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San Diego, California 92103
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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.

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We now invite you to join us in All Saints' Sweatshirt and Sweatpants Drive to benefit people in need in our community. Our goal is to have this ministry become a year-round effort, with parishioners donating as they are able. We will continue to partner with Scripps Mercy Hospital on 5th Ave. to provide clothing items for impoverished and homeless individuals who are seen in the ER. Fall and winter will be here soon enough, and the clothing needs at Scripps Mercy turn to cold-weather items. 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 sweats? Walmart, Target, Costco and Amazon have reasonably priced clothing in stock. Monetary donations are always welcome. (there are envelopes on the back table).

Our Donation Drive runs through November 2018. The SAC will schedule a time to drop-off our items in early December.

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

Garden Project Update - By Sue Johnston

Our Saturday work party managed to pull more weeds, move 10 yards of compost from the Preschool parking lot to the garden and rototill it into the existing space. The 8 o’clockers were taken on a tour after Mass and were impressed by the changes taking place. I hope that you have had a chance to pay it a visit as well. I want to especially thank Homero for all of his diligent work and getting the site prepared for us to begin at 0800 and then joining us in the wheelbarrow brigade. Thanks also go to Bill Johnston, Cree Craig, Robin Cote-Sprong and Elizabeth Rietow for braving the heat and working to make our project a reality! Our next phase will be installing a solar irrigation system. This should take place in the next few weeks. — Sue Johnston

Willan West Last Four Events
October 12 Event at 7pm
October 14 Event at 7pm
October 27 Event at 7pm
November 17 Event at 7pm

12 OCTOBER 2018: 7PM
All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Diego
For this special concert, the Willan Collective will be joined by members of the Concert Choir of the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV) and their director
Dr. Joseph Svendsen.

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm (Dr. Joseph Svendsen, UNLV)

The second of two concerts featuring the larger choral works of Healey Willan including his monumental double choir anthem An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts, composed in 1921 for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. This program will also include Willan's 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.

An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts, 1921
How they so softly rest, 1917
O King all Glorious, 1928
Behold, the Tabernacle of God, 1933
Missa Brevis no. 4 'Corde natus ex parentis', 1934
Three Kings, 1928
Gloria Deo per immensa saecula, 1950

14 OCTOBER 2018: 7PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Diego
During Willan's tenure as Precentor 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.

Motet: Preserve us, O Lord, 1928
Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Tones VIII & III with Fauxbourdons)
Motet: Very bread good shepherd tend us, 1924
O saving victim,1935

27 OCTOBER 2018: 7PM
All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Diego
Choral Mass • SS. Simon and Jude

Willan West marks the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude by offering Missa Brevis no. 7 'O Westron Wynde' (1936) along with the motet Behold, the tabernacle of God (1933), dedicated to American composer Leo Sowerby, and the Eucharistic motet O how sweet, O Lord (1924). Willan's Missa Brevis no. 7 is based on the old English tune O Westron Wynde used by many composers as a cantus firmus through the centuries, including John Taverner, Christopher Tye, and John Sheppard.

Missa Brevis no. 7 'O Westron Wynde', 1936
Motet: Behold, the tabernacle of God, 1928
Motet: O how sweet, O Lord, 1924

17 NOVEMBER 2018: 7PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Diego
Solemn High Mass • St Gregory the Wonder Worker

Willan West concludes its year long festival in glorious fashion by marking the Feast of

St Gregory the Wonder Worker with a Solemn High Mass. For this final Mass, Willan's Missa Brevis no. 8 'SS. Philippi et Jacobi (1949) will be offered, along with two of his most memorable motets, O King to whom all things do live (1931) and his masterpiece Gloria Deo per immensa saecula (1950). Missa Brevis no. 8 follows the typical pattern of a Willan Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus qui venit, Agnus Dei), and was written for the birthday of Willan's mother, 1 May.

Missa Brevis No. 8 'SS Philippi et Jacobi', 1949
Motet: O King to whom all things do live, 1931
Motet: Gloria Deo per immensa saecula, 1950

Please join us for an evening of reverential music sung by some of the best voices in San Diego.

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?


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.

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