Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Lent

25th Feb 2018


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT :  JESUS FORETELLS HIS PASSION AND DEATH

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                     238                  72                  76                  407

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:              Genesis 17.1-7,15-16;  Romans 4.13-25;  Mark 8.31-38.                                        

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, Bonnie Crawford, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Jennifer Josephs, David Bradley, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah, Geraldine Taylor, John Walsh, Jonathon Kitson.

IN MEMORIAM: Joan Maw.

RIP : Matthew Canna Agole.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

 

Wednesday        6 pm  George Herbert

Thursday            6 pm  St David, Patron Saint of Wales

Friday                12 45 pm St Chad, Bishop

                            6 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday            10 30 am

 

Next Sunday 4th March

The Third Sunday of Lent.

Parish Mass at 11 am followed by

Lenten Bible Study in Church after Mass

(With Bread & Soup lunch).

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

THE FIRST OF OUR LENTEN BIBLE STUDY GROUPS WITH BREAD AND SOUP LUNCH meets after this morning’s Parish Mass promptly at 12 30 pm and we will explore the Gospel reading for this particular Sunday. We will begin in the same way each Sunday during Lent with a lunch of bread and soup and fruit and then proceed to the Bible study.

 

This Morning Sunday 25th February : Mark 8.31-end. “Jesus Predicts his Passion and Death”

Sunday 4th March : John 2.13-22. “The Cleansing of the Temple”

Sunday 11th March :  John 3.14-21 “Jesus’ Death promises Eternal Life”

Sunday 18th March : John 12.20-33. “The Hour has Come”

 

1.OUR PARISH LUNCH CLUB meets this Saturday 3rd March for a delicious two-course, home cooked lunch served at 1 pm in the Crypt. Cost £3 each. All parishoners welcome.

2.CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER. OUR NEXT VOLUNTEERING DAY IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, 4th MARCH. Our commitment to the Shelter, based at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, involves cooking and serving breakfast for fifteen or so overnight homeless guests during the Winter period. We always meet outside church and leave promptly at 6 30 am. Please sign the list at the back of church if you can commit to any of the remaining Sundays: Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March.

3. FORWARD NOTICE – LENTEN SPONSORED WALK AROUND THE CHURCHES OF THE SOUTH CAMDEN DEANERY on Saturday March 10th 2018 from 11 am. We are raising money for the Camden Cold Weather Night Shelter (C4WS) and have already managed to raise £550.  Please sponsor Fr Christopher if you can’t make the walk! We aim to walk south to St Alban’s Church Holborn and then north to St Anne’s Church Highgate and returning via St Martin’s, Kentish Town, St Luke’s Kentish Town and St Michael’s Camden Town to Holy Cross Church via churches along the Euston Road (St Mary Magdalene’s and St Pancras, Euston Road). Walkers urgently wanted – no need to seek sponsorship - Please let Fr Christopher know if you can come! We will stop by at St Anne’s Highgate for rest and lunch. The actually walking should take approximately two hours.

4. IMPORTANT FORWARD NOTICE - THE DATE OF OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018 AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both available on the parish website (see above).

6. COPIES OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

6. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263

7. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.

 



Newsletter for the Sunday Next before Lent (Transfiguration Sunday)

11th Feb 2018


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT : THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                            339                  343                  178                   234

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                          2 Kings 2.1-12;  2 Corinthians 4.3-6;  Mark 9.2-9.                                  

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, Bonnie Crawford, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Jennifer Josephs, David Bradley, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah, Geraldine Taylor.

IN MEMORIAM: Christobel Joshua, David Kato, George Cole.

RIP : Matthew Canna Agole.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  (11th to 18th February)

 

Ash Wednesday Mass with Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm

Thursday            6 pm  Saints Cyril and Methodius

Friday                12 45 pm Abp. Janani Luwum, Ugandan Martyr.

 

No Mass on Saturday at 10 30 am. Instead, we leave at 9 am prompt

for our Lenten Quiet Day at Edgware Abbey. Please sign up!

 

Next Sunday 25th February

The First Sunday of Lent.

Parish Mass at 11 am followed by our first

Lenten Bible Study in church with simple lunch.

