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The Month of the Holy Rosary

For the Readings Sheet for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time please click here.

All Saints’ Church has a Facebook page which can be accessed at:
and a Twitter address at AllSaints EF@saintsbounding

Everybody Welcome” Course:  The aim of this course is to encourage All Saints’ to improve its welcome by looking at things we need to do better, like how we make contact with the local community, whether people have a good experience of our building and people, and how newcomers can be helped to belong to the church community and start contributing to it.

The quality of our welcome is central to our “Open Church” strategy and it’s a task for the whole community, not just our designated Welcome Team.  The title of the course indicates not only that everybody should be made welcome but also that everybody should be welcoming.

You are all invited to take part in the course which will start next Sunday evening at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m., the remaining sessions taking place on 29 October, 12 November and 26 November. Each session should last about an hour.  A final session, mainly aimed at the Welcome Team, but which everyone is welcome to attend, will take place on 10 December.

Do think about signing up for the course – we need your ideas!

Fulham Festival:  The Bishop of Fulham is holding an Autumn Festival at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 28 October, starting with a Solemn Mass at 11.00 a.m. Celebrant – Bishop Jonathan; Preacher – Bishop Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield.  More details are on the poster in the Narthex.

All Saints’ Day – Wednesday1 November:  There will be two masses to celebrate our Patronal Festival – at 11.00 a.m. and a sung mass at 8.00 p.m. at which we will be welcoming Fr Marius Mirt from Holy Trinity who will be preaching.  There will be wine and refreshments after the 8.00 p.m. mass.  Please be there!

All Souls’ will be celebrated on Thursday 2 November, with two masses - at 10.00 a.m. and a sung mass at 8.00 p.m.   Please print (clearly) on the lists in the Hall the names of those you would like to be remembered at one of these masses.

Winter Fair – 11 November: Please continue to bring Winter Fair items. We need 100 bottles for the bottle stall. We also need items for the tombola, books, bric-à-brac, etc.  Flyers advertising the Fair will be available for delivery from next weekend.

“In Loving Remembrance” service takes place this year on Sunday, 19 November, at 6.30 p.m.  As we are expecting a number of visitors, it is hoped that members of the congregation will attend and help to greet them at the refreshments after the service.  If you propose to come and would like 1 or 2 of your departed loved ones remembered during the service, do write their name(s) on the list in the Hall.

Scams:  One member of the congregation has been subject to a scam recently so it is timely to remind everyone that you should never give out your bank account or credit card details unless you are certain of who you are dealing with. If you have a call from your bank or a similar organisation you should call them back but from another phone, such as a mobile phone or landline, or wait at least five minutes before doing so.  Also, use a telephone number you know to be that of your bank or credit card company.

The Companions of the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden: Is anyone interested in becoming a Companion of the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden?  There are leaflets in the Hall giving details – the minimum annual donation is £10.   Also see the website (   


For here we have no abiding city, but we seek the city which is to come.    
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.   
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:14-16

Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who lack clothing.  Of whatever you own in plenty, devote a proportion to almsgiving; and when you give alms, do it ungrudgingly.

Tobit 4:16

When someone is given a great deal, a great deal will be demanded of that person; when someone is entrusted with a great deal, of that person even more will be expected.

Luke 12:48


Of your charity,
please pray for the recently departed, and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Beatrice Brisland, John Paul, Sybil Aliston, Charles Sears, Sam Harris, Claire Doyle, Mary Kent, Michael Herbert Thorold (Priest), Robert William Buckland, Arthur William Fielder, Grace Kinch, Francis John Warwick, Alan Stabell, Leonard Hearn, Lilian Beasley, Lucy Tarran, and Walter Wilcocks.

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