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The Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

For the Readings Sheet for the 11th 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

There is a
Retiring Collection today in aid of Holy Trinity School. This is to ensure that there is a fund of money available so that all children are able to take advantage of school activities and trips. Please be generous

Our next social event is a
Quiz Evening which will take place next Saturday, 23 June.  Make sure that you have the date in your diary.  Tickets will be £10 each for a two-course supper. BYO drinks. Please put your name on the list in the Hall if you propose to come, indicating with a “V” against your name if you would like the vegetarian option.

Our next monthly
Soup and Sandwich lunch takes place next Sunday 24 June, from 12.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.  If you would like to help – by providing soup or producing sandwiches, please put your name on the list in the Hall.  Please don’t sign the list if you just intend to be there!!

Please note for your diaries that there will be a
Parish BBQ in the Vicarage Garden on Sunday 15 July from 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m.   All are welcome!     Please sign up on the list in the Hall if you are proposing to come so that the Social Committee has an idea of numbers. The cost is £5 per person and Pimms will be available at £2.50 a glass.

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.

We occasionally have visitors from other countries with very little English and the
Welcome Team would like to draw up a list of people who are able to speak other languages so that they can be called upon as necessary.  Please speak to Brian if you are able to help.

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.

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 David Gabb and Pamela Kinch and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Grace Ethel Weston Peeling, Michael Hingston (Priest), William Robert Gordon, Anne Elizabeth McKenzie Griffiths, Maurice Reginald Prickett, Michael Coombs, James Alfred Jackson, Brian Francis Jones, Charles Hobson, Johanna Doyle, and Mabel Gowin.

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