April 19, 2015 10:09 pm Published by

Theme: The risen Christ is revealed to the disciples

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 and infirm: George Thompson, Janet Smith, Miriam Knowles,

– For the departed: Rosemary Hall, Michael Hall, Ralph West, Mabel Pottle

– For the anniversaries of departed: Joyce Stagg, Ray Walker, Lewis Eyears

All Saints Diary

20 Apr – 7pm Eucharist, then APCM in Church Hall

26 Apr – 10.30am Parish Eucharist. Celebrant and Preacher: Rev Paula Vennells

11 May – 7pm Eucharist, then PCC in Church Hall

14 May – 7.30pm Cluster Sung Eucharist, Preacher Rev Stephen Smith

17 May – 10.30pm Baptism of Stanley Ibbott

17 May – 6pm Deanery Evensong at St Mary’s, Marston Mortaine

St James Diary

19 Apr – 9am Baptism of Eli Dutch, Nathan Coulter

22 Apr – 7pm Eucharist, then APCM in Church Barn

24 Apr – Men’s group at 15 Church End with Jonathan Templman CEO Bridon International

26 Apr – 9am Parish Eucharist, celebrant and preacher Rev Paula Vennells

29 Apr – Home Group at 15 Church End

3 May – 6pm Baptism of Austin Brooks

6 May – Home Group at 15 Church End

13 May – 7pm Curry Club, meet 15 Church End

14 May – 7.30pm Cluster Sung Eucharist at All Saints, Kempston, Preacher Rev Stephen Smith

17 May – 6pm Deanery Evensong at St Mary’s, Marston Mortaine (no evening service at St James)

20 May – Home Group at 15 Church End

21 May – 7pm Eucharist then PCC

22 May – Men’s group at 15 Church End with David Maguire Community Minister Gt Denham

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 5th Sunday: Choral Evensong alternating between All Saints and St James.

St James’ PCC: Would you like to be a member of the PCC or on the Deanery Synod?  Stephen Huckle, Laurie Hurn or Jacqui Piper have more details.

Confirmation.  Those interested in being confirmed please speak to Stephen.

House group meeting at 15 Church End Biddenham at 7.30pm 29 Apr starting with a meal. All welcome, but please tell Peta if you are coming (348718) for catering purposes

Transforming Communities  All Saints Lunch club – All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 20 May 12.30pm at Corner Five. To pre-order please contact Corner Five (846223).  All welcome, Anita Lowe (857212).

St James’s Church Youth Group, Church Barn for years 5-11. Susan Owens (359233), Linda Bates (341286).St James Explorers, Church Barn every Sunday apart from first Sunday of the month and school holidays. Joe Warren (351761)

PCCs ask both St James and All Saints to support Bedford Foodbank – particularly short of sachets of rice, noodles and nappies at present – greatly appreciated if you could add to your shop.

Natter Club Thurs 16 Apr 2-6pm All Saints Hall. Talk at 3pm by Jane Backhouse of Western Front Association on the centenary of WW1. Creative Corner 4.30pm onwards with Ruth Garner. Vikki or Elaine (852241).

Soup lunch with raffle and ‘bring and buy’ to raise money for Christian Aid. Fri 15 May 12.30. St James’s church barn. Gifts for the ‘bring and buy’ to Hilary or Ann M or bring on the day. Please support this event if you can. Thank you.

We are considering a Supporting Bereaved People course, part of the Living God’s Love ‘Equipping God’s People’ programme. Course would be either 3 evening sessions or 1 Saturday. If interested please speak to Stephen

Christian Aid Coffee Morning at All Saints Church Hall, Wed 13 May 10.30 am. All proceeds to Christian Aid. Anita (857212) or Margaret (854674).

Curry Club Wed 13 May Men’s Curry Club. Meet at 15 Church End at 7 pm


Contacts: Ministry team: Stephen Huckle (852241)  Christopher Dawe (363890) All, Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674) All Saints website: St James: Churchwarden: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718) St James website: June Kuria Pewsheet:

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