Weekly Notices for 27th September – 2nd October 2020

This weekly notices and news sheet is also being emailed to all members of the All Saints’ email database. If you would like to be added to this database please email allsaintsinfo55@gmail.com

Previous newsletters can be found below
20th-26th September
13th-19th September
6th – 12th September
30th August – 5th September
23rd – 29th August
16th-22nd August
9th-15th August
2nd-9th August
26th July-1st August
19th-25th July
12th-18th July
5th July-11th July
28th June – 5th July
21st-27th June
14th June-20th June
7th June-13th June
31st May-6th June
24th-30th May
17th-23rd May
10th-16th May
3rd-9th May
26th April-2nd May
19th-25th April
12th-18th April
5th-11th April
29th March-4th April

We have returned to having a Pew Sheet, which it is intended will be in church on a Sunday and emailed to our database so that everyone can keep up to date with the notices.   Please therefore note that any notices to be included in the Pew Sheet should be emailed to Karen in the church office.

Face Coverings – must now be worn in church. Please bring one with you

The Church is open for Public Worship as follows:

Sunday                                    Holy Communion at 8 a.m and at 9.30 a.m
Mondays to Fridays               Morning Prayer at 9.00 a.m.
Wednesdays                           Morning Prayer at 9 a.m and Holy Communion at 10 a.m.

Please use the main church entrance to enter the building.

Live Streaming of Services – Live streaming of the Sunday and Wednesday Eucharist services and some Morning Prayer services will continue to be available on the All Saints’ Facebook page.

Faith Online – Telephone 01689 495014 to listen to extracts from the Sunday Services by choosing from the six options available (i.e  Lord’s Prayer, Gospel Reading, Psalm, Anthem, Hymn, Sermon).

Due to social distancing guidelines, if you need to attend the Church Office, please note that this is by appointment only.  Please telephone Karen beforehand.

Important Announcement

The postponed APCM will be held on Sunday 11 October 2020 at 11.15 a.m in the Church Hall.

The meeting will be live streamed for all those who are unable to attend church so that you can be part of the proceedings, including voting and asking any questions.

We will be appointing two representatives to serve on the Deanery Synod.
We will receive nominations to elect members to the PCC.
We will receive the Annual Report and Financial Statements.

If you wish to put your name forward to stand for any of the above elections, the relevant forms will be on the noticeboard in church.  If however you are not attending church at present please contact the PCC Secretary who will be happy to email/post the relevant form to you.
She can be contacted on 01689 875702 (gillsinclair@outlook.com).

We do hope that you will be able to join us, either in person or remotely so that the important work of our church can continue.

 Sunday Coffee by Zoom at 11.15 a.m – Until we are able to have coffee after Church face to face, we will be having an open get together by Zoom.  Please contact the church office or one of the churchwardens if you would like the meeting ID and password.

If you would like to contribute to our fund for natural disasters – generated from coffee money, you can make a bank transfer to 60-16-03 14123924 marked “Coffee money”.  We have used up the money we had collected supporting coronavirus so even small gifts would be welcomed.

For the present these weekly notices will include the “In need of our prayers” as well as the “anniversaries” section from the pew sheet.

Giving to the Church
If you are a member of the stewardship envelope scheme your weekly or monthly envelopes can be left in the plate on the table by the church door.  The plate will be blessed at a distance during the service.

Otherwise the easiest and safest way of donating is to make a credit or debit card donation.  This saves our volunteers having to handle notes and coins that have not been sanitised.  You can make a card donation using the terminal by the pulpit steps.  Simply touch on the amount you wish to give then tap your card on the “Sum-up” machine.  Tim or one of the stewards will be able to help you.

We will accept donations in cash, but please put the cash in a yellow envelope – on the table by the plate.  If you are a taxpayer please fill in the front of the envelope so we can claim Gift Aid.  Please do not put loose cash in the plate.

Foodbank update.

The crates are now available in church again for your donations.  You are welcome to bring any donations with you when you attend one of our services.

A message from Bromley Borough Foodbank:

“As we enter the harvest season, we understand that this year will look very different for many churches as they are unable to physically meet, making food collections difficult for churches to arrange.  If you are able to help us, even in a more limited way, then that would be very much appreciated.   Our current needs are:

Desserts (jelly, Instant Whip, sponge puddings etc), tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard,

cold meat (ham, corned beef or luncheon meat), various toiletries and  small bottles of sanitiser.