 

LENT BEGINS THIS (ASH) WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY with Mass and Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. On the Sundays of Lent we hope to meet after Sunday’s Parish Mass and trace a course of Bible readings taken from the Gospel reading for each particular Sunday. We begin each Sunday in church at 12 45 pm with a lunch of bread and soup and fruit and tea/coffee and then proceed to the Bible study:

 

Sunday 18th February  : Mark 1.9-15 “Jesus is Baptized”

Sunday 25th February : Mark 8.31-end. “Jesus Predicts his Death and Resurrection”

Sunday 4th March : John 2.13-22. “The Cleansing of the Temple”

Sunday 11th March :  John 3.14-21 “Jesus’ Death promises Eternal Life”

Sunday 18th March : John 12.20-33. “The Hour has Come”

 

1. VOLUNTEERING IN 2018 - COOKING BREAKFAST FOR THE CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER. OUR NEXT VOLUNTEERING SUNDAY IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY. Our commitment to the Shelter, based at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, involves cooking and serving breakfast for fifteen or so overnight homeless guests during the Winter period. We always meet outside church and leave promptly at 6 30 am. Please sign the list at the back of church if you can commit to any of the remaining Sundays: Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March.

2. FORWARD NOTICE – LENTEN SPONSORED WALK AROUND THE CHURCHES OF THE SOUTH CAMDEN DEANERY on Saturday March 10th 2018 from 11 am. We will now be raising money for the Camden Cold Weather Night Shelter (C4WS). Please sponsor Fr Christopher if you can’t make the walk! The route is yet to be finally plotted, but we aim to walk south to St Alban’s Church Holborn and then north to St Anne’s Church Highgate and returning via St Martin’s, Kentish Town, St Luke’s Kentish Town and St Michael’s Camden Town to Holy Cross Church via churches along the Euston Road (St Mary Magdalene’s and St Pancras, Euston Road).

3. “THE VENERABLE BEDE AND THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH NATION” – A LECTURE BY THE REV’D. CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT, REGIUS PROFESSOR OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. The lecture takes place this Friday 16th February at 7 30 pm at St Benet’s Church, Kentish Town NW5 2JB. See the St Benet’s Website for directions : www.saintbenets.org.uk

4. IMPORTANT FORWARD NOTICE - THE DATE OF OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2018 AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

6. COPIES OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

8. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263

9. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.

 



Newsletter for the Second Sunday before Lent

4th Feb 2018


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT : GOD IS PRESENT IN ALL THINGS AND IN ALL WAYS.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                       377                  263                   295                   465             

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                 Proverbs 8.1,22-31;  Colossians 1.15-20;  John 1.1-14.                                     

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, Bonnie Crawford, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Jennifer Josephs, David Bradley, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah, Geraldine Taylor.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Christobel Joshua, David Kato, George Cole.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  (4th February to 11th February)

 

Wednesday        6 pm  The Martyrs of Japan.

Thursday            6 pm 

Friday                12 45 pm

Saturday            10 30 am St Scholastica, Virgin. 

 

Next Sunday 11th February

Sunday next before Lent.

Parish Mass at 11 am.

 

 

PCC MEETING takes place in church after this morning’s Parish Mass promptly at 12 30 pm.

 

LENT WILL ALMOST BE UPON US. LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY (Ash Wednesday) with Mass and Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm. On the Sundays of Lent we hope to meet after Sunday’s Parish Mass and trace a course of Bible readings taken from the Gospel reading for each particular Sunday. We begin each Sunday in church at 12 45 pm with a lunch of bread and soup and fruit and tea/coffee and then proceed to the Bible study:

 

Sunday 18th February  : Mark 1.9-15 “Jesus is Baptized”

Sunday 25th February : Mark 8.31-end. “Jesus Predicts his Death and Resurrection”

Sunday 4th March : John 2.13-22. “The Cleansing of the Temple”

Sunday 11th March :  John 3.14-21 “Jesus’ Death promises Eternal Life”

Sunday 18th March : John 12.20-33. “The Hour has Come”

 

1. VOLUNTEERING IN 2018 - COOKING BREAKFAST FOR THE CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER. OUR NEXT VOLUNTEERING SUNDAY IS SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY. Our commitment to the Shelter, based at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, involves cooking and serving breakfast for fifteen or so overnight homeless guests during the Winter period. We always meet outside church and leave promptly at 6 30 am. Please sign the list at the back of church if you can commit to any of the remaining Sundays: Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March.

2. FORWARD NOTICE – LENTEN SPONSORED WALK AROUND THE CHURCHES OF THE SOUTH CAMDEN DEANERY on Saturday March 10th 2018 from 11 am. We will now be raising money solely for the Camden Cold Weather Night Shelter (C4WS). Please sponsor Fr Christopher if you can’t make the walk! The route is yet to be finally plotted, but we aim to walk south to St Alban’s Church Holborn and then north to St Anne’s Church Highgate and returning via St Martin’s, Kentish Town, St Luke’s Kentish Town and St Michael’s Camden Town to Holy Cross Church via churches along the Euston Road (St Mary Magdalene’s and St Pancras, Euston Road).

