Weekly Notices

Stations of the Cross – At 5pm each Sunday in Lent we will be praying the Stations of the Cross in church.  All welcome.

Lent Groups – These will be held at 2.30 pm on Mondays in the church and at 8 pm on Wednesdays in the Vicarage.

All Saints’ Festival Choir Concert – On Saturday 25 March at 7.30 pm the choir will perform the “All night vigil (Vespers)” by Rachmaninov. Tickets will be available in the hall after the 9.30 Eucharist, or from Des Coulson (01689 891571).

Mothering Sunday –  26 March 2017 – all children at the Eucharist and Parade Service are invited to create pots of flowers for their mums.  Please do come and take part.  The Guides will be selling cakes in the hall after the service to raise money towards their attendance at the Kent International Guide and Scout camp in July.

Church Mission Society – If you have a collection box can you please not put any current £1 coins in it as they will not be accepted in banks after October.  If you have already put some in your box please speak to Carole Laker.

Easter Lilies – If you would like to dedicate a lily in memory of a loved one, to be placed on both altars on Easter Sunday and the following week, please give their name, together with your donation to Margaret Lovett c/o the Church Office (cheques payable to St Michael’s Guild). Further information can be obtained from Margaret Lovett 01689 831667.

Electoral Roll – The parish electoral roll is being revised. If you are not on the current electoral roll, please consider completing a form, available from Jean Reeve or the parish office, before 2nd April. This allows you to vote at the APCM on 30th April and influence how the parish is run. Further information is available from Jean (you do not need to apply if you are already on the current electoral roll).

Tony Rumm – Following a private family funeral, there will be a memorial service for Tony Rumm at All Saints’ on Tuesday 28 March at 3.30 pm.

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, near Folkestone, Kent – There will be an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on Thursday 6 April at 10am (arrive 9.15 am). The Vicar and Tim Birse are attending, leaving Orpington circa 8 am with room for two more in the car. Vimy Ridge was a Canadian victory in WW1.  All Saints’ is proud of its Canadian connection through Canadian Corner.

Children’s Society Flag Day – Volunteers are needed to collect in the Walnuts in aid of The Children’s Society Flag Day on Saturday 8th April. Our church has close links with this organisation who recently gave a talk about their work. Please contact Michele Hudson on 0787 964 7689 if you are able to help.

St Matthew’s Passion, Good Friday 14th April at 7 pm – The Bromley Youth Music Trust Adult Choir will be performing St Matthew’s Passion by J.S.Bach at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham.  Tickets will be available for this event by telephoning the Trust on 020 8467 1566, visiting their website – www.bymt.co.uk or by speaking to Lesley Birse or Duncan Hellicar.

Youth festival, Sunday 2nd July – after the Summer Parade Service, there will be a festival at All Saints’ celebrating youth: live music, food, bouncy castle, arts and crafts.  We might be releasing balloons with messages about Jesus into the sky!

Churchyard group – meets on Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 12 noon in Newell’s Meadow, keeping the churchyard clear of items not covered by our contractors. ie; ivy, the odd branch on a tree that needs removing, and clearing up rubbish left by the normal church users. If you have a couple of hours to spare please come and join us, and stay for a hot drink in the church afterwards.

Vision Day, CMS Oxford – There is some up to date literature on the side table from this meeting for those with CMS Lent boxes or anyone interested in MODERN MISSION.

Large Print service books – Large print hymn books and orders of service (currently only for the 9.30 service) are available from the stewards.  A large print order of service for the 8 am service and evensong will be available shortly.

 Bromley Food Bank – The current needs are for fruit juice, rice pudding, custard and desserts.  They would also be grateful of donations of small Easter eggs, but these are needed at least two weeks before Easter.