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quiz 1Quiz Night

Our fun  Spring Quiz Night takes place on Saturday 26th April.  Tickets for this event are £10 each and includes a ploughmans buffet meal at half time.  The doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz will begin promptly at 7.00pm.  Tickets can be purchased from Alex or Lee Oliver after services at the church, or from Alex in the Parish Office (Wednesday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm) parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk 020 8241 2345.  Last date for buying tickets is Thursday 24th April.  Proceeds from this event will be going towards our Bell Fund.  The All Hallows Bells have a very long history and are important to keep in good condition, and they currently need new bearings, at a cost of around £8,000. This quiz will be the first in a season of fundraising activites and events over the summer and autumn to raise money for the Bell Fund to replace the bearings.

 

confirmationFlameA Service of Confirmation

Our annual Service of Confirmation takes place on Sunday 11th May at 6.30pm.  We welcome The Right Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington to this service.  All are very welcomg to come along to support those in our church community who are to be confirmed that evening.  The service will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall.  If you want to know more about confirmation please click here…

 

pergolesiAll Hallows Music Festival

On the weekend of 16 – 18 May 2014 a mini festival is planned to take place at All Hallows!  This will include the following events:

.               A Chamber Concert given by Notos Saxophone Quartet on Friday 16 May at 7.30pm

.               A Choral and Orchestral Concert given by All Hallows choir and friends with orchestra on Saturday 17 May at 7.30pm

.               A Festal Eucharist on Sunday 18 May at 10.00am

In the first instance, singers who are not regular members but would like to join the choir for the Saturday concert will be most welcome and should contact Stephen Gregson (020 3581 1308) for further details.  The choir will be singing the Magnificat by Pergolesi, Rejoice in the Lord, by Purcell and Great is the Lord by Elgar.

Tickets:
Friday 16th May – Chamber concert – £10.00
Saturday 17th May - Choral & Orchestral Concert – £12.00
Combined ticket for both concerts – £18.50

Tickets are available from Stephen Gregson or from the Parish Office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk

 

Little Wrens Open Day

Little Wrens - the new pre-school nursery opening here at All Hallows in September, are holding an Open Day for anyone who would like to have a look at how it is going to look like when it opens its doors later this year.  The Open Day is also open to anyone wishing to come along  looking for a pre-school nursery place for their children.   The Open Day takes place on Sunday 18th May from 11am to 3pm.  The entrance to Little Wrens is on the south side of the Main Hall.

For more information please call Penny 07951 230754 or Laura 07773 409866

 

Open-House_300x200_thumbnaiOpen House London

Oopen House London Weekend takes place on 20th –21st September this year and All Hallows have been signed up to take part.  The weekend will be filled with events surrounding the history of the church and a special ‘bell tower’ event to help raise much needed funds for the bell bearing replacement.  Volunteers will be needed to help with keeping the church open for a few hours to welcome visitors and make tea and coffee.  If you are able to help out at this important event for history and bells, please contact the Parish Office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk . For more information on London Open House, please click here…

 

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 will be on sale after Easter and will be available from the Parish Office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk

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

Film Club

movie-film-reelThe first Film Club for young people took place on Sunday 16th March and was a very successful event.  There were 12 is attendance and pizza and popcorn were shared whilst watching Life of Pi.  Next month the church will be busy with Easter events, so the next film club will take place in May.  Date to be confirmed.

Oranges and Lemons – Parent and Toddler Group

Our Parent and Toddler Group are in need of some assistance!

Do you have any large toys or nice children’s books that are in very good condition that the group could have?  Please speak to Dan Mackernan 07917 222313.

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

Quiz Night

quiz 1The Quiz Night that took place on Saturday 18th January was well attended and a wonderful evening of quizzical fun and fellowship was enjoyed by everyone in attendance.  Eight rounds of questions took place including a rather fun musical round where TV themes were played and the TV programme it belonged to were guessed – with some quizzers up and dancing at one or two points in the round to everyone’s amusement!  At half time  a meal of fish and chips was served and enjoyed.  Many thanks to everyone who came along to share in the fun – the event raised over £300 for the charity Centrepoint.  The next quiz is planned for the end of April…watch this space!!

Parish News

Announcement made by Mother Nicola
Sunday 17th November, 2013
Canon Precentor

Nicola Stanley photo[1]I have a very important announcement to make, which is incredibly difficult for me – though it is good news.

Some weeks ago the Dean of Bristol Cathedral approached me to ask if I would be interested in applying for the post of Precentor at the Cathedral.  After several interviews I was offered the post, which I have accepted.

The decision to leave here has been one of the most heart wrenching I have ever had to make.  The past eight years have been so happy, this community is flourishing and vibrant and we have journeyed a long way together.  James, John, Hugh and I have loved living here in this part of Twickenham and we will miss it and of course you, very, very much.

Whilst I appreciate that this news will come as a shock to you, I also know the strength and resilience of this wonderful community; a community which we have built together and one that will continue to grow and be the lively, wonderful church it is and always will be. This is something of real hope for both you and me; something we can both take into our futures and the respective new challenges we will face.

I take comfort that in our Church Wardens, Dan and Verena you have two gifted, loyal, faithful and able people who will cope with the weeks and months ahead. Please support them and also Fr Andrew. The Bishop and Archdeacon will be available to offer advice in appointing my successor, who as I did, will arrive to find this church welcoming, thriving and ready to face new and exciting initiatives.

My last Sunday at All Hallows will be in mid January and I’ll be installed at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday March 1st in the Service of Evensong.  I really hope you will put this date in your diaries now. I am very much looking forward to starting work there and feel excited – and daunted – about the new challenges that lie ahead! There will of course be many conversations about my leaving here and my new role in Bristol over the coming days and weeks, and Christmas is on the horizon, but in the meantime I would ask for your prayers, as I shall be praying for you.

 Mother Nicola

Christmas Lunch Club

The Christmas Lunch took place on Wednesday 27th November.  Over 60 people sat down to a wonderful three course lunch, lovingly created by the Lunch Club Team.  The butternut squash soup or the tomato and basil soup was followed by a traditional  turkey dinner with all the trimmings and then a slice of christmas pudding and mince pies over a cup of tea or coffee.  (Please scroll down for photos of todays festivities – for the full picture, please click on each picture)

The Lunch Club Team would like to thank Tesco for their donation of food towards the lunch today and for their continuing support with help with food donations towards every monthly Lunch Club.

The Lunch Club meet up on the last Wednesday of every month (excluding December) and a two course lunch is served, plus tea or coffee, for a donation of £3.50.  This lunch is aimed at mainly pensioners, but every one is welcome to come along.

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Pet Blessing

Our Pet Blessing took place on Sunday 15th September.  We thanked God for nature, creation and the pets and animals we have in our lives.  Mother Nicola blessed an array of different animals, including cats, dogs, hamsters, teddy bears and photos of loved pets.  We welcomed Sampson the pony to our church, and he gave pony rides after the service.

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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.