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The Month of St Joseph

For the Readings Sheet for the 2nd Sunday of Lent 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 Soup and Sandwich Lunch today (from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m.), at a cost of £5 (no cost if you are unwaged).  This will be a monthly event and the next lunch will be on Sunday 25 March.  If you are able to help in any way – by making soup or helping in the kitchen, please speak to Cathy.

Electoral Roll is now due for its usual annual revision.  If you are not on the Roll and think you should be, please see Fr Christopher or Sally Atkinson.   

If you haven't already done so, please take a copy of the
“Invitation to Lent” booklet home with you.  This tells you what is happening here at All Saints’ during Lent, including an exciting new group session on Sunday evenings.  It also gives details of Churches Together in Finchley Lenten activities.  Please take advantage of this special time in the Church’s year to draw closer to God.

This evening our
Lent Course continues at 7.30 p.m.  We are using the Pilgrim Course and are exploring various aspects of the Eucharist.  The course is for everyone – whether you are new to the Christian faith or have been a Christian for many years.  Do come and join us for this journey of exploration.  It’s not too late to come along.

Easter Flowers:  Please let Jenny or Cathy have donations for flowers over the next few weeks.  If you would like flowers given in memory of a loved one, please provide a note of the name so that a list can be drawn up for display in church at Easter.

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.

Geoffrey Hanson is organising a
Concert of Rossini’s Messe Solennelle, to take place at All Saints’ on Wednesday 21 March and will be in aid of the Roof Fund.  The concert will be followed by a supper provided by the Social Committee.  This is our first fundraising event for the Roof Fund, so please do support it.   Please see Sue Windridge if you would like to purchase a ticket.   Concert and Supper:  £20.  Concert only:  £12.

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.

Mothers’ Union Subscriptions are due again, so please help Joan by paying yours as soon as possible - £24.50 for individual members and £47.00 for joint membership.

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 Jack Jarvis and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Michael Garbutt, Edie Katherine Roos, Mabel Lillian Stanners, David Jennings, Ethel Pryke, Lucy Margaret Lover Coombs, Matthew Martin, Edith May Birkett, Emma Mary Ann North, Gladys Clarke, Elsie Cluse, Herbert Clewin Griffith, Mia Johanna Lily Law, and Reginald Charles Yorke.

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