WEEKLY NEWS

WORSHIP IN AUGUST
On Sundays 1, 8 and 15 August the services in church will be led by visiting clergy whilst our Vicar Katherine is on annual leave. We will take a break from Zoom on these Sundays and resume on 22 August.

SUNDAY EUCHARIST, 11am (Trinity 9) 
You are welcome to come in person to the service in church or to join us online. We welcome the Rev'd Andrew Keep, Associate Vicar, St Margaret Pattens this Sunday.  The readings for our service are: Exodus 16.2-4,9-15; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35 which you can find online HERE and you can download the order of service HERE

FESTIVAL OF BELLS - Saturday 31 July
The next welcome event from the Square Mile Churches will be the Festival of Bells this Saturday. The day starts at 9.20am with the ringing of Great Paul at St Paul’s Cathedral, and the bells of 25 churches will ring across the City throughout the day, and there will be a Carillon Concert by Scott Orr & Griffin Jenkins at All Hallows from 1.30pm-3.00pm. www.squaremilechurches.co.uk.

ROAD CLOSURES - SUNDAY 1 AUGUST
Please note that because of the London Landmarks Half Marathon taking place this Sunday there will be road closures around the City - do check before you travel: https://llhm.co.uk/road-closures

YCCN RELAY TO COP26
This summer, the Young Christian Climate Network is organising a walking relay for UK churches from the G7 in Cornwall to COP26 in Glasgow, calling for climate justice and the care of creation. The relay will be in London from 4-9 August and there are events in Clapham, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin’s in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and more. On 9 August at 9-10am All Hallows is hosting a breakfast and prayers for the walkers before they move north - please do come and support this event and let Sophia know numbers for catering purposes (sophia@ahbtt.org.uk). If you would also like to join the walk that day, please sign up on the YCCN website HERE

"CENTURIES IN THE MAKING"
Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary Exhibition, 3-27 August at Bonhams

Among the great treasures that All Hallows houses is the extraordinary font cover carved by the visionary artist and sculptor, Grinling Gibbons. It was commissioned from him by Mr James Foyle in 1682 as a gift for the church and Gibbons was paid a whole £12 for the work! 2021 marks the 300th anniversary of his death and we are delighted to have been asked by the Grinling Gibbons Society to be part of their celebratory exhibition in London. The font cover forms a stunning centrepiece to the exhibition, which is taking place at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, W1 from 10am-4.30pm Monday-Friday between 3-27 August. Admission is free - for more details, click HERE. Do also see the amazing 3-D on-line model, created by software designer Dave Fletcher, HERE. It is possible to move the model with your computer mouse so you can see into all the details from every side (the file is quite large so be patient while it loads!).

OPEN HOUSE FAIR - Saturday 4 September, 1-5pm 
As the City opens up again, we are planning an event to welcome church members and the wider community back into the building and to raise funds for our parish overseas project, the Ras Morbat Eye Clinic in Yemen. There will be a photography competition and exhibition, a cake stall, book stall, teas with cake and guided tours including of the crypt. More details to follow but please do get in touch with Sophia (sophia@ahbtt.org.uk) or Anne Palmer (in person or via the Parish Office) if you could help run a stall, make a cake, contribute some second hand books or help with the teas. 

ADULT CONFIRMATION COURSE
From September we will be holding a Confirmation Course of six sessions, in preparation for the confirmation service at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday 6 November. The course will be a combination of Zoom and in-person sessions, the timing of which will be confirmed with those taking part. It will be led by Revd Katherine Hedderly and Martin Carr. Please email martingcarr@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to take part.

GIVING TO ALL HALLOWS
During these challenging times our income has been significantly reduced and we encourage all in our community to continue to give regularly if you are able. If you are coming to church you can make a donation via your contactless debit/credit card by using our 'Tap to Donate' machine. Alternatively, you can give by debit/credit card via our Donations page HERE, or by using our QR code on your phone. You can also make payments directly to our bank (email Angie for details - parish@ahbtt.org.uk) or by sending a cheque, made out to ‘All Hallows by the Tower’, to the parish office.