This Week’s Notices

We have received a letter from the Bishop of Manchester in response our book of condolence.

“Thank you for your letter enclosing the book of condolence which you have had open in your church following the bomb attack in Manchester.  Please pass on my thanks to your parishioners for their kindness at this difficult time for the people of Manchester.

I have passed the book on to Manchester Cathedral who are gathering together the responses we have received.

We have been overwhelmed by the support and prayers which have arrived from far and wide.  The way the community has reacted and pulled together following the bomb is an inspiration.  There will be difficult times ahead for those involved in these tragic events and we will need to continue to be there for them in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Your continuing prayers would be much appreciated.

Yours ever, +David Manchester.”


June-July Rota is available to collect from the back of church.

Choral Evensong at 6.30 p.m. to commemorate 75 years since “Operation Squabble”: Local pilot Ken Gatwood dropped a Tricolore flag on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on the 12th June 1942 as an act of defiance.  In 1949 a special thanksgiving ceremony was held in Broomfield Park, when a replica of the flag was presented back to Southgate, which still hangs at the back of church.  In this special service to commemorate this act of bravery and precision flying, the RAF museum will be attending and are particularly interested in meeting anyone with a connection to the operation or the presentation ceremony.

Top Step Talk – “My Life in Policing” at 8.15 p.m.  We are delighted to welcome Tim Brain (Richard’s father) to the Reception Room to give an entertaining account of his experiences in the police force, a career that culminated in his appointment as Chief Constable of Gloucestershire.

This Week

Thursday, 22nd June: The Prayer Group cancelled.  The next meeting will be on June 29th.

Friday, 23rd June: Coffee Morning and Craft Club.  Please join us from 10.15 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Church for coffee, tea and biscuits.

Further Notices

Saturday, 1st July:  Ordination of Liz Brown as Deacon in St Paul’s Cathedral.  Service starts at 3 p.m. but be early to get a good seat!

Sunday, 2nd July:  Garden Party in the Vicarage Garden at 4 p.m. to welcome our Curate Liz Brown before she takes her first Evensong Service at 6.30 pm.  Join us, with the congregation of St Andrew’s, to meet Liz over a glass of Pimms and a cream tea with strawberries.  We will have tea and cake after Evensong in church.  Please could you sign in at the back of church to help with catering numbers.  If you could let us know if you are able to bring scones or strawberries (hulled and ready to serve!).

Mid-week Daily Prayer from July.   Once Liz Brown our curate has joined us we will be saying daily Morning Prayer from Tuesday to Saturday at 8.30 a.m. and Evening Prayer from Tuesday to Friday at 5.30 p.m.  You are very welcome to join us in the Lady Chapel.

Intercessions at 10 a.m. on Sundays from July.  During her first year, Liz Brown will act as Deacon whenever she is with us on a Sunday Morning.  To make sure as many people as possible are involved in the service, the intercessions will become a separate duty on the rota.  If you are interested in becoming one of the team that writes and delivers the intercessions, please speak to Fr Chrichton.  Once we have collected interest we will hold a training session at a mutually acceptable time.

Saturday, 8th July:  Meditation Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in church.  Building on the two recent Meditation Courses, Anthony Hare will be leading a full day of meditation, in both theory and practice.  Hold this date in your diary, with more details to follow.  If you are interested and want to know what will be involved, speak to Anthony.

Sunday, 16th July at 6.30 p.m.: Choir Summer Concert. Please join the choir for its informal summer concert as they showcase their many musical talents. Fun for all the family as choir member perform songs from the shows, Chopin piano solos and Beatles songs. As always, this promises to be a highly enjoyable evening.

Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th August: Choir Residency at Westminster Abbey. The Choir will once again be singing the services at Westminster Abbey over the bank holiday weekend in August. Evensong on Saturday 26th is at 5 p.m. There are three services on Sunday 27th including, Matins at 10 a.m., Choral Eucharist at 11.15 a.m., and Choral Evensong at 3 p.m.

Saturday 16th September: The Choir is singing Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral. The Service will begin at 4 p.m.

Autumn Quiet Days.  Dates for your diary.  On Saturday 30th September, Fr Chrichton will be leading a day in church to think and reflect about the season of harvest.  On Saturday 25th November, Rev’d Hazel will lead a day to prepare for Advent and Christmas.

New Choir CD on sale: ‘The Heavenly Architect’ – Choral Classics from the Choir of Christ Church, Southgate. Music includes Parry I Was Glad, Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer, Wesley Blessed Be The God and Father and many more! Cost £10.


  • Sunday Services

    8am Eucharist
    10am Sung Eucharist
    6.30pm Evensong


    7.30pm Eucharist


    11am Eucharist


    12.30pm Eucharist


    9.30am Morning Prayer
    5.30pm Evening Prayer


    9am Eucharist