3. “THE VENERABLE BEDE AND THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH NATION” – A LECTURE BY THE REV’D. CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT, REGIUS PROFESSOR OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. The lecture takes place next Friday 16th February at 7 30 pm at St Benet’s Church, Kentish Town NW5 2JB. See the St Benet’s Website for directions : www.saintbenets.org.uk

4. IMPORTANT FORWARD NOTICE - THE DATE OF OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018 AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

6. COPIES OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

8. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263

9. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Third Sunday of Epiphany

21st Jan 2018


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY: THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:             239                    345                    294                      443          

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:        Genesis 14.17-20;  Revelation 19.6-10;  John 2.1-11                                    

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, Bonnie Crawford, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Jennifer Josephs, David Bradley, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah, Geraldine Taylor.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM: Louis Lewis.

RIP: Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Juliet Brittain, Mary Stewart,

Christophe.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK  (21st January to 28th January)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

 

Wednesday        6 pm  St Francis de Sales.

Thursday            6 pm The Conversion of St Paul 

Friday                12 45 pm  Sts. Timothy and Titus

Saturday            10 30 am  St Thomas Aquinas.

 

Next Sunday 28th January.

Parish Mass at 11 am.

The Feast of the Presentation of OLJC

In the Temple (Candlemass)

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 

1.VOLUNTEERING IN 2018 - COOKING BREAKFAST FOR THE CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER. OUR NEXT VOLUNTEERING SUNDAY IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, 28th JANUARY.

WE MEET AT 6 30 AM OUTSIDE THIS CHURCH! Our commitment to the Shelter, based at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, is to cook and serve breakfast for fifteen or so overnight homeless guests during the Winter period. We always meet outside church and leave promptly at 6 30 am. Please sign the list at the back of church if you can commit to any of the remaining Sundays: Sunday 18th February, Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March.

2. FORWARD NOTICE – LENTEN SPONSORED WALK AROUND THE CHURCHES OF THE SOUTH CAMDEN DEANERY on Saturday March 10th 2018 from 11 am. We hope to raise money to donate monies to the Camden Cold Weather Night Shelter (C4WS) and use remaining funds to purchase a new Paschal Candle Stand. Sponsor forms are available at the back of church. The route is yet to be finally plotted, but we aim to walk south to St Alban’s Church Holborn and then north to St Anne’s Church Highgate and returning via St Martin’s, Kentish Town, St Luke’s Kentish Town and St Michael’s Camden Town to Holy Cross Church via churches along the Euston Road (St Mary Magdalene’s and St Pancras, Euston Road).

3. THE NEXT PCC MEETING takes place in church after the Parish Mass on Sunday 4th February.

4. IMPORTANT FORWARD NOTICE - THE DATE OF OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018 AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

6. COPIES OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

7. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263

8. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.

 

 

Holocaust Memorial event at the Weiner Library, off Russell Square this Thursday at 6 pm. Book Online.

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The Funeral Service of Juliet Brittain, dear friend of this church and parish, takes place

this Wednesday, 24th January at 4 3 0 pm at Lumen Church, 55 Tavistock Place.

 



Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany

7th Jan 2018


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY: “ARISE, SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!”

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  47                  52                   49                 We Three Kings                                

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                    Isaiah 60.1-6;  Ephesians 3.1-12;  Matthew 2.1-12.                     

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, Bonnie Crawford, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Jennifer Josephs, John Marshall, David Bradley, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah, Geraldine Taylor.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM: Sam Smaile, Robert Kalawabye.

 

RIP: June Hornby, Celia Marshall, Diane Garbier,

Elle Grace Morris., Fr Bill Kirkpatrick.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

(7th January to 14th January 2018)

 

Wednesday         6 pm Archbishop William Laud. 

Thursday             6 pm Mary Slessor, Missionary. 

Friday                12 45 pm St Aelred of Rivaulx.

Saturday            10 30 am St Hilary of Poitiers.

 

Next Sunday 14th January 2018

Parish Mass at 11 am

Second Sunday of Epiphany

 

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:  

 

1.     VOLUNTEERING in 2018 – COOKING BREAKFAST WITH CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER. Our commitment to the Shelter, based at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, is to form a parish team of volunteers who will cook and serve breakfast for fifteen or so overnight homeless guests during the Winter period. We will meet outside church and leave promptly at 6 30 am at the following times. Please sign the list at the back of church if you could commit your time to this worthwhile and enjoyable work:

 

Sunday 21st January

Sunday 28th January

Sunday 18th February

Sunday 4th March

Sunday 18th March

 

2.     THE NEXT PCC MEETING meets in church after the Parish Mass on Sunday 4th February 2018.

3.     IMPORTANT FORWARD NOTICE - THE DATE OF OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018 AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

4.     P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

5.     COPIES OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each Pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

6.     ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263

7.     A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.

 

 

 



 

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