April 22, 2015 10:19 pm Published by

Theme: Jesus the true vine 

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:

– For the anniversaries of departed

All Saints Diary

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

14 May – 7.30pm Ascension Day 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

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 Ascension Day 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.


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



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 small packets of rice, small bags of sugar and egg noodles at present – greatly appreciated if you could add to your shop.

Natter Club Thurs 21 May 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).


Natter Club Outing on John Bunyan Boat on Thurs 16 July at 2.30pm from Sovereign’s Quay to Cardington for 2.5 hrs. Tickets £12  (£10 concession) £8 children, £28 family. All welcome. 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


May Bank Holiday ramble – and tea!  Mon 4 May: meet 2.30pm at the Church Barn for a relaxed family stroll along village footpaths, exploring the wild flowers.  All ages welcome!  Tea and cakes in the Barn from 3.30pm (donations welcome to The Friends of St James).  Peter Leverkus (353662).


Biddenham Handbell Ringers concert at St Peter de Merton Church on 9 May 7pm . Proceeds to Christian Aid. £8 to include a buffet supper. Anthea (350644) or Paul (342843)


Due to absence, notices for the pewsheet received after 22 Apr will be published in the pewsheet for 10 May.


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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