Newsletter for the Feast of Christ the King

26th Nov 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING : JESUS REIGNS FROM THE CROSS.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:              345           Christ Triumphant            271                443    

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:      Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24;  Ephesians 1.15-23;  Matthew 25.31-46.

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, Anna Fox, Charles Prunet, Jennifer Josephs, John and Celia Marshall, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Jonathon Taylor, Shakti Shah.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM: Norma Holden, Nichola Sayed, Ernest Wetherell,

Yolande Brook, Ludmilla Terentieva.

RIP: Tony Gray.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

(26th November to 3rd  December)

 

Wednesday      6 pm  

Thursday          6 pm  St Andrew, Apostle.

Friday              12 45 pm Charles de Foucault, Hermit. 

Saturday          10 30 am Saints and Martyrs of Asia.

 

Next Sunday 3rd DECEMBER

Parish Mass at 11 am

Advent Sunday (Year B Readings)

Incorporating Rite of Anointing with Laying on of Hands.

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:   

 

1.     ADVENT BIBLE READING, PRAYER AND MEDITATION GROUP “THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” MEETS IN THIS CHURCH DURING ADVENT AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

 

Thursday 30th November (This Thursday) at 7 pm (pp.4-13)

Wednesday 6th December at 7 pm (pp.14-18)

Thursday 14th December at 7 pm (pp.19-25)

Thursday 21st December at 7 pm (pp.26-31)

 

The meditations and Bible studies are based on those found in the booklet ‘Reflections for Advent’ which is available this morning to those willing to commit to these four sessions. We aim to discover more of what it is to wait on God; to wait patiently for his purposes to be revealed and so to fully enter into the joy of Christmas when the time comes…

 

“Above all, trust in the slow work of God”   Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Theologian and

                                                                      First World War Soldier.

 

2.     FORWARD NOTICE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS. The first of these Carol Services takes place in this church on Thursday 7th December at 6 30 pm for a glorious candlelit service with Goodenough College, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The second Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 13th December at 11 am for our local elderly residents from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association and the Greatcroft Day Care Centre in Cromer Street. Not to be missed.

3.     THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PAROCHIAL CHUCH COUNCIL (PCC) TAKES PLACE THIS COMING SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER AFTER THE PARISH MASS.

4.     HOLY CROSS PEACE GARDEN RESTORATION AND WORK DAY on Thursday 21st December FROM 10 45 am ‘til 2 pm with refreshments provided. Come and help bring the Peace Garden back to life!

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.



Newsletter for the Second Sunday before Advent

19th Nov 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

 

THE SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT : THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                    339                  333                  305                 408

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:      Zephaniah 1.7;12-18;  1 Thessalonians 5.1-11;  Matthew 25.14-30.  

 

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

 

IN MEMORIAM: Alice Cock, Rupert Henry, William Pittard.

RIP: Tony Gray.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

(19th November to 26th November)

 

Wednesday      6 pm  

Thursday          6 pm  

Friday              12 45 pm

Saturday         No Mass (Advent Quiet Day)

 

Next Sunday 19th November

Parish Mass at 11 am

The Feast of Christ the King

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

1.     THIS WEEK IS INTER FAITH WEEK and Fr Christopher will be attending prayers at the Sandfield Mosque in Cromer Street this Wednesday 22nd November at 4 pm. If anyone would like to accompany him please meet in church at 3 45 pm.

2.     ADVENT QUIET DAY WITH THE SISTERS OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS AT EDGWARE ‘BE PREPARED FOR THE LORD’ takes place this Saturday 25th November from 10 am ‘til 3 30 pm. To be led by Fr David Francis Darling of St Andrew’s, Willesden. Cost £7 per person and please bring a packed lunch. There is a list for you to sign at the back of church if would like to come. We leave Holy Cross Church at 9 am promptly. Consequently there will be no 10 30 am Mass on this day.

3.     FORWARD NOTICE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS. The first of these Carol Services takes place in this church on Thursday 7th December at 6 30 pm for a glorious candlelit service with Goodenough College, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The second Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 13th December at 11 am for our local elderly residents from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association and the Greatcroft Day Care Centre in Cromer Street. Not to be missed.

4.     HOLY CROSS PEACE GARDEN RESTORATION AND WORK DAY on Thursday 21st December FROM 10 45 am ‘til 2 pm with refreshments provided. Come and help bring the Peace Garden back to life!

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.

