Pew sheet for 10/7/16

July 8, 2016 3:28 pm Published by

The Good Samaritan

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, Mark Nicholson, Sue Richards, Suzette’s family: father David Davitt, mother Pauline, brother Peter and for David and Suzette
– For the departed: Peter Kent
– For the anniversaries of departed: Sidney Hutchings

All Saints Diary
10 Jul – 10.30am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Atalie Gaines
11 Jul – 7.30pm PCC meets in Church Hall

St James Diary
10 Jul – 9am Parish Eucharist, Celebrant: Atalie Gaines
14 Jul – 7.30pm PCC meets in Church Barn
17 Jul- 9am Family Eucharist and baptism of Matilda Holton
21 Jul – 2pm St James School Leavers Service

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

Would you like to dedicate a St James hymn book to a loved one (small donation)?   Laurie Hurn

The Diocese is looking to appoint a new Secretary/PA to the Archdeacon of St Albans (20 hpw).

St Albans Diocese Annual Report  – booklets available from the church entrances or Sue Richards (c/o 07732 971783). Sue is now a Diocesan Synod member, so if you want to discuss CofE-related ‘regional strategic issues’, then she’s your person!

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 20 July 12.30 pm at The Brewers Fayre.  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 M

Full Afternoon Teas with Guided Tours of All Saints 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)

Coffee Morning for All Saints Church Funds Wed 13 July 10.30-12noon at St John’s Homes, Bedford Road, Kempston. Do join us.   Janet Fardell (855758)

St James churchyard – many thanks to all who have helped mow the lawn and maintain everything over these last few “fast-growing” weeks. A beautiful and peaceful place is made even more so by your efforts

All Saints Fete – thank you to everyone who made such a effort and contributed so much. The fete raised £1,800+!


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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