Sunday, 18 December 2016

IN THE PINK Advent 4 2016

 Issue 371
Christingle Making
We shall be making the Christingles in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s at 5pm on Friday 23rd  December.  

Christmas Fair
Thank you for all your help with St Peter’s Christmas Fair which raised over £1,000. Special thanks to Julie Benet who organised it.

January Book Club
The the book to read is “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck so you can ask for it for Christmas. We are meeting on Wednesday 11th January at 7:30 pm in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s.

Christmas Trees to help local youth
Like St Peter’s get your tree from www.trees4xmas.com (07972375920). Helps local youth enterprise.

Christmas Services
 Sunday 18th Carol Service, 6pm, St Mary Mags.
Saturday 24th  Christingle Service 5pm St Peter’s.
Saturday 24th Midnight Mass 11pm St Mary Mags.
Sunday 25th Christmas Eucharist 11am St Peter’s. 
Sunday 1st January Eucharist 11am St Peter’s.
Sunday 8th January, Epiphany Mass, 11am St Mary Mags.

Please note these are all combined services. On Sunday 1st there is no service at St Mary Mags, and on Sunday 8th there is no service at St Peters (but 11 am at SMM)

Christmas Flowers
Donations towards flowers for Christmas to Fr.Henry please.

Posada
The Posada completes the Holy Family’s journey this week.  

Christmas Leaflets
Please take Christmas leaflets and give them to your friends. Take posters and display them.

Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year from Fr Henry.

Dates for the Diary

December

18th Carol Service 6pm SMM

20th Eucharist 10am St Peters
School Christingle

21st Mass 9am  SMM

23rd Christingle making 5pm St Peter’s

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

25th Christmas Day Eucharist 11am St Peter’s

January

1st Combined Eucharist, 11am St Peter’s

3rd Eucharist 10am St Peters

4th Mass 9:00 SMM

8th Epiphany Combined Mass 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


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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Advent 3 2016 IN THE PINK

 Issue 370
Revive Art Show
Every day until the 18th 3 – 7 pm, in the crypt at St Mary Magdalene’s. An exciting show of contemporary art, responding to the art and architecture of the building.

The Bishop’s Farewell
We need 2 people from St Mary Mags to represent us at the Bishop’s farewell service on the evening of Candlemass, Thursday 2nd February at the Cathedral. Please email or phone Fr Henry ASAP if you would like to go.

Christmas Fair
Thank you for all your help with St Peter’s Christmas Fair.

January Book Club
The the book to read is “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck so you can ask for it for Christmas. We are meeting on Wednesday 11th January at 7:30 pm in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s.

Christingle Making
We shall be making the Christingles in the Meeting Room at St Peter’s at 5pm on Friday 23rd  December.  

Christmas Trees to help local youth
Like St Peter’s get your tree from www.trees4xmas.com (07972375920). Helps local youth enterprise.

Christmas Services
Sunday 18th Carol Service, 6pm, St Mary Mags.
Saturday 24th  Christingle Service 5pm St Peter’s.
Saturday 24th Midnight Mass 11pm St Mary Mags.
Sunday 25th Christmas Eucharist 11am St Peter’s.
Sunday 1st January Eucharist 11am St Peter’s.
Sunday 8th January, Epiphany Mass 11am St Mary Mags. 

Christmas Flowers
Donations towards flowers to Fr.Henry please.

Paddington Festival Awards
6 – 9 pm Wednesday 14th at Paddington Arts. Community celebration with entertainment.

Posada
Please take it and bring it back next week.

Lunch Club Party
Lunch Club Christmas Party Saturday 17th December. Give donations to Jacqui.

Christmas Leaflets
Please take Christmas leaflets and give them to your friends. Take posters and display them.

Dates for the Diary

December

14th Mass 9:00 SMM

15th Tea and Toast

17th Lunch Club Party

18th Carol Service 6pm SMM

20th Eucharist 10am St Peters
School Christingle

21st Mass 9am  SMM

23rd Christingle making 5pm St Peter’s

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

25th Christmas Day 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

www.st-mary-magdalene.co.uk

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

IN THE PINK Advent 2 2016

Issue 369
The Bishop’s Farewell
We need 2 people from each church to represent us at the Bishop’s farewell service on the evening of Candlemass, Thursday 2nd February at the Cathedral. Please email or phone Fr Henry ASAP if you would like to go.

