St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

The principal Church Festivals in 2014

Lent - Holy Week - Easter - Bedford Park Festival - Patronal Festival - Advent & Christmas

Sunday 5 January 2014: Epiphany

10am: Family Eucharist with Junior Choir
6.30pm: Evensong and Benediction

Friday 31 January 2014: Inaugural Organ Recital

7.30pm: Jeremy Filsell, Washinton National Cathedral, Washington DC

Sunday 2 February 2014: Candlemass

10am: Family Eucharist with Junior Choir and Procession
6.30pm: Evensong and Benediction

Sunday 9 February 2014 : Confirmation

Choral Eucharist
Celebrant & Preacher :The Rt Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington

Friday 28 February 2014: Mini Hymnathon: The Top 50

From 6pm in aid of the Organ Appeal

LENT 2014
Lent at St Michael & All Angels (details of programme)

East Window'Please release me!' What does 'redemption'
mean? The Sunday morning sermons will
focus on the theology of redemption.

At 6.30pm Evensong throughout Lent,
members of the congregation give personal
reflections on their life and faith, entitled
'Why me?'

Lent Lunches - 12.30pm:
Lunch in various homes in the Parish,
to raise money for our Lent Charities Appeal

Fridays throughout Lent

Stations of the Cross
6.30pm Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 5 March 2014: Ash Wednesday

12.30pm Mass and Imposition of Ashes
5pm Children's Service and Ashing
8pm Solemn Choral Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Music: tba
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Bishop Paul greets a little boySunday 9 March 2014:Lent 1

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Father Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology (elect), University of Cambridge
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Judith Miller

Sunday 16 March 2014:Lent 2

10am Choral Eucharist
Preacher:Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon
6.30pm Choral Evensong:
Preacher: Why me? Amanda Bradley

Sunday 23 March 2014: Lent 3

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Father Neil Evans, Hon Asst. Priest
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? David Kerr

Sunday 30 March 2014:
Mothering SundayMothering Sunday
(clocks forward one hour)

10am Family Eucharist with Junior Choir and distribution of flowers
Preacher: Sarah Lenton,subdeacon
6.30pm Evensong: Why me?
Jane Blanckenhagen

Sunday 6 April 2014:Lent 5

10am Passion Sunday Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Sarah Lenton,subdeacon
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Sir Michael Pownall



During the first four days of Holy Week there will be a series of themed sermons on an aspect of Christ's Passion

Palm Sunday ProcessionSunday 13 April
2014 : Palm Sunday

10am Palm Procession and Choral Eucharist
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Evensong
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Monday 14 April2014 : Holy Monday

8pm Mass and address: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Tuesday 15 April 2014: Holy Tuesday

8pm Mass and address: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Wednesday 16 April 2014: Holy Wednesday

12.30pm Mass
8pm Mass and address:Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Easter at St Michael & All Angels

(Click here for details of Easter at St Michael's for Children)

The Great Three Days will be led by the Vicar, Father Kevin Morris, who will focus on the significance of redemption in the Gospel during Jesus' last days

Thursday 17 April 2014: Maundy Thursday

10.30am Chrism Mass at St Paul 's Cathedral
8pm Solemn Eucharist of the Lord's Supper, Washing of Feet and Watch at the Altar of Repose
Music: Ubi Caritas - Durufle
Short Communion Service in the Phrygian mode-Charles Wood
Anthem: Prayer to Jesus-Oldroyd
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar

Children's Passion serviceFriday 18 April 2014: Good Friday

Noon Children's Passion (right)
1pm Stations of the Cross
2pm The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
Music: Amazing Grace arr. Will Todd
Reproaches: Finlandia - Sibelius
Communion anthem: Jesu grant me this I pray - Gibbons
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
8pm Tenebrae: a meditation on the Cross, with music, readings and slides - led by Sarah Lenton, subdeacon
Music: tba

Sunday 20 April 2014: Easter Day

4.30 am: Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
(followed by Parish Breakfast)
Music: Mass for 2 choirs and 2 organs - Widor
Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem - Stanford
Preacher:Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
10am: Parish Eucharist of Easter for all the family, with Easter egg rolling!
Music: Acclamation: Praise the Lord in his Holy Place - Mawby
Mass for 2 choirs and 2 organs - Widor
Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem - Stanford
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon
6.30pm: Evensong (said) and Benediction
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon

Sunday 27 April 2013: Low Sunday

10am: Parish Eucharist
11.30am: APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) followed by Parish Lunch


Thursday 29 May 2014: Ascension Day

10am Mass
5pm Children's Service
8pm Solemn Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher: Father Graham Morgan Kt., Hon Asst. Priest

Saturday 7 June - Sunday 22 June 2014

Saturday 7 June 2014: Green Day Fete

11am Opening of the Festival
and Church Fete on Acton Green
(opposite church)

Sunday 8 June 2013: Green Day Fete and Mass on the Green - Feast of Pentecost

Open Air Mass

10.30am Open Air Mass on Acton Green
Preacher: Canon Jeremy Davies
former Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral
Noon: Green Day Fete continues
6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Sunday 15 June 2014: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

10am: Parish Eucharist (Mid Festival)
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Deacon
6.30pm Evensong with Athanasian Creed

Thursday 19 June 2014: Corpus et Sanguis Christi

8pm: Solemn Con-celebrated Choral Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Music: Missa Brevis - Kodaly
Preacher: Canon Leanne Roberts, Treasurer of Southwark Cathedral

Sunday 22 June 2014: Festival Mass

10am Solemn Sung Eucharist, with Festival Choir and Orchestra
Music: Messe cum jubilo -Durufle
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
Followed by Lunch in the Vicarage Garden

Tuesday 24 June 2014: Mother Melanie's First Mass
(Feast of St John the Baptist)

?8pm (time to be confirmed) - Choral Eucharist
Preacher: Father Andrew Davison, Tutor in Doctrine and Assistant Director of Studies, Westcott House, Cambridge

Sunday 29 June 2013: Feast of St Peter & St Paul

10am: Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm: Evensong (said) & Benediction

Thursday 3rd July 2014: Father Kevin's 25th Anniversary Mass

8pm: Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher:Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Williams of Oystermouth PC, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury

Monday 7 July to Friday 11 July 2014: Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Sunday 17 August 2014: Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred)

10am Choral Eucharist and Procession
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

Thursday 11 September - Sunday 14 September 2014



Sunday 28 September 2014: Patronal Sunday and ?Feast of Title (transferred)

10am Procession from Acton Green and Choral Eucharist
(Children to dress as St Michael or an angel)
Preacher: The Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Hon Asst Bishop, Diocese of London
Music: tba
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

Harvest giftsSunday 5 October 2014:
Harvest Thanksgiving

10am Family Eucharist and presentation of gifts (right)
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon

Sunday 2nd November 2014: 
All Saints Day (transferred)

Monday 3rd November 2014:
All Souls Days

8pm Requiem Mass

Requiem Masses are offered in November for the departed.
Names to be commemorated at any of these services may be written on the lists at the back of the church.
Remembrance Sunday 2007

Sunday 9 November 2014: 
Remembrance Sunday

9.45am Choral Requiem Mass and Procession to the War Memorial  (right)
Music: Faure's Requiem
Preacher: tba

6.30pm: Choral Evensong
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

Sunday 23 November 2014: Christ the King

10am Parish Eucharist

6.30pm Evensong and ?Benediction
Preacher: tba

Christmas at St Michael's

Sunday 30 November 2014: Advent Sunday (the Church's New Year)

10am: Choral Eucharist
Music tba
Preacher: tba

6.30pm Advent Carol Service
Service of music, scripture and poetry to reflect on the coming of Christ

Sunday 14th December

6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols - traditional service with readings, carols, choir and processions followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Sunday 21 December 2014: Advent 4

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: tba

Wednesday 24 December 2014: Christmas Eve

Crib Service

4pm Children's Crib Service: Children are invited to come dressed as
angels, shepherds, kings etc - come early to get a good seat or
play a full part.
11.00 Carols at the Church door
11.55pm Midnight Mass
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

Thursday 25 December 2014: Christmas Day

10am Choral Family Eucharist of Christmas
Music: tba
Mini pantomime 'homily'