Thursday, November 24, 2011

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic? is a three-part television documentary made in 2003 and filmed in part at St Jude's.

It is described as "A look at how mankind's beliefs and faiths have changed throughout the last 2000 years. From Paganism to modern religions, our times may have changed, but have our fundamental beliefs stayed the same?"

As part of our study programme we will be showing the first part of the series on Tuesday 6 December at 8pm followed by time for discussion and simple refreshments. The meeting will take place at a parishioner’s house and so places are limited. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church or send an email to the Vicar if you would like to join us.

The first programme looks at: “How Christianity arrived in Britain in the late sixth century, co-opting the rites of paganism into its own rituals. But even up until the end of the Civil War desire for magic was strong - it was a fundamental part of life, be it going to a local Cunning Man; consulting an astrologer; communing with angels or taking Holy Communion. The Protestant Church endeavoured to flush the magic out - branding it the devil's work - but for most people it remained a vital part of life.”

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Remembrance Sunday 2011

All photos by Sohrab Kavir

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Remembrance Sunday 2011

There was some interest in the film mentioned by the Vicar in his Remembrance Sunday address today in which his late father (above left) appears. Click on the cinema still above for an extract from the film.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tintin at the Lit Soc


The next event at the HBS Literary Society is
An Evening with Tintin and Snowy.
The Vicar in conversation with Michael Farr author of
Tintin: The Complete Companion

Thursday 17 November at 7.30 in the HB School hall

Tickets £5 from the school or at the door.

Monday, November 07, 2011

HBS Centenary fireworks 2011

Fireworks on Central Square on 5 November to celebrate the centenary of Henrietta Barnett School

Photography by Michael Eleftheriades

Photography by Cesar Rodriguez-Duran

Free Church Centenary

The St Jude's choir joined that of the Free Church on Sunday 30 October to celebrate the centenary of the opening of the church.

With the new Free Church organist

Photos by Brian Stonhold