St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

The principal Church Festivals in 2016

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

Sunday 3 January 2016: Epiphany

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

Sunday 10 January 2016: Baptism of the Lord

10am: Parish Mass

6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 31 January 2016: Candlemas

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

Sunday 7 February 2016 : Confirmation

Choral Eucharist
Music:Organ Solo Mass: Mozart
Motet: Present yourselves as a living sacrifice: O'Donnell
Celebrant & Preacher :The Rt Revd Michael Marshall, Hon Assistant Bishop in Diocese of London

LENT 2016
Lent at St Michael & All Angels (click here for programme details)

'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord' wrote St Paul to the early church community at Colossae.
During the Sunday morning Eucharist the Vicar will explore, in a series of sermons, the theology of Christian worship. What is worship? What is distinctive about Christian worship? What does it mean for us to repeat the same words and do the same things in church, as Christians have done for centuries? How can our worship be deepened? How does it affect our lives?
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 10 February 2016: 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 14 February 2016:Lent 1

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Allan Donner

Sunday 21 February 2016:Lent 2

10am Choral Eucharist
Preacher:Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Choral Evensong:
Preacher: Why me? Tassy Russell

Sunday 28 February 2016: Lent 3

10am Choral Eucharist
Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Jim Cox

Sunday 6 March 2016:
Mothering SundayMothering Sunday: Lent 4

10am Family Eucharist with Choristers and distribution of flowers
Preacher: Sarah Lenton,subdeacon
6.30pm Evensong: Why me?
Kay Porter

Sunday 13 March 2016:Lent 5

10am Passion Sunday Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Father Kevin Morris, Vicar
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Sion Hughes-Carew



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

Palm Sunday ProcessionSunday 20 March
2016 : Palm Sunday

10am: Choral Mass and Palm Procession
Music: Introit: Hosanna to the son of David - Gibbons
Mass setting - Gibbons
Anthem: Christe, adoremus te - Monteverdi
Preacher:Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

6.30pm: Evening Prayer
7.30pm: The Crucifixion: John Stainer
A meditation on the Passion with choir, soloists and hymns

Monday March 21st -Wednesday March 23rd and Triduum

Monday 21stMarch: Holy Monday
8pm Mass & Address:

Tuesday 22nd March: Holy Tuesday
8pm Mass & Address

Wednesday 23rd March : Holy Wednesday
8pm Mass & Address

The Triduum

Easter at St Michael & All Angels

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

The Great Three Days:

Thursday 24th March: Maundy Thursday

10.30am: Chrism Mass at St Paul's Cathedral

8pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper
Music: Mass setting - Plainsong
Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo
Motet: Prayer to Jesus - Oldroyd
The Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch at the Garden of Repose
Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

Friday 25th March: 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:Motet - A Litany - Walton
Reproaches: Finlandia - Sibelius
Motet: Jesu, grant me this I pray - Gibbons
Preacher:Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

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

Sunday 27th March : Easter Day

5.30 am : Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
(followed by Parish Breakfast)
Music: Mass setting: Little Organ Mass - Mozart
Acclamation: Alle psallite
Motet: Dum transisset - Taverner
Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

10am: Parish Eucharist of Easter for all the family, with Easter egg rolling!
Music: Mass setting: Little Organ Mass - Mozart
Acclamation: Christus vincit arr. Baker
Anthem: Sing ye to the Lord - Bairstow
Preacher: Sarah Lenton, subdeacon

6.30pm: Evensong (said) and Benediction
Preacher: Mother Eileen McGregor,Hon Assistant Priest

Sunday 3 April 2016: Low Sunday

10am: Parish Eucharist
Preacher: tba

Sunday 24th April 2016: Easter 4

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


Wednesday 4 May: Eve of Ascension (St Peter's Church)

*8pm: Induction of Fr Kevin Morris as Vicar of the parish of St Peter's, Acton Green by Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden.
Choral Eucharist

Thursday 5 May 2016: Ascension Day

10am Mass
5pm Children's Service

Sunday 15 May 2016: Feast of Pentecost

10am: Choral Mass
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

6.30pm: Choral Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: tba

Sunday 22 May 2016: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

10am: Parish Eucharist
Preacher: tba

6.30pm Evensong with Athanasian Creed
Preacher: tba

Thursday 26 May 2016: Corpus et Sanguis Christi

8pm: Solemn Pontifical Choral Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Music: tba
Principal Celebrant : Most Revd Walter Makhulu, former Archbishop of Central Africa and Hon Assistant Priest at All Saints, Fulham
Preacher: Fr Christopher Woods, Vicar of St Anne's, Hoxton

Friday 10 June - Sunday 26 June 2016

Saturday 11 June 2016: Green Day Fete

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

Sunday 12 June 2016: Green Day Fete and Mass on the Green

Open Air Mass

10.30am Open Air Mass on Acton Green
Preacher: Rt Revd Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington
Noon: Green Day Fete continues
6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 26 June 2016: Festival Mass:

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

6.30pm: Evensong

Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2016: Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Sunday 14 August 2016: Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred)

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

Thursday 15 September - Monday 19 September 2016



Sunday 25 September 2016: 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 Choral Evensong and Benediction

Thursday 29 September 2016 : Feast of Title

8pm: Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

Harvest gifts

Sunday 2 October 2016:
Harvest Thanksgiving

10am Family Eucharist and presentation of gifts (right)
Preacher: tba


Sunday 30 October 2016: (BST ends - clocks back)
All Saints Day (transferred)

10am: Parish Mass
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Wednesday 2nd November 2016:
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 13 November 2016: 
Remembrance Sunday

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

6.30pm: Choral Evensong & Act of Remembrance
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

Sunday 20 November 2016: Feast of Christ the King

10am Parish Eucharist
Preacher: tba

6.30pm Evensong
Preacher: tba

Christmas at St Michael's

Sunday 27 November 2016: Advent Sunday (the Church's New Year)

10am: Choral Eucharist
Music: tba
Preacher: tba

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

Sunday 18th December 2016

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

Saturday 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.

11.00pm Carols at the Church door

11.55pm Midnight Mass
Music: tba
Seasonal carols
Preacher: tba

Sunday 25 December 2016: Christmas Day

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