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Diary Dates for April  2021

Diary Dates for June 2021

– Sunday 6th  10.00 am Holy Communion

– Sunday 13th 10.00 am Holy Communion 

– Sunday 20th 10.00 am Holy Communion

– Thursday 24th  11.00 am Holy Communion

– Sunday 27th 10.00 am Holy Communion

We will resume Thursday communion service after the 21st June – this is a change from what was in the last magazine 

Diary Dates for May  2021

– Thursday 1st 11.00 am Holy Communion

– Sunday 4th 10.00 am Holy Communion

– Thursday 8th 11.00 am Holy Communion

– Sunday 11th 10.00 am Holy Communion 

– Thursday 15th 11.00 am Holy Communion

– Sunday 18th 10.00 am Holy Communion

– Thursday 22nd 11.00 am Holy Communion 

– Sunday 25th 10.00 am Holy Communion

– Thursday 29th 11.00 am Holy Communion 

– Saturday 31st  Wedding Blessing, Colleen & Mick Kirby

Hopefully all this will be ok, we are still looking at government and church guidelines. Do please check our website for any immediate changes.

Parish Pump

Weddings
31st July, Wedding Blessing, Colleen & Mick Kirby

Funerals
19th May, Lily Uden

100 Club
The March prize was won by Pam Piper, Graham Dix won the April prize and Pat Flaherty won the May prize.

Quiz Result
The March Quiz prize of £14 was won by Evelyn Green, whose entry was picked from the correct quiz sheets returned. The April Quiz of £13.50 was won by Graham and Louise Dix, whose entry was picked from the correct quiz sheets returned

Monthly Charities

Our monthly charity for June and July is MIND.

Annual Parochial Council Meeting (APCM)
The APCM was on the Sunday 23rd May at 11.30am and the following are the results of our elections. The PCC members are:
– Annette Rose (Priest)
– Rita Mather (Reader)
– Neal Long (Church Wardens)
– Graham Dix (Church Warden)
– Paul Lawal (Treasurer)
– Louise Dix (Synod Rep/PCC secretary)
– Simon Garson (Synod Rep)
– Peter French
– Ayo Georty
– Pam Piper
– Ruth Fancett
– Emma Lewis
– Beryl Garson
– Sharon Broadey
– Lisa Siregar

Church Magazine Sponsorship

We thank the following sponsors for supporting our monthly magazine. Your sponsorship enables us to distribute the magazine for free. For £10 a month we could include your advert in our printed magazine and include a link to your website here. Please contact the Vicar or Churchwardens for more details.

Please click the image for more information (if available). 

Piano lessons
Our talented young organist, Aaron Mather, Bmus (Hons), will be offering piano lessons for all age and ability levels. Lessons can be for either an hour or half-hour. If you are interested please contact Aaron on 07984783910 or email him on: anjmather@gmail.com

Counselling/bereavement support
On the first Saturday morning of every month from 10.00 – 1.00, Erica Stewart is offering four sessions to anyone of any age who would simply like to talk through issues affecting them in a quiet and completely confidential environment.

Erica is a highly experienced integrative counsellor who has worked for the charity Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) for the last twenty years, where she has supported a large number of parents, grand-parents and siblings. If you are interested in
talking with Erica please let either Annette or Neal know and we will reserve you one of the fifty minute sessions. There is no cost, we ask simply that you make a small donation to All Saints depending on what you can afford

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First Saturday of the Month – Garden Working Party from 10.00 – 12.00
On the first Saturday of every month the Garden Working Party meets, without fail (not even the Beast from the East stopped us!) Any one is welcome to join us, gardening tools and gloves are provided, as we undertake a wide range of jobs, including, digging, weeding, pruning, laying paths and the jewel in our crown – COMPOSTING!

Inspired by the music of little Wings and by the food cooked by gastro-chefs Evelyn, Brenda and Dennis, the first Saturday of the month has become a regular fixture; a testament to the care and affection that so many have for the All Saints Church Gardens.

Stop Press!
The rumours were true. During the refreshment break of a recent Garden Working Party morning, Evergreen Evelyn, the long-time Gardener No 1, made Neal, the ruthlessly ambitious and Machiavellian Gardener No 3, kneel before her and with a symbolic spade,
formally appointed him the new Gardener No 1!

Apparently, Neal had drafted an Oscar speech thanking everyone in his life who had helped to prepare him for such an honour, but fortunately, since his knees are no longer quite what they used to be, by the time he had managed to stand up, the moment had passed!

FAIRTRADE

All Saints is proud to be a Fairtrade Church, we were among the first in our Diocese to declare ourselves as such.

We have pledged to serve Fairtrade beverages wherever we cater and as many other refreshments as possible. We seek to the best of our abilities to uphold & promote the 10 principles of Fairtrade as laid down by the World Fairtrade Foundation:

1. Create Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Fair Trading Practices
4. Payment of a Fair Price
5. Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
6. Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Freedom of Association
7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8. Providing Capacity Building
9. Promoting Fair Trade
10. Respect for the Environment

The above list is a reduced version of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade. To see the full WFTO list, please
visit their website here: www.wfto.com/fair-trade/10-principles-fair-trade

To promote Fairtrade within our Church community, we have a Traidcraft stall in the church hall on
the 3 rd Sunday of each month following the 10am Service where Fairtrade groceries & crafts/gifts
may be purchased or ordered from the Traidcraft catalogue.

All are welcome to visit this stall, even if they do not choose to attend the service. A Traidcraft stall is also available at our twice-a-month
Fairtrade Cafés , held on 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays in the Savage Room (to the rear of our hall) from 10.30am-12noon where we serve Fairtrade Teas & Coffees (or hot chocolate!) together with homemade cakes (always containing at least one Fairtrade ingredient!) at reasonable prices.

All are welcome to join us for a friendly cuppa & a chat, all profits go to our month’s Good Cause.

For more information on Fairtrade, visit: www.fairtrade.org.uk on Traidcraft, visit: www.traidcraftshop.co.uk