Notices w/c 20th September

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY
8am Low Mass
9am Morning Prayer
10am Sung Mass
Psalm 119 verses 65-72.
Offertory anthem: O for a closer walk with God – Charles Villiers Stanford
Final Voluntary: Fanfare – William Mathias, played by Ben Law
11.30am Children’s Service
6.00m Evensong

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Sick: Lorraine Thys, Frances Harman, Rosalyn Fletcher, Oscar Townsend, Geoff Parkinson, Tina Wilkinson, Basil Moss
Recently Departed: Heather Fraser
Anniversary of Death: Arthur Ford, Pamela Foster, Yvonne Richards, Joan Blackburn, Richard Tarr, Penny Waterhouse, Scarlett Berryman, Catherine Leach, John West

SERVICES THIS WEEK
Monday 21st – 9am Morning Prayer
Tuesday 22nd – 9am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 23rd – 9am Morning Prayer and 12 Noon Mass
Thursday 24th – 9am Morning Prayer
Saturday 26th – 9am Morning Prayer and 9.30am Mass

VISITING PRIEST and ANNUAL LEAVE
Both Mother Judith and I are away this week on annual leave and Mass this Sunday is celebrated by Fr Alan Trigle, Associate Priest at our neighbouring parish of St Nicholas, Chiswick. He will be assisted by our curate, Fr Martin. Please make Fr Alan welcome.

Between this Sunday and Saturday 26th whilst we are on annual leave, please contact the Parish Office or Fr Martin (curate@stmichaelbarnes.org) for any urgent pastoral matters.

NEW CHORAL SCHOLAR
We are delighted to welcome Kilda Carpenter as a soprano singer as part of our choral scholarship scheme. Kilda says of herself:

“I am delighted to be joining the choir of St Michael and All Angels Church.

I discovered my love of choral singing whilst a student at New College, Oxford where I studied Medicine. I primarily sang as a soprano choral scholar with the Chapel Choir of St Peter’s College, and was a member of several other ensembles during my studies.

I graduated in March and when I am not singing in Oxford and London, I can be found in Buckinghamshire working as a junior doctor in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.”

COVID SAFE CHURCH
As you will know the government has introduced new regulations about social gatherings limiting them to six people – these do not apply to public worship which are fully risk-assessed and Covid-secure. I want you to feel safe when coming to church and thank you all for continuing to comply with the various measures that are currently in place. Naturally, it does affect other areas of our life as we will be unable to hold some of our customary events such as refreshments after church. 

FATHER MARTIN’S ORDINATION AS PRIEST AND FIRST MASS
Fr Martin is  due to be ordained as a priest on Saturday 17th October and his first Mass will be on Sunday 18th at 10am. Unfortunately, it won’t be possible to attend his ordination due to restricted numbers, but we hope that as many parishioners as possible will join us for his first Mass. As there will be additional guests at the service, and in order to maximise safe attendance within current social-distancing guidelines, we ask anyone wishing to attend the service emails the Parish Office admin@stmichaelbarnes.org with your name and the number of people who will be in the group (remembering that this is currently limited to 6 people together) so that we can allocate seating. There will be some limited availability of unreserved seating, but once this is full, I’m afraid it may not be possible for you to attend the service. As usual, there will be an 8am Low Mass and a Children’s Mass at the slightly later time of 12 Noon on that day. 

If you would like to contribute towards a gift for Fr Martin from St Michael’s please could you let us know asap. If you would like to put your name down for an amount by email, you can then drop it in or transfer it at a later date. Donations can be brought to the Vicarage, cheques should be made out to ‘St Michael & All Angels, Barnes’, and transfers can be made to the church bank account. Barclays, account no. 10774065, Sort Code 20-72-33 (Ref. PRIEST).

APCM CHANGE OF TIME
Please note that we have decided to hold the APCM directly after the 10am Mass on Sunday 11th October at 11am (rather than 11.30am as previously mentioned). It will be possible for people to depart or arrive at the end of the service – but we ask all those who wish to attend to remain in their places. This will allow a prompt start and also reduce the amount of movement in the building.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION INFORMATION
In order to attend and vote at the APCM you will need to be on the church’s Electoral Roll, the current list can be found on the notice board at the back of church. Electoral roll forms can be obtained from the Stewards on Sundays or by emailing the Parish Office. Remember that the church ER is different from the council roll for voting, and is simply a reflection of church membership – if you regard St Michael’s as your church then please fill out a form – and you can be on the roll of more than one church.

CHURCH CHARITIES 2020
As we approach the Annual Meeting we are seeking to nominate a new local charity (our international charity, Jeel al Amal, was nominated last year for two years). Nominations for charities will close on Sunday 27th September and a shortlist will be circulated and voted on at the Annual Meeting in October.
To nominate a charity please read our charity giving policy and only then fill out a form. Links to both the policy and form can be found below.

Charity Giving Policy 
Charity Form

WORLD PEACE DAY PRAYERS, Monday 21st September.
Peace One Day, was initiated 20 years ago by a Richmond resident (Jeremy Gilley) . It was taken up by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace. Many lives have been saved because of it; cease-fires have been negotiated, so that mass immunisations could take place in the Third World.

In 2005 Steve McGarrity and Jane Sherwin brought the celebration to Barnes, in the form of a Candle-Lit Vigil at Barnes Pond, with singing and a two minute Silence. This year will have to be different. We are asking our local churches to set up a table with candles in jars, so that parishioners can pop into their church and light a candle and pray for peace.

FiSH IS SEEKING A NEW CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Following the recent announcement that Crispin O’Brien will be stepping down as Chair of Trustees, FiSH Neighbourhood Care is seeking a new Chair. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong leadership credentials and ideally have charity or volunteering experience Full details are available here. Closing date for applications: 30th September.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Sunday 27th September: MICHAELMAS
10am Festival High Mass
6pm Choral Evensong and Benediction
Preacher: Fr Milne, Precentor, St Paul’s Cathedral.

Sunday 4th October: HARVEST FESTIVAL
10am Harvest Festival Mass
11.30am Children’s Harvest Mass
Please bring non-perishable gifts to be donated to our local foodbank.

Sunday 11th October: APCM SUNDAY
10am Mass of Thanksgiving followed by Annual Meeting
The Children’s Mass will take place at 12 Noon today

Sunday 18th October: FR MARTIN’S FIRST MASS
10am High Mass
Preacher: Fr Desmond Tillyer
The Children’s Mass will take place at 12 Noon today

Sunday 25th October: CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
NO 10AM MASS – please support our candidates and attend in the evening, if possible.
6pm Confirmation Mass with the Bishop of Southwark

Sunday 1st November: ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
10am High Mass
11.30am Children’s All Saints Mass

Monday 2nd November: ALL SOULS’ DAY
8pm: Requiem Mass (with sections from Faure’s Requiem)
Preacher: Bishop Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmondsbury and Ipswich
There will be said Requiem Masses every Saturday during November.

Sunday 8th November: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
10am Requiem Mass w. Act of Remembrance
11.30am Children’s Remembrance Mass

Sunday 22nd November: FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
10am Sung Mass
11.30am Children’s Mass