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The final concert – open to all – of St. Bede’s 2018-19 season is on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 pm. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the installation of St. Bede’s Von Beckerath organ. Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned organist Gail Archer will perform works by Dieterich Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Max Reger, Mary Howe, and Judith Shatin. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets $15 at the door. St. Bede’s is located at 2650 Sand Hill Rd. in Menlo Park.

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Music Festival followed by a talk about carbon offsets

Who says science and religion can’t mix? They’ll do so nicely at Trinity Church in Menlo Park on May 19 when a Festival of Music is followed by a talk on carbon offsets. “We offer the Festival of Music to celebrate our many musicians and singers at Trinity, and the wide variety of sacred music […]

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Earth Day celebrated with bicycle blessing and electric vehicle showcase

Parishioners at Trinity Church in Menlo Ppark were encouraged to cycle to church today in observance of Earth Day. Following the 10:00 am service, the bicycles — and one tricycle! — were blessed by the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett. In addition, the church parking lot was filled with a selection of electric vehicles), all owned by […]

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Spotted: Easter bunny minister

Aaron Klinefelter, who is the associate for children and family ministries at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, donned rabbit ears to get the attention of kids who were waiting patiently for the post-service Easter egg hunt to begin. Photo by Frances Freyberg (c) 2019

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Reflection on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Menlo Park resident Julia Appleby emailed this photo of Notre Dame from her “personal archive” with a note that said…”You may not be covering the story as it is not local enough but if you do feel like this photo would make a relevant tribute to the French community in our neighborhood, I would be […]

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Hidden delights of Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park

One of the more enjoyable aspects of publishing InMenlo, is getting to dive deep into some of Menlo Park’s more hidden treasures. Such was the case when we toured Vallombrosa Center with Public Events and Marketing Coordinator David Leech accompanied by contributing photographer Scott Kline. Tucked behind a wall on Oak Grove Avenue between the […]

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park launches climate change initiative, “Reclaiming Eden”

“Reclaiming Eden: Stopping climate change one household at a time” is a new initiative by Trinity Church in Menlo Park. “All around us, the ramifications of climate change are becoming more real,” said the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, rector at Trinity. “The earth is under pressure, and she is not doing well. And when the Earth, […]

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Special musical performances at St. Bede’s on March 17

St. Bede’s choir, with organist Rani Fischer and officiant Colby Roberts, will offer a service of Evensong featuring music by Canadian composer Stephanie Martin (The Selwyn Service) and American composer Richard Webster (Preces & Responses, Phos Hilaron, & Abide With Me.) on Sunday, March 17, at 4;00 pm. Immediately following the service, distinguished Bay Area […]

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MUSA in concert at St. Bede’s on Feb. 24

MUSA, one of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought-after early music ensembles, will be in concert at St. Bede’s Church on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 pm with a program titled Chinese Baroque, exploring the dynamic and complex cultural exchanges between Western Europe and China in the 17th and 18th centuries through the lens […]

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Spotted: St. Nicholas bearing gold coins for children at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

How do you get the attention of young children when there’s a bishop in church? No problem when you’re the Bishop of Myra aka St. Nicholas. For over 30 years, St. Nicholas – as played by Woodside resident Dick Livermore – has been visiting Trinity Church on the Sunday closest to his feast day (Dec. […]

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Spotted: Kids and carolers at Russian Orthodox Christmas bazaar in Menlo Park

While the off again/on again put a bit of a damper on the numerous outdoor Christmas festivals held in Menlo Park today, it didn’t dissuade these youngster from examining a wooden boat at the bazaar held at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Mary today on Crane Street in Menlo Park. A group of carolers […]

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