Weekly Notices

OUT OF FOCUS Group Hog Roast and Jazz Band, 14th July – Tickets (£15) are available after the Eucharist on Sundays, from Dave House (01689 828037) or the Church Office during the week.

Orpington May Queen Dancing and Tea – is on Sunday 15 July at 3 pm.  Tickets (£3.50 for adults, £2.00 for children) are available after the Eucharist on Sundays, or from the Church Office during the week.

Children’s Society Walk, Saturday 21st July – Please meet at Andrew’s Wood, Polhill at 10.15 am.  This is approximately an 8 mile walk finishing at The Five Bells, Chelsfield.  Return transport will be provided for the drivers of vehicles left at Andrew’s Wood.  If interested in participating, please speak to Anne.

Message from Jenny Driver – “Can I say a huge Thank You to you all for making my last Sunday as the Associate Vicar of All Saints’ so very special.  Thank you for your lovely cards and messages and for such generous gifts – I am still totally stunned.  It was such an emotional day but it was wonderful to be surrounded by the love of my family and my All Saints’ family. I feel truly blessed that I have had the opportunity to minister alongside you for the last 5 years and I look forward to worshipping with you in the future.”

Confirmation – If you or anyone you know is interested in exploring confirmation, please do get in touch with either the parish office or Fr Rob. We will try our best match confirmation classes to your availability. The Bishop of Tunbridge has kindly agreed to lead a service of Confirmation at our 9.30 am service on 21 October 2018.

Exploring your Calling to Serve – Service is at the core of Christian maturity and discipleship. There are so many ways that you can deepen your faith through service. God is certainly calling you to something. It could be helping to make coffee, serving at the Eucharist, helping grow our children’s and youth initiatives or exploring a deeper calling to lay or ordained ministry. It might be that you have a new initiative in mind. We wish to encourage and empower as many people as we can, through the relevant training, oversight and nurture. Please don’t be shy in offering your time and talents.

Safeguarding – We are keen that all Youth Leaders, PCC Members and anyone undertaking a specific role within the church (including Servers, Readers, Welcomers, Sidespersons, Coffee Rota and Committee Chairmen) have undertaken the relevant safeguarding training.   We have put a note on the noticeboard of the requirements for each category of training.  Should you have any queries or problems with undertaking any of the courses, please contact me and I will be more than happy to help.   Many thanks, Gill Sinclair (Parish Safeguarding Officer – 01689 875702).

Foodbank, Cannon Street – Bromley Borough Foodbank will collecting money on Cannon Street station between 7.00am and 7.00pm on Friday 20 July.  If you could help for a couple of hours at any time of day but especially first thing and at 4.00 pm. please email robin@oakchurch.co.uk with the times you would like to help. All it involves is holding a collecting bucket and smiling and saying thank you, but you will need to bring photographic evidence of your identity too.

Rented Accommodation required – The Vicar of Tonbridge’s daughter will be working at a school in Orpington from September.  She is looking to rent a double room in a house with other professional people.  If anyone can help, please speak to the vicar.

Food Bank – The current needs are for long life fruit juice, squash, jam, custard, cold meat (corned beef, spam, tinned ham), tea, washing up liquid, washing detergent, men’s and women’s deodorants, men’s shower gel.