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Weekly Update – 8th May 2022

06 May 2022 16:01

Update Sunday 8th May 2022

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This week’s Sunday worship, 8th May 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter

This week’s Bible readings are Acts 9: 36-end and John 10: 22-30.  

Please join us for our8am said, traditional BCP Communion Service. The service will be led by Revd Anne Lindsay who will also preach. 

At10am we gather for All Saints Together – a service for all ages as we worship, learn, and grow together.  There will be no Holy Communion at this service.  This service will not be live streamed. 

Roman Catholic Mass

On behalf of Sacred Heart, Waterlooville we will be hosting a Catholic Mass on Tuesday 10th May at 7pm in the church. All are welcome.

Next week’s Sunday worship, 15th May 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter

This week’s Bible readings are Acts 11: 1-18 and John 13: 31-35.

Please join us for our 8am traditional BCP Communion Service. The service will be led by Revd Emma who will also preach.

   At our 10am Holy Communion Service there will be groups for our children and young people.  The service will be led by Revd Emma who will also preach.  This service will be live streamed. After the service we join for refreshments in our church hall and to enjoy the Youth Bake-Off’s cupcakes

At 11.30am, or thereabouts we gather back in our church for our AGM(Annual General Meeting) andAPCM(Annual Parochial Church Meeting) followed by a 'Bring Your Own' Picnic Lunch – weather permitting.  Everyone is welcome to this meeting, and it is hoped that you will come and contribute to the life of All Saints or just learn more about what goes on and stay for lunch and chat afterwards.   

The 2021 Annual Report is available via our website: https://allsaintsdenmead.org.uk/753/AGM-and-APCM or if you prefer a hard copy to take home, please take one from the carousel in the church welcome area.     

We welcome nominations for election to the PCC (Parochial Church Council) – this is a 3-year role.  Being a member of the PCC gives you the opportunity to have your say in shaping and growing our church.  Nominees must be over 16 years of age, actual communicants, and on the Electoral Roll of this Parish for at least 6 months.  If you fulfil those requirements and would like to join us, please speak to Revd Emma or one of the Churchwardens for further information and an application form. 

Men’s Breakfast - Saturday 14th May at 8.30am

All men are welcome to our next breakfast which takes place in the Church Hall.  We look forward to getting together over bacon butties, croissants, fruit juice, coffee & tea plus.   After breakfast, Revd. Jack Williams will share something of the story of his life and faith.  

If you would like to come, please let John Byrne know at: 

byrne.jv@gmail.com or 07906 370 369 by Tuesday 10th May for catering purposes.  Cost £4.   We would be pleased to see you if you are able to come.  Thanks to those who have already booked.                                      John Byrne

Lent Lunch

A BIG thank you to all who attended our Good Friday Lent Lunch.  We raise a total of £397.50 for DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Coming in September 2022

We had hoped to begin the Prayer Course running this summer, however, for several reasons we’ve realised this isn’t possible.  Instead we have postponed the course to the Autumn Term.  

It will run on a Sunday evening 6 - 8pm and the dates will be: 

Sundays – 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th Sept. and 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd October.

 Please put these dates in your diaries, and more information will follow. 

To find out more about the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/home/ 

 Coffee and Chat

At present we open each Tuesday between 9.30-11.30am in our Heath Room to offer a community cuppa for anyone who would like to call in.  We would also like to open again, as we did Pre-Pandemic, for a Thursday morning session.   However, to do this we need more volunteers asap.  If you would like to find out more, or volunteer, please can you contact us.  With thanks, 

John and Sylvia Morphett 023 9243 9037

Christian Aid

This year Christian Aid Week will take place from 15th to 21st May. This year will focus on the problem of drought, which many countries around the world face.  As in previous years we will continue to deliver envelopes and invite people to join us to return their envelopes and for free refreshments in the Church Hall on Saturday 21st May from 10am to 12pm  This year people can donate online, using our own QR code, printed on the envelopes.  We are praying that people will continue to be generous during these tough times, but this will not be possible without you.  

To all ‘deliverers’ – your envelopes are now ready to pick up in church – please do not deliver until the 15th of May.    Thank you. 

Mike Gaskin, All Saints Mission Team 

News from the Diocese - Detailed Roadmap for 2022

 Bishop Jonathan has invited us to look again at our diocese’s vision, as we aim to move forward with confidence in Jesus and in each other. We are invited to embrace a vision of a diocese where everyone belongs, older and younger, but in which we are intentional about prioritising children, young people and young adults – in the context of a network of Anna Chaplains to develop the spirituality of the older generation.

Bishop Jonathan, and our Diocesan Secretary Victoria James, have now offered us a detailed Roadmap to take us through the rest of 2022, towards the creation of a diocesan-wide plan and the setting of a budget in November. This includes seven separate meetings in which area deans and lay chairs from each deanery meet with the Bishop, Archdeacon, Diocesan Secretary and Deputy Diocesan Secretary to discuss deanery plans. 

Those meetings began this week. You can read the full Roadmap by visiting: https://www.portsmouth.anglican.org/Roadmap2022/

The Bishop’s promise is that if you feel your voice isn’t being heard in this process, you should contact him or Victoria directly.

Contacts: 

Church Office, 023 9226 8757  parish.admin@allsaintsdenmead.org.uk

Revd. Emma Racklyeft, Vicar 023 9226 2647   vicar@allsaintsdenmead.org.uk 

Revd. Jack Williams, Curate 07368 957423   curate@allsaintsdenmead.org.uk 

Lewis Jones, Youth & Family Community Leader 07780 981235 youth@allsaintsdenmead.org.uk 

Peter Mitchell, Licensed Lay Minister (Reader)  peter.mitchell@allsaintsdenmead.org.uk 

Amanda Hillyard, Churchwarden 07808 198827  

Mike Gaskin, Churchwarden 07734 325284