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It’s Magic!!

Mark Townsend 1On Saturday 27th September, the celebrated Mark Townsend is coming to All Hallows to give a magic show to remember.  This will be taking place in the Parish Hall at 6.00pm.

Mark Townsend is a nationally acclaimed magician and author.  He has a compelling sense that magic should allow people to explore their spirituality.

Mark’s performances have people of all ages on the edges of their seats.  His passion is not to be a visiting star, but to remind all those who attend that they are stars.  They leave the show with a deep appreciation of mystery, wonder and awe, and often a renewed sense of the wonder and beauty of the Gospel message.”

mark townsend 4Mark’s visit to All Hallows is going to be something very special, so please make sure you put the above date in your diary.

Tickets for this event cost £12.00 per adult and £5 per child (aged 5-15) - the ticket includes a buffet after the show.  Tickets are available from the Parish Office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk.  You are welcome to order your tickets from the office by sending details of the tickets you require along with a postal address to send them to and a cheque for the tickets payable to All Hallows PCC.

Mark will also be preaching at our Family Eucharist on Sunday 28th September – all are very welcome to attend this service at 10.00am.


walkingFancy yourself as the next Mo?

Berlin MarathonSunday 28th September 2014
Why not join 40,000 runners for this unforgettable Marathon. This exciting race starts and finishes at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, before passing a whole host of fascinating landmarks along the way.

Distance: 26 miles
Price: Gold Bond Charity places are now available, and we ask all runners to raise a minimum of £800 sponsorship, along with paying a registration fee of £40.00
Why?: Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner looking for a personal best, or an enthused beginner approaching your first marathon, the Berlin Marathon is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Money raised from both events goes to Shooting Star Chase – one of All Hallows charites for 2014-2015.

 For more information please contact Karen on 01932 823118


spear richmondSPEAR Event

All are welcome to the Reel Village Dance which is taking place on Friday 3rd October at the Turk’s Head, St Margarets, 8-11pm.  A fundraiser for SPEAR, with live music from the Squirrel Band.  No dancing experience or dance partner required – just turn up and have a go!  Tickets are £10 via Judy on 07806 612101 or judy.jackson02@gmail.com


sausagepumpkinandsag_92737_16x9Harvest Supper and Thanksgiving

Our Harvest Supper takes place of the Harvest Lunch this year. This will take place on Saturday 11th October in the Hall from 5.30pm. The early time is to allow all our families to be able to join in. Supper will be supplied by volunteers. There will be a meal with a veggie option – but we will need some help. Suggested donation for the meal is £3.00.  There will also be a raffle in aid of our three charities – Shooting Star Chase, SPEAR & Tearfund.

Donations  puddings will be gratefully received.

Please sign up in the Narthex if you are intending on coming along to ensure enough food is served. You can get in touch via the parish office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk .

harvest 2The Harvest Thanksgiving will take place on Sunday 12th October at 10.00am where non-perishable gifts can be given during the service for for the Richmond Foodbank.  A representative from SPEAR, Bruce Warman, will be giving a talk at this service about the work the charity do.  He will be joining us for coffee after the service and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

spear richmondFlag Day

Could you help collect money at Twickenham, Richmond or Kingston station for SPEAR’s flag day on Wednesday 15th October?  If you could volunteer even just an hour between 7am and 7pm it would be much appreciated.  Contact Rebecca Wallis rebecca.e.a.wallis@gmail.com 07801 481203

walkPilgrimiage Walk to Westminster Abbey

We will be walking from All Hallows to Westminster Abbey (stopping for breakfast, lunch and tea!) to raise money for Shooting Star Chase. The pilgrimage takes place on Saturday 18th October beginning at All Hallows, Twickenham at 6.30am.  There will be points along the walk where you can join if you do not wish to do the full walk, or are unable to. Places to join the walk are:

westminster abbey6.30am All Hallows Church, Twickenham
8.00am Richmond Park (Sheen Gate car park)
10.00am All Saints Fulham – breakfast, coffee and service of Holy Communion
11.45am Imperial Wharf (Chelsea Harbour), Waterside Bar. Coffee break
1.30pm St Barnabus, Pimlico
2.00pm Westminster Abbey.  There will be the option to receive the ministry of foot washing, view the Abbey and have a cup of tea
3.00pm Evensong with procession
4.00pm Depart

shooting star chaseThe pilgrimage will also be a way of raising money to support one of All Hallows charities for this year – Shooting Star Chase – and you are welcome to either make a donation yourself or get friends and family to sponsor your walk.

