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Sundays -  Low Mass 8:00am;  Solemn Mass 10:30am 
Sunday School 10:30am    Child Care at 8am and 10:30am Services
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This Sunday and Beyond
Our weekly blog reflecting on the Sunday readings.

Sunday's Solemn Mass bulletin, in PDF format.

Last Sunday's bulletin, in PDF format.

Saturday April 28 &
Sunday, April 29
All Saints' Hosts WillanWest 2018

The next monthly celebration of the music of Healey Willan. will be a on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at 7:00pm sung by the Willan Collective directed by Ruben Valenzuela.

On Saturday, April 28th Willan West continues its 2018 festival by celebrating a Mass in honour of St. Mary featuring two of Willan's compositions. Missa Brevis no. 1 (E-flat Major) is the first of Willan's Missa Breves and was composed in 1928 for the Gallery Choir of St. Mary Magdalene. Missa Brevis no. 1 sets the compositional model and aesthetic for the remainder of his Missa Breves, which are all deeply rooted in a polyphonic style that is indebted to the Tudor composers.

Fair in Face (Liturgical Motet no. 4) is one of three motets in Honour of Our Lady. Each of these motets utilize texts from eighth-century Responsories of an Office of Our Lady, and from the Song of Solomon. Fair in Face is characterized by Willan's unmistakable harmonic language, and a sense of graceful flow and mysticism. The beautiful text, taken from the Office of Our Lady, serves as the perfect catalyst for Willan’s accessible yet profound musical language.

Evensong on Sunday, April 29 -- During Willan's tenure as Precentor (Organist & Choirmaster) of St Mary Magdalene's (Toronto) the parish routinely offered the Office of Evensong and Benediction. For Evensong, Willan composed a series of Evening Canticles (Fauxbourdons), and set to various chant modes. In keeping with the musical tradition of St Mary Magdalene's, the Willan West Ritual Choir will be singing the canticle plainsong antiphons and verses, with the Gallery Choir taking the fauxbourdon verses. As with the mass, Willan capitalized on the spatial effect of separating the plainsong from the fauxbourdon setting.

Willan West will begin this Evensong with the ravishing motet O Trinity, most blessed light (1925), followed by Willan's Fauxbourdon setting of the canticles, along with the plainsong verses and the appointed antiphons. Two motets will follow, beginning with the Marian motet Ave Maria by Robert Parsons (1535-1572) and concluding with Willan's brief motet O saving victim (no. 1 from Two Motets) sung at Benediction.

For additional information about Healey Willan and the HealeyWillan project visit


The Bell Tower Bells The software for providing a simulated ringing of Bell Tower bells has been re-installed. The neighborhood around the parish church is now hearing a typical quarter hour chiming, plus the tolling for the hour, and one verse of a hymn, or a pealing. Eventually, we will program our own selection of hymn or chant tunes, and set it for half hour chiming, and have it sound from 8am to 8pm (that should keep insomniac neighbors happier). Thanks to (Senior Warden) George Dreyer for getting it back up and working.

Pictures from Holy Week 2018

Photos by John Gray III

All Saints' to Host
Willan West 2018

WillanWest 2018 is a Southern California celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of English-Canadian composer Healey Willan who served as organist and choirmaster at the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto from 1921-1966. All Saints’ was chosen to host this celebration as it is the only Episcopal parish in San Diego that has the potential to duplicate the environment of St. Mary Magdalene due to its traditional architecture and liturgy.

WillanWest choir under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela will hold 14 Saturday events at All Saints’ – Mass, Evensong and Benediction at 7:00pm from January 2018 through November 2018. For additional information about Healey Willan and the Healey Willan project visit

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Would You Like to Help?
An anonymous donor has offered to match contributions of up to $1000 in support of All Saints’ role in the Willan West program. If you would like to contribute to the matching fund, please send a check to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Ave., San Diego 92103, and note “Willan Fund” on the check or just drop it in the contribution plate! If you would like to attend the next Willan event as a greeter on behalf of the church, please let Louise Lawson know by calling the church office at 619-298-7729


Join Fr. Wayne and Kathy Sanders on a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from March 26. 2018 to April 6, 2018.

The total trip cost is $3,495. and includes:

· Round trip airfare from San Diego, CA — Superior Accommodation
· Breakfast and Dinner
· Transportation in a Modern Coach for all tour days
· Excellent English speaking tour guide
· Entrance Fees to all sights and portage at hotels
· Price does not include tips, lunch on the road or insurance
· Price is for double occupancy. Extra $689 for single room.

A flyer giving the specific details on the places that will be visited are on the front and back tables in the sanctuary or contact Fr. Sanders

Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello
CD Release

Sophie Webber, cellist, who has performed at All Saints' in concert and played her cello during a Sunday Mass is excited to announce San Diego album release concert this Saturday March 10th, 7pm, at St. Paul's Cathedral (2728 6th Ave). San Diegan friends, I would love to see you there!

Tickets are $15 (includes a $5 discount on a $20 CD)/$25 (includes a pre-purchased CD)/$0 (children under 10) and are available at (and at the door).

Sophie was recently fortunate to be interviewed by Maureen Buja (who lives in Qatar) of the Hong Kong-based International Classical Music Magazine, Interlude. Here is the article/interview about ESCAPE that was published last week :

This week Sopjie was delighted to learn about the following article by George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune about ESCAPE and my CD release concert this Saturday March 10:


Have you seen All Saints' Church YouTube channel?
Here is a new video From Palm Sunday Created by Fr. Schuneman with the help of John Gray III.

Pictures from Epiphany 2018

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures of Christmas 2017 flowers

Photos by John Gray III

Pictures from Christmas Eve 2017

Photos by John Gray III

Parish life

Do you enjoy using your phone to take pictures of where you are? We're looking for photos of our parish life at All Saints’: parishioners as they arrive for Mass, or after Mass as they congregate on the patio, or are in the Parish Hall enjoying fellowship during the coffee hour, or at all parish events such as upcoming All Saints’ Sunday. If you do, please email your photos to Louise Lawson at:


We, at All Saints’, have a long time tradition in our prayer chain. We feel that as we pray together and pass our thoughts and prayers to God that we deepen our relationship, not only to God, but ourselves as his servants.
Please consider joining the prayer chain ministry. Through prayer we can possibly make a difference in the lives of our Parish family and friends. Contact Edith Thrumston.

Prayer: The world's greatest wireless connection.

Sunday Morning Childcare
We are excited to announce that our nursery is now being staffed through Panda's Domestic Referral Agency, which provides childcare for many churches in San Diego. All sitters are childcare professionals that have undergone a national background check and are Infant and Child CPR Certified.

Want to be an Acolyte?
We have a pressing need for additional Acolytes in order to continue our worship in the manner to which we have all grown accustom. This is particularly true for the 10:30 Mass. If you are seeking an opportunity to serve and think that you might be interested in serving at the Altar, come by the Acolyte room before or after the service to learn what we do.

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