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Diary Dates for June 2020

Due to the current Government restrictions on movement and social distancing the Church and Church Hall will have to remain closed until at least the 4th July.

Meanwhile Rev. Annette is posting services using the All Saints Facebook page, accessed from the website. The planned events below are due to go ahead on-line, until the restrictions are lifted.

Sunday 7th  TRINITY SUNDAY 12.00 noon Holy Communion
First Reading. Isaiah 40.12-17, 27-31
Second Reading. 2 Corinthians 13. 11-13
Gospel. Matthew 28. 16-20

Sunday 14th            12.00 noon      Sunday Service
First Reading. Genesis 18.1-15
Second Reading. Romans 5.1-8
Gospel. Matthew 9.35-10.8

Sunday 21st                12.00 noon      Sunday Service
First Reading. Genesis 21.8-21
Second Reading. Romans 6.1b-11
Gospel. Matthew 10.24-39

Sunday 28th                12.00 noon      Sunday Service
First Reading. Genesis 22.1-14
Second Reading. Romans 6.12-23
Gospel. Matthew 10.40-42

Please check the homepage for any change

Parish Pump
The restrictions on Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms is correct at the time of publication. Funeral can take place with a minimum of attendance. Weddings can take place with only the Celebrant, Bride, Groom and two witnesses in attendance. No Baptisms.

100 Club
The 100 Club monthly prize draws will recommence when the church re-opens with April and May draws the first to take place.

Quiz Results
The March Quiz is being held open until the end of the month the Church re-opens, the current prize fund is £17.

Monthly Charity
This month’s charity is The Falconer Trust, an orphanage in Zambia.

Future Events
The future events remain planned but are now subject to Government and Church of England guidelines on restrictions on gatherings in place at the time. 

-. Saturday 26th September : Michaelmas fair
-. Sunday 11th October : Harvest festival

Note : The Family Fun Day, due on 4th July, has been cancelled

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 – 1.00
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