Sunday, April 11, 2010

Attingham Trust visit

We welcomed visitors to the Vicarage and Church on the afternoon of Low Sunday from the Attingham Trust 'London House Course' led by Gavin Stamp and accompanied by HGS Trust architect David Davidson.
The participants were looking at the development of the London house from the Renaissance to the present beginning in the medieval period at the Abbot’s House in Westminster then exploring they 18th century through Spitalfields, Brick Lane and the East End before moving on to the aristocratic grandeur of St James’s. The course culminated in Hampstead Garden Suburb representing the 20th century.

Tea was served by our Sunday opening team and was clearly much appreciated.

General Election: Multi-faith hustings

Wednesday 21st April 8.00-10.00pm (Doors open at 7.45pm)

Alyth Gardens Synagogue is holding the hustings jointly with Churches Together in Golders Green and Finchley. Among more general questions we will especially encourage the candidates to answer questions concerning faith community issues, local, national and global.

All of the candidates for the Finchley and Golders Green Parliamentary seat, Cllrs. Mike Freer, Alison Moore and Laura Edge, respectively standing for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal-Democrats are attending and we will be inviting all other candidates who declare once the election is called. In 2005 only 1000 votes separated Rudi Vis MP from the next highest polling candidate so ours is an important contest in the 2010 election.

Priority on the evening will be given to questions for the candidates submitted in advance to Click to contact Gillian Lee in the Synagogue Office (

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith will be chairing the hustings.

There is no cost for admission and great Alyth hospitality is assured!