Weekly Notices for 23 – 29 January 2022

This pew 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

Any notices to be included in the Pew Sheet should be emailed to Karen in the church office by 10 am on Thursday.

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

Giving to the Church – If you are not able to attend services at the moment, you are encouraged to support the parish by making a donation.  One-off donations can be made via our website www.allsaintsorpington.org.uk.  There is a “Donate now” link in the right hand column on the front page of the site.  Regular donations can be given through the stewardship scheme.
Please contact David Laker (01689 834820, david.laker@outlook.com) for details.

Home Communion – If you have been unable to attend church services and would like to receive Holy Communion, the Vicar and Lay Ministers will be able to bring the sacrament to you. Please phone the Church Office (01689 832031) to request a visit.

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

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

In Need of our Prayers

The unity of the Church
The peace of the world
The healing of the sick
The revelation of Christ to those from whom his glory is hidden
All who travel

In the Anglican Cycle of prayer – Pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

In the Diocesan Cycle of prayer – Pray for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity We pray for Churches Together in Kent and for Churches Together in South London

In the Bromley & Bexley Archdeaconry Pray for Sulaiman (Bostall Heath) and Ian Smith (Blendon)


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

Melanie & Peter Attwood, Nicole Ballard, Jean Barbour, David Blackman, Don Compton, Mandy De Santos, Emily Dixon, Richard Fraser, Jean Fribence, Ralph Ingram, Julia Jeffery, Lisa Kent, Carol King,
Jenny Luchmun,
George McCormack, Richard Newson, Dennis & Elsie Page, Noah Russell, Jenny Scrivener, May Too, Toby Too, Ron White, Dave Williams, Ann Wright, Rachel, Geri, Nicky


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

Frederick Laws, Vivien Nicholas and Iris Parry


Anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones

Mildred & George Stone, Kathleen Angell, Richard McLeod, David Beatty, George & Lily Reeves,
Kitty & Ernest Holman, Doris Fletcher,
John & Lily King, Charles Miller, Albert Rowland




Please continue to wear masks and be aware of social distancing guidelines.

Thought for the Week –  If you don’t like the way you were born, try being born again.

Music for Psalm at Sunday Services – The congregation are invited to join with the choir in singing the psalm on Sundays.  Copies of the music are available on the welcome table and will also be included when the weekly pew sheet is sent by email.

Personal Prayers – If anyone would like specific prayers said at the Wednesday Eucharist service, please deposit them in the prayer box in the Memorial Corner.

Children’s Society Boxes – Those who have Children’s Society boxes are asked to return them as soon as possible.  If you have not been contacted by a committee member, please return them to Carole Laker or to the Church Office.

Living in Love and Faith – This Zoom course about Christian teaching and learning about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage continues this week.  Each session includes an introduction to the topic, real life stories, bible study, time for questions and conversation, and prayer.  They will be held on Wednesdays 26 January, 2, 9 & 23 February at 8 pm, facilitated by the Rev’d Jane Winter, the Diocesan Advocate for Living in Love and Faith.  Please email orpdeanerysynod@gmail.com to register your intention to attend.

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee – Please come along next weekend, with a spade or trowel, to help plant trees in Newells Meadow on Saturday (10 am to 4 pm) or Sunday (12 noon to 4 pm).  You can make a donation online at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/19139 or you can leave cash in an envelope marked “Trees” in the collection plate.  A donation of £6 will fund three trees as part of the national campaign to create “The Queen’s Green Canopy” during 2022.  We will have to postpone the planting if there is heavy rain, or the ground is frozen.  You can call Tim Birse (01689 836392) to check it’s going ahead.

Please come and help plant the trees on 29 January (10 am to 4 pm) or 30 January (12 noon to 4 pm). You can plant the trees your family has funded and also help us plant others that have been donated.  Please bring a spade and/or a trowel.  Planting a tree only takes about ten minutes and will be fun for all the family.  Younger people – and the young at heart – will be able to write their names on the tree guards they plant.  We will have to postpone the planting if there is heavy rain, or the ground is frozen.  You can call Tim Birse (01689 836392) to check it’s going ahead.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Daily services will take place as follows:

Tuesday 18 January, 7 pm at St Johns’ United Reformed Church
Wednesday 19 January, 10 am at Green St Green Baptist Church
Thursday 20 January, 10 am at Christ Church
Friday 21 January, 5 pm at All Saints’ Church
Saturday 22 January, 9 am at Hope Church
Sunday 23 January, 6.30 pm, a video produced by Orpington Methodist Church to be shared instead of the United Service, which has been postponed
Monday 24 January, 10.30 am at St Martin of Tours
Tuesday 25 January, 8 pm at Holy Innocents Church

Queen’s Accession – The 70th anniversary of the Queen’s Accession occurs on 6 February.  We will be marking the event with special prayers and music at choral evensong at 3.30 that afternoon.

Foodbank – The current needs are: Long Life Milk, Long Life Fruit Juice, Sugar-Free Sweets, Washing Detergent Capsules, Baby Wipes, Shampoo, Shower Gel and Conditioner.  Thank you for your continued support.