Weekly Notices

Sunday 13th October –  Thank you to the Rev’d Ann Uphill and the Rev’d David Darling who are taking our services.

Church Heating – There is a serious fault with the main circulation pump which means that the system cannot be used until it is repaired. This has been arranged for Friday 18 October.  Apologies for any discomfort.

Poverty and Hope – This is Rochester Diocese’s Harvest appeal for the needy in the third world.  Literature and collection envelopes are available at the church doors. Please return your donations as soon as possible, remembering to complete the gift aid declaration on the envelope if you are a taxpayer. 

CTO Meeting, Thursday, 7.45 pm – All are welcome to come along to the Churches Together in Orpington (CTO) Open Meeting, which is being held in All Saints’ church hall on Thursday 17 October at 7.45 pm.  Refreshments will be served from 7.30 pm, and if anyone can help with refreshments, please speak to Vanessa Dixon.  Agenda items include reviving youth work, a community fridge for Orpington, a homelessness project, reviews of the food festival and ‘The Turning’ mission, and plans for the ‘Lighting Up’ event in the High Street on 14 November.

Youth Service, Sunday 20th October, 4.30 pm – Please come along and support the young people at All Saints’.  There will be refreshments and games in the church hall after the service.

Memorial Service – Our annual memorial service is on Sunday 27 October at 5 pm.  If you would like a loved one’s name read out during this service, please advise the office in advance if possible.

Social and Fundraising Quiz Night – on Saturday 2 November, 7 pm start. Please bring your family and friends along with your brain for a fun packed evening.  Tables of 6 – 8, £5 per person.  Please bring your own drinks and snacks.  Prize for the winning team.

Painting Display – on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November, 11 am to 3 pm, at 51 Charterhouse Road.  Further details available in the hall after the 9.30 service.

Sunday Tea and Coffee Rota – Could all current (and any new) volunteers please contact Sarah Calrow on 07854 102225 or sarahcalrow@gmail.com with their availability from January to March 2020 so she can put together the rota.

Christmas Cards – Elizabeth Whitbread will be taking orders for the Children’s Society Christmas Cards after every 9.30 Sunday service until 3 November.  Thank you for your continued support.

All Saints’ Christmas Card Delivery –  If you would like to help us deliver the card to the homes in our parish, please contact Lesley (lesley.birse@hotmail.co.uk /01689 836392).  We are always grateful to the parents of the Beavers and Cubs who help us out as well as the Guiding and Scouting Groups…

The Serving Team – are still looking for volunteers to join their team, particularly for the 8.00 am Sunday services.  If you think you might be interested, please speak to Malcolm or Vanessa Dixon, either in person or on 01689 851767.

FoodBank – Thank you for the many harvest donations generously given over the past few weeks.  The current needs are; tinned vegetables (carrots, peas, green beans and potatoes), coffee, sugar, jellies, size 4 and 5 nappies, bags for life and toiletries. Thank you for your continued support.