CHURCHYARD WORKING PARTIES 27 JULY & 21 SEPTEMBER There are two work parties in the Church diary for helping maintain our beautiful Churchyard. On Saturday July 27th the Community Pay Back Work Team are doing some very valuable tidying from 9.30 am– 2 30pm and then on September 21st there is planned a Church work group from 9.30am – 1.00pm. Any volunteers will be welcomed and there will be a variety of tasks to be done. As always refreshments will be available. Val Wallis Churchyard Liaison Committee
Parish Room Work Summer Working Party
PARISH ROOM SUMMER WORKING PARTY 22 – 26 July Our Buildings and Grounds team will be organising maintenance to the Parish Room during the week of July 22 -26. Jobs are available to fit all ages and abilities, so please let me know if you might be able to give an hour or two of help, it would be much appreciated. Mary 01580 891225
Teas for All
FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. TEAS FOR ALL! STARTING ON 7 JULY ~ PARISH ROOM, 4.30 – 6.00PM. There will be a short reading, tea and cake, and lots of conversation! Everyone of all and any age will be very welcome. Just turn up! FREE ENTRY – THERE WILL BE CAKE!!!
We are supporting the Square Pegs Arts charity during July, August & September. Read more
Church Summer Fete
SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST 12PM – 4PM IN THE GROUNDS OF STAPLEHURST MANOR Traditional stalls, games, food, drinks & much more! Coconut Shy, Welly Wanging, Book Stall, Bar B Q, Plant Stall, Human Fruit Machine Homemade produce, preserves, jams & chutneys Garden and Home Gifts, Guess the Teddy’s Name Friends Stall Farm produce, Women’s Clothing Tea and home-made Cakes Hunt the Hedgehog, Hook a Duck Tombola and Raffle
All enquiries to the Church Office at the New Rectory Tel: 01580 891258
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
You are invited, with your mummy, daddy, brothers & sisters etc. To our Teddy Bears’ Picnic To be held on WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2019 From 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. On the lawn in the garden, next door and on the left-hand side of the Parish Room, known as The Old Rectory, Staplehurst (or in the Parish Room if it rains!) Entrance is FREE, but Teddies MUST bring their owners!
Friends of All Saints
Forthcoming Events Our next event is Afternoon Tea at the London Beach Hotel, Tenterden, on Friday, 19th July, cost is £15 per person. If you would like to come to this please put your name on the list at the back of Church or ring Maureen Brice on 891842.
Tickets are now available for the Summer Barbecue, to be held on Sunday, 18th August, in the gardens of 13 Slaney Road. Tickets are £15 per person and please bring a bottle for our popular Bottle Tombola. If you would like to come along to this, please put your name on the list at the back of Church, or ring Alaine or Brian on 891867. We would be very grateful for some offers for our Donations for Dining events – these are always popular and such enjoyable sociable and fun get togethers – as we are hoping to raise lots of money towards repairs to the floor in the Church chancel. If you are willing to host a coffee morning, lunch, dinner, BBQ, afternoon tea or anything similar, please ring Alaine on 891867.
Plans are in hand for an evening of photography to music, on Saturday, 19th October, which should be an amazing evening. Further details to follow, but please make a note of the date in your diaries.
Save the Date
Invicta Jazz Orchestra @ All Saints Church Saturday November 30th
Chancel Floor Project Update
Find out the latest news on the chancel floor project
Just to remind you that, in the right hand side of the church (by the charity notice board) is a basket containing useful information. Please take any you may find helpful.
There are identification forms to be filled in, should a confused person go missing. The Police and Kent Search and Rescue find these forms very helpful at what is a stressful time for relatives and carers.
There are leaflets for those people who feel anxious or vulnerable, or suffering physical or mental abuse, with telephone numbers for people or organisations who can help you. Please do look at them and use them.
Audrey Bullock, Tel. (01580) 891940
(All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Vulnerable Adults Coordinator)
On the 4th March 2009, the PCC of All Saints’ Church Staplehurst agreed ‘that it wishes details of the church and its services to be listed on the Changing Attitude web site as a congregation which is open and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’. See our Inclusive Church page.