News for 22nd August

News for 22nd August

The Sound of Angels 

Worshiping through music 

Hello everyone! Fr Matthew has kindly allowed me to write the bulletin for this week. I have been playing at St Anselm for nearly two months now, and would like to thank you all for making me feel so welcome. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for services on Sundays, and must say that your singing sounds fantastic from my vantage point in the organ loft! 

Encouraged by the wonderful sound you produce every Sunday, I would like to start a choir formed from members of the congregation. We would rehearse every Sunday afternoon, and work towards singing an anthem during communion for Sunday Mass on the 24th October, our first rehearsal will be 26th September. All are welcome to join, regardless of musical ability. 

There are other musical activities to look forward to between now and Christmas. As part of our Rosary Mission, we will be inviting people to come into church with their children on Saturday 16th October at 1pm for a two-hour workshop to learn one song which we will perform for everyone afterwards. 

We are also going to form a choir for a Nine Lessons and Carols service at the beginning of December to mark the start of the Advent season and a children’s choir for a carol service at 3pm on Christmas Eve. 

If you are interested in taking part in any of these events, please find me after Mass (I’m the one making all the noise at the front of the church), or email me: 

Furthermore, if you would like to share your own ideas about how to develop the music at St Anselm, give me hymn suggestions, or just want to have a chat about music, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Anthony Wang


Other news

Please take note of the dates from Anthony on the front sheet for choir concerts. The first rehearsals for a choir for All Souls (Sunday 24th October) will be on Sunday 26th September. Speak to Anthony after Mass if you would like to give it a try or email him on also have a think about children who may like to take part in the carol service on Christmas Eve at 3pm (rehearsals Sunday afternoon from 5th December for 2 hours). 

Bric-a-brac is on next Saturday (28th) 10am-1pm – please do come along and lend a hand and help raise money for church!

I’m still looking for volunteers to help with the Rosary Mission (keeping the church open, providing tea & coffee etc) 10th – 24th October.

We’ve started planning for a new Sunday School to open in September, if you would like to help please speak to Fr. Matthew