Welcome to Saint Anne’s, C of E
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.
New at St Anne’s
Every Tuesday 8am
Morning Prayer and breakfast
11.30am – Eucharist
Come and join our lunches every
Tuesday and Wednesday – £2
12 noon – 1.30pm
Meet new people – make new friends!!
Coming up soon
Study Morning on St. Mark’s Gospel
Come and re-explore the Gospel of Mark with us! Some topics include:
How does Mark convey the Good News? How does his portrayal of Jesus speak to us today? What can we learn from the conflicts between Jesus and the authorities? And from the miracles?
We explore all this, and more.
Sat 2 Dec – 10am for 10.30am
Poetry readings by Roy Batt
Dr. Roy Batt reading from his new collection of poetry, with lunch.
Sunday 10th December
Children’s Nativity and Carols
Join us for a very special service on Christmas eve.
Christmas Eve – 5pm
Calendar November – December 2017
|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|
|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|