Holy Week & Easter Services

PALM SUNDAY – Sunday 14th April
9.45am – Palm Procession with donkey from White Hart Lane (meet at level crossings
10.00am  – Sung Mass with dramatised reading of the Passion in church
(Sunday School in the Vicarage Garden – see bottom of page for more details)

Monday 15th April – Wednesday 17th April, 7.30pm
s a special contemplative service each evening
Monday – Silent Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday – Prayer for Healing
Wednesday – Sung Compline (Night Prayer)
Confessions heard before each service or by appointment.

MAUNDY THURSDAY – Thursday 18th April
8.00pm – Sung Mass of the Last Supper with Washing of the Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY – Friday 19th April
9.00am – Morning Prayer with Litany and Meditations
10.00am – Liturgy of the Passion with Veneration of the Cross
11.30am – Barnes Walk of Witness (begins from the corner of Castlenau and Church Rd by the Red Lion)
3.00pm – Children’s Good Friday Service

HOLY SATURDAY – Saturday 20th April
9.00am – Morning Prayer with Litany

EASTER DAY – Sunday 21st April
5.45am – Dawn Liturgy and First Mass of Easter followed by breakfast and sparkling wine
8.00am – Mass
10.00am – Sung Parish Mass for all the family with blessing and distribution of Easter Eggs
No Evensong

Holy Week & Easter Services for Children

Children are welcome to EVERY service at St Michael’s.  However, some services are specially designed for children during this season.

PALM SUNDAY: Join the 9.45am procession complete with donkey from White Hart Lane, or come directly to the Vicarage garden (end of Elm Bank Gardens) at 10.00am for a special Children’s Service ( Church Hall if wet).  Donkey rides follow in the Vicarage garden until noon.

GOOD FRIDAY: 3.00pm Interactive Children’s Good Friday Service in church followed by Hot Cross buns in the Community Centre.

EASTER DAY: The 10.00am Sung Mass of Easter is a joyous and fun service for all the family and includes the blessing and distribution of Easter eggs – sometimes with rolling and throwing too!

Announcement: Team Rector of Barnes Appointed

The Revd James Hutchings

Announcement for 24th March 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Bishop of Southwark, in consultation with the parish representatives and the Patronage Board, has appointed the Revd James Hutchings to the post of Team Rector of Barnes in the Deanery of Richmond and Barnes, subject to the usual legal formalities.

Father James is the Team Rector of Littleham-cum-Exmouth with Lympstone, and Rural Dean of Aylesbeare, in the Diocese of Exeter.  He has previously served in other parishes in the same diocese.  He is very much looking forward to starting at St Mary’s and to getting to know everyone.

James is the youngest of 5 children and was brought up and nurtured as a Christian in a Hampshire village.  He graduated from Exeter University (Economics) and worked in London in banking and the voluntary sector.  His faith grew as an active member of St Leonard Streatham and St Mary Twickenham and he was ordained in 2006.  He is married to Alice and they have 3 children: Ben (24), Ollie (22) and Sarah (19), plus Jessie the dog (15)!

It is anticipated that James and Alice and the family will move to Barnes in early July and that he will be instituted at St Mary’s by the Bishop of Kingston towards the end of July – this is very likely to be Monday 22nd July at 7.30pm so please put the date in your diary.

Please pray for Fr James and his family as they prepare to move to Barnes, and we look forward to welcoming them.

Martin Neary Lunchtime Organ Recital

Barnes-Music-Festival-v2-LR1-e1356267987650martin 3Tuesday 19th March 2017, 1pm-2pm

Martin Neary, the former Organist of Westminster Abbey, offers another wonderful programme designed to show off the resources of the splendid organ at St Michael’s.

His programme reveals Bach’s extraordinary powers of invention within traditional forms. The recital opens and closes with two of Bach’s greatest masterpieces, the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor and the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Contrasting with these massive works are five preludes by Bach, based on Passion chorales, and a delightful selection of 17th and 18th century English voluntaries, which will provide an opportunity to hear some of the new sounds of the recently restored St Michael’s organ

Tickets cost £10 and may be purchased online at Barnes Music Festival.
In person at Chesterton Estate Agents Barnes and East Sheen offices.
Tickets may also be purchased on the door.

Bar opens at 12.30pm

Are You A Piano Player?

If so, we need your help playing for the 11.30am Family Service on some Sunday mornings.  It’s a good chance to dig out old music and enjoy playing it again as well as a few hymns.  Please let the Parish Office know if you, or anyone you know, could help us out.

Tel: 020 8876 5230 or email admin@stmichaelbarnes.org

Barnes Music Festival Assistant needed

The Barnes Music Festival, in which St Michael’s church plays a prominent role, is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2019 Festival which runs between the 9th-24th March.

The role is geared towards a gap-year student or recent graduate thinking about a career in music or arts administration. The role will include:

  • Liaising with the Artistic Director, Committee and Artists over rehearsal timings during the festival period
  • Assembling programmes for concerts
  • Managing performance requirements (equipment, staging, music, refreshments etc) for concerts and rehearsals (excluding those at St Michael’s.)
  • Attending the following additional events:

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 9 January at 6.30pm

◦              Festival Soirée // Thursday 24 January at 7.00pm

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 13 February at 6.30pm

◦              Committee meeting // Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm

Remuneration for this role is £1000.

More information about the festival can be found at www.barnesmusicfestival.com.

General Data Protection Regulation

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018, superseding the Data Protection Act 1998.

Organisations will no longer be at liberty to contact people on their mailing list with circulars, appeals or general information, without their explicit consent.

Read our Privacy Notice by clicking on the link setting out your rights and our obligations (see SUMMARY below).

Please click here to view the consent form.

If you are already on St Michael’s database:

  • you will receive a personal email or letter where no email address is available;
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