Saturday 1st October - Sunday 5th February, 10am-5pm Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery V&A
Explore a selection of the most outstanding examples of English Medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition reveals the artistic skill of the makers and the world in which they were created. There are over one hundred exquisite hand made objects on display which are associated with notable medieval figures such as Edward I and Thomas Becket. Tickets are £12, advance booking is recommended.
Monday 3rd October, 1.30-4pm Generosity in Later Life St Matthew's Westminster
When we are older, if we do have a little time and money to spare, where does generosity come into the picture? Gifts for the grandchildren? To charities? Or spending the kids’ inheritance? Being generous or letting people take advantage? And what is generosity in non-financial terms? The rude truth is that, even if there is only a little spare, we have to face up to letting go of all that we have. These are big questions that each of us have to work out for ourselves. This workshop is an opportunity to reflect on the pitfalls and joy that come with being generous. Led by Ann Morisy, Community Theologian, and Ann Wright, former Diocesan President of the Mother's Union. To book your free place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 6th October, 6.45pm Creative Conversations: Faith & Resistance to the War on Terror Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
This will be a conversation between Moazzam Begg (CAGE UK), Chris Cole (Drone Wars UK), and Pat Gaffney (Pax Christi), on the topic of 'Faith and Resistance to the War on Terror.' It is a free event but donations are welcome. Book tickets here.
Monday 10th October, 7-9.30pm 'For I was a prisoner' All Souls, Langham Place
An evening exploring how churches can offer a restorative welcome to those leaving prison as well as how best to pray and support ministries which work behind the prison doors. Free event, book here.
Tuesday 11th October, 6-8pm National Prisons Week Event Westminster Cathedral Hall
Caritas Westminster and PACT are holding an event to promote volunteering work with prisoners, ex-offenders and their families. Meet with prison chaplains, hear about the work that goes on in prisons and how you can get involved. All welcome. RSVP to email@example.com by Monday 3rd October.
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor Westminster Abbey
The pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor has become a great annual event at the Abbey, supported by many parishes across London and beyond. If you would like to attend any of the events this year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 13th October 5.00 pm: Sung Eucharist of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor.
Saturday 15th October 11.30 am: Festival Eucharist of the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward. Preacher: Bishop Geoffrey Rowell.
Saturday 15th October 3.00 pm: Solemn Evensong with Procession to the Shrine.
Sunday 16th October 3.00 pm: Evensong attended by The Lord Mayor of Westminster and other London Mayors.
Saturday 22nd October, 11am Open House Shabbat West London Synagogue
This is an opportunity for neighbours of all faiths and beliefs to experience a friendly, welcoming Shabbat Service and to meet new friends in the local community. The service starts at 11am, but please arrive at 10.15am if you would like a tour of the sanctuary, with coffee and cake. Please RSVP to email@example.com, and please bring ID with you on the day.
Saturday 22nd October, 2pm Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra: Songs without Words St Mary le Strand
Join Sam Poppleton and the Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra to hear what Europe's greatest song composers produced when they turned their lyrical minds to orchestral forms. Rarely heard gems by Britten and Wolf precede Schubert's ebullient fifth symphony. Three works bursting with melodic invention for an Autumnal afternoon. Schubert - Symphony no.5 in Bb major d.485 Britten - Sinfonietta opus.1 Wolf - Italian Serenade Leader Makoto Nakata Conductor Sam Poppleton Tickets (£10/5) for both concerts can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased on the door.
Thursday 27th October, 7pm Grace and Glory: in dialogue with El Mascall St Mary's Bourne Street
The Revd Canon Chris Chivers, Principle of Wescott House Theological College will be speaking on Grace and Glory. This lecture will be in memory of Professor Eric Mascall, former residential honorary curate of St Mary's Bourne St. Admission is free.
8.00 Holy Eucharist (1662) 11.00 SOLEMN MASS (Common Worship)