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.

 

 

 



Newsletter for Remembrance Sunday 2018

11th Nov 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY :  “WE WILL REMEMBER THEM…”

                                         

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                    417                 381                 489                354        

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:               Jonah 3.1-5. 10;  Hebrews 9.24-28;  Mark 1.14-20.    

 

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: Florence Cassidy, Tony Gray.

RIP: Matthew Adderley.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (11th to 18th November)

 

Wednesday                6 pm      Samuel Seabury

Thursday                    6 pm      St Albert the Great

Friday                      12 45 pm  St Margaret of Scotland

Saturday                 10 30 am   St Hugh of Lincoln

 

Next Sunday 18th November:

Parish Mass at 11 am

Second Sunday before Advent

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK 

 

1. REMEMBRANCE AND ARMISTICE SUNDAY TAKES PLACE THIS MORNING. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice for Peace on 11th November at 11 am in 1918. Our Parish Mass begins at 10 50 am to give time for the National Two Minutes’ Silence at 11 am. We will be joined at the church war memorial by a contingent of soldiers from our local Territorial Army unit. This is a deeply  significant commemoration as we remember the sacrifice of those who laid down their lives for the sake of the greater peace.

2. ADVENT STUDY GROUPS BEGIN IN THIS CHURCH ON ADVENT SUNDAYS AFTER MASS AT

12 30 pm  :  “The Promise of His Coming” -   beginning on Sunday 2nd December. We will be studying Gospel passages for each Sunday which will lead us more deeply into the Season of Advent. A simple bread and soup/sandwich lunch will be served each Sunday. Advent leaflets will be made available next Sunday detailing suggestions for Advent preparation, prayer and reading.

3. ADVENT QUIET DAY AT WITH THE COMMUNITY OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS, EDGWARE ABBEY.          ENTITLED "LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS" on Saturday 24th  November 2018 from 10.00am - 3.30pm. Led by Fr. David Francis Darling. Please bring a packed Lunch. Drinks provided. The cost is £7 each. We leave Holy Cross church at 9 am to travel to Edgware by tube. Please sign the list at the back of church if you intend to come for this very excellent preparation for the Season of Advent.                

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.  

 

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.

 



Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday before Advent

4th Nov 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT: THE DIVINE COMMANDMENT.

                                         

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:             232             Take my Life              Be Still                 420    

 

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:           Dueteronomy 6.1-9;  Hebrews 9.11-14;  Mark 12.28-34            

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore, Ishmael

Conteh, Elizabeth Boyle, Claire Howitt, David and Jean

Butcher, Grace Spence-Green & Penny and Bill

Spence-Green, Ken and Suzanne Rowe.

 

IN MEMORIAM: William Pittard, Leonard Godfrey,

Irene Fletcher, Dora Parrik, Peter Mander, Vera Dixon,

Debbie Irving, Malcolm Ward, Alice Cock, Angela Inglis,

Rupert Henry, Florence Cassidy, Tony Gray.

 

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

 

Wednesday                6 pm      Willibrord of York

Thursday                    6 pm      Saints and Martyrs of England

Friday                      12 45 pm  Margery Kempe, Mystic

Saturday                 10 30 am   St Leo the Great

 

Next Sunday 11th November:

Parish Mass at 10 50 am 

Remembrance Sunday

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK 

 

1. AT THIS MORNING’S PARISH MASS THERE WILL BE OFFERED ANOINTING WITH THE LAYING ON OF HANDS. Please take this opportunity to call to mind and heart your own need for God’s healing. 

2. PETER LOWE – WITH OUR LOVE AND FAREWELL Peter and Wendy would like to thank members of the congregation who kindly contributed to their leaving gifts and for the very happy and moving Mass for All Saints on Thursday of last in the presence of Bishop Peter Wheatley. Peter and Wendy will remain with us for some weeks, until their future home on the Isle of Wight is made ready for them to move in. We wish them well on this next stage on their life’s journey.

3. OUR PARISH LUNCH CLUB met in the crypt yesterday at 1 pm with a delicious home cooked two course meal. Thank to all who made it possible! Please note that we need to establish a small team of volunteers who would be prepared to help us cook and serve the food on the day and welcome our guests. Best time to come is around 12 noon. The Lunch Club will continue to meet now on the first Saturday of each month.

4. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TAKES PLACE ON THIS CENTENARY YEAR OF ARMISTICE DAY THIS COMING SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER. Our Parish Mass begins at 10 50 am to give time for the National Two Minute’s Silence at 11 am. We will be joined at the church war memorial by a contingent of soldiers from our local Territorial Army unit. Please do come and remember this very significant commemoration and the sacrifices of those who laid down their lives for the sake of the greater peace.

5. ADVENT QUIET DAY AT WITH THE COMMUNITY OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS, EDGWARE ABBEY.          ENTITLED "LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS" on Saturday 24th  November 2018 from 10.00am - 3.30pm. Led by Fr. David Francis Darling. Please bring a packed Lunch. Drinks provided. The cost is £7 each. We leave Holy Cross church at 9 am to travel to Edgware by tube. Please sign the list at the back of church if you intend to come for this very excellent preparation for the Season of Advent.                                                                       

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 Bible Sunday (The Last after Trinity)

28th Oct 2018


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY  : BIBLE SUNDAY.

                                         

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                   407                   439                    329                   466                      

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                Isaiah 55.1-11;  2 Timothy 3.14-4.5;  John 5.36b-47.                

 

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Sylvia and Emmanuel Amui, Marybel Moore, Ishmael

Conteh, Elizabeth Boyle, Claire Howitt, David and Jean

Butcher, Grace Spence-Green & Penny and Bill

Spence-Green, Thomas Bierman, Ken and Susanna Rowe,

Rashi Felix.

IN MEMORIAM: William Pittard, Leonard Godfrey,

Irene Fletcher, Dora Parrik, Peter Mander, Vera Dixon,

Debbie Irving, Malcolm Ward, Alice Cock, Angela Inglis,

Rupert Henry, Florence Cassidy.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (28th October to 4th November)

 

Wednesday                6 pm      Martin Luther, Reformer

*** Thursday  ***       7 pm      FEAST OF ALL SAINTS  

Friday                      12 45 pm  Commemoration of All Souls

Saturday                 10 30 am   Richard Hooker, Priest

 

Next Sunday 4th November:

Parish Mass at 11 am 

Fourth Sunday before Advent

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK 

 

1. PETER LOWE – WITH OUR LOVE AND FAREWELL Peter’s official leaving service at will take place on Thursday 1st November (All Saints’ Day) with a Mass at 7 pm in this church followed by a reception. The Celebrant and Preacher on this occasion will be the former Bishop of Edmonton, Bishop Peter Wheatley, who served as Vicar of our parish from 1978-1982.  Please put this date in your diaries and do make this important occasion a top priority. A food list is available at the back of church for you to sign. Please note – donations for a gift to Peter are to be given to Fr Christopher or one of our churchwardens, Julia and Charles.

2. A SHEET IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH FOR YOU TO SIGN NAMES OF THE DECEASED FOR FRIDAY’S COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS.

3. OUR PARISH LUNCH CLUB RESUMES THIS SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER in the crypt with a delicious home cooked two course meal served at 1 pm. Please note we need help to set up our kitchen and a small team of volunteers who would be prepared to help us cook and serve the food on the day and welcome our guests. The Lunch Club will continue forward on the first Saturday of each month and the cost of the lunch will be £3.

4. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TAKES PLACE ON THIS CENTENARY YEAR OF ARMISTICE DAY ON SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER. Our Parish Mass begins at 10 50 am to give time for the National Two Minute’s Silence at 11 am. We will be joined at the church war memorial by a contingent of soldiers from our local Territorial Army unit. Please do come and remember this very significant commemoration and the sacrifices of those who laid down their lives for the sake of the greater peace.

5. ADVENT QUIET DAY AT WITH THE COMMUNITY OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS, EDGWARE ABBEY.          ENTITLED "LIGHT IN THE DARKNESSon Saturday 24th  November 2018 from 10.00am - 3.30pm. Led by Fr. David Francis Darling. Please bring a packed Lunch. Drinks provided. The cost is £7 each. We leave Holy Cross church at 9 am to travel to Edgware by tube. Please sign the list at the back of church if you intend to come for this very excellent preparation for the Season of Advent.                                                                       

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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