 

 



Newsletter for Remembrance Sunday

12th Nov 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                417             420              376             489               354 

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:        Wisdom 6.12-16;  1 Thessalonians 4.13-18;  Matthew 25.1-13.        

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Charles Prunet, Jennifer Josephs, Celia Marshall, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Baby Ionis Aberdeen, Cruz Maria Carlin.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Godfrey, Irene Fletcher, Dora Parrik, Peter Mander, Vera Dixon, Debbie Irving, Malcolm Ward, Alice Cock, Angela Inglis, Rupert Henry.

RIP: Florence Cassidy, Tony Gray.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

(12th November to 19th November)

 

Wednesday      6 pm  St Albert the Great           

Thursday          6 pm  St Margaret of Scotland

Friday              12 45 pm St Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln 

Saturday         10 30 am St Elizabeth of Hungary

 

Next Sunday 19th November

Parish Mass at 11 am

The Second Sunday before Advent

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

1.     THE REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY COMMEMORATION AND PARISH MASS BEGINS AT 10 50 AM THIS MORNING. We begin the service outside at the war memorial at 10 50 am in readiness for the National Two Minutes’ Silence at 11 am. We will be joined for the Act of Remembrance by a contingent from the local Territorial Army.

2.     *** THIS COMING SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 11 AM ‘TIL 3 PM - HOLY CROSS CHURCH VISION

DAY :  ‘HOLY CROSS – A CHURCH TURNED TOWARD THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES’ ***

The Vision day will follow the pattern of our Mid-Lenten Mission Day, but this time we will be joined by The Archdeacon of Hampstead, The Ven. John Hawkins. Our church architect, Jonathan Louth will also be joining us after lunch. The meeting will concentrate on the present and future state of the Holy Cross Church site, including the Crypt. We will invite discussion and your ideas for a strategy for the repair, refurbishment and re-equipping of the church within a ten year plan. This plan invites the implementation of our mission strategy for a more outward looking and accessible church. Following the Vision Day, we will draw up a Vision Document which will set down our hopes and ideas in full.

3.     ADVENT QUIET DAY WITH THE SISTERS OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS AT EDGWARE ‘BE PREPARED FOR THE LORD’ takes place on Saturday 25th November from 10 am ‘til 3 30 pm. To be led by Fr David Francis Darling of St Andrew’s, Willesden. Cost £7 per person and please bring a packed lunch. There is a list for you to sign at the back of church if would like to come. We leave Holy Cross Church at 9 am promptly. Consequently there will be no 10 30 am Mass on this day.

4.     FORWARD NOTICE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES AT HOLY CROSS. The first of these Carol Services takes place in this church on Thursday 7th December at 6 30 pm for a glorious candlelit service with Goodenough College, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The second Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 13th December at 11 am for our local elderly residents from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association and the Greatcroft Daycare Centre in Cromer Street. Not to be missed.

5.     HOLY CROSS PEACE GARDEN RESTORATION AND WORK DAY on Thursday 21st December FROM 10 45 am ‘til 2 pm with refreshments provided. Come and help bring the Peace Garden back to life!

6.     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.

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 is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.



Newsletter for the Feast of All Saints

5th Nov 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                      226                   197                  305                  478         

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                   Revelation 7.9-17;  1 John 3.1-3;  Matthew 5.1-12.

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Charles Prunet, Jennifer Josephs, Celia Marshall, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Baby Ionis Aberdeen, Cruz Maria Carlin.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Godfrey, Irene Fletcher, Dora Parrik, Peter Mander, Vera Dixon, Debbie Irving, Malcolm Ward, Alice Cock, Angela Inglis, Rupert Henry.

RIP: Florence Cassidy.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK 

(5th November to 12th November)

 

Wednesday      6 pm English Saints and Martyrs.  

Thursday          6 pm Margery Kempe, Mystic.

Friday              12 45 pm Pope St Leo the Great.

Saturday         10 30 am St Martin of Tours.

 

Next Sunday 12th November:

Parish Mass at 10 50 am

Remembrance Sunday

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

1.     REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY COMMEMORATION AND PARISH MASS BEGINS 10 50 AM THIS COMING SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER. We begin the service outside by the war memorial at 10 50 to accommodate the National Two Minutes’ Silence at 11 am. We will be joined for the Act of Remembrance by a contingent from the local Territorial Army.

