Anniversary letter from Rev Sue
Three year ago Rev Sue became the Vicar of All Saints. Here is her 'anniversary letter':
Eco Church Bronze Award
We are thrilled to announce that All Saints has just been awarded the Eco Church Bronze Award for our efforts to become a more eco-friendly church. It is so important to we recognise our responsibility for God creation and becoming an Eco Church is the first step towards this. If you would like to read more about the Eco Church idea, please click here. Fantastic news indeed - but of course we won't stop there!
On June 30th our new curate, Vlada Rakin, was ordained in Guilford Cathedral. We are looking forward to see more of him in the weeks to come.
Welcome to All Saints, Vlada!
1. We will have a new curate, Vlada, who will be with us from the summer. A full time hospital chaplain Vlada lives in Nork with his family and he will be with us on alternating Sundays and on an ad hoc basis during the week. We look forward to welcoming him to our church family.
2. After discussions with the diocese we have made a free will offering of £6,500 to the Bishop’s Mission Fund. The diocese has in turn forgiven us our £65,000 debt. This is amazing news.3. On April 23rd our new youth café launches, and we are really excited to see how that develops and increases our contact with young people in our local area.
For more APCM news and the full report click here.
2020 Vision Launch
We are excited to have launched our new 2-year vision plan on January 13th. If you want to know about where we are heading and what is guiding us, you can find out more on the Vision 2020 link. You can also listen to Rev Sue's talk, which you can find here.
Forthcoming Events in August
Mon 22nd July
Christ Church Epsom
Tue 30th July
Wed 31st July
Cake & Company
meet at Church
Trip to Polsden Lacey
2.30pm – 4.30pm &
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Games & BBQ Tea
Cake & Company
Tues 3rd September
*if you need further information regarding the location of an event, please contact the Church Office or Rev Sue and they will be happy to provide additional details
We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our many activities and events!
Christian AidMany thanks to all those who collected or gave to Christian Aid this year, and delivered the leaflets for the Superheros festival.
Provisional total collected is just £21 less than last year at £1,479.30 (plus some foreign coins).
Well done to Ruth for collecting envelopes back from 61% of her houses, to Anne W. for collecting £2.57 per house on Chesterfield Road and for Claire W for an average of £4.28 per envelope on Riverholme Drive (one of 6 roads averaging over £4 collected).
Thanks again, Dave Senneck & Clive Smitheram