News sheet for 4/9/16

September 3, 2016 11:00 am Published by

The Cost of Discipleship

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;
– Recently departed: Peggy Nelson;
– Anniversaries of the departed: Gerald Dodson, Frances Brooks, Margaret Howard

St James Diary
4 Sept – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford of St Michael’s Church
4 Sept – 6pm Holy Eucharist, Celebrant: David Powell

All Saints Diary
4 Sept – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford

18 Sept – 4pm Songs of Praise (Not 430pm)

18 Sept – 6pm No Evensong
Evening services: 
1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James.  
2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints.  
3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

We’re looking forward to this year’s Songs of Praise service at St. James on 18 September – last year was good fun. Thanks to those who have already signed up. Sign up your choice, let us have an explanation and we’ll do the talking, if you prefer. Time is running out! David and Suzette Maguire (341912)

Distributing leaflets for ‘Songs of Praise’ and ‘Harvest Festival’ services: If you can help, tell Ann Morrish (266644).

St Albans Diocese: job vacancy: Administrative secretary, 28 hours per week, closing date 9 September:

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 21 Sept 12.30pm at The Cross Keys. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

All Saints Afternoon Teas with Guided Tours for £7.95 per head, in aid of church funds. Minimum group size 10. Frances L(852480) Also Janet Fardell (855158)

All Saints Natter Club: Thurs 15 Sept.  Guest speaker is Jane Weaver demonstrating ‘ Chair Aerobics ‘. 2pm – 5pm in Church Hall Kempston. £1 for teas, coffees & cakes. Raffle tickets £1. All are welcome. Vikki Clarke (843669)

St James Churchyard Work Party would be grateful for your help, Sat 10 Sept, 9.30-1pm – tidying, clearing and cutting. Do join us and have some chat and coffee too!

Biddenham Show Sun 11 Sept. As usual St James Cake Stall needs biscuits, buns, cakes, scones etc. and helpers to sell them. The Human Fruit Machine needs “humans”, great fun and you get to sit down! Please sign the lists at the back of the church if you can help. Sue Squire (342373) and Ann Morrish (266644).


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:


**Pewsheet: notices received this last week will be in the pewsheet for 11 September**.

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