2.     SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 11 AM ‘TIL 3 PM - HOLY CROSS CHURCH VISION DAY :  ‘HOLY CROSS – A CHURCH TURNED TOWARD THE PARISH AND COMMUNITY IT SERVES’.

The Vision day will follow the pattern of our Mid-Lenten Mission Day, but this time we will be joined by The Archdeacon of Hampstead, The Ven. John Hawkins. Our church architect, Jonathan Louth will also be joining us after lunch. The meeting will concentrate on the present and future state of the Holy Cross Church site, including the Crypt. We will invite discussion and your ideas for a strategy for the repair, refurbishment and re-equipping of the church within a ten year plan. This plan invites the implementation of our mission strategy for a more outward looking and accessible church. We hope that, following the Vision day, we will be able to draw up a Vision Document which will allow our hopes and ideas to be set down clearly and in full.

3.     ADVENT QUIET DAY WITH THE SISTERS OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS AT EDGWARE ‘BE PREPARED FOR THE LORD’ takes place on Saturday 25th November from 10 am ‘til 3 30 pm. To be led by Fr David Francis Darling of St Andrew’s, Willesden. Cost £7 per person and please bring a packed lunch. There is a list for you to sign at the back of church if would like to come. We leave Holy Cross Church at 9 am promptly. Consequently there will be no 10 30 am Mass on this day.

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.

 

 



Newsletter for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (Bible Sunday)

29th Oct 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY: BIBLE SUNDAY

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                     407                439                 394                 272

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:       Nehemiah 8.1-4a, 8-12;  Colossians 3.12-17;  Matthew 24.30-35.

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, John Joshua, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Charles Prunet, Jennifer Josephs, Celia Marshall, Fr Philip Warner, Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Baby Ionis Aberdeen, Cruz Maria Carlin.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Alison Hogan, Adam Abraham, Joan Leece, Stella Freed, Benita Francis, Kathleen Bass, Mona McCabe, William Pittard, Dorothy Black.

RIP:


MASSES THIS WEEK  (29th October to 5th November)

 

Wednesday      6 pm   (All Saints) Martin Luther, Reformer.

 

Thursday          7 pm  ***Commemoration of All Souls***

 

Friday              12 45 pm St Martin de Porres 

Saturday         10 30 am St Charles Borromeo

 

Next Sunday 5th November:

Parish Mass at 11 am

Feast of All Saints

 

 NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

 1.     A SOLEMN CANDLE-LIT MASS FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS TAKES PLACE IN THIS CHURCH THIS THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER AT 7 PM. A list is at the back of church for you to enter the names of your loved ones who have departed this life either recently or in the past. These names are solemnly read out at the All Souls Mass. Do come and remember the dead.

2.     PARISH LUNCH CLUB MEETS THIS SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER for a delicious, home cooked, two course lunch in the Crypt, which is served at 1 pm.  Cost: £2.50 each. All welcome.

3.     REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY COMMEMORATION AND PARISH MASS BEGINS 10 50 AM IN THIS CHURCH ON SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER.

4.     SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 11 AM ‘TIL 3 PM - HOLY CROSS CHURCH VISION DAY :  ‘HOLY CROSS – A CHURCH TURNED TOWARD THE PARISH AND COMMUNITY IT SERVES’.

The Vision day will follow the pattern of our Mid-Lenten Mission Day, but this time we will be joined by The Archdeacon of Hampstead, The Ven. John Hawkins. Our church architect, Jonathan Louth will also be joining us after lunch. The meeting will concentrate on the present and future state of the Holy Cross Church site, including the Crypt. We will invite discussion and your ideas for a strategy for the repair, refurbishment and re-equipping of the church within a ten year plan. This plan invites the implementation of our mission strategy for a more outward looking and accessible church. We hope that, following the Vision day, we will be able to draw up a Vision Document which will allow our hopes and ideas to be set down in full.

5.     ADVENT QUIET DAY WITH THE SISTERS OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS AT EDGWARE ‘BE PREPARED FOR THE LORD’ takes place on Saturday 25th November from 10 am ‘til 3 30 pm. To be led by Fr David Francis Darling of St Andrew’s, Willesden. Cost £7 per person and please bring a packed lunch. There is a list for you to sign at the back of church if would like to come. We leave Holy Cross Church at 9 am promptly. Consequently there will be no 10 30 am Mass on this day.

6.     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.

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 is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay awhile and meet everyone.



 

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