All Saints' Episcopal Church
All Saints' Episcopal Church on Facebook Follow us on Facebook
625 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
Episcopal Shield
San Diego Diocese shield
All Saints medallian
church front
Sundays -  Low Mass 8:00am;  Solemn Mass 10:30am 
Sunday School 10:30am    Child Care at 8am and 10:30am Services
This week's calendar     Next week's calendar

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.

16th Annual BBQ & Basketball at the Beach
Friday, June 22
from 3:00—11:00 pm
2010 Shelter Island Drive
(Across from Bay Club Hotel)

The Inner City Student Athlete Development & Ground Up presents the above event. Michael Browne who heads up this organization is a member of All Saints’. Last year Barbara Wilder, Blair and I had the opportunity to have coffee with Michael and learn about the wonderful work Michael is accomplishing with Inner City children—teaching them basketball, tools for excelling in school and life. His goal is to help these children get to college. For example:- Two of the children in the program have earned academic scholarships to West Point and UCLA. This event is free. Activities are:

· 3:00 Basketball Skills Clinic
· 5:00 Basketball Showcase
· 7:00 Group Picture
· 7:15 Community & Alumni Game
· 8:00 Opportunity Drawing
· 9:00 Bon fire

See flyer on the Parish Hall bulletin Board for more information.

Or click here to see the flyer.

Our Presiding Bishop's Royal Wedding Sermon

The most tweeted part of Saturday's royal wedding was Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's sermon, at some 40,000 tweets per minute. An estimated audience of two billion followed his sermon on the power of God's love. He spoke in a relatable way, which sent a worldwide audience online to find out more about this bishop and the Episcopal Church.

Here’s the link to the video

Social Action Committee T-Shirt and Sock Drive

We invite you to join us in All Saints' Spring Sock and T-Shirt Donation Drive to benefit people in need in our community. We are teaming up with Scripps Mercy Hospital on 5th Ave. to provide clothing items for impoverished and homeless individuals who are seen in the Emergency Room. Many times the clothes that folks were wearing when they arrived at the ER are not suitable to be worn at discharge.

Not sure where to purchase your socks and t-shirts? Dollar Tree, Walmart, Michael's, Target and Costco have reasonably priced clothing and socks in stock. Monetary donations are always welcome (there are envelopes on the back table).

Your contributions have filled one box and we are looking to fill a second one. Keep those t-shirts and socks coming. We’re hoping to fill several boxes before the end of June.

Our Donation Drive runs through June 2018. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items at Scripps in early July. If you want to help with the delivery, please talk with any of your SAC members.

In Service,
All Saints Social Action Committee
Tamela Dreyer, Barbara Wilder, Kay Phillips, Lynette Blakney.

June 23rd and 24th at 7pm
All Saints' Hosts WillanWest 2018

We will have Kathryn Bunch's Book Table in the Parish Hall as she has collected titles relating to music in the Episcopal Church, that of Anglican and Gregorian chant, as well as biographical works regarding Healy Willan and his influence on Episcopal Church music. She will have lots of other books and items for sale as well.

Come with a friend and/or friends and enjoy a beautiful Mass and a concert of Willan’s larger choral works.

Mass • Eve of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Willan West marks the Eve of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist with one of Willan's most beautiful Masses; Missa Brevis no. 11 Sancti Johannis Baptistæ (1953), along with the motet O Sacred Feast (no. 4 from Six Motets). Missa Brevis no. 11 is a 5-part Mass (SSATB) and stands out as the most elaborate of the Missæ Breves. The mass explores a variety of textures including antiphonal effects in the Sanctus befitting the text. The mass was published in 1953 and has been used regularly at St. Mary Magdalene's for major feast days. The Eucharistic motet O Sacred Feast is taken from the 1924 collection of six motets which are simpler in construction than his later motets. This collection of six motets has remained popular with choirs of modest resources, all the while maintaining Willan's characteristic devotional character.

Mass • Eve of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Missa Brevis no. 11 'Sancti Johannis Baptistae', 1953
Motet: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour, 'St Osmund'
Motet: O sacred feast, 1924

SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018: 7PM
CONCERT: Choral Works of Healey Willan

The first of two concerts featuring the larger choral works of Healey Willan including his ravishing motet How they so softly rest, written before his days at St. Mary Magdalene's when he was still at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor Street. This extraordinary work was written for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in memory of members killed in World War I. This program will also include an opportunity to hear one of Willan's masterworks Gloria Deo per immensa saecula, a prelude and fugue for five-voice choir displaying Willan's contrapuntal mastery which stands as Willan's longest and arguably greatest motet.

CONCERT: Choral Works of Healey Willan
Hail, gladdening light, 1924
Lo, at the day's end (In memory of Healey Willan), Imant Raminsh
Behold the tabernacle of God, 1933
How they so softly rest, 1917
Who is she that ascendeth, 1937
Rise up, my love, my fair one, 1929
Missa Brevis no. 2, 1935
Missa Brevis no. 12, 1956 based on plainsong hymn, Christe Redemptor omnium
Bring your friends to hear glorious music sung in All Saints' "live" acoustical space.

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

Click Here for more detailed Press Release.

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

Spphie Webber
Six Bach Suites for Solo Cello

Here are the latest updates from Sophie Webber, cellist, who has performed at All Saints' in concert and played her cello during a Sunday Mass

She was thrilled to recently learn that ESCAPE: BACH'S SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO was given a lovely and very flattering review in Gramophone magazine (June 2018 issue)! Here's an online version here:

Another very nice write up came from Jon Jacob in a review on his classical music blog, Thoroughly Good More press reviews can be found on my EPK page under PRESS (

ESCAPE: BACH'S SIX SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO is also being aired on radio stations across the USA (including Southern California's Classical KUSC 91.5FM, Seattle's King FM 98.1, Iowa Public Radio, Tampa Bay (Florida)'s WUSF Public Media, Rochester (New York)'s WXXI Classical 91.5, North Carolina's WCPE The Classical Station 89.7 FM, Portland's All Classical 89.9 KQAC FM)

Other projects Sophie is currently working on include a recording of Bach Suite No.1 in G Major BWV1007 with chamber choir (singing an arrangement I wrote --minimal, highlighting harmonies and the interplay of consonance and dissonance). Martin Green, the Choral Director at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego (where I recorded Escape) has generously agreed to pioneer this project with me, and we will be meeting with the singers (handpicked from Martin's wonderful choirs at St. Paul's) in the next couple of weeks for an initial recording session of the Prelude from Suite No.1.

She is also working with a video artist to create another music video, this one featuring the Allemande from Suite No.6.

Sophie appreciates your interest and ongoing support


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.

Join Our Email List