Sunday 8th December – Thank you to Canon Katrina Barnes who is taking our services. All are welcome for coffee, cake and wine to celebrate Jacob’s baptism and Christine’s birthday in the hall after the 9.30 am service.
FOCUS Party, Thursday 12th December – All welcome at 2 pm in the Old Church. Please bring a plate of sweet or savoury food.
Toy Service, Sunday 15th December – Please bring along an unwrapped toy for a child to receive at Christmas. This year they will go to Petts Wood Playgroup.
Carol Singing at the Saxon Centre – All welcome to join in on Tuesday 17 December at 10.30 am. There is a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.
Nine Lessons and Carols – If you are able to provide mince pies for after the service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 22 December, please let Angela Pentlow know, in person or telephone 815772.
Christingle Service – on Christmas Eve at 4 pm. If you have any children who would like to take part in the Nativity Tableau, please contact Catherine King (836066) by Sunday 15 December so that a costume can be allocated.
Saints Alive! – If you are producing an article for January’s issue, can you please ensure that it is with Gill by Wednesday 11 December. Due to the holidays, the magazine needs to be printed earlier this month. Many thanks.
Youth Event – Orpington youth workers have got together and are launching a first celebration in the New Year, on Sunday 5 January at 7 pm at OBC. Further details on the noticeboard. Your support would be appreciated.
Rayner Prints – Stuck for a Christmas present idea? Why not go to All Saints’ website and choose a print of old Orpington? Follow the link ‘paintings of Orpington’. Last orders 15 December in order to be here for Christmas.
Facebook Team – Currently, the team looking after the All Saints’ Facebook page are Lesley Birse, Duncan Hellicar, Abi Hiscock and Mandy Turner. If anyone would like to join the team, please let the team know – you would be made very welcome.
Road Signs – If you live within the parish, could you please do Lesley Birse a favour! Please photograph your road/street sign (eg Bark Hart Road) and email it to email@example.com. You are free to photograph more than one road sign – the more the merrier! If you are not sure whether the road is in the parish or not, just please photograph it, send it in and Lesley will check it out! The deadline for the photos is 29 December. Thank you.
Photographer – The Facebook team is looking for a photographer at services. Please speak to Lesley if you are able to take photos on a phone and get them to Lesley as a jpeg file.
Brass Cleaning Volunteers – are needed to join the brass cleaning rota. This involves an hour or so about four times a year. Please contact Jean Reeve (01689 871925).
FoodBank – Tur last batch of Christmas items will be taken to the warehouse on Wednesday for distribution to the families in time for Christmas. Thank you for your generosity. There is still a need for other items such as; ladies’ toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, deodorants, shaving foam, toilet rolls, washing up liquid and general cleaning items.