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Diary Dates for August 2020

The relaxation of restrictions on movement and social distancing is allowing us to open the Church for public worship again from 9th August.

All Saints Church is open for Private Prayer:

Monday 10am – 12 noon
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 12 noon

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 2th 12.00 noon Sunday Service  (YouTube and Facebook)
First Reading: Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49
Second Reading: Romans 7.15-25a
Gospel: Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30

Sunday 9th 10.00 AM Sunday Service
The first  Sunday Service post Covid-19 in the church.  Since we are not allowed to sing, it will be a Quiet Communion.

Sunday 16th 10.00  am Sunday Service

Sunday 23th 10.00 am Sunday Service

Sunday 30th 10.00 am Sunday Service

Please check the homepage for any change

Parish Pump
The church is open again for Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms but to make it safe to do so, total numbers are still limited to a maximum of 30 and while the 2 meter social distancing restrictions remain, All Saints capacity is for 16 households. The restrictions on Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms are correct at the time of publication:

100 Club
The 100 Club monthly prize draws will recommence when the church fully re-opens in August, with the April to July draws the first to take place. Unfortunately with the last of this series of prize draws due to take place in September, it will also be time for people to sign up for next year.

Quiz Results
Now that the Church has been partially open and the ‘shielding’ restrictions are being eased, last month we indicated that those who have not handed in their March Quiz have until Friday 31st July to do so. As the church will be open for the first Service on Sunday 9th August, we will make the draw then. The current prize fund is £17. We now intend to have a new quiz available on the first Sunday in September, when hopefully everyone can be back in church.

Monthly Charity
This month’s charity is for Penny de Marcés (nee Everness) mission in Peru, supporting our own missionary as she works supporting the indigenous population coping with coronavirus.

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.

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