Church Life

ST SAVIOUR’S NEWS SHEET

 

3 November – 17 November 2019

 

Drama and Music coming to St Saviour’s

 

We are adding to this issue (attaching for email readers) details of show times and how to book for the Medieval Mystery Play performances from 4th to 7th December. Also included is the poster for the Baroque Flute and Harpsichord Recital on Sunday 10th November with Jenny Thomas and Timothy Roberts. Also, Hampstead Music Club hold their last Musical Evening at St Saviour’s this year on Tuesday 5th November.

 

Looking ahead, after Christmas – when the Belsize Community Choir will once again lead the singing and contribute to our Carol Service on Sunday 22nd December – we can look forward to a Jazz Concert here on Sunday 6th February. Mark Crooks is a clarinettist and saxophonist who plays, amongst other groups, with the John Wilson Big Band whose appearance at the BBC Proms is an annual highlight of the season. For his concert here Mark will be bringing his own Jazz Trio, with female Vocalist and Guitar. We will know more details closer to the date, but meanwhile, get it into your diary!

 

St Peter’s Belsize Park 160 years old

 

St Saviour’s had its 160th Anniversary in 2016 – you may remember the Bishop of Edmonton joining us in July of that year. Its younger sister, St Peter’s – consecrated on 11th November 1859 – is holding a Festal Evensong on Wednesday 13th November for its own 160th anniversary, when the Archdeacon of Hampstead, Fr. John Hawkins will be the preacher. Representatives of St Peter’s community partnerships – from the Hall School, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Belsize Community Choir will be present. BCC will also sing, as well as a specially engaged choir who will sing settings of Canticles and Responses for Evensong.

A week before this, on Wednesday 6th November will be a lecture by Revd. Carol Barret-Ford, who was inducted as Vicar of St Martin’s Gospel Oak last July. This is St Peter’s annual Donald Barnes Memorial Lecture (Prebendary Barnes was an illustrious former vicar of St Peter’s), and Carol’s compelling title for her talk is 'Priesthood: calling, sacrifice, silence’. I for one am very much looking forward to hearing it! 

 

All Souls Memorial Service

All Souls (the Commemoration of the Faithful departed) actually falls on 2nd November. Our Memorial Service will be as usual on the Sunday, (3rd). If you will be there, and would like any names adding to those read out, and candles lit for them, let me know by Sunday 1pm at the latest.

DIARY   

Weekday Worship, Prayer and Activities

(any occasional variations will be indicated on the weekly porch notices)

 

The church is kept open most Wednesdays from 8.30am – 3.30pm, and most Saturdays from 9.30am-11am

 

Morning Prayer (just 20 or 25 mins) is usually said in the church at 8.30am from Tuesday to Friday, and at 9.30am on Saturday. You can join Paul where he sits in the Lady Chapel, or just come in and light a candle.

The Weekly Bible Study – shared with St Peter’s Church - meets on Tuesdays at 10am.for the month of November at St Peter’s

The Gardening Group is held each Wednesday morning 10.30-12.30.  If you would like to join in ring Corinne on 020 7586 6869

There is normally a service of Holy Communion – lasting just half an hour - most Wednesdays at 1.15pm.  It is followed (for those who can stay) by a simple lunch, for which donations are invited.

The Church Singing Group meets 6pm each Friday for the month of November  at  St Saviour’s.  They rehearse hymns, a psalm, and some special items of their own for the Sunday Eucharists. For more information please ring Fr. Paul on 07971 223764

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SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER         THE  FOURTH  SUNDAY  BEFORE  ADVENT

 

                9.30am Parish Eucharist                 Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Paul Nicholson

                                                                                   

                       Readings: Isaiah 1:10-18; 2 Thessalonians ch.1; Luke 19:1-10       

               

    4.30pm   ALL SOULS Memorial Service. Names are read out and candles are lit for the

Departed. To have your loved ones included contact Fr. Paul on 07971 223764 or

 paul.nicholson@london.anglican.org

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 5  NOVEMBER

                  

                  10am Bible Study          Lectio Divina on 1 Peter (St Peter’s)

 

                7.30pm HAMPSTEAD MUSIC CLUB EVENING

                  More details from Anna Slavina, HMC’s Chairman on anna.slavinahmc@gmail.com and Pamela Kolirin,

       HMC’s Secretary on singwithpam@gmail.com

 

 

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

 

                 6.30pm at St Peter’s Belsize Park: Annual Donald Barnes Memorial Lecture - Revd. Carol Barret-

Ford, Vicar of St Martin’s Gospel Oak - 'Priesthood: calling, sacrifice, silence.' 

 

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER

 

                  6pm   Church Singing Group (St Saviour’s)

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY  10  NOVEMBER           THE  THIRD  SUNDAY  BEFORE  ADVENT

 

                                                            REMEMBRANCE  SUNDAY

 

               9.30am Parish Eucharist        Celebrant and Preacher     Revd. Paul Nicholson

 

                        Readings: Job 19:23- 27a; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-end; Luke 20; 27- 38

   

                 6.30pm   CONCERT by Jenny Thomas, baroque Flute and Timothy Roberts, harpsichord

                                                            play Music of the Bachs

 

 

 

TUESDAY  12 NOVEMBER

 

                 10.00am Bible Study      Lectio Divina on 1 Peter (at St Peter’s)

 

WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER

 

                 6.30pm St Peter’s 160th Anniversary Festal Evensong - Preacher, The Ven. John Hawkins,

Archdeacon of Hampstead

 

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER

 

                 6pm  Octagon Nursery Safeguarding Training

                

 

FRIDAY 15  NOVEMBER          

 

                 NO Church Singing Group (Fr. Paul away)

 

SUNDAY  17  NOVEMBER        THE SECOND  SUNDAY  BEFORE  ADVENT

 

                  9.30am  Parish Eucharist            Celebrant and Preacher: Revd. Jan Rushton

 

                          Readings: Malachi 4:1-2a; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21:5-19

                   

                  NO Afternoon Prayer

                                    

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

  

 

WEDNESDAY  20 NOVEMBER  7.30pm St Saviour’s PCC meeting in the Vicarage

 

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 4.30pm  Taizé Worship for the Feast of Christ the King

 

WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 December  Annual Medieval Mystery Play performances by the Players of St Peter (see details below/attached)

 

SATURDAY  21 DECEMBER  10am – 12 noon   Christmas Church cleaning

 

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 4.30pm  Christmas Carol Service

 

SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 6.30pm  JAZZ TRIO CONCERT with Mark Crooks and friends (details to follow)