The Pastor and the Imam
See this inspiring film from Nigeria, telling a story of reconciliation and peace, at St Mary Mags on Monday 5th December. Doors open 6pm, film at 6:15, followed by inter-faith panel discussion and refreshments.

Christmas Fair
St Peter’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 10th December from 12 to 3 pm. Please speak to Julie Benet (07977408621) if you can help. Setting up 6pm Friday 9th. We especially need people to help setting up and packing away. Please take raffle tickets and sell as many as possible. Please bring back raffle money and unsold tickets before the day if possible.

Raffle Prizes, Tombola Prizes, Toys & Cakes Please
We need your help with the following (please bring to the Office ASAP).
Fancy items to make up the hampers, plus other bigger raffle prizes including champagne.
Tombola prizes.
Toys for the toy Tombola: (smaller items, like McDonalds type bits and bobs).
Toys for the toy stall.
Bric-a-brac, nearly new books, Cakes (on the day).

Community Choir Concert
All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir are giving their Christmas Concert at St Mary Magdalene’s at 3:30 pm on Saturday 10th December, with the soloist Jacob Bettinelli (baritone). As always the concert will not last more than an hour and is free. There will be refreshments afterwards.

Christmas Trees to help local youth
Like St Peter’s get your tree from www.trees4xmas.com (07972375920). Helps local youth enterprise.

Christmas Flowers
Donations towards flowers for Christmas to Fr Henry please.

Paddington Festival Awards
6-9 pm Wednesday 14th at Paddington Arts. Community celebration with entertainment.

Posada
Indra has brought the Posada back to St Peter’s today. Please take it and bring it back next week. (At St Peter’s we have adopted the South American custom of the “Posada”, a nativity scene that travels to different people’s houses during Advent, in commemoration of the journey of the Holy Family to Bethlehem.)

Lunch Club Party
Lunch Club Christmas Party Saturday 17th December. Give donations to Jacqui.

Christmas Leaflets
Please take Christmas leaflets and give them to your friends. Take posters and display them.

Dates for the Diary

December

5th School Mass 9:10 am SMM
Inter-Faith Film 6pm SMM

6th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s

7th School Advent Service 2:30 pm, St Peter’s

8th Tea and Toast

9th Set up Christmas Fair 6pm

10th Christmas Fair 12- 3 St Peter’s
Concert 3:30 pm SMM

13th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s

14th Mass 9:00 SMM

15th Tea and Toast

17th Lunch Club Party

18th Carol Service 6pm 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

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

IN THE PINK Advent 1 2016

        Issue 368
The Pastor and the Imam
See this inspiring film from Nigeria, telling a story of reconciliation and peace, at St Mary Mags on Monday 5th December. Doors open 6pm, film at 6:15, followed by inter-faith panel discussion and refreshments.

Christmas Fair
St Peter’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 10th December from 12 to 3 pm. Please speak to Julie Benet (07977408621) if you can help. Setting up 6pm Friday 9th. We especially need people to help setting up and packing away. Please take raffle tickets and sell as many as possible. Please bring back raffle money and unsold tickets before the day if possible.

Posada
At St Peter’s we have adopted the South American custom of the “Posada”, a nativity scene that travels to different people’s houses during Advent, in commemoration of the journey of the Holy Family to Bethlehem. The first Sunday of Advent is today, so please speak to Father Henry of you would like to house the Posada for a week.


Raffle Prizes, Tombola Prizes, Toys & Cakes Please
We need your help with the following (please bring to church or to the Office ASAP).
Fancy items to make up the hampers, plus other bigger raffle prizes including champagne.
Tombola prizes.
Toys for the toy Tombola: smaller items, like McDonalds type bits and bobs.
Toys for the toy stall.
Bric-a-brac.
Nearly new books.
Cakes:please bring these on the day.

Community Choir Concert
All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir are giving their Christmas Concert at St Mary Magdalene’s at 3:30 pm on Saturday 10th December, with the soloist Jacob Bettinelli (baritone). As always the concert will not last more than an hour and is free. There will be refreshments afterwards.

Christmas Flowers
Donations towards flowers for Christmas to Fr Henry please.

Book Club
The next book club meeting is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 11th January in the Meeting Room, St.Peter’s House. The book to read is “Travels with Charlie” by John Steinbeck (continuing our American theme).

Lunch Club Party
Lunch Club Christmas Party Saturday 17th December. Give donations to Jacqui.