Please click on the link below for more information and for the sponsor form.

Walk to Westminster Abbey

Please do let us know in the office if you are intending on coming along and at what part of the journey you wish to join the walk at.

11-cantanti-01Cantanti Camerati Concert

The Cantanti Camerati Choir will be performing ‘Magnificat’ (sacred music from the 20th and 21st Centuries) on Saturday 18th October at All Hallows at 7.30pm.  Tickets costing £12 are available from Albert’s Music Shop, Heath Road, Twickenham or by phone 8898 8020 or at the door.


Repairs to the Bells

bell ringers all hallowsI’m pleased to report that the refurbishment work programme on the bells was successfully completed on Thursday 17th July. The principal elements of the work comprised the replacement of all the bearings, pulleys and runner boards. Each of the bells was also checked for odd-struckness, and adjustments made where necessary to improve the striking. The work was carried out under the direction of Neil Thomas from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, with assistance from Steve Jakeman, Tim Chadwick (a member of the AH congregation), John Manley and myself.

Upon completion of the work, we rang all the bells up and down and there is a marked improvement in their handling. With this project now completed, we look forward to the bells proclaiming their message for many years to come, with only minor, routine maintenance.

 Many thanks again to Alex for organising the fund-raising quiz April. It was a very enjoyable evening, in addition to raising a substantial sum towards the cost of the project. The bell ringers were also very heartened by the generous donation from the Luncheon Club.

 It’s nice to know that our bells are appreciated!

 John Sutton, Bellringer at All Hallows, Twickenham

75th Anniversary of the Laying of All Hallows Foundation Stone

75th Anniversary - foundation stoneThe service to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of All Hallows Church in Twickenham took place on Thursday 10th July.  The service was well attended by members of the current congregation, people who had a connection with the church 75 years ago, and by some who were at that original service 75 years ago.

The sermon took the form of an interview between the curate Fr Andrew Williams and the Church Historian Kathryn Elliott where many facts about the events leading up to All Hallows being consecrated here in Twickenham were discussed.

It was amazing to think how this church was built, the inside architecture (Gibbons) and the whole tower moved stone by stone from Lombard Street in the City of London to it’s current location, all as the Second World War began.

For more information on the history of All Hallows please click on the link below:

A Brief History of the Church

A service of celebration will take place next Autumn to commemorate the consecration of All Hallows once it’s build was completed.

Spring Quiz Night

quiz 2Many thanks to everyone who supported the All Hallows Spring Quiz which took place on Saturday 26th April.  The event was very well attended and a lot of fun was had and £603 was made that evening which has gone to the Bell Fund to help repair the bell bearings in our Christopher Wren tower.  The next Quiz Night will take place in January 2015.

Oranges and Lemons – Parent and Toddler Group

O&LlogoOur Parent and Toddler Group are in need of some assistance!

The group meet on Thursday mornings (term time only) from 10am to 11.30am

Could you spare half to one hour per week termtime to help the group set the toys out and put them away again at the end of the session?  Many of the mums, dads and carers at the group have to leave early to pick up older children from nursery and sometimes it is left to one parent with a toddler running round trying to get everything away.  If you think you could help out with this very important part of mission in our community – please speak to Alex in the Office parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk 020 8241 2345

Keep up to date with All Hallows

At All Hallows we have an electronic service to keep you up to date with news and events at the church. The All Hallows’ Email Bulletin is a free facility for those wishing to opt in. You will receive regular updates, delivered to your inbox, highlighting forthcoming events in the church and hall at All Hallows. To subscribe, please send an email to parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk putting the words Email bulletin in the subject line. Thank you.

Sunday Services

8.30am Holy Communion
Said service following the Book of Common Prayer

10.00am Parish Communion
Modern language service with children’s groups (Family Communion on the last Sunday of the month)

11.30am All-age Worship

6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction (on advertised Sundays)

Weekday Services

9am Monday – Friday Morning Prayer

No evening prayer during the interregnum

9.30 Wednesday Holy Communion
Said service using modern language