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The Month of the Holy Cross

For the Readings Sheet for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time please click here.
For the Readings Sheet for the 24th 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

The Magazine (for August, September and October) is now available.  Make sure you get your copy or view it here.

Our Sunday Schools: Sunday Club and Early Church will re-commence on Sunday 10 September.  

Calendar for July to December 2017:  Please take a copy of the calendar covering the rest of the year so that you know what is going on and when!

Back to Church Sunday – Sunday 17 September:  Next Sunday is ‘Back to Church Sunday’.  Please make a special point of being there.

“Season of Invitation” cards are now available for distribution around the parish.  Could Street Wardens please take their bundle(s) for delivery prior to next Sunday.  
All members of the congregation are invited to take one of the cards to invite a friend or family member!

Harvest Festival this year will be celebrated on Sunday, 24 September, and we will be collecting goods for the East Finchley Food Bank.  A list of the items needed by the Food Bank can be found in the Hall. There will also be a retiring collection.  

Arts Festival Dates: This year’s Arts Festival will run from 7 to 15 October.  There are now brochures in the Hall giving details of the events.

Our next Social Event will be a
Quiz Evening on Saturday 21 October.  Please make sure that you have the date in your diary.

“Everybody Welcome” Course:
 Please sign up for this course which takes place on 22 and 29 October, and 12 and 26 November, 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. in the Hall.  The aim of the course is to look at ways of improving our welcome.  A communication giving more details of the course will be sent out to members of the congregation shortly.

:  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.

Food Bank:  A reminder that the East Finchley Food Bank is still in need of donations of tinned and packaged goods, toiletries and household cleaning items.  Please check “Best before” dates for your donations as the Food Bank cannot accept any out-of-date items.  Also, the Food Bank cannot accept any part-used items.

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 (   

“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.”

St Alphonsus Liguori
Feast Day:  1st August


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 Stephenie Houghton and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Harold Houseman, John Robert Crook, Stanley White, Elsie Hinkson, Lilias Euphemia Torry, Sybil Bickerton, Thelma Doreen Hardy, Cyril Horobin, Mary Crowley, Lionel Frank Hawkins, Arthur Reginald Kent, Harold Joseph Calder, Robert Chaplin, May Mildred Hine, Nellie Maud Crook, Elizabeth Peake, Harold Pontifex, Cecil William Hardman, Elizabeth May Duxbury, Annie Tassell, Frank Sears, Brian Masters (Bishop), Percy Weston Rushmer (Priest), William Fleming Johnstone, and William Ronald Foster.

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