November 2017 E V E N T S A T S T M A T T H E W ' S
Wednesdays in November, 1.05-1.35pm Lunchtime Recitals
Lunchtime recitals are held every Wednesday and are free of charge. You are welcome to bring your lunch into church to eat while you listen.
Wednesday 1st November 2017 Sung Mass for All Saints' Day
Wednesday 8th November 2017 Chihiro Ono, Violin
Wednesday 15th November 2017 Nigel Groome, Organist of St Matthew's Westminster
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Francesca Pringle, Soprano
Wednesday 29th November 2017 Noah Zhou, Piano
Wednesday 1st November, 12.30pm All Saints' Day
There will be a Sung Mass for the Feast of All Saints taking place at 12:30pm on 1st November, at which the Mass setting will be Schubert in G.
Thursday 2nd November, 12.30pm and 6.30pm All Souls' Day
There will be two Sung Requiem Masses for All Souls on Thursday 2nd November at 12:30pm and 6:30pm at which our prayers for those who have gone before will be focused. As mentioned above, if you would like anyone to be remembered at the altar please send names to the office. Fauré's Requiem will be sung at the 6:30pm Mass.
Thursday 9th November 6.30pm Poetry of Remembrance
We hope that you will be able to join us for this very special evening when author & singer, Jenny Hill will give a talk and read poetry from her book, ‘Voices of the First World War’. The poems are accessible and allow opportunities for discussion and comment. They cover a wide range of topics and issues concerning WWI and the various anniversaries occurring during the Centenary years. The poetry reading will start at 6.30pm and finish at approximately 7.30pm. A drinks reception will follow. Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 020 7222 3704, or Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-of-remembrance-tickets-37035257452
Saturday 11th November 2pm Saturday Matinée – Roman Holiday
St Matthew's will be hosting the second of our monthly classic film screenings, in partnership with the Abbey Community Centre. In true cinema style, the audience will be served popcorn, a choc ice, as well as tea and coffee. At only £2 per ticket, it promises to be a lovely afternoon, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. If you would like to come, you can either book tickets by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7222 0303, or simply turn up on the day, as tickets will be available on the door.
Sunday 12th - Sunday 19th November National Interfaith Week
A reminder that this Sunday is the start of National Interfaith Week, when the spotlight is on interfaith understanding and cooperation – vital to a peaceful, cohesive and integrated society. Interfaith Week runs from Remembrance Sunday (12th November), when we honour those, of all religions and none, who died in wars, to the First World Day of the Poor on Sunday 19th November, which Pope Francis instituted this year.
The Deansbank Singers will be performing a selection of anthems by 16th century English composers and Bach, together with other music which had its roots in the Reformation, to commemorate its 500th anniversary. Mary Brown, a member of our congregation, will be reading a narrative on this critical event in European history which will link the music together. Admission free; retiring collection in aid of St Matthew’s.
8.00 Holy Eucharist (1662) 11.00 SOLEMN MASS (Common Worship)
Every 1st Sunday on the month the 11am service is Sung Mass with choir.
Monday to Friday
8.30 Silent Prayer 8.45 Morning Prayer 12.30 Holy Eucharist 17.30 Silent Prayer 17.45 Evening Prayer The church is open every day between 8.30am and 4.30pm for prayer.
Thursday 9th November, 11am Service of Commemoration St Martin-in-the-Fields
Every year, Housing Justice organises a service to commemorate all those who died homeless in the past year. Further information can be found here. If you would like to include any names to be read out during the service, please contact 'Alex' at firstname.lastname@example.org