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WW1100th Anniversary – World War 1

The 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War will be commemorated on Sunday 3rd August in our parish communion service at 10.00am.  The names of those who lost their lives in the war who were in some way connected with the parish will be read out during the Eucharist and remembered in our prayer.  If you sould like to have someone remembered in this way, please contact the parish office 020 8241 2345 parishadmin@allhallowstwick.org.uk

 

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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 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.

 

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 a two course meal which will be supplied by volunteers. There will be a meal with a veggie option – but we will need some help. Donations of bread and salad to go with the main course, and puddings will be gratefully received.

 There will be a sign up in the Narthex during the next few weeks, and someone will be going around with a clip board to ensure all are catered for during September after the services. And if you are not at our services but would like to come along to the supper, and would like to help out, please do 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 our local homeless charity SPEAR.

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.

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

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

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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