM 11am Sunday 3rd

Do take posters and leaflets to advertise the Christmas Services.

Posada
We need volunteers to house the holy family (in miniature) during Advent at St Peter’s.

Christingle Making
We shall be making the Christingles in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd. Do Come and help.

Children’s Church Helpers
Please make sure your referees send your reference to Julie Benet as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the DBS procedures and what you need to do, please speak to Julie.

St  Pauls Cathedral
The booklet containing the programme of adult learning events at the Cathedral for autumn and winter is now at the back of the church.

Christmas Flowers
If you would like to make a donation towards St Peter’s Christmas flowers, please see Richard or Fr.Henry

Dates for the Diary

December

7th School Mass 9.10 SMM

8th Eucharist 9am SMM

10th Tea and Toast

11th St Peters School Christmas Service 2:30 pm

12th Lunch Club Christmas Party

13th Carol Service 6pm SMM

16th Mass 9am SMM
St Mary Magdalene School Christingle Service 3:45 pm

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter

Father Henry Everett’s blog


Sunday, 29 November 2015

IN THE PINK Advent 1 2015

Issue 322

 Christmas Fair
The fair is on Saturday 5th December at St Peter’s, 12 – 3 pm. We need your help setting up on Friday Night at 6 pm, and especially clearing up on the Saturday afternoon.  For further info please email Julie Benet on jb@home27.co.uk.

Raffle Prizes
We need raffle prizes for the Christmas Fair. We are doing hampers again, so we need fancy food items. Please bring them to church or to the office on Wednesday or Thursday between 11am and 1:00 pm.

Book Stall and Toy Stall
Both need donations for this Christmas Fair, in good condition please! Especially children’s books.

Tombola and Bric-a-Brac
Both need stuff, bottles and small items for the tombola, anything nice for the bric-a-brac stall.

Raffle Tickets
Please take raffle tickets (available from Richard Benet) and sell them to your friends, relations and work colleagues.

Volunteers
If you can help in any way with the Christmas Fair please speak to Julie Benet as above.

Christmas Services

Carol Service SMM 6pm Sunday 13th
Christingle St Peter’s 5pm Thursday 24th 
Midnight Mass SMM 11pm Thursday 24th
Christmas morning Eucharist St Peter’s 11am Friday 25th
Holy Family Sunday St Peter’s 11am Sunday 27th
Epiphany SMM 11am Sunday 3rd

Do take posters and leaflets to advertise the Christmas Services.

Posada
We need volunteers to house the holy family (in miniature) during Advent at St Peter’s.

Children’s Church Helpers
Please make sure your referees send your reference to Julie Benet as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the DBS procedures and what you need to do, please speak to Julie.

St  Pauls Cathedral
The booklet containing the programme of adult learning events at the Cathedral for autumn and winter is now at the back of the church.

Lunch Club Christmas Party
Saturday 12th at 12:30. All gifts of party food or offers of help to Jacqui Haynes please.

Dates for the Diary

November

29th Advent Sunday

December

1st Eucharist 10:00 am St Peter’s
School Mass 2:45pm  SMM

2nd Mass 9am SMM

3rd Tea and Toast

4th Set up Fair 6pm

5th Christmas Fair 12-3 pm St Peter’s

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter

Father Henry Everett’s blog

Friday, 13 November 2015

IN THE PINK 2nd before Advent 2015

Issue 320
November Book Club
The meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th November, and the book to read is “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. Please see the poster at the back of church and sign up so we know you are coming.

Christmas Fair
Please make sure the Christmas Fair is in your diary. Saturday 5th December at St Peter’s, 12 – 3 pm. If you could do face painting or run a children’s game at the Fair, please email Julie Benet on jb@home27.co.uk.

Raffle Prizes
We need raffle prizes for the Christmas Fair. If you can give us anything spectacular, please tell Julie Benet as soon as possible (so that we may put it on the tickets). We are doing hampers again, so we need fancy food items. Please bring them to church or to the office on Wednesday or Thursday between 11am and 1:00 pm.

Book Stall and Toy Stall
Both need donations for this Christmas Fair, in good condition please! Especially children’s books.

Tombola and Bric-a-Brac
Both need stuff, bottles and small items for the tombola, anything nice for the bric-a-brac stall.

Do You Want To Sell Your Own Stuff?
If so, you can hire a stall at the Christmas Fair for £5. Please speak to Julie Benet as above.

Volunteers
If you can help in any way with the Christmas Fair please speak to Julie Benet as above.

Pop-Up Bike Shop
At St Mary Magdanene’s School on Monday 23rd November at 3-5pm. You can bring your old bike between 8 and 9.30 am, and the mechanics will give you a price, spruce it up during the day and try and sell it for you.

Children’s Church Helpers
Please make sure your referees send your reference to Julie Benet as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the DBS procedures and what you need to do, please speak to Julie.

St  Pauls Cathedral
The booklet containing the programme of adult learning events at the Cathedral for autumn and winter is now at the back of the church.

Women’s Social Group
Friday 27th at 7pm in the Meeting Room at St Peters.


