All Saints Christmas Cards are now for sale, made for you by All Saints’ fundraisers. These will be on sale after every Sunday 10am Church Service from now until Christmas, and will also be for sale at the Christmas Fair which is after Church on 9th December. If you would like to reserve some cards or want any further details about them or the Christmas Fair, contact Mariane Lingley
The All Saints 2013 Fundraising Calendar is in production and will be on sale soon – come along to the Christmas Fair on 9th December to view it and order your own! Alternatively contact Mariane Lingley to order!
On Saturday 17th November, Marc Folan is holding his student gig at the Arts Centre starting at 7.30. You are all welcome especially to support some members of the choir who are doing backing vocals! Entry by small donation
The All Saints’ weekly newsletter is being sent out!
The information sent is listed below. If you would like to be included in the All Saints’ newsletter mailing list, please email David Lane
Recruitment of a New Vicar
The Bishop has now approved our Parish Profile and we hope to advertise very shortly. The Parish Profile will be available to view on the Parish Profile page next week.
David Lane has now proofed the advertisement for Adrian’s successor which will appear in the Church Times this coming Friday and the following Friday, and we are intending to interview on 9th January. If we are successful this will mean a new vicar around Whitsunday, which is in line with the timescale suggested by the Bishop at the outset.
11th November Remembrance Sunday. Rev’d David Rogers will take the 8am communion, and Prebendary David Nash, former vicar of Monken Hadley will take the Family Communion. Do note that we aim to start this service at 9.45am to ensure that we are outside at the war memorial in time for the silence at 11am. Linda Folan has arranged a trumpeter forthe Last Post and Reveille. The Mayor’s wreath will be laid by our own Rowan Quigley-Turner.
18th November. the 8am service will be taken by Rev’d Mike Pavlou and we are still seeking someone for the 10am service.
25th November.We are still seeking someone for the 8am service, and the 10am service will be taken by the Area Dean, Father Paul Walmesley-McLeod.
2nd December. This is Advent Sunday, and the 8am service will be taken by Rev’d David Rogers from the reserved Sacrament and the 10am service by one of the Barnet chaplains.
On Sunday 23rd December at 6pm our annual remembrance service for those who have died in the year. It is a simple quiet service for families who will be missing loved ones at Christmas. It will be taken by Rev’d Clare Wilson.
Our Christmas services are all resolved: on Christmas Eve Rev’d Edd Turner will be taking our Candle Decking service at 3.30pm (NOT 4pm as in the past) and then at 6pm Rev’d Cindy Kent will officiate at Nine Lessons and Carols. The Archdeacon, the Ven Luke Miller, will officiate at Midnight Mass and at 8am and 10am on Christmas Day.
Other events at All Saints’
4th November. James Kent-Winsley is organising the traditional All Saints’ fireworks in the evening in Bethune Park, off Beaconsfield Road. Further details from James.
24thand 25th November. We will be having a clear out of the Church Hall, with a view to a communal decorating weekend soon after. The church hall is an important aspect of our church life, and the lettings of it form a key part of our fundraising efforts and a number of those using the hall complain of its condition. We hope that this will actually be a fun event, and that as many as possible will come for an hour on one of the days. If anyone can help out, please speak to Tim Longman on 07903 119987 or just turn up. Free tea and coffee during the day!
9th December. The All Saints’ Christmas Fair will take place after Church. More details to come shortly, and we hope most of you will help out. If you would like to do so please speak to James Kent-Winsley or Mariane Lingley.
Decorating the Church for Christmas
This year we will be decorating the Church on Sunday 23rd December after the morning service, and on Christmas Eve before Candle Decking. A number of the jobs were undertaken by Father Adrian or Martine, for instance the crib and the tree, so if anyone wants to do a particular job, let me know.
We are intending to bring out a copy ofMilestones, the Parish Magazine, on 1st December. If you have any contributions please give them to the wardens or Mariane Lingley by Sunday November 18th
Milestones will also be available to view online on the Milestones page. If you would like to receive your copy of Milestones electronically rather than delivered, please email email@example.com
If anyone has any events that should be included in future notice sheets, please contact David Lane