Tuesday 5th May, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Faith Matters: Question Time Mount Street Jesuit Centre, W1K 3AH
The next Faith Matters Question Time will be 2 days before the General Election and address the important topic: 'The General Election: What's Religion got to with it?' On the panel will be: Lord Glasman of Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill, Dr Laura Keynes (journalist and author), Alex Macqueen (Actor from the 'The Thick of It') and Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James', Piccadilly). There is a suggested £7 donation on the door. Booking is essential, please register here.
Sunday 10th May Celebratory Parish Lunch St Matthew's Westminster
In honour of Fr Philip Chester's twentieth anniversary at St Matthew's, a special parish lunch is being held after Mass. It would be lovely to see as many people as possible on this joyous occasion and there will undoubtedly be a good supply of hospitality on hand!
Tuesday 12th May, 6.30pm PCC Meeting
The PCC meets in Trevelyan Hall at 6.30pm. Agenda and papers are available online in Church Council.
Thursday 14th May, 7pm Ascension Day Mass St Stephen's, Rochester Row
As in previous years our neighbouring churches will be joining together for the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension. This year the service will be at St Stephen's, Rochester Row and will be followed by a party. Do note the date of this important feast.
Saturday 16th May, 11.30am-5pm Prayer Ministry Training Day St Joseph the Worker, Northolt, UB5 6JS
A training day for all those currently involved in, or curious about, prayer ministry within church. This day is organised by 'On Fire Mission' a network rooted in the Church of England that is dedicated to promoting charismatic renewal blended with the riches of Catholic spirituality. The day will cover such topics as the practicalities of prayer minstry, its biblical basis, and why Anglo-Catholics might get involved. There will be a collection on the day to cover the cost of a simple lunch and handouts. It is necessary to book a place on this course and this can be done either by phoning 020 8422 3775 or via email here.
Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd May Diocescan Week of Prayer St Paul's Cathedral
For the whole week leading up to Pentecost, the Chapel of St Michael and St George at St Paul's Cathedral will be used as an interactive prayer space by the Diocese, inviting all people from its 400 parishes and beyond to come to the Cathedral for what the Bishop of London describes as 'authentic prayer', around the theme of 'journeys' - whether that be our personal or faith journeys. You are welcome to come along at any time during the week or, if you prefer, to book a slot here. For further information, please email here.
Wednesday 20th May - Monday 25th May Just Festival on the Edge Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Swiss Church, St Giles in the Fields, St George's Bloomsbury
Just Festival On The Edge is a curated festival and aims to share accessible, high-quality art and culture as way to explore achievable social justice and action. It provides engaging ways for those of all identities, faiths, beliefs or none to share their culture and ideas while discussing the important issues of the day. There are a wide range of diverse events happening during the festival so please click here to find out more.
Thursday 21st May, 12.30pm or 5.30pm Walk Yourself Cultural Photography Workshops The Thames Northbank
Discover hidden gems whilst developing your photography skills, including a visit to Photo London’s inaugural year at Somerset House, an eclectic photography fair exhibiting works from the world’s finest photographers. All levels are welcome, camera phones, digital or SLR. There are two times slots available for this walk, 12.30 - 1.15pm or 5.30pm – 7.00pm. This is a free event and can be booked here.
Thursday 21st May, 6.15pm Blessed are the Hypocrites? Saying sorry in a tell-all age Westminster Abbey
The 30th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture will be given by the Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Piccadilly. The lecture is free, and all are welcome, but prior booking is requested. For further details please click here.
Sunday 24th May, 5.15pm Churches Together in Westminster Pentecost Service Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
This will take the form of Informal Church and will commence at 5.15pm with cold buffet, followed by worship, reflection and response. This is an ecumenical service, and all are very welcome.
Wednesday 27th May, 6pm Admission of Churchwardens St Mary-le-Strand
The Admission of Churchwardens for the Diocese of London will be held at St Mary-le-Strand. You are warmly invited to this event to support our own churchwardens, Grace Hoskin and Simon Lello, and to stay for refreshments following the service. .
Friday 29th May, 11.30am-3pm On Preaching: A Day with Fr Ed Foley Mount Street Jesuit Centre, W1K 3AH
A study day on preaching organised jointly by the College of Preachers and Mount Street Jesuit Centre. Fr Ed Foley is Professor of Spirituality, Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union of Chicago and an award winning author. There is a recommended £10 donation and please do bring a packed lunch. To book a place please email Fr Dominic Robinson, SJ.
Sunday 31st May, 6.30pm Moody & Sankey: The Revival Years Methodist Central Hall
You are invited to an inspiring and uplifting evening that recreates the first London meeting of the famed 19th century American evangelists 'Moody and Sankey'. The Great Hall organ will be played by Andrew Furniss and the Director of Music at the Hall, Gerard Brooks, will be leading the singers and the hundreds attending in singing some of the mighty hymns from that time. This is a free event with no tickets and doors open from 5.45pm. For more information phone 020 7654 3809.
Thursday 4th June, 6.30pm Corpus Christi Mass and Procession All Saints, Margaret Street
All Saints, Margaret Street extend a warm invitation to join with them on their annual Corpus Christi High Mass & Outdoor Street Procession. The preacher will be The Rev Dr Peter Groves from St Mary Magdelene, Oxford.
Monday 8th June, 7pm Wilderness & Wonder, Dazzlement & Darkness: Divine Mystery and the Arts Westminstery Abbey
Reflect on the meaning of wonder and mystery in the extraordinary gothic setting of Westminster Abbey. Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Kings College London will chair a discussion with celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan, interwoven with selected pieces from Olivier Messiaen’s powerful meditation for piano Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus, performed by Cordelia Williams, and inspirational poetry read by Catholic poet, Michael Symmons Roberts. This event is free and tickets can be booked here.
Wednesday 10th - Sunday 21st June Just Festival Westminster St Matthew's Westminster & St Mary le Strand
Just Festival Westminster is a curated festival for Westminster which will for a second year provide meeting places for discussions on humanitarian and social justice issues together with a wide range of cultural events and entertainment at St Matthew’s Westminster and St Mary le Strand. For more details, a copy of the programme and to book tickets please click on one of the links below.
Wednesday 17th June, 6-8pm Meet the Neighbours The German Christ Church, Knightsbridge
Hosted by Pastor Georg Amann at the German Christ Church Knightsbridge, Montpelier Place, SW7 1HL. This is an opportunity to hear about the history of the church and the specific situation of the German speaking congregation and their ministry, followed by refreshments.
Saturday 20th June Pilgrimage to St Albans St Albans
On Saturday, 20th June, a group from our parish will be travelling to St Albans to enjoy the spectacular Alban Pilgrimage, a celebration of the life of Saint Alban who gave the city its name. This unique and dramatic event sees giant carnival puppets retrace Alban's last steps and tell his remarkable and moving story. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby will attend and preach at the Eucharist and the Archbishop of Rouen, Mgr Jean-Charles Descubes, will preach at Evensong. Further travel details will be confirmed nearer the time, but please register your interest in attending this event here.
8.00 Holy Eucharist (1662) 11.00 SOLEMN MASS (Common Worship)