Dates for the Diary

November

28th School Mass 9.10am SMM

29th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s
School Mass 2:45pm SMM

30th Mass 9:00 SMM

December

1st Tea and Toast

3rd Lunch Club

5th School Mass 9:10 am SMM
Inter-Faith Film 6pm SMM

6th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s

7th Mass 9am SMM
School Advent Service 2:30 pm, St Peter’s

8th Tea and Toast

9th Set up Christmas Fair 6pm

10th Christmas Fair 12- 3 St Peter’s
Concert 3:30 pm 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

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

IN THE PINK All Saints’ Tide 2016

                          Number 364
 All Souls Day
The biggest event of the year at St Mary Mags is the Solemn Requiem on All Souls’ Day, the day when we pray for all our departed loved ones. This year we shall be using the famous setting by Gabriel Faure, and offering the requiem especially in memory of Helen Everett. Please write the names of people you want to be remembered in the prayers at the Requiem on the sheets at the back of the church. The Requiem is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 2nd November.

Art Show
After the Requiem there will be a private view of the art show, “Bryher and Beyond; a Personal Encounter”, by Carolyn Barker-Mill, our artist in residence, in the Crypt. All welcome. Show continues all week.

Christmas Fair
St Peter’s Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 10th December. Please put the date in your diaries. Stallholders’ and helpers’ meeting after church on Sunday 6th November.

Book Club
The next book club meeting is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 16th November in the Meeting Room, St.Peter’s House. The book to read is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. There are lists in church for you to sign up to show us that you may be coming.

PCC Meetings
The November meetings of both church councils are coming up. St Mary Magdalene’s PCC meets at 11:00 am on Sunday 6th November in the Vestry. St Peter’s PCC meets at 7pm on Wednesday 9th November in the Meeting Room.

Autumn Events
The Autumn programmes from St Pauls Cathedral and St Martin-in-the Fields are now in church. At St Martin-in the- Fields on Monday 31st at 7 pm Professor Stanley Hauerwas on “My Neighbour, my nation and the presidential election.”

School Governor Needed
St Peter’s PCC needs to appoint someone to represent them on the School’s Board of Governors. If you would be interested in this important role, please speak to Father Henry or to Lorraine Kessler-Singh.

Raffle Prizes Please
We need your help to make up the hampers for the raffle prizes for the Christmas Fair. Fancy food items please to the office ASAP.

Remembrance Sunday
13th November is Remembrance Sunday, so we have the Act of Remembrance at the end of Mass at St Mary Mags. At St Peter’s we do it at 11 o’clock, so you need to be in church early! There is a civic remembrance service for Paddington at the War Memorial in Lancaster Gate at 2:30 pm.

Dates for the Diary

November

1st Eucharist 10am St Peter’s

2nd Requiem Mass 7:30 pm SMM

3rd Tea and Toast

5th Lunch Club

6th PCC meeting 11am SMM
Christmas Fair Meeting 12:15 St Peter’s.

7th Mass 9.10am SMM

8th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s

9th Mass 9am SMM
St Peter’s PCC Meeting 7pm.

10th Tea and Toast

12th Lunch Club

13th 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

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Monday, 17 October 2016

IN THE PINK Harvest 2016

 Number 362

Harvest Thanksgiving
We are keeping today, 16th October, as our thanksgiving for the Harvest. If you have forgotten to bring stuff for the Food Bank today, as your harvest offering, we shall still be able to accept in in the Food Bank bins whenever you bring it. The school Harvest services are Tuesday 18th at 2:45 for St Mary Mags, and Wednesday 19th at 2:30 for St Peter’s. You are very welcome at the school services.

St Mary Magdalene’s Dedication Festival
Next Sunday is the anniversary of the consecration of the church at St Mary Mags, so we celebrate with a combined service at 11 am. James is bringing a choir so we should have good music. Please bring food for the party afterwards. So there is no 9:30 service, nor any service at St Peter’s next week.  

Ladies’ Big Pink Day
At Maida Hill Place on Saturday 22nd from 7 pm to 11pm, in aid of Breast Cancer Care. You are urged to wear something pink, and to enjoy pink cocktails and cupcakes, with jewellery and natural skin care and beauty products, as well as a raffle and fun.  

