News sheet for 18/12/16

December 17, 2016 12:58 pm Published by


Theme: Advent 4   The Virgin Mary

Readings: Isaiah 7.10-16; [Gospel: Matthew 1.18-25]

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, Rose Jessop
– The departed
– The anniversaries of departed: Peter Jones

All Saints Diary
18 Dec – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Edward Tufnell
18 Dec – 4pm Nine Lessons and Carols
24 Dec – 4pm Nativity
24 Dec – 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Celebrant: Lydia Humphries
25 Dec – 9am  Eucharist, celebrant Roger Stokes (at St. James’s Biddenham)

St James Diary
18 Dec – 9am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Edward Tufnell
18 Dec – 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols
24 Dec – 4pm Carols in the Churchyard
24 Dec – 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist, Celebrant: Ian McIntosh
25 Dec – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant Roger Stokes

Evening services:

1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

St James new pew cushions. If you would like to make a donation please put in a yellow envelope marked ‘Seat Cushions’ and to Ann Morrish, Laurie Hurn or Jacqui Piper.

Table+   next meeting 7.30pm Sun 15 Jan. David and Suzette Maguire.

Licensing ceremony for Rev Eric Lomax. Tues 31 Jan 2017, 7.30pm at All Saints. We look forward to welcoming Rev Lomax to All Saints and St James.

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

As well as non-perishable food Bedford Food Bank are currently in need of sponge pudding, tinned meat (not hot dogs), chicken gravy granules, mayonnaise, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, washing powder tablets and tin openers.

St James Christmas cards with views of Biddenham. For sale again this year. Cost: 5 cards for £3 and 10 cards for £5. They will be in Church each Sunday or contact Sue Squire (342373) or Jacqui Piper (356993).

St James Christingle. Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the collection for the Children’s Society at the Christingle service. Together we collected £313.

St James Christmas Bazaar. The total raised at the bazaar on 3 Dec was £2117.


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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