News sheet for 7/8/16

August 5, 2016 10:25 am Published by

The Promises of God

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, Peggy Snelson, Roger Stokes
– For the departed: George Thompson
– For the anniversaries of departed: Margaret Bennett, Madge Frame, Stanley Dudley

All Saints Diary:
– 7 Aug – 10.30am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford

St James Diary:
– 7 Aug – 9am Family Eucharist, Celebrant: Peter Littleford


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

Community Ministers, David and Suzette, are hosting the annual Songs of Praise service at St. James’church, 4.30pm, on Sun 18 Sept. Please sign up and add your special ‘song of praise’ to the running order.  NB. for this reason there will be no Evensong at 6pm that evening.

Table+: David and Suzette are hosting the first of these events in their home (39 Broad Mead Avenue, Great Denham, MK40 4SA) on Sun 21 Aug, 7.30-9pm. Those coming along are invited to bring some ‘nibbles’ to share. Format: 30-45 mins of socialising; then a short time of ‘sharing’ about what is going on in their ministry and the two parishes; 30-45 mins of prayer. All welcome, but please let them know if you’re coming (341912). Thanks!

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 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 18 Aug from 2-5pm in All Saints Church Hall, Kempston. £1 for drinks, cakes and a natter plus £1 for raffle ticket. Guest speaker: Sheila Phillips with dog Chester from charity Canine Partners.
– 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)

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

All Saints & St James outing? Possible church group booking for go karting in MK; men & ladies; also your family &/or friends; aged 16+ for driving but any age for spectating; no date yet.  Please text if of interest. John Richards 07732 971783.

An opportunity for All Saints: David and Suzette are running three ‘Come & Play’ sessions during August at Daisy Hill Children’s Centre. Is anyone from All Saints willing to help (10-11am) with snacks and drinks? Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 Aug. Do let them know (341912) if you are able to help out. Thanks

St James Churchyard Work Party We should be grateful for your help on Sat 10 Sept, 9.30-1pm when we will be tidying, clearing and cutting in the Churchyard. Do join us and have some chat and coffee too! John Richards 07732 971783.

Biddenham Arts Summer Exhibition Sat 20 Aug 10am-4pm, Sun 21 Aug 11.30am-3.30pm, Church Barn, £1 Many local artists. Percentage of sales to St James Church Fund


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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