St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

The principal Church Festivals in 2015

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

Sunday 4 January 2015: Epiphany

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

Sunday 11 January 2015: Baptism of the Lord

Visiting choir from Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney
10am: Choral Mass

6.30pm: Choral Evensong & Benediction

Sunday 1 February 2015: Candlemas

10am: Family Eucharist with Junior Choir and Procession
6.30pm: Choral Evensong and Benediction with Blessing of the Icons
Celebrant & Preacher: Rt Revd Graeme Knowles, Hon Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich and the Diocese of Ely

Sunday 8 February 2015 : Confirmation

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

LENT 2015
Lent at St Michael & All Angels (click here for programme details)

'For we brought nothing into this world
The Sunday morning sermons will focus on the theology of living and dying.
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 18 February 2015: 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: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar

Bishop Paul greets a little boySunday 22 February 2015:Lent 1

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Sarah Lenton

Sunday 1 March 2015:Lent 2

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher:Fr Graham Morgan Kt.,Hon Assistant Priest
6.30pm Evensong:
Preacher: Why me? John White

Sunday 8 March 2015: Lent 3

10am Choral Eucharist
Music:tba
Preacher: Father Neil Evans, Hon Asst. Priest
6.30pm Choral Evensong: Why me? Mark Critchlow

Sunday 15 March 2015:
Mothering SundayMothering Sunday: Lent 4

10am Family Eucharist with Junior Choir and distribution of flowers
Music: Communion Service in E flat - Bairstow
Excerpt from 'Hear my Prayer' - Felix Mendelssohn
Preacher: Sarah Lenton,subdeacon
6.30pm Evensong: Why me?
Christina Balmer

Sunday 22 March 2015:Lent 5

10am Passion Sunday Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Chris Chauncy

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HOLY WEEK

During Holy Week, we will explore the meaning of Christ's Passion and its relevance for contemporary Christians

Palm Sunday ProcessionSunday 29 March
2015 : Palm Sunday

(clocks forward one hour)

10am: Choral Mass and Palm Procession
Music: Introit: Fling wide the gates - Stainer
Missa brevis: Walton
Acclamation: prophetic anthem (NEH 510)
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest

6.30pm: Evening Prayer
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris. Vicar
7.30pm: The Crucifixion: John Stainer
A meditation on the Passion with choir, soloists and hymns

Monday March 30th - Sunday April 5th
Holy Week and Triduum

Monday 30th March: Holy Monday
8pm Mass & Address:
Father Graham Morgan Kt, Hon Assistant Priest

Tuesday 31st March: Holy Tuesday
8pm Mass & Address
Father Graham Morgan Kt, Hon Assistant Priest

Wednesday 1 April: Holy Wednesday
8pm Mass & Address
Father Graham Morgan Kt, Hon Assistant Priest

The Triduum

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 Revd. Dr. Christina Beardsley, Chaplain of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Thursday 2 April: Maundy Thursday

10.30am: Chrism Mass at St Paul's Cathedral

8pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper
Music: Ubi Caritas - Durufle
Mass setting - Gibbons
Anthem: O vos omnes - Victoria
The Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch at the Garden of Repose
Preacher: Revd Dr Christina Beardsley- Chaplain of Chelsea & Wesminster

Friday 3 April: Good FridayChildren's Passion service

12 noon: Children's Passion (right)

1pm: Stations of the Cross

2pm: The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
Music: Crucifixus - Lotti
Passion - Victoria
Reproaches - Sibelius
God so loved the world - Stainer
Preacher: Revd Dr Christina Beardsley- Chaplain of Chelsea & Wesminster

8pm: Tenebrae - a meditation for Good Friday with readings, music and slides led by Sarah Lenton, subdeacon.

Sunday 5 April 2015: Easter Day

5.30 am : Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
(followed by Parish Breakfast)
Music: Messe solennelle - Langlais
Acclamation: Christus vincit
Anthem: Awake thou wintry earth - Bach
Preacher:Father Kevin Morris, Vicar

10am: Parish Eucharist of Easter for all the family, with Easter egg rolling!
Music: Music: Messe solennelle - Langlais
Acclamation: Christus vincit
Anthem: Awake thou wintry earth - Bach
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon

6.30pm: Evensong (said) and Benediction
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest

Sunday 12 April 2015: Low Sunday

10am: Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest

Sunday 19th April 2015: Easter 3

10am: Parish Mass
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar
11.30am: Annual Parochial Church Meeting

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Thursday 14 May 2013: Ascension Day

10am Mass
5pm Children's Service
8pm Solemn Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest

Sunday 24 May 2015: Feast of Pentecost

10am: Choral Mass
Music: tba
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar

6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon

Sunday 31 May 2015: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

10am: Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon

6.30pm Evensong with Athanasian Creed
Preacher: Mother Melanie Marshall, Assistant Priest

Thursday 4 June 2015: Corpus et Sanguis Christi

8pm: Solemn Pontifical Choral Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Music: tba
Celebrant : Most Revd Walter Makhulu, former Archbishop of Central Africa and Hon Assistant Priest at All Saints, Fulham
Preacher: Canon Nicola Stanley, Precentor of Bristol Cathedral

THE BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL
Saturday 13 June - Sunday 28 June 2015

Saturday 13 June 2015: Green Day Fete

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

Sunday 14 June 2015: Green Day Fete and Mass on the Green

Open Air Mass

10.30am Open Air Mass on Acton Green
Preacher: Fr Gregory Platten, Vicar of All Saints, Friern Barnet
Noon: Green Day Fete continues
6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 28 June 2015: Festival Mass: Feast of St Peter & St Paul

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

Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2015: Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Sunday 16 August 2015: Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred)

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

Thursday 10 September - Sunday 14 September 2015
CHISWICK BOOK FESTIVAL

 

PATRONAL FESTIVAL

Sunday 27 September 2015: Patronal Sunday

10am Procession from Acton Green and Choral Eucharist
(Children to dress as St Michael or an angel)
Preacher: tba
Music: tba
6.30pm Evensong and Benediction

Tuesday 29 September 2015 : Feast of Title

8pm: Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher: Fr Nick Mercer, Vicar General for the London College of Bishops

Harvest gifts

Sunday 4 October 2015:
Harvest Thanksgiving

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

 

Tuesday 6 October - Saturday 17 October 2015: Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage to Cappadocia and Pauline Western Turkey

Sunday 1 November 2015: 
All Saints Day

10am: Family Service with Junior Choir
Music: tba
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, Parish Ordinand

6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Monday 2nd November 2015:
All Souls Day

8pm Requiem Mass
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

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 8 November 2015: 
Remembrance Sunday

9.45am Choral Requiem Mass and Procession to the War Memorial  (right)
Music: tba
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar

6.30pm: Choral Evensong
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

Sunday 22 November 2015: Feast of Christ the King

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher:tba

6.30pm Evensong
Preacher: tba

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 
Christmas at St Michael's

Sunday 29 November 2015: 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 13th December 2015

6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols (to be confirmed) - traditional service with readings, carols, choir and processions followed by mulled wine and mince pies
Music: tba

Sunday 20 December 2015: Advent 4

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: tba

Thursday 24 December 2015: 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
Seasonal carols
Preacher: tba

Friday 25 December 2015: Christmas Day

10am Choral Family Eucharist of Christmas
Music: tba
Seasonal carols
Mini pantomime with Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar, and Sarah Lenton, Parish Ordinand