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July 22, 2016 12:58 pm Published by


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: George Thompson, Janet Smith, Edna Bebbington, Hilary and Laurie Hurn, Peggy Snelson, Mark Nicholson
– For the departed: David Davitt (Suzette’s father)
– For the anniversaries of departed: Kaye Bolton, Geoffrey Lambert, Michael Parrott, Elsie Bennett

All Saints Diary
24 Jul – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Roger Stokes

St James Diary
24 Jul – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Roger Stokes

Going Deeper into God and Making New Disciples

Evening services:
 1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James.  
2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints.   
3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

St Albans Diocese Annual Report –  booklets available from the church entrances or Sue Richards (07732 971783). Sue is now a Diocesan Synod member.

Transforming Communities
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 17 Aug 12.30 pm at The King William.  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.  Last month they helped 435 people, 163 of these were children. Thank you Ann Morrish.

All Saints Church are offering Full Afternoon Teas with Guided Tours of the church by arrangement 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 18 Aug from 2-5pm in All Saints Church Hall, Kempston. All are welcome for drinks, cakes and a natter. Entry £1 for refreshments, plus £1 for raffle ticket. Guest speaker is Sheila Phillips with her dog Chester from charity Canine Partners All welcome. Vikki Clarke (843669) – why not sponsor a toilet in an impoverished third world situation? The framed certificate (maybe hung in your w/c) will generate lively discussions with your friends. John Richards

Coffee Morning at 26 The Elms on Thurs 11 Aug 10 -12noon. All proceeds towards the All Saints windows repairs.  Anita Lowe(857212)


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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