Diary Dates for April 2021
– 1st April 11.00 am & 8.00 pm, Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
– 2nd April 2.00 pm, Good Friday Reflection of the Last Hour
– 4th April 10.00 am, Easter Day Holy Communion
– Sunday 11th April 10.00 am, Holy Communion
– Sunday 18th April 10.00 am, Holy Communion
– Saturday 24th April 4.00 pm, Wedding
– Sunday 25th April 10.00 am Holy Communion
Diary Dates for May 2021
– Sunday 2nd May 10.00 am, Holy Communion
– Sunday 9th May 10.00 am Holy Communion
– Thursday 13th May 11.00 am ASCENSION DAY Communion
– Sunday 16th May 10.00 am, Holy Communion
– Thursday 20th 11.00 am Holy Communion
– Sunday 23rd May 10.00 am, PENTECOST Holy Communion
– Sunday 23rd May 11.30 am, APCM
– Thursday 27th May 11.00 am, Holy Communion
– Sunday 30th May 10.00, TRINITY SUNDAY Holy Communion
– Saturday 24th April: Michael Kirby and Colleen Weightman.
– Tuesday 23rd March, Gladys Savage.
– The March prize was won by Pam Piper.
– The January Quiz prize of £12.50 was won by Douglas Garson, whose entry was picked from the correct quiz sheets returned by the end of February.
– Our monthly charity for April and May is Christian Aid.
Annual Parochial Council Meeting (APCM)
– The APCM is on the Sunday 23rd May at 11.30am, after the Sunday service. The meeting is open to all members of the congregation, but only those on the Electoral Roll are entitled to vote. The Vestry meeting is held first to elect the Churchwardens, followed by the APCM, the purposes of which are; to receive the PCC Annual Report and the Accounts, elect PCC members and appoint/approve Stewards and others responsible for the running of and representing the church.
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.
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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: email@example.com
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
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.
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!
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.