News sheet for 16/10/16

October 14, 2016 3:52 pm Published by


Theme: Persistence in Prayer

Readings: Genesis 32.22-31; [Gospel: Luke 18.1-8]


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.

Confirmation: last week  a new vicar was announced for St James and All Saints! He is the Revd Eric Lomax, presently working in Lincs. The licensing ceremony is planned for Tues 31 January 2017, probably at All Saints and probably in the evening.

– For the unwell, infirm and recovering: Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Rose Jessop, Canon John Tibbs
– Those who have recently died: Colin Beard
– The anniversaries of those who have died around this time in previous years, including: Arthur Devereux

All Saints Diary
16 Oct – 10.30am Parish Eucharist and baptism of Jamie, celebrant: Edward Tufnell
31 Oct – 7.30pm Autumn course on Prayer starts, All Saints Church Hall (see below)

St James Diary
16 Oct – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: Edward Tufnell
31 Oct – 7.30pm Autumn course on Prayer starts, All Saints Church Hall (see below)

Evening services:

1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

Autumn Course on ‘Exploring Prayer’ is an experiential course lead by Suzette Maguire to help us pray more effectively. 7.30pm, All Saints Church Hall on 5 Mondays 31 Oct to 6 Dec plus Tues 15 Nov. Suzette, who has run this course before, would find it helpful if you would sign notice. We pray more than we think, let’s do it better.

Table+ meet for fellowship, food and prayer with David and Suzette Maguire in their home. Just bring along some nibbles (or finger food) to share and come along. The next ‘Table+’ is Sun 16 Oct, 7.30 pm, at 39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham. They look forward to welcoming you.

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

All Saints Lunch Club, Next Lunch Club is Wed 19 Oct 12.30 pm at The Half Moon. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe

Amendment: The St James Roast Lunch in the Barn planned for Sun 6 Nov will be postponed as it clashes directly with the Biddenham Society’s AGM and Lunch. We plan to hold it in the New Year on Sun 5 Feb.

Person needed to run St James Church Barn.  This involves bookings, billing etc. Please contact Anne Church for details.


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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