Sunday, 28 May 2017

Global Wave of Prayer 'Thy Kingdom Come'

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ.  This coming week, churches and individuals around the world will join together in prayer.  All Saints will be open 12-12.30 each day (Monday - Saturday) as part of this world-wide event.   This is the prayer around which the event will be centred:

Almighty God,
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit
and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your Word
may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here are some prayers which you may also find useful:

This morning's bells

You may have noticed that the bells this morning rang a little longer than usual and were half-muffled.  This was a quarter peal and was the bell-ringers' tribute to the people of Manchester, especially in memory of those who were killed and injured in the attack on Monday.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

April Fool Quiz thanks

Thanks to everyone who helped at the April Fool Quiz and to those who supported it. A special thank you to our quizmaster, Stuart! The quiz was won by the 'Rostrop Rogues' and a splendid £189 was raised towards a sound system for the church.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Parochial Church Council

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the meeting for Election of Churchwardens were held on 18 April. Liz Murray was elected as churchwarden (again!!), Ann Kennedy was elected as Deanery Synod representative and Carol Bennett, Nicholas Bennett, Ruth Eagle and Janet Goldsworthy were elected to the Parochial Church Council. There are still two vacancies on the PCC (and a vacancy for churchwarden!) so please have a word with a current member if you would like to know more.

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Update on Annual Parochial Church Meeting time

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Meeting for the Election of Churchwardens will be in church at 7 pm (not 7.30 pm as previously advertised) on 18 April, followed by a meeting of the newly elected Parochial Church Council.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spring clean - thank you!

Dear all
Thank you so much for coming to help with our annual spring clean. It is rewarding to notice that after several years of doing the spring clean church is noticeably cleaner & we are definitely winning with the high up cob webs. It makes the job of the monthly church cleaners so much easier.
Thank you again.
Best Wishes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Prayers in response to yesterday's attack in London

Collect for Peace:

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,  to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A prayer for all those caught up in yesterday's events:

O Lord our God,
source of all goodness and love,
accept the fervent prayers of your people;
in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion
upon all who turn to you for help;
for you are gracious, O lover of souls,
and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Annual church meetings

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (at which the Parochial Church Council members and Deanery Synod Representative are elected), and the meeting for Election of Churchwardens, are being held on 18 April at 7.30 pm in All Saints' Church. The church Electoral Roll is being revised prior to the Annual Meeting. Those on the Electoral Roll are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting and to vote in the Church Council elections. The meeting to elect the churchwardens may be attended by anyone on the local government Electoral Register as well as those on the church's Electoral Roll. Anyone who is not currently on the Electoral Roll and who wishes to be entered on the Roll, or anyone who is currently on it and wishes to be removed, should let me know not later than Monday 3 April. If you are currently on the Electoral Roll and are happy to remain on it, you need do nothing.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Fund raising

Thanks to 'Mr Murderie's Players', to all who supported 'Signal Failure at Nocton & Dunston' on 25 February and of course those who worked so hard behind the scenes with the organising and catering. We raised £500 towards a sound system for the church and a further £137 for Hope for Tomorrow, the Players' chosen charity, which provides mobile chemotherapy units to the NHS.

Talking of a sound system, our fundraising this year will be directed towards this. This will include an induction loop for hearing aid users as well as microphones and an amplification system. This will benefit the community more widely including, for example, the school, who will be able to make use of it for their events held in church. It will also help with concerts and other community events. And there will be no excuses for not knowing what the Rector's sermon was about!

April Fool Quiz

These quizzes are always very popular - buy tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Celebrating seasons on the labyrinth at San Damiano, Metheringham