Dates for the Diary

November

17th Eucharist 10:00 am St Peter’s

18th Mass 9am SMM

19th Tea and Toast

21st Lunch Club

22nd Christmas Fair Meeting

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter


Father Henry Everett’s blog

Sunday, 8 November 2015

IN THE PINK Remembrance Day 2015

Issue 319

 Remembrance Sunday
Today is Remembrance Sunday, so there is an Act of Remembrance at both churches. At St Mary Mags it is at the end, but at St Peter’s we keep the silence at 11 o’clock, and so the service starts just before the hour.

Christmas Fair
Please make sure the Christmas Fair is in your diary. Saturday 5th December at St Peter’s, 12 – 3 pm. If you could do face painting or run a children’s game at the Fair, please email Julie Benet on jb@home27.co.uk

Raffle Prizes
We need raffle prizes for the Christmas Fair. If you can give us anything spectacular, please tell Julie Benet as soon as possible (so that we may put it on the tickets). We are doing hampers again, so we need fancy food items. Please bring them to church or to the office on Wednesday or Thursday between 11am and 1:00 pm.

Book Stall and Toy Stall
Both need donations for this Christmas Fair, in good condition please! Especially children’s books.

Do You Want To Sell Your Own Stuff?
If so, you can hire a stall at the Christmas Fair for £5. Please speak to Julie Benet as above.

Volunteers
If you can help in any way with the Christmas Fair please speak to Julie Benet as above.

PCC meeting
St Mary Mags’ PCC meets at 7:30 pm in the Vestry on Thursday 12th November.

November Book Club
The meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th November, and the book to read is “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. Please see the poster at the back of church and sign up so we know you are coming.

Children’s Church Helpers
Please make sure your referees send your reference to Julie Benet as soon as possible. If you have any queries about the DBS procedures and what you need to do, please speak to Julie.

St  Pauls Cathedral
The booklet containing the programme of adult learning events at the Cathedral for autumn and winter is now at the back of the church.

Gwen’s funeral
Gwen Simmon’s funeral will be at St Peter’s at 10:00 am on Wednesday 1th November.

 Dates for the Diary

November

8th Remembrance Sunday

10th Eucharist 10:00 am St Peter’s

11th Gwen’s funeral !0:00 am St Peter’s

12th Tea and Toast
PCC meeting 7:30 pm SMM

14th Lunch Club

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260

Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter

Sunday, 1 November 2015

All Saints 2015

Issue 318
All Souls Day
Is tomorrow 2nd November. As usual there will be a choral requiem at St Mary Mags, at 7:30 pm, thanks to the Music Society. There are lists at the back of the church for you to write down names to be remembered.

Support the Planning Application
Please support St.Mary Mags’ planning application for the vital new building. You can find it on Westminster City Council’s website. Go to the planning section, find the comment section and look for our application, which is  15/07195/FULL.  Or you can write to Claire Berry, North Planning Team, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP.
Or you can email comments to northplanningteam@westminster.gov.uk

PCC meetings
St Peter’s PCC meets at 7 pm in the Meeting Room on Wednesday 4th November. St Mary Mags PCC meets at 7:30 pm in the Vestry on Thursday 12th November.

November Book Club
The meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th November, and the book to read is “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. Please see the poster at the back of church.

Christmas Fair
Please make sure the Christmas Fair is in your diary. It will be on Saturday 5th December. A stallholders’ meeting will be held after church at St.Peter’s on Sunday 1st November. If you can’t attend, please email Julie Benet jb@home27.co.uk.

Remembrance Sunday
Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday so there is an act of Remembrance at both churches. At St Mary Mags it is at the end, but at St Peter’s we keep the silence at 11 o’clock, and so the service starts just before the hour, so please make sure you arrive early.

Hymn Books
We need to buy some new copies of the hymn book at St.Peter’s. If you are interested in sponsoring some books, please speak to Judith Silk.They will be £10 a copy.

Weekday Eucharists
Sorry, no weekday Eucharists this week.

St  Pauls Cathedral
The booklet containing the programme of adult learning events at the Cathedral for autumn and winter is now at the back of the church. Today “A Theology of Desire” Professor Sarah Coakley, 1pm – 2 pm free.

St.Martin-in-the-Fields
“The Curse and the Promise” lectures on religion and violence. Monday 2nd November Shayk Abdal Hakim Murad at 7 pm. Details in church or on their website, www.smitf.org

Gwen’s funeral
Gwen Simmons funeral will be at St Peter’s at 10 am on Wednesday 11th November.

Dates for the Diary

November
1st Christmas Fair Meeting after church St.Peter’s.

2nd All Souls’ Day Choral Requiem 7.30pm SMM.

4th PCC meeting 7 pm St Peter’s

5th Tea and Toast

7th Lunch Club

8th Remembrance Sunday

Vicar:
Fr.Henry Everett
The Vicarage,
Rowington Close W2 5TF.
Tel 7289 1818

Assistant Priest:
Fr.Reji Raj-Singh
Tel.72624261

Honorary Curate:
Fr.Frank Ward
Tel 8575 5515.

Organist
James Paget

Parish Office:
St.Peter’s House.
7289 2011.

Churchwardens
St.Peter’s

Jacqui Haynes
07971463260
Judith Silk
07825147006

St.Mary Magdalene’s

Nicky Chakravorty
07506219180
Terry O’Brien

Safeguarding Officers
Julie Benet (St.Peter’s)
Nicky Chakravorty (SMM)

SUNDAY SERVICES
9.30 St.Mary Magdalene
11.00 St.Peter