Wednesday, April 30, 2014

St Jude's Crucifix in New Zealand

 This crucifix hung formerly over the pulpit at St Jude's, and was given to the father of Cecil Herbert Beacham by the parish council to mark his fifty years of service as churchwarden. Beacham and his mother later brought the crucifix to New Zealand. 

Following a road accident in Rome, which left him paralysed, Beacham established a private chapel at his home in Parklands, Waikanae, where a daily mass was celebrated by Fr Nigel Williams (later vicar of St Thomas' Newtown). Cecil Beacham's will left the crucifix to the cathedral.
The crucifix carries a label on its side reading: "Presented to the Rev. B.C. Bourchier M.A. C.F. by his brother-padres of the 58 Division 1915-16." On the opposite side is another label reading: "Presented to Wellington Cathedral by the late Cecil Herbert Beacham, August 13 1981." 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Choral Scholarships

Choral Scholarships at St Jude-on-the-Hill

St Jude's is delighted to announce that from May 2014, it will be offering four choral scholarships to young singers between the ages of 16 and 20. St Jude's is looking for a soprano, an alto, a tenor and a bass to fill these four scholarship positions.

The scholarship will involve a weekly practice at 9.30am every Sunday in preparation with the regular choir for the 10.30am Eucharist, at which scholars will be expected to take a lead role. There will be occasional extra after-service practices for choral scholars, but the commitment will end by 12 noon each Sunday.

The choral scholarships are worth £15 per service. There are up to 50 services each year. In addition to providing the core SATB sound to our existing choir, the choral scholars will be expected to assist with the junior choir and the administration of the choir library and there may be some involvement in Proms at St. Jude's.

St Jude's has a long-standing music tradition with organ scholars who have trained at St Jude's having gone on to organ scholarships at eminent universities and many former choristers having become professional singers. The church now wants to support further the development of a new generation of young choristers: improving sight reading and ensemble singing, introducing the scholars to a wide range of church music and providing a useful building block for those who wish to apply for choral awards at university.

The scholarships will run in academic years; however we want to start the scheme from May 2014. The successful candidates would sing with us from May until July and then be reassessed for the following academic year.

Please contact the organist and director of music if you are interested in auditioning.

There will be auditions on Sunday, 27th April at 12 noon and Sunday, 4th May at 12 noon. Candidates will be required to sing two solo songs and will be given a simple sight-reading exercise.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Churches together in Golders Green Palm Sunday Walk of Witness

Past the Magi 

"It seems to be a lot of Christians carrying plants"

The last shall be first

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Holy Week 2014

Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms and Parish Eucharist
begins at Church Rooms at 10:30 am
Sunday 13th April

Churches together in Golders Green Palm Sunday Walk of Witness
begins at Golders Green Library 1215
Sunday 13th April at 12:15 pm

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week
Said Eucharist in the Lady Chapel at 10:00

Maundy Thursday
Liturgy of the Last Supper,
foot-washing, watch until midnight
Thursday 17th April at 8:00 pm

Good Friday
Liturgy of the Cross
Friday 18th April at 10:30 am

Easter Eve
THE EASTER LITURGY of the Resurrection 
Vigil and first mass of Easter
Saturday 19th April at 8:00pm

Easter Day
8:00am Mass of the Dawn
10:30 Parish Mass
Sunday 20th April at 8:00 pm