A Christmas - Thank You!!
you so much to everyone who worked so hard over the Christmas period, what a
brilliant time we had. We
began with the St Ebba’s Nativity, then the workshop, Christingle, cafe
nativity, quiet communion, carol singing at the club, carol singing at St
Ebba’s, our carol service, No Room at the Igloo, late night communion, then
Christmas Day and finally our NYE party!
I am so grateful to every single one of you. It began with those who delivered all our leaflets and then continued with people who organised services, read readings, prayed prayers, led the music, played in the bands, sang their hearts out, built igloos, conjured up incredible crafts, served teas, created beautiful flower displays, heated the mulled wine, acted in our plays, hosted the services and generally all pulled together. What an incredible team we make. Thank you to all of you who gave up your time and energy and sacrificed time with friends and families to make it all happen. All of it of course made possible by God who sustained us, inspired us and brought people to all of our services.
Following our collections we were able to send £200 to the Children’s Society and we collected about £1300 for MERU which the church made up to £1500.
Finally, a personal thank you for your many kind messages, cards and beautiful gifts. I was overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you, I am praying God blesses and guides us into more adventures together in 2020.
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 January
St Paul's Howell Hill!
27 Fulford Road
27 Fulford Road
Cake & Company
*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!