News sheet for 11/9/16

September 10, 2016 12:11 pm Published by

The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin


Welcome to All Saints and St James
Are you new to the parish? Please sit wherever you would like! All are welcome at God’s Altar – either to receive Communion or to receive a blessing. There are toys and books available for children. We would like you to feel welcomed.

– For the sick, infirm and recovering: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington;
– The departed: Peggy Nelson;
– The anniversaries of departed: Nancy Allott, Cecil Winnington-Ingram, Annie Smith, Mary Beal, Gillian Piggott, Pam Saunders

St James Diary
11 Sept – 9am Family Eucharist,  Celebrant: Clifford Bradley

Next week – 18 Sept – 4pm Songs of Praise  –  no Evensong at 6pm

All Saints Diary
11 Sept – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Clifford Bradley

Evening services:

1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

We’re looking forward to this year’s Songs of Praise service next Sunday 18 Sept at 4pm at St. James – last year was good fun. Thanks to those who have already signed up. Sign up your choice, let us have an explanation and we’ll do the talking, if you prefer. Time is running out! David and Suzette Maguire (341912)

St James Explorers, Church Barn every Sunday apart from first Sunday of the month and school holidays. Joe Warren (351761)

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 21 Sept 12.30pm at The Cross Keys. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

As well as non-perishable food the Bedford Food Bank are currently particularly in need of tinned sponge puddings, biscuits, multi-purpose cleaning spray and washing powder. Thank you Ann Morrish

All Saints Afternoon Teas with Guided Tours for £7.95 per head, in aid of church funds. Minimum group size 10. Frances Leonard (852480) Also Janet Fardell (855158)

All Saints Natter Club: Thurs 15 Sept.  Guest speaker is Jane Weaver demonstrating ‘ Chair Aerobics ‘. 2pm – 5pm in Church Hall Kempston. £1 for teas, coffees & cakes. Raffle tickets £1. All are welcome. Vikki Clarke (843669)

St James – wanted!! We need bowls suitable for planting spring bulbs in, so we can sell them at the Bazaar. Any size will do. Please contact Sue Squire (342373) or leave at the back of the church by the food bank.

St James Harvest Festival service Sun 2 Oct.We are supporting the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal: ‘Life-giving Water’, transforming lives in rural Madagascar by providing clean, safe water.    There will be special collections at the morning and evening services. We are also supporting The King’s Arms Charity with gifts of non-perishable food and practical items like socks, hats, gloves, underclothes and men’s toiletries. These to be brought to church and given during the service.  After the service everyone is invited to a free continental breakfast in the Barn. Donations to the Bishop’s Appeal.


Ministry team: Christopher Dawe (363890)

All Saints Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674)

All Saints website:

St James Churchwardens: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718)

St James website:     John Richards:


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