Book Club
The book club meeting has been postponed to 7:30 pm on Wednesday 19th October in the Meeting Room, in St.Peter’s House. The book to read is ‘A House for Mr Biswas’ by V.S. Naipaul. There are lists in church for you to sign up to show us that you may be coming.

Professor Mark Sutton RIP
The Funeral mass for Mark Sutton will be at St Mary Mags at 12 noon on Thursday 20th.

St Augustine’s Autumn Fair
Our neighbours at St Augustine’s Kilburn Park, are holding their Autumn Fair on Saturday 22nd from 10:30 to 3pm.

School Governor needed
St Peter’s PCC needs to appoint someone to represent them on the School’s Board of Governors. If you would be interested in this important role, please speak to Father Henry or to Lorraine Kessler-Singh.

Autumn Events
The Autumn programmes from St Pauls Cathedral and St Martin-in-the Fields are now in church. At St Martin-in the- Fields on Monday 17th at 7 pm Sarah Teather (former MP for Brent) on “My Neighbour the Refugee”.

Food Bank
The North Paddington Food Bank is still in urgent need of more food. Especially needed are tinned meat and fish. They have enough pasta. Please bring stuff and put it into the bins in church.

Dates for the Diary

October

18th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s
School Harvest Mass 2:45 pm SMM

19th Mass 9am SMM
School Harvest Service 2:30 pm St Peter’s
Book Club 7:30pm Meeting Room

20th Tea and Toast

22nd Lunch Club

23rd Dedication Combined service
11am SMM

25th Eucharist 10 am St Peter’s

26th Mass 9am SMM

27th  Tea & Toast

28th Women’s Social Club

29th 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

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

IN THE PINK Trinity 20 2016

Number 361

First Communion
We celebrate our First Communion Service at St Peter’s today. Please pray for Ben and Olivia who are making their First Communion. The Traidcraft stall will be open over coffee.

Harvest Services
We shall be keeping Harvest next Sunday, 16th October, as our thanksgiving for the harvest. Please bring gifts for the Food Bank, as your harvest offerings. Check on the Food Bank notices to see what they want. The School Harvest services are Tuesday 18th at 2:45 for St Mary Mags, and Wednesday 19th at 2:30 for St Peter’s. You are very welcome at the school services.

St Augustine’s Autumn Fair
Our neighbours at St Augustine’s Kilburn Park, are holding their Autumn Fair on Saturday 22nd.

Little Venice Music Festival
The final concert of the festival is today at 4 pm at St Saviour’s.  Adrian Brendel (cello) with Christopher Glynn and the Berkeley Ensemble playing a programme including Schubert’s String Quintet. Tickets £18.

Book Club
The book club meeting has been postponed to 7:30 pm on Wednesday 19th October in the Meeting Room, in St.Peter’s House. The book to read is ‘A House for Mr Biswas’ by V.S. Naipaul. There are lists in church for you to sign up to show us that you may be coming.

Maida Hill Neighbourhood Forum
The AGM of the Forum will take place from 2pm to 4 pm at the WECH Community Centre, Chantry Close on Saturday 15th October. If you live or work in Harrow Road Ward this is your chance to influence local planning issues.  

School Governor needed
St Peter’s PCC needs to appoint someone to represent them on the School’s Board of Governors. If you would be interested in this important role, please speak to Father Henry or to Lorraine Kessler-Singh.

Tennis for Girls
Free tennis coaching for girls aged 14 to 25 at the Stowe on Thursday 13th at 5 pm. Total beginners and girls with disabilities - all welcome. Phone 07919262723 for details.

Autumn Events
The Autumn programmes from St Pauls Cathedral and St Martin-in-the Fields are now in church. At St Martin-in the- Fields on Monday 17th at 7 pm Sarah Teather (former MP for Brent) on “My Neighbour the Refugee”.

Food Bank
The North Paddington Food Bank is still in urgent need of more food. Especially needed are tinned meat and fish. They have enough pasta. Please bring stuff and put it into the bins in church.

Dates for the Diary

October

9th First Communion St Peter’s

10th School Mass  9.10am SMM.

11th Eucharist 10 am St Peter’s

12th  Mass 9am SMM

13th  Tea & Toast

15th Lunch Club

26th School Mass 9.10am SMM.

18th Eucharist 10am St Peter’s
School Harvest Mass 2:45 pm SMM

19th Mass 9am SMM
School Harvest Service 2:30 pm
Book Club 7:30pm Meeting Room

20th Tea and Toast

22nd 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

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