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The Month of the Resurrection of the Lord

For the Readings Sheet for the 4th Sunday of Easter, please click here.

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

There is a Retiring Collection again today in aid of Macmillan Nurses.  Please be generous.

Annual Parish and Parochial Church Meetings will take place after the Parish Mass today.  Please do stay if you can.    The meeting will be followed by a Parish Lunch – everyone welcome.  The cost is £5 a head.  Church wine will be available in return for a donation if you haven’t brought your own bottle.

We have a
Soup and Sandwich lunch next Sunday, 29 April.  If you are able to help with this or future lunches, either by making soup or helping in the kitchen, please put your name on the list in the Hall.

The next
Deanery Synod meeting takes place at All Saints’ Friern Barnet, 122 Oakleigh Road North, N20 9EZ on Wednesday 2 May at 8.00 p.m.  The evening, entitled “Grenfell Remembered” will hear a presentation by Fr Robert Thompson on the events of nearly a year ago and his work with survivors and victims’ families.  This is an open meeting.  If you would like to go, please send an email to Fr Christopher and he will book you a place.

Bible Reading Fellowship:  If you would like to subscribe to the Bible Reading Fellowship (or continue to subscribe), now is the time to speak to Brian. Please look at the display table in the Hall where you will see the resources available.  The cost is £13.50 – which is still very good value, at less than 3.7p a day.

Walsingham 2019:  Please sign your name on the list in the Hall if you would like to go on the Weekend Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham in October 2019 and let Sue Windridge have a deposit (£10 per person) – this will be the third weekend in October (18th to 20th).   

Advance Notice that our next
Quiz Evening will take place on Saturday 23rd June.  Make sure that you have the date in your diary. (See the poster in the Hall for details).

Also, please note that Bishop Jonathan will be coming to All Saints’ to conduct Confirmations, on
Sunday 23 September.  

Knitting Fundraiser:
Do you have spare wool to donate or would you like anything specific knitted for you or your loved ones for next winter? Please do not hesitate to speak to Isabelle at the end of mass on Sundays for details. All items knitted will be sold on a one-to-one basis or exhibited for sale at the October East Finchley Arts Festival. All proceeds will be donated towards the cost of repairing the roof of All Saints' Church.

Food Bank:  Please remember to check “best-before dates” before putting any items in the Food Bank box in the hall.  Out-of-date and part-used items cannot be accepted.

Ecclesiastical Insurance are celebrating their 130th anniversary by donating £130 to our church for every new home insurance policy taken out on or before 31 December 2018.  Do check them out – they seem to offer very competitive premiums – and it’s an easy way to raise money for All Saints’!  See the poster in the Hall (on the Social and Fundraising Board) on how to take advantage of the offer.

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: Henry Arthur Hayford, Paul Langford Bowen, Peggie May van der Merwe, Charles Mallard, Leslie Weston Peeling, Bertie Mansfield, Cecil Clarke, Drucie Seymour, Edward Henry Wilson, Sophia Margaret Steeds, Douglas Frederic Restrick, Gwendoline Gardiner, Martha Paul, William Roper, Arthur Bailey, Evelyn Betty Toms, Charles Edward Davies, Elsie Mary Teale, Emily Allso, Susan Fielder, Walter George Stiles, Betty Gerrard Waller, Charles Bertie Dabeesing, and William McBeath.

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