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The Month of the Holy Name of Jesus

For the Readings Sheet for the 2nd 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

News of Great Joy!   We have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our roof repairs project, by way of an award of £34,800 which will help us to progress our plans to apply for a full grant of £250,000 at a later date. The total cost of the project is expected to be just over £400,000 so, even with a grant of £250,000, there will still be plenty of work to do to seek grants from other bodies and to raise money ourselves for the project.  However, Fr Christopher and the Churchwardens are delighted, at this stage, that we have achieved this important milestone.

Raffle:  Yes – another Raffle with lots of nice prizes!  Tickets will be available after the Parish Mass today and again on the next following 2 Sundays.  The Raffle will be drawn on Sunday 28th.

Next Sunday, there will be a Retiring Collection in aid of Together in Barnet (Night Shelter).   

Confirmation:  We currently have at least one candidate interested in Confirmation.  If anyone else is interested in being confirmed (including any adults thinking about confirmation), please speak to Fr Christopher.  We will then seek some dates with the Bishop.
The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity begins this week and there will be a United Service at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23 January at St Mary-at-Finchley.   

Pre-Lent Mothers’ Union Tea Party:  This will be held on Saturday 10 February which is the last Saturday before Ash Wednesday.  It will take place in the hall from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m.  There will be mulled wine before serving afternoon tea!  It is open to everyone so make sure you have this date in your diary.

Also on 10 February, there is a
Quiet Afternoon in preparation for Lent at St Alphage, Burnt Oak.  This begins with mass at 12 noon and finishes with Benediction at 3.30 p.m.  A soup lunch is being provided.   Please see details of how to book a place in the latest edition of “Together in London” available on the Welcome table in the Narthex.

Please note that we are holding a
Beetle Drive on Saturday 17 February at 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.  Tickets will be £4, including sausage and mash supper.  Please put your name on the list in the hall if you plan to come.

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 and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Thomas Harry Duxbury, Ernest Peter Waring, Louisa Hunt, Rose Ellen Harvey, Elizabeth Laetitia Teresa Pursey, Peter Alan Jordan, Alexander George Shepherd, Frederick Farthing, Joyce Coombes, John Nassour, Hedley Montagu Shearing (Priest), Jessie Matthews, Pippa Boyle, Ada Dora Hill, and Bertha Cullinan.

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