January 2018 S E R V I C E S A N D E V E N T S A T S T M A T T H E W ' S
Wednesdays in January, 1.05-1.35pm Lunchtime Recitals
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Alexander Van Dijk Organ Scholar, St Matthew's Westminster
Wednesday 10th January 2018 Hana Mizuta-Spencer violin
Wednesday 17th January 2018 Katherine Clarke viola
Wednesday 24th January 2018 Matthew Scott clarinet
Wednesday 31st January 2018 Martin Ford Organist of the Guards' Chapel
Saturday 13th January 2pm Saturday Matinée: Some Like It Hot St Matthew's Westminster
Another classic film screening, 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 email, call 020 7222 0303, or simply turn up on the day.
Thursday 25th January 6.30pm Choral Evensong St Matthew's Westminster
Choral Evensong will be held here on 25th January to mark the Feast of the Conversion of Paul the Apostle. The canticles will be Sumsion in G, the responses will be by Groome, and the anthem, Give Us The Wings of Faith by Bullock.
February 2018 S E R V I C E S A N D E V E N T S A T S T M A T T H E W ' S
Friday 2nd February 6.30pm Candlemas Sung Mass St Matthew's Westminster
There will be a Sung Mass to celebrate the Presentation of Christ in the Temple at 6:30pm. The Mass setting will be Caesar's Missa Whitlockiensis, and the anthem will be When to the Temple Mary Went, by Eccard.
O T H E R E V E N T S
Friday 19th January, 6.30pm Film Screening: "May they all be one" Mount Street Jesuit Centre
For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Alexia Veriter of KTOTV (French Catholic TV) has made a documentary about the Benedictine monastery of Chevetogne in Belgium, founded to promote Christian Unity, by mutual encounter, understanding, dialogue, prayer and worship. The Chevetogne community continues to be closely involved internationally in Catholic-Orthodox, Catholic-Anglican and Catholic-Reformed dialogue and friendship. Newly subtitled in English, the 52 minute film hears from the monks and their friends about their work in the monastery, their study and ecumenical engagement, and their spirituality and worship of the community in its two churches - Latin rite and Byzantine rite. The event begins at 6.30pm, after the 6pm Mass in the adjacent Jesuit Church of Our Lady Immaculate, Farm Street W1. There will be a reception, a showing of the film, a well-known speaker to introduce the work of the Chevetogne Community, and a chance to ask questions, meet some of those featured in the documentary and purchase a copy. Admission is free but a donation is requested. More details here.
Monday 22nd January 6.30pm Creation Care - Churches Together in Westminster AGM Salvation Army Regent Hall
Displays and talks will be led by organisations involved with conservation and environmental awareness, including Eco Church, Shrinking the Footprint, ASWA and Green Christian. Refreshments will be provided. All are very welcome.
Monday 22nd January 7pm Modern Day Slavery: Are you aware of it in your community? St John's Church, West Ealing W13 9LA
In London, you are never more than 100 metres away from someone involved in modern slavery. The Diocese of London and the Church Urban Fund are holding an event to raise awareness of modern-day slavery, providing practical information that will help you and your church community to reach outwards to those caught up in this issue. For more information, and to reserve a place, visit their eventbrite page.
Tuesday 23rd January, 6.45pm Housing Injustice - The Homelessness Crisis and the Church Methodist Church, Hinde Street, Marylebone W1U 2QJ
More than 8,000 people slept rough in the Capital at some point last year. As part of The Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal, Capital Mass is hosting a stimulating and challenging evening. 5 speakers, 10 minutes each, exploring the theme of Homelessness from different angles; all with the aim of making the case as to why the church should tackle homelessness: •Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James' Piccadilly •Krish Kandiah, Founder of 'Home for Good'. Author of God is Stranger •Jon Kuhrt, Chief Exec of West London Mission •Jacob Quagliozzi, Director at Housing Justice More details here.
Wednesday 7th February, 6.30pm Welcoming Syrian Refugees to Westminster in 2018 St James' Church, Piccadilly
At this event Westminster City Council will set out their ambitions for settling vulnerable refugee families in the City and explore how community groups, landlords, estates and other stakeholders can get involved to make this happen. We will also hear from community leaders, volunteers and landlords about their experiences welcoming refugees across London. • 6.30-6.40pm: Welcome and introduction • 6.40-7.10pm: Presentations from Westminster City Council, community leaders and landlords • 7.10-7.30pm: Q&A to panel • 7.30-8.00pm: Drinks reception To register, click here.