News sheet for 20/11/16

November 19, 2016 10:52 am Published by


Theme: Christ the King

Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; [Gospel: Luke 23.33-43]

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, Revd Lydia
– The departed: Canon John Tibbs
– The anniversaries of departed: Carole Crawley, Margaret Mihill

All Saints Diary
20 Nov – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: Victoria Bryson, with the baptism of Montgomery Jones
21 Nov – Mon, 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall

St James Diary
20 Nov – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant: Victoria Bryson
21 Nov – Mon, 7.30pm ‘Exploring Prayer’, All Saints Church Hall

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+ meets in David and Suzette Maguire’s home for fellowship, food, discussion and prayer, to support them in their pioneer work – just bring along some nibbles to share. Sun 20 Nov, 7.30 pm, at 39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham. Looking forward to welcoming you.

The licensing ceremony for Rev Eric Lomax is planned for Tues 31 Jan 2017, 7.30pm at All Saints.

Diocesan Pilgrimage: Rome and Assisi, 11–18 Sept 2017 led by Canon Dennis Stamps. There is a meeting on Mon 21 Nov, 7.15pm at St Albans Diocesan Office, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 1HE.

All Saints Lunch Club – Christmas Lunch, Wed 7 Dec 12.30pm at The King William. Anita Lowe (857212)

Person needed to run St James Church Barn.  This involves bookings, billing etc. Please call Anne Church for details (214805)

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) to order them.

St James Christmas Bazaar Sat 3 Dec, Village Hall 2 -4.30pm. We need your help please: Bottles for bottle stall – in box at back of church or to the Smiths 50 Main Road; Food for the Produce stall – Anne Church (214805); Volunteer help for an hour or so on – Sue Squire (342373)

St James parish Christmas cards for widespread delivery – are in the church porch, bundled and ready for distribution. Please help to deliver them by collecting a bundle or two on your way out of church. The first date in the cards is our Bazaar on Sat 3 Dec so please ensure that they are delivered by then. Thank you Ann Morrish

Pewsheet notices received w/c 28 Nov will appear in the pewsheet of 11 Dec


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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