February 7th 2018:
A Requiem Mass was held in our church for Fr Peter Blackburn on Wednesday at 12:30pm, celebrant Fr Gordon Bond. Fr Peter Blackburn served this church as a resident chaplain for five years and continued his link with the church by coming every year as locum chaplain until last October, when he was present at the opening of the Hanbury Gardens Exhibition. He died in London on January 14th just after his 71st birthday and he will be missed by us all. His funeral will be held at the church he served in Hampstead, Christ Church, on Wednesday 21st February at noon. : Peter Blackburn Funeral Mass Christ Church Hampstead
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.
October 2017: Hanbury Gardens exhibition at the Anglican Church, Genoa.
We were so pleased to welcome Ambassador Jill Morris to our church for the opening of this photo exhibition by Fulvio Gazzoli, and that the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, was able to join us. Carolyn Hanbury and other friends of the gardens were able to travel along the coast to Genoa for this exhibition and toast to the 150th anniversary of Hanbury Gardens at La Mortola.
Click here to view the video of the Ambassador’s opening speech and the Mayor’s reply.
More photos are on our photos page.
June 2017 – Terriers Lent Project for 2017
Back in the UK we thank the Terriers Church in High Wycombe, Diocese of Oxford, for raising around3,200 Euros towards church upgrading at the West end where we have our IT classes, meetings, children’s play area and food bank. It has been wonderfully generous of them to support our church and activities in this way, we are very grateful. The money was raised through a variety of activities from Pancake Suppers to Hula-hooping (we don’t have any photos of this, unfortunately!).
2 April 2017, Bishop David confirms 8 young people at our church – read his blog about it here:
26 February 2017, Bishop Robert and Pope Francis at All Saints Anglican Church, Rome: see the preview video here .
18th March 9pm Concert by the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica celebrating wine in music and word.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 – click on the title to view the programme 18 – 25 January
“Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us” (2 Cor 5,14-20)
18 January at 18.00 Lutheran Church – Via Capolungo n. 18, Genova Nervi Service of Prayer
Preachers: Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genova and Pastor Jakob Betz, Lutheran Church of Genova e Sanremo
20 January at 21.00 San Donato Church – Piazza San Donato Service of Prayer organised by the Youth Group
23 January at 18.00 Sala Frate Sole – c/o Annunziata Church, Piazza BanoferaDiscussion about:
“Dal Conflitto alla Comunione” Speakers:
Don Cristiano Bettega Direttore dell’Ufficio Nazionale per l’Ecumenismo e il Dialogo Interreligioso della C.E.I. (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana) and Prof. Lothar Vogel Docente di Storia del Cristianesimo presso la Facoltà Valdese di Teologia – Roma
25 January at 18.00 Rumanian Orthodox Church – Piazza Aprosio – Genova Sestri Service of Prayer Preachers: Mons. Nicolò Anselmi, Auxiliary Bishop of Genova and Dott. Teodoro Fanlo y Cortès, Waldensian Pastor Emeritus
Christmas Carol Service 18th December 5:30pm – traditional music and readings from The Bible. carol-service-poster-2016 – thank you to DIS for their Christmas cards that raised 30 Euros towards the Church Christmas Charity: Caritas Genova “Un Posto Buono per Dormire”. The service raised over 270 Euros to be divided between church maintenance and the Christmas Charity.
Crib Service 24th Decembe 5:30pm – a quiet reflective service for Christmas night followed by Panettone.
Christmas Day Eucharist 25th December 10:30am
See all the services and events on this attachment:
Wanted: clean warm jackets for men or women – thank you!
Wanted: more packets or tins of food for our food bank – thank you!
Confirmation classes starting : Why come?
To ensure that those who are confirmed have a proper understanding of what it means to live as a disciple of Christ within the life of the Church of England.
Why not come?
Information from the Church Wardens.
FAQs Questions answered on the Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/confirmation/frequently-asked-questions.aspx#happens
Autumn Bazaar – Saturday October 15th – 3pm to 6pm join us for our annual Autumn Fair with tea, cakes, raffle, jams etc….
Harvest Festival – Sunday October 16th – 10:30am
Download the Shakespeare Tribute concert programme here SHAKESPEARE CONCERT 2016 and come and enjoy this concert on Friday 27th May at 6pm to celebrate in good company the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth as well as the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.
The Royal Free Society Choir sang in church this morning during the 10:30 service of Eucharist. It was their second visit to us and we were delighted to hear their beautiful singing. On 20th May, Friday evening, they sang at the Duchessa di Galliera Voltri in the newly restored theatre whilst on Sunday 22nd May at 8:30pm you could hear them in no less than the Palazzo Ducale.
Fulvio Gazzoli’s photography exhibition celebrating the Magna Carta is on display in the church nave until the end of May. Book to visit, or enjoy the photos on Wednesday from 12 till 1pm or on Friday from 5 to 7:30pm .
We thank the Gruppo Genovese di Musica Antica for their last ballad concert which was very enjoyable and raised over 100 Euros for church funds. Their continued musical presence in this church is a blessing.
April 16th – Spring Fayre 3 to 6pm – this event with books, cakes, home-made articles and the various raffles and games raised over 1,100 Euros for church restoration funds. Thank you everyone.
Our Candlemas photo has been published on the front page of the Diocese in Europe Annual Review – thank you! By the way, both the Review and the DIET MARCH 2016 make good reading. Just click on the titles to read them.
12th March Concert by the Mademi Quartet at 6pm in Church. Entrance is free with donations in aid of church funds. Music AND dance!
DANCES IN MUSIC DANZE IN MUSICA
Saturday March 12, 6 p.m.
Church of the Holy Ghost piazza Marsala 3
Free entrance. Donations for the upkeep of the church are welcome. Ingresso libero. E’ gradita un’offerta per la manutenzione della chiesa. Reception following the concert. Rinfresco alla fine del concerto.
Three World War I cemeteries are in our area of Liguria. The names of the fallen are listed in this Book of Remembrance, with a poem composed by Canon Geoff Smith called ‘Aubade for the shortest day’: Centenary memorial WW1 Genoa, Bordighera, Savona, Genova war graves.
We are so pleased for St John’s in Menton on the French riviera – they return to their church building on October 4th after a long period of repairs and restoration. Welcome back! For more information please look at the latest edition of the Cross Border Magazine.
Watch this space for more news about our 3rd Christmas Tree Festival – get your trees ready!
September 22nd Genova – 23rd – Albenga – 24th Spotorno: Magna Carta Libertatum. Entry is free and your chance to hear about the history and relevance of this historic document (in Italian). Magna Carta Libertatum