We currently have plenty of pasta, long life milk, rice, baked beans and soup.

Should you feel it would be more convenient for your congregation to offer alternative financial support during this time then this would also be appreciated. This would allow us to purchase items that we are short of and help create our Christmas hampers.  If you would prefer to donate money this year and are able to arrange for us to receive it in a single donation via your church, we can ensure you are specifically thanked”.

Thank you for your continued support!

In Need of our Prayers
All those affected by the Coronavirus, including: those who have lost loved ones to Covid or other illnesses during the lockdown, who may not have been able to say goodbye and are struggling in their grief; for those who have to be isolated for two weeks after their loved one has died.  We pray that they will remember that, during the darkest days, the Lord is with them and, where needed, will carry them.

 We continue to pray for people helping those in need: for charity workers and for the Foodbank team who are trying to ensure that provisions are available to vulnerable families. We pray for all key workers in the various professions who have continued working in very stressful circumstances and we pray for those in their care, especially those in hospital ICUs and care homes.

In the Anglican cycle of prayer – please pray for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, The Most Revd Justin Badi Arama – Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.

In the diocesan cycle of prayer –  please pray for those newly ordained in our diocese and their receiving parishes. 

We pray for Bromley Beacon Academy, Blenheim Primary School and Perry Hall Primary School. Pray for the staff, the pupils and their families.

we also pray for
(those in bold have been recently added)

Jean Barbour, David Blackman, Jacob Burrows, Caprice Chislett, Pat Cutter, Emily Dixon, Jean Fribence, Brenda Gooding, Katie H,  Pauline Hill,
Ralph Ingram, Brian and Julia Jeffery, Lisa Kent, Carol King, Liz Litton,
Jeff Lovell, Win McHenry, Kath Misselbrook, Vivien Nicholas,
Dennis & Elsie Page, Jenny Scrivener, Andy Skinner, Theresa Uphill,
Ron White, John Williams, Roma Wright, Lauren, Rachel

Those who have died recently – may they rest in peace and rise in glory

John Evans, Joyce Pullar and Cyril Sergeant

Anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones

Alan Dale, George Sage, Henry Court, Reginald Lunnon, Myfanwy Wade,
Archibald Russill, Jack Brown, Edwin Seymour, Richard Woodman


Vicar’s Thought for the Day

Whenever you think, “It’s all uphill from here”, remember the view is much broader from the top.

Bible Reading Fellowship – The order for the BRF New Daylight notes for 2021 has to be sent by 4th October. Please could you let me know by
25th September if you do not wish to renew your order.  If anyone new would like to have them please get in touch  –  Maggie Dawson – 01689 823857.


Julian Group Meetings

Julian logo

LThe group will meet on Monday 28 September at 2 pm, rather than Tuesday, via Zoom. If anyone is interested in joining, please email vanessa.m.dixon@btinternet.com for details.

THE PRUH CHILDREN’S AND BABIES MEMORIAL SERVICE: – due to be held on  Sunday 11 October (at 4 pm) is cancelled this year (due to the COVID pandemic constraints).  We will hold those who were due to attend in our thoughts and prayers.  The service is booked for next year on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 4pm.

ZOOM QUIZ NIGHT, TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 7.30 PM: To join in, please donate £5 (per device) via https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14203.  You will receive a confirmation email with a link for the quiz.  All monies raised will go towards a new projector for the church.  Please call Lesley (836392) if you have any problems signing up.

FOODBANK: The current items of need are: desserts (jelly, Instant Whip, sponge puddings, etc), tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard, cold meat (ham, corned beef or luncheon meat), various toiletries and small bottles of sanitiser.  We currently have plenty of pasta, long life milk, rice, baked beans and soup.  Thank you for your continued support.

Magazine  please send your articles for the magazine to Gill at gill.sinclair@outlook.com

Any church member in need of help should please contact John Pentlow on j.pentlow@btinternet.com John will try to co-ordinate help for you.

 New prayer requests should be sent to the church office on allsaintsorpington@gmail.com

We hope you are keeping well.

Our very best wishes and prayers to you all for continuing good health

from the Newsletter Team