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The Month of the Holy Souls

For the Readings Sheet for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time please click here.

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and a Twitter address at AllSaints EF@saintsbounding

Our annual “In Loving Remembrance” service will be held this evening at 6.30 p.m.  As we are expecting a number of visitors, please be there to help to greet and chat with them at the refreshments after the service.  If you propose to come and would like 1 or 2 of your departed loved ones remembered during the service, do write their name(s) on the list in the Hall.

“Everybody Welcome” Course:  As there were so few attendees at the meeting last Sunday, we postponed the session and will (subject to a sufficient number of people being there) continue next Sunday, 26th.  The plan is to complete the material in session 2 and then to move on to look at how we can be more effective in our welcome.  If you already have the course booklet, you need to do the pre-reading on pages 30-37. It’s not too late to join!!

Coffee Rota: Thank you so much to all those who have prepared and served refreshments after the Sunday morning mass this year.  It provides a vital opportunity to socialize and to build our community.  It’s now time to prepare next year’s rota; if you could help occasionally, please let Sally Atkinson know as soon as possible.

The Social & Fundraising Programme for 2018 is now on display in the hall. The Committee has decided to have fundraising other than Summer and Winter Fairs next year, as, in spite of everyone's best efforts, we are raising less money than in the past. Any ideas and/or offers of help with fundraising would be gratefully received.  Please speak to Cathy, Jenny, Joan, Mike or Sally.

The “50 Club”:  After the deduction of monthly prize money, the 50 Club has raised £1,050 towards church funds this year!  Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far.  If you would like to be a member of the 50 Club, starting from January 2018, do please speak to Jenny.  19 members of the congregation have been prize-winners during the year and it costs just £50 a year to join!

Food Bank: When you start doing your food shopping for Christmas, please consider buying a little extra for the Food Bank so that those in need can enjoy their Christmas too!

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”  Luke 4:18

:  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 Thalia Fordham and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Alfred Osmund Cooper, Bertha Hobson, Connie MacLean, Chinta de Silva, Justin Jones, Patricia Hayford, George Dyke, Dorothy Kennaway, Martin Seath Cox, Dan Wood (Priest), George Thomas Barber, Nora Boden, Dorothy Violet Iliffe, and Maureen Linehan.

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