Choral Evensong (Cantu Amici) for the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Choral Evensong for the Fifth Sunday of Easter can be watched here.

Choral Evensong, BCP, led by The Rev’d Heather Wilkin with guest choir Cantu Amici, directed by George Clifford.

Music: I sat down under his shadow (EC Bairstow)
Preces & Responses (William Smith)
Psalm 137 (WR Bexfield)
Exultate Deo (Alessandro Scarlatti)
Magnificat in B flat (Charles Villiers Stanford)
The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)
plus congregational hymns: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (tune St Fulbert): The Lord is risen indeed (tune St Michael).

 

Thank you Tony

Tony Osborn was presented with a gift to mark his retirement after thirty years service as Churchwarden at Sunday’s Annual Parochial Church meeting. We thank Tony for his dedicated service and we’re delighted to share the news that he will be remaining on the PCC to lend his wisdom to sort out any thorny issues.  The PCC is delighted that Roger Cobden-Ramsay (r) has taken on the mantle and will be serving, with Adam Hackett (l), in the role of Churchwarden henceforth.

Trees – part one…

The first phase of our planned tree maintenance works has been done today and the plane tree on the south side of the churchyard is now neatly pollarded. We are very grateful for your support and generous donations which have enabled us to go ahead with this very necessary work. We hope you agree it’s a great improvement!

Worship for Good Friday.

Worship with music for Good Friday from All Saints, Highbrook, Sussex. 30th March 2023. Led by The Rev’d Heather Wilkin.
The Passion Reading, John 18:1-19:37. 

Watch here on youtube.

Music includes Ave Verum Corpus, WA Mozart,
Commit thy way, JS Bach
Christus factus est, Felice Anerio (ed. Rutter),
Good Friday Reproaches, Finlandia – Sibelius.
plus congregational hymns:
When I survey the Wondrous Cross; Were you there when they crucified My Lord; My song is Love Unknown.

 

HIghbrook Hundred 2024

Tickets for this year’s Highbrook Hundred Club season are now on sale!

One ticket of £12 buys you a number which is entered in every draw throughout the year with a first prize of £25.  If we sell enough tickets then we’ll be able to add more prizes. Draws are on the first Sunday of the month immediately after Evensong. There’s no limit on the number of tickets you can buy and all proceeds go to the work and upkeep of All Saints’ Highbrook.  Download your form here  or pick up a form from the table at the back of church.

First draw will be after Evensong on Sunday 9th April.  For further information speak to Heather Chapman or please Hand or post completed forms and payment to Mrs Heather Chapman. Whitestone, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly, RH19 4PL. If you’d like a specific “lucky” number please let Heather know soon.

Last year the Hundred Club raised over £300 – many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket (and there’s still the March draw to go so if you haven’t been lucky yet this month could see your ticket come up!).

Thank you!

Lent Course 2024.

This year’s Lent Course will take place at West Hoathly Vicarage, North Lane RH19 4QF on four Saturdays during Lent. Each session will start at 11.30am and end with the option of staying for a simple lunch.

Rev’d Heather will be leading 4 reflective sessions in Lent based on the book ‘Lent in Plain Sight’ by Jill Duffield – which is a devotion through ten objects.

You can buy the book if you like but you don’t need to as Rev’d Heather will be adapting it to form four sessions and will provide the relevant material for each session. The sessions will each be stand-alone so if you can only make it to one morning that’s fine!

In order that sufficient materials and lunch can be prepared for each session, please let Heather know if you would like to be part of the group and whether you would like to stay on for lunch. Please sign up on the sheet in either church or email: heather.wilkin78@gmail.com or ring 01342 529047.

All sessions begin at 11.30am.

Saturday 24th February
Saturday 2nd March
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 16th March.

 

Epiphany

Chalk was blessed at our Epiphany service last Sunday. It is now available at the back of church, together with a short explanation of the tradition and a prayer. We encourage you to take some and use it to add the Epiphany blessing to your homes. We then invite you to take a photo of your blessed door and email it to Rev’d Heather. We would love to see all the homes across our parish blessed!

Music and Readings on an Angelic Theme. Advent 2023.

The film of Music and Readings on an Angelic Theme can be watched here on youtube.

Music and Readings on an Angelic Theme. All Saints Highbrook, 2nd December 2023.

All Saints choir and guest soloist.

Accompanist Jennifer Kirk. Angel Voices. Congregational hymn.

Welcome and introduction by The Rev’d Heather Wilkin.

Angel Tidings. Choir.

The Angels appear to the Shepherds.

The Angels and the Shepherds. Bohemian Traditional Carol arranged by CH Trevor with text adapted from the writing of HA Dickinson.

The Angel. William Blake.

Softly and Gently. The Angel’s Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar. Soloist Lena Touqan.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence. Congregational hymn.

An Angel speaks to Elijah.

O Rest in The Lord from Elijah by Mendelssohn. Soloist Emma Dawson.

Verses from Hymn on the morning of Christ’s Nativity. John Milton.

Angels Carol. Words and music by John Rutter. Choir.

Touched by an Angel. Maya Angelou.

Angels. Robbie Williams.

Panis Angelicus. Choir.

Teresa of Avila’s Vision of Heaven, where angels dwell.

In Paradisum, from Faure’s Requiem.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Congregational hymn.

All copyrighted items performed under CCL License 649991

 

Angels Festival

The first day of Angels Festival 2023 was busy with many visitors enjoying the angels flying in the nave whilst sipping winter warmer drinks from our pop up bar at the back of church.

We were pleased to have a full church for Music and Readings at the end of the afternoon (the film will follow shortly) and hope you all enjoyed the specially selected programme.

All Saints is open as normal for you to visit and see the installation and there’ll be a team there on Friday and Saturday evening for Angel Lates.  Pop into church during Lates and see the installation fully lit and enjoy a drink from our pop up bar or enjoy it during the peace of the day.