Memorial Service for the Bereaved at All Saints Church, Staplehurst You are warmly invited to our Memorial Service
Dear All This year we are once again holding our Memorial Service for the Bereaved on Sunday a week after Remembrance Sunday on: Sunday 17th November 2018 at 6.30pm This service will give us the opportunity to remember those who have died. We will remember them with gratitude, give thanks once more for their lives, all they have meant to their loved ones, as well as pray for all who are coming to terms with bereavement. This Service is for all who have lost loved ones, recently and longer ago. If you would like your loved ones prayed for by name, please write their names on the list as you come into church. The sides’ people will assist you. We do hope you will be able to come and join us and we look forward to seeing you. After the service, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to look at the Book of Remembrance.
With our very best wishes
Silke Tetzlaff (Rector at All Saints Church) Monica Taylor (Assistant Priest at All Saints Church) Audrey Bullock (Authorised Lay Minister) Barry Grant (Roman Catholic Church) Andrew Royal (United Reformed Church) Dhenis Stafford (Free Church Representative)
Saturday 14th December 10.00 – 4.00pm Free entry. Tea & Coffee served all-day Sunday 15th December 12.00 – 6.00pm
All Saints Church would like to invite you to take part in Staplehurst community Angel Festival at All Saints Church this December. To participate, all you need to do is enter an Angel, which will be displayed in the Church on the 14th & 15th December for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free to all. Angels can be made from any material and be any size. All we ask is that you also attach to (or place beside) your Angel, a card with a short note explaining what your angel means to you and a message for Christmas, for example, Peace, Joy or Love. Angels can be placed in the Church during the week leading up to and including Friday 13th December using the boards provided. Please do not use any “blu tack”, staples, drawings pins or other sharp objects. Angels should be free-standing. Anybody who would like to enter an Angel, please contact All Saints Church Parish Office on 01580 891258 or e-mail email@example.com
This year we will announce the winning angel at the Nine Lessons & Carol Serviceat All Saints Church on Sunday 15th at 6.30pm Donations towards All Saints Church Funds
MiniSaints is restarting on Thursday 5th September, 1 pm – 3 pm.
Friends of All Saints
Recent Event FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS BBQ – THANK YOU! After torrential rain in the morning (and therefore a slight delay in lighting one of the barbecues!) the sun came out as people arrived and the afternoon was beautiful. Nearly 80 people attended and enjoyed fantastic food, drink, music and company. When all the money is collected in for the Dining events a profit of over £3300 is forecast. Alaine and Brian would like to thank everyone for their support at the BBQ on Sunday and all those who helped before, during and after the event, too many to name, but they couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you all. Forthcoming Events 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.
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 9.30am– 2.30pm and then on September 21st there is planned a Church workgroup 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
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!!!
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.