Harvest Lunch and Auction of Promises
This annual fundraiser takes places after Mass on Sunday 15th October. Have a think about what you can offer as a promise, and bring friends along to bid for the varied lots. Ploughman’s lunch will also be available free of charge.
Sunday 15th October, 12pm
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Welcome to Saint Anne’s, C of E

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Fr Simon Walsh

A huge joy

It was a huge joy for me this summer to be ordained priest, and to preside the next day for the first time at the Eucharist here. In introducing the ordination service, the Bishop of Fulham described it as ‘being lowered into the priesthood’ and he had a point. We are all called as Christians to be servants of the Gospel, and priests have a particular role in that calling. People often speak of ministry as ‘a privilege’ and that is certainly how I feel. As the Eucharistic Prayer says, addressing itself to God: we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. And in the same way I thank all of you – and this parish – for your support and encouragement so far. It is wonderful to be with you here at St Anne’s and I appreciate it greatly.

The coming months are bursting with activity. In September we have ‘Back to Church Sunday’ to bring as many people back as possible, then October with a focus on giving – particularly the Harvest festivities, Auction of Promises and stewardship. November as the month of the ‘Holy Souls’ is a moment to pray for our dear departed and reflect on our own mortality, as well as the Winter Fair. And finally December, with Advent and preparations for Christmas.

Please do join us as much as you can and help to keep the church so alive in this corner of Highgate.

Fr Simon

Upcoming calendar

PALM SUNDAY

Sunday 9th April

10.15am  – Palm Procession, from the corner of Swain’s Lane and Brookfield Park
10.30am – Parish Eucharist

Hosanna to the Son of David (Hutchings)

‘Spy’ Wednesday

Wednesday 12th April

9pm  – Compline by Candlelight

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Thursday 13th April

7.30 pm – Mass of the Last Super, with foot-washing.
Followed by Vigil Watch until Midnight, with meditations.
Mass for Four voices (Byrd), Ave verum corpus (Byrd), Drop, slow tears (Gibbons)

GOOD FRIDAY

Friday 14th April

1.30pm – Liturgy of Good Friday, with Veneration of the Cross
The Reproaches Crux fidelis
7.30pm – Good Friday Recital.
Sophia Brumfitt Maisey, Ruth Shwa, Carola Darwin, Matthew Power.

FREE with retiring collection

HOLY SATURDAY

Saturday 15th April

9pm – The Easter Liturgy, with the Easter Fire, Exultet, first Mass of Easter and renewal of baptismal vows.
‘Little Organ Mass’ (Haydn) ‘Alleluia’ from Exsultate Jubilate (WA. Mozart)

EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday 16th April

10.30am – Mass of the Resurrection, with Easter Bunny Hunt.
Missa sine nomine (Viadana), This joyful Eastertide (Wood), Hilariter (trade. English)

All welcome to all services

New at St Anne’s

Every Tuesday 8am

Morning Prayer and breakfast

Every Wednesday

11.30am – Eucharist

Community Lunches

Come and join our lunches every
Tuesday and Wednesday – £2
12 noon – 1.30pm
Meet new people – make new friends!!

Coming up soon

Harvest Festival at St Annes

Harvest Lunch and Auction of Promises

This annual fundraiser takes places after Mass on Sunday 15th October. Have a think about what you can offer as a promise, and bring friends along to bid for the varied lots. Ploughman’s lunch afterwards will also be available free of charge.

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Sunday 15th October, 12pm

Sleeping Highgate Angel

The Feast of All Souls

The Feast of All Souls is the occasion each year when we remember and pray for those who have died, especially for those whom we have loved and who have died. Their names are read out during a beautiful candlelit service with the music of Gabriel Faure. The All Souls List, for you to add any names, will be available in church from the middle of October. Do join us for this very special and moving commemoration.

Thursday 2 November, 7.30pm

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Dying Matters workshop

At the beginning of November, we are holding a session to help planning for funerals – be it your own or someone else’s. This is a sensitive but very important part of church life and we hope will be of interest.

Saturday 4 November, 10am-1pm

Fair at St Annes

Winter Fair

Home-made cakes, books, bric-a-brac, clothing, gifts, raffle, teas and bacon sandwiches, children’s stall and much more.
Entrance 50p on the door.

Saturday 18th November, 11am – 1pm

Calendar September – December 2017

SEPTEMBER
Sunday 3 Trinity 12
Friday 8 Birth of the BVM, 7.30pm
Sunday 10 Trinity 13
Sunday 17 Holy Cross
Tuesday 19 Scripture Speak, 7.30pm
Sunday 24 ‘Back to Church’ Sunday
OCTOBER
Sunday 1 Michaelmas
Sunday 8 Trinity 17
Sunday 15 Harvest Lunch; Auction of Promises, 12pm
Farewell to Fr Guy Pope: Evensong and Benediction at St Mary’s. 6pm
Tuesday 17 Scripture Speak, 7.30pm
Sunday 22 St Luke
Sunday 29 All Saints
NOVEMBER
Thursday 2 All Souls’ Day Requiem, 7.30pm
Saturday 4 ‘Dying Matters’ workshop
Sunday 5 Four before Advent
Sunday 12 Remembrance Sunday
Saturday 18 Winter Fair, 11am-1pm
Sunday 19 Two before Advent
Tuesday 21 Scripture Speak, 7.30pm
Sunday 26 Christ the King
DECEMBER
Sunday 2 Gospel study session
Sunday 3 Advent 1;
Advent Carol Service, 6pm
Sunday 10 Advent 2
Wednesday 13 Scripture Speak
Sunday 17 Advent 3
Sunday 24 Advent 4;
Children’s Nativity and Carols, 5pm;
Midnight Mass, 11.30pm
Monday 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Festive Eucharist, 10.30am
Sunday 31 Christmas 1
Monday 1 Jan Mary, Mother of God

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