Newsletter for the Third Sunday of Epiphany

20th Jan 2019


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 IN GALILEE.

 

                                         

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                345                     457                    407                       361      

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  Isaiah 62.1-5;  1 Corinthians 12.1-11;  John 2.1-11                                                                                 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore,

Malcolm Holness.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Mary Stewart, Juliet Brittain,

Christophe.

RIP: June Quarty, Beatrice Nyekoi,

Princess Dorothy Akello.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (20th January to 27th January)

 

Wednesday         6pm        St Vincent, Martyr

Thursday            6 pm        St Francis de Sales, Bishop   

Friday               12 45 pm   The Conversion of St Paul

Saturday           10 30 am    Saints Timothy and Titus

 

NEXT SUNDAY’S PARISH MASS

27th January at 11 am

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK :  

 

1. CAMDEN COLDWEATHER NIGHT SHELTER (C4WS) 2019 – This charity offers shelter and bed and breakfast in seven of our local churches to homeless persons during the cold Winter months. Our own volunteers from Holy Cross will operate from St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. There is a sheet at the back of church for you to sign (in groups of no more than three persons per Sunday) on the following Sundays in the New Year – Sundays 3rd and 17th of February and Sundays 3rd, 17th and 24th March. Come and help prepare and serve breakfast! We leave Holy Cross Church for St George’s at 6 30 am.

2. THE ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION took place last Tuesday and many thanks to all who came to this meeting and spoke up for Holy Cross so passionately.

3. IN RESPONSE TO OUR RECENT DISCUSSION REGARDING KING’S CROSS CHURCH (KXC) we are planning to attend their evening act of worship with KXC this coming Sunday on Sunday 27th January. We will leave Holy Cross Church at 6 pm for 6 30 pm worship at the Ethiopian Church, Pentonville Road N1 9NJ. Please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to come.

4. THE BISHOP OF LONDON, THE RT.REV’D.DAME SARAH MULLALY will be visiting Holy Cross Church as part of her visitation of King’s Cross parishes on Tuesday 29th January. She will be making a progress and should be with us at around 11 30  am. A simple lunch will be served for local clergy and community leaders here in church at around 1 pm. Churchwardens and PCC members should attend if they possibly can.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are 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.

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 and home-made cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay for a short while and meet everyone.

 

 

INVITATIONS GO OUT HIS MORNING TO ALL OUR MEMBERS WHO CAN COME TO

CHURCH ON TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY FROM 11 30 AM

TO WELCOME THE BISHOP OF LONDON, THE RT. REV’D. DAME SARAH MULLALLY.

(TO BE FOLLOWED BY SOUP AND SANDWICHES AT 1 PM).



Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany 2019

6th Jan 2019


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

 

                                         

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                49                  56                    52               We Three Kings  (Sheet)     

 

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, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore,

Jean Butcher, Malcolm Holness.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Diane Garbier, Celia Marshall,

Elle Grace Morris, June Hornby, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick.

RIP: David Butcher, Jeremy Horn, June Quarty.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (6th to 13th January)

 

Wednesday         6pm

Thursday            6 pm        William Laud, Abp. of Canterbury

Friday               12 45 pm   Mary Slessor, Missionary

Saturday           10 30 am    St Aelred of Rivaulx

 

NEXT SUNDAY’S PARISH MASS

13th January at 11 am

The Feast of the Baptism of Christ

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK :  

 

NEW YEAR LUNCH CLUB MEETS IN THE CRYPT THIS SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 2019 AT

1 PM FOR A DELICIOUS HOME COOKED TWO COURSE MEAL.  COST £4 EACH.

 

1. CAMDEN COLDWEATHER NIGHT SHELTER (C4WS) 2019 – This charity offers shelter, bed and breakfast in seven of our local churches to homeless persons during the cold Winter months. Our own volunteers from Holy Cross will operate from St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. There is a sheet at the back of church for you to sign (in groups of no more than three persons per Sunday) on the following Sundays in the New Year – Sundays 3rd and 17th of February and Sundays 3rd, 17th and 24th March. Come and help prepare and serve breakfast! We leave Holy Cross Church for St George’s at 6 30 am.

2. THE ARCHDEACON OF HAMPSTEAD’S VISITATION TO THE PARISH takes place on Wednesday 16th January and a full programme will be sent to Churchwardens and PCC members ahead of this important meeting, in which the Archdeacon will explore with us our plans for mission and other significant matters relating to our church’s governance.

