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The Month of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

For the Readings Sheet for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, please click here.
For the Readings Sheet for the 20th 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

August-October Magazine is now available. Please make sure that you pick up a copy.  The Calendar from August to December is also now available.  Do take a copy so that you know what is going on, as we have a busy few months ahead!

Buy a Tile:  You will all be aware of our Roof Project! There is now an opportunity to buy a tile to help us on our way.  The cost is £5 a tile and you can dedicate this in memory of a loved one/loved ones.  We propose to have a permanent record of all who have made a purchase.  Please mark off your tile(s) purchased on the plan of the church in the Hall and give your money to Jenny or Cathy.

Sunday Schools:  Sunday Club and Early Church have now started their summer break and will re-commence on Sunday 9 September.  

Give as You Live:  You can raise free funds for us every time you shop online via Give as You Live.  Either visit the link shown on the flyer (copies of which are on the magazine stand in the hall) or check out the page on our website. Thank you to those who have signed up so far!!

There will be a
Fulham Lay Congress entitled “Living the Gospel” on Saturday 15 September (10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.).  The poster in the Hall gives details of the day.  If you are interested in going there are cards available in the Hall for you to return to the Bishop of Fulham’s office.  Alternatively, you can book through the following link:  The day is free, including a sandwich lunch.

Our next social event is a
Wine Tasting on Saturday 22 September – see posterfor details.  Please put the date in the diary.  Tickets are now available for purchase at £10 a head.

We will be holding an
Open Day on Saturday 10 November – more details in due course but please put this date in your diaries as we will be needing lots of help for this event.  We would like to have some tailor dummies for the day (to display vestments).  If you have one you could loan, could you speak to Cathy, Jenny or Sue.

Another advance date is our
Christmas Fair which will be held on Saturday 1 December.  There are now a couple of boxes in the Hall to receive any donations.  Could we also please have volunteers to help run the stalls?  Please speak to Cathy or Jenny if you are able to help.

Just a reminder that
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.

Consent Forms:  Under new Data Protection Regulations (which came into effect on 25 May), you will need to complete and sign a Consent Form to enable us to continue to include you on our Mailing List etc.  Please see Sue Windridge if you haven’t already received a form.  Completed forms can be placed in the tray in the Hall.

Does anyone have any
old photographs of All Saints’ (preferably groups of people) to help us pull together some interesting material for the educational side of our Roof Project?  If you have, we will scan them and return them.

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.

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: Bernard James Farmer, Frances Beardmore, Oswald Sunkersing, Stanley Walter Tate, Maurice Bloom, Reginald Steeds, Henrietta Windsor, Wilfred Davies, Alfred Cunningham-Burley, Subramanium Sanmuganathan, William Arthur Fielder, Domena Elizabeth Waller, Doris Emily Hyde, Frederick Breese, Anne Burton, Mildred Evelyn Summers, Christopher John Baade Thornburn (Priest), David Ireland, Maude Victoria Burton, David Baker, Jack Howard, and Michael Williams.

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