Advent, Christmas and Epiphany 2020/2021
The Church of The Holy Innocents remains open under Tier 4 restrictions. Our Worship Services will happen as advertised. You do not need to book tickets to attend any of our services, but if you do not normally worship with us your details will be recorded for Track and Trace purposes.
December 23 19:30 O Emmanuel, A Service for the Last Evening of Advent [FULL MUSIC] Download the service sheet here
December 24 23:00 Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
December 25 10:00 The Nativity of Our Lord (Parish Eucharist)
December 27 10:00 The Feast of St John the Evangelist (Parish Eucharist)
January 3 10:00 Parish Eucharist
January 6 10:00 The Epiphany of Our Lord (Parish Eucharist)
January 10 10:00 Parish Eucharist
January 11 19:30 The Feast of The Holy Innocents (Parish Eucharist) [FULL MUSIC]
We observe strict COVID-secure protocols. No mixing of households, socialising or conversation is allowed. Please use separate doors for entrance and exit as instructed. Masks and hand sanitising gel are mandatory for everyone. Please keep a 2m distance from all worshipers outside your household (and a greater distance where possible).
Please click for a 10-minute Christmas meditation on the theme of “God with us” and an episcopal Christmas blessing, both recorded by The Rt Revd Dr GrahamTomlin, The Bishop of Kensington
There are also many other resources out there to be used At Christmas, especially for those who cannot make it to church, for example these created by the diocese of St Alban’s and also the materials from the national church
SILENT VIGIL OF PRAYER
GRENFELL, SAY THE NAME
Sunday, 14 June at 17:45
Outside The Church of The Holy Innocents
Have we failed to learn?
Have we refused to change?
Have we loved others as we have loved ourselves?
Have we forgiven others as we have been forgiven?
To mark the 3rd anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire we will hold a vigil of silent prayer. While we must be socially responsible and not congregate in large numbers, we invite you to come stand as the family of God (if 2m apart) surrounding our church building.
At 6pm our church bell (joining others across London) will toll 72 times to remember those who lost their lives in the fire.
We reflect on injustice and indifference. We remember those who sorrow and suffer.
Take a knee for change and in silent remembrance.
Please observe this silent Vigil of prayer outside the church or wherever you may be at 6pm.
This Vigil will also mark the eve of the re-opening of the church building for private prayer as ordered by the College of Bishops.
Holy Week at Home
CLICK HERE for our programme for Holy Week at Home.
In Holy Week, time and space are distributed and stretched in an almost cinematic way. We start with the Entry into Jerusalem and the conflict at the Temple, but we return to Bethany before finding ourselves in the Upper Room, the Garden, the house of the High Priest, the Praetorium with Pilate, the streets of Jerusalem once again (the Via Dolorosa), the Foot of The Cross and finally the Tomb – yet all along the way we are firmly in the Kingdom of Heaven.
As we are not able to assemble in our usual way, we must reflect on the idea of Sacred Space and the Gathering of the People. We pray where we are and we connect with one another across time, joined by the Saints of every generation. There is no separation.
We will proclaim the joyful Easter Gospel: He is not here. He has been Raised!
Reflections for Holy Week
Click on the links below to download the days’ reflection.
Reflections for Wednesday in Holy Week
Orlande de Lassus: Psalmi Poenitentialis
Orlande de Lassus: Psalmi Davidis Pœnitentiales
Three Lamentations for Maundy Thursday: First Lamentation
Three Lamentations for Maundy Thursday: Second Lamentation
Three Lamentations for Maundy Thursday: Third Lamentation
Reflection for the Easter Vigil
Reflection for Easter Sunday
Piano music for Easter Sunday – Gary Peacock