News sheet for 25/9/16

September 24, 2016 9:30 pm Published by


The Rich Man and Lazarus

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, Canon John Tibbs;
– The departed;
– Anniversaries of departed: William Parrott, John Case, John Clover, Gillian Piggott

All Saints Diary
25 Sept – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Victoria O’Neill
2 Oct – 10.30am Harvest Festival
31 Oct – 7.30pm Autumn course “About Exploring Prayer” starts, All Saints Church Hall


St James Diary
25 Sept – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Victoria O’Neill
2 Oct – 9am Harvest Festival

Evening services:

1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James

2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints

3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James


Ven Paul Hughes (Archdeacon of Bedford) will lead a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16–25 May 2017. Also Canon Dennis Stamps will lead a Rome and Assisi pilgrimage 11-18 Sept 2017:

Job vacancy: Academies Director and a CEO for St Albans Multi-Academy Trust:

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

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 (857212)

Fundraiser for Bedford Food Bank: “The Great Bedford Foodbank Sponsored Dalek Push”  (variant of  bed-push !).  Sat 8 Oct.  All welcome. Come as a sponsored walker or help push the Daleks.  The foodbank is in need of funds, currently feeding 500 local people in crisis every month.  Please donate on the Dalek Push’s JustGiving page:

St James Harvest Festival Sun 2 Oct. Collection for Bishop’s Harvest Appeal: ‘Life-giving Water’, Madagascar. Also supporting the King’s Arms Charity with gifts given during the service of non-perishable food and practical items like socks, hats, gloves, underclothes and men’s toiletries. After the service everyone is invited to a free continental breakfast in the Barn (donations to the Bishop’s Appeal).

All Saints Harvest Festival Sun 2 Oct. Collection for Bishop’s Harvest Appeal: ‘Life Giving Water’, Madagascar. Gifts of produce, tins, men’s toiletries etc to go to Prebend Day Centre.

Concert by “Heart and Mind” Sat 19 Nov, 7:30pm in St James’s Church. A light, uplifting mix of music, songs and poetry from a local choir (including our own Fiona!),  in aid of The Friends of St James and The Friends of Biddenham Village Pond to celebrate 30 years of the restored pond. Followed by special refreshments in the Barn. Tickets £10 (£7 for members) from Diana Shooter (213305).

Lost & Found – gold service medal of Cap. Elio Barboni – phone 364251 for its return.


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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