3. AS PART OF OUR RECENT DISCUSSION REGARDING KING’S CROSS CHURCH we are planning to attend their evening act of worship with KXC on Sunday 27th January. We will leave Holy Cross Church at 6 pm for 6 30 pm worship. More details will be given next week, but it would be good for a small Holy Cross party to make this visit. Please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to come.

4. THE BISHOP OF LONDON, THE RT.REV’D.DAME SARAH MULLALY will be visiting Holy Cross Church as part of her visitation of King’s Cross parishes on Tuesday 29th January. She will be making a progress and should be with us at around 11 30  am. A simple lunch will be served for local clergy and community leaders here in church at around 1 pm. Churchwardens and PCC members should attend if they possibly can.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are 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.

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 and home-made cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay for a short while and meet everyone.

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

23rd Dec 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT : MARY’S MAGNIFICAT.

                                         

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                      3                     9                   311                   186         

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:              Micah 5.2-5a;  Hebrews 10.5-10;  Luke 1.39-45, (46-55).                                        

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore,

Jean Butcher, Malcolm Holness.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian Ruff, Louis Lewis,

Frank Harrison, Fr Howard Levett, Nahid Islam,

Thomas Lyden, Charles Prunet.

RIP: David Butcher

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (23rd to 30th December)

 

Monday (24th December) at 11 30 pm

Midnight Mass of Christmas  

 

Tuesday (25th December) at 11 am

Mass of Christmas Morning

 

Wednesday (26th December) at 11 am

Mass of St Stephen

 

Thursday (27th December) at 11am

Mass of St John

 

Sunday 30th December:

Parish Mass of the Holy Family at 11 am

 

Please Note:

No weekday Masses next week…

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK :  

 

1. FESTIVE CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA takes place in the church crypt on Boxing Day (St Stephen’s Day) Wednesday 26th December at 3 pm. With Christmas music, Christmas pudding and trifle, sandwiches, mince pies and lots of tea! Come and join us for great Christmas company and conversation.

4. CAMDEN COLDWEATHER NIGHT SHELTER (C4WS) 2019 – This charity offers shelter, bed and breakfast in seven of our local churches to homeless persons during the cold Winter months. Our own volunteers from Holy Cross will operate from St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. There is a sheet at the back of church for you to sign (in groups of no more than three persons per Sunday) on the following Sundays in the New Year – Sundays 3rd and 17th of February and Sundays 3rd, 17th and 24th March. Come and help prepare and serve breakfast! We leave Holy Cross Church for St George’s at 6 30 am.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are 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.

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 and home-made cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay for a short while and meet everyone.

 

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Advent

9th Dec 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT : JOHN THE BAPTIST

                                         

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  12                    7                    305                   336       

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                      Baruch 5.1-9;  Luke 1.68-79;  Luke 3.1-6                          

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore,

David and Jean Butcher, Grace Spence-Green &

Penny and Bill Spence-Green.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian Ruff, Louis Lewis,

Frank Harrison, Fr Howard Levett, Nahid Islam,

Thomas Lyden.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (9th December to 16th December)

 

Wednesday                6 pm       Jane Francis de Chantal

Thursday                    6 pm       St Lucy, martyr

Friday                      12 45 pm   St John of the Cross

Saturday                 10 30 am  

 

Sunday 16th December:

Parish Mass at 11 am

Third Sunday of Advent (‘Gaudete’ Sunday)

Farewell and Blessing to Peter and Wendy Lowe

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK :   A SHEET WITH ALL UPCOMING CHRISTMAS SERVICES IS NOW AVAILABLE.

 

1. HOLY CROSS PCC MEETING takes place after Mass this morning at 12 30 pm prompt. Because of this meeting, there will be no Advent Bible Study this morning, but do please pick up this morning’s sermon (copies at the back of church) for your study of John the Baptist and his place within the Season of Advent.

2. ADVENT STUDY GROUPS ON ADVENT SUNDAYS AFTER MASS “The Promise of His Coming”  We will be studying scriptural passages for each Advent Sunday to lead us more deeply into the spirit of the Season of Advent. We will be looking at the examples, successively, of Abraham and Sarah, John the Baptist and Mary, the Mother of God. A simple bread and soup/sandwich lunch will be served each Sunday. Copies of the Advent booklet “A Good Advent” written by The Bishop of London, The Rt. Rev’d. Dame Sarah Mullally, are available free for your reading at the back of church –please do take one!

