Weekly Notices for 17th – 23rd October 2021

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.

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

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 Universal Church in the world
All bishops, synods and all who lead the Church
The Queen, Parliament and the leaders of the nations
The natural world and the resources of the earth
For the people of Tanzania, Afghanistan and for all who are in any kind of need.

 In the Anglican Cycle of prayerPray for The Extra-Provincial Churches.

In the Diocesan Cycle of prayerPray for Companion Diocese – Mpwapwa
Our Link Diocese, Mpwapwa: Bishop, The Rt Rev Jacob Chimeledya.

In the Bromley & Bexley Archdeaconry –   Scott Smith (Associate Vicar, St John, Beckenham)
and Sharon Smith (Christ Church, Orpington).

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

Nicole Ballard, David Blackman, Jacob Burrows, Emily Dixon, Bryan Donkin, Cliff Earl,
Richard Fraser, Jean Fribence, Brenda Gooding,
Ralph Ingram, Ron Jeffries, Julia Jeffery, Carol King,
Jenny Luchmun, Bob Lunnon,
George McCormack, Kath Misselbrook,  Vivien Nicholas, Dennis & Elsie Page,
Heather Parker, Noah Russell, Jenny Scrivener, Jill Suckling, Giselle Taylor, Paul Taylor, Rose Tierney, May Too, Toby Too, 
Peter Vinnells, Simon Ward,
Ron White, Dave Williams, Ann Wright, Roma Wright, Rachel, Geri, Nicky


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

Constance Burrell and Joy Vinnels

Anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones

David White, Gladys & Thomas Fathers, Alice Fathers, Nora Wray, Rose & Alfred Chivers




Thought for the Week – The great word of Jesus to His disciples is Abandon. When God has brought us into the relationship of disciples, we have to venture on His word; trust entirely to Him and watch that when He brings us to the venture, we take it.  Thought by Oswald Chambers, from ‘Reflections on the sermon in the mount’.

Returning to Normal Cautiously – Please continue to wear masks and be aware of social distancing guidelines.  

 Stewardship Campaign – Hard copies have already been distributed but this literature was also sent to everyone on our email distribution list recently to ensure it reaches the entire All Saints’ community.  An essential feature of this campaign is that everyone responds – even if that response says that you are unable to change your pattern of giving to All Saints.  Details of how to do make your response are on the response form – there are copies of this on the welcome table.

 Tom Carradine, Cockney Singalong Night – will be held on Saturday 23 October at 7.30 pm.  Tom is a first-class worldwide performer who has kindly agreed to come to us!  Tickets (£15 adults/£7 children, including a light supper) are limited – please call 01689 872317.  Drinks are available for a small donation.

Memorial Service, Sunday 24th October, 3 pm – If you would like the name of a loved one read out during this service, please advise the church office (allsaintsorpington@gmail.com) by Wednesday 20 October.

Children’s Society –  Christmas cards in aid of the Children’s Society will be on view to order every Sunday after the 9.30 a.m. service until the end of November.  Thank you for your continued support.  Elizabeth Whitbread

All Saints’ Festival Choir – On Saturday 20th November, the choir will be performing Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Maria Teresa Mass. Tickets will be on sale after the 9.30 services and may also be purchased by contacting 07079 473802 – £10 (in advance) adults, £5 students/children

U3A Choir – U3A (University of the Third Age) have started a new choir rehearsing at All Saints on alternate Thursdays, 11.30 am-1.00pm.  All are most welcome, no experience needed, and we sing a variety of styles, with something (hopefully!) to suit everyone.  So do come and sing – you will be warmly welcomed, and have a fun session! The remaining 2021 dates are : 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov and 9 Dec.

Polling Day – If anyone is interested in helping the Electoral Officer in our church hall on polling days, please email electionstaff@bromley.gov.uk.

All Saints’ Christmas Card Delivery 2021 – There are over 6,000 homes in our parish and if you would like to help deliver our Christmas cards, please can you let Lesley Birse know (01689 836392).  The cards will be in the church for collection on Sunday 21 November.

 Servers Needed – The serving team is currently severely depleted and urgently needs some new members. If you are interested in serving at the altar, please contact Malcolm or Vanessa Dixon on vanessa.m.dixon@btinternet.com or phone 01689 851767. We will be delighted to hear from you.

Foodbank – The current needs are UHT Milk , Long life Fruit Juice, Tinned cold meat, Fruit tins, Deodorant, Razors & Shaving Foam – for both male and female, Household spray cleaners (i.e. anti-bac spray etc.), Bleach, and Cleaning cloths. Financial donations are always welcome as this helps to replenish certain items as soon as they are needed. Thank you for your continued support.