3. TWO REMAINING CAROL SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS FOR CHRISTMAS:

 

The First Carol Service is for all living in the parish and locality and takes place tomorrow, Monday 10th December

at 11 am  and features the tenor Wilfred Adderley and children from Argyle School. This is a beautiful candle-lit service of light and music and not to be missed.  Reception afterwards at Greatcroft Day Care Centre in Cromer Street.

The Second Carol Service is really an extended Christmas ‘drop in’ event which incorporates music and carols and which will be held in this church in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on Tuesday 18th December from 4 ‘til 7 pm.  All welcome.

 

4. FESTIVE CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA takes place in the church crypt on Boxing Day (St Stephen’s Day) Wednesday 26th December at 3 pm. With Christmas music, Christmas pudding and trifle, sandwiches, mince pies and lots of tea! Come and join us for great Christmas company and conversation.

5. CAMDEN COLDWEATHER NIGHT SHELTER (C4WS) 2019 – This charity offers shelter, bed and breakfast in seven of our local churches to homeless persons during the cold Winter months. Our own volunteers from Holy Cross will operate from St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. There is a sheet at the back of church for you to sign (in groups of no more than three persons per Sunday) on the following Sundays in the New Year – Sundays 3rd and 17th of February and Sundays 3rd, 17th and 24th March. Come and help prepare and serve breakfast! We leave Holy Cross Church for St George’s at 6 30 am.

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

7. 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 and home-made cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay for a short while and meet everyone.

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Feast of Christ the Universal King

25th Nov 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING : A KINGDOM NOT OF THIS WORLD

                                         

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                      345                 352                  296                    361             

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:               Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14;  Revelation 1.4-8;  John 18.33-37.                  

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore,

David and Jean Butcher, Grace Spence-Green &

Penny and Bill Spence-Green.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Norma Holden, Nicholas Sayed, Ernest

Wetherell, Yolande Brook, Ludmilla Terentieva, Tony Gray.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (25th November to 2nd December)

 

Wednesday                6 pm        

Thursday                    6 pm        

Friday                      12 45 pm   St Andrew, Apostle.

Saturday                 10 30 am   Charles de Foulcauld

 

Sunday 2nd December:

Parish Mass at 11 am

Advent Sunday (Year C Readings begin)

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 

Our Parish Lunch Club Meets this Saturday 1st December at 1 pm in the crypt for a delicious

home  cooked two-course meal.   Cost : £3 each. All welcome!

 

1. ADVENT STUDY GROUPS BEGIN IN THIS CHURCH ON ADVENT SUNDAYS AFTER MASS FROM THIS COMING SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER AT 12 30 PM - “The Promise of His Coming”  We will be studying scriptural passages for each Advent Sunday to lead us more deeply into the spirit of the Season of Advent. We will be looking at the examples, successively, of Abraham and Sarah, The Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary, the Mother of God. A simple bread and soup/sandwich lunch will be served each Sunday. Advent leaflets are included in your papers this morning detailing our Advent course and providing suggestions for Advent preparation, prayer and reading. Do take them home with you.

3. ARCHDEACON’S VISIT FOR PARISH CONSULTATION REGARDING BISHOP’S MISSION ORDER FOR KING’S CROSS CHURCH takes place this Thursday 29th November in church. Please note 6 30 pm for churchwardens and 7 30 pm for all PCC members. This is an important meeting for which churchwardens and PCC are asked to give their top priority.

4. FORWARD NOTICE : TWO CAROL SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS FOR CHRISTMAS

 

The first Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 5th December at 6 30 pm and is our traditional annual candle-lit Carol Service for Goodenough College. This is a wonderful occasion with professional choir and musicians and takes the form of lessons and carols. Mulled wine and refreshments are served afterward.

The second Carol Service is for all living in the parish and locality and takes place on Monday 10th December at 11 am  and features the tenor Wilfred Adderley and children from Argyle School. This is a beautiful candle-lit service of light and music and not to be missed.  Reception afterwards at Greatcroft Day Care Centre in Cromer Street.

 

5. OUR NEXT PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC) MEETING takes place on Sunday 9th December after the Parish Mass.

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

7. 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 and home-made cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay for a short while and meet everyone.

 

 

 



 

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