Special Events

There is a lot going on at All Saints - and we would love to see you at one of our events! On the 'What's On' page you can find an overview of dates for your diary. Other events are listed below:

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Bible Course

If you are still trying to get to grips with the Bible, how all the books fit together, why it is not simply in chronological order, what the different types of literature within it are then Janet has the course for you! Over seven Wednesday mornings Janet will be running the Bible Society course which uses a mixture of video teaching, a manual and group discussion. The dates are, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19 & July 3.

Accessible and interactive, it will enhance and inform your ongoing Bible study, whether you are new to the Bible or want to go deeper. Using a unique storyline, the course shows how the key events, books and characters all fit together. You’ll get to see the BIG picture and discover how the Bible applies to your life.

There will be a small charge of £5 for this course to cover the cost of the manual. Please contact Janet Sherbourne directly (or ask in the church office) if you would like to join the course.

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Bowling Evening – Friday 7th June

The Games Evening is having a night out at Chessington Bowls Club. Meet at the club at Churchfields Recreation Ground, Off Church Lane, Chessington, KT9 2DR from 7pm. The evening is free, but the bar will be open and there will be snacks. All you need to bring are some flat shoes – no experience needed. Please can you sign up on the sheet in the corridor if you are coming so we know how many to expect.

 

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Bunting Bonanza!! The Deadline is Approaching…

If you are making a pennant for our 125 anniversary bunting please can we have it by Sunday 9th June (the latest - this an extended deadline). Don’t forget it can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, made of paper, card or cake (well maybe not that one). We have had a fabulous variety in already and I really look forward to seeing all of your creations. Please do get your children and wider family involved too. This would be a great half-term activity.

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Marriage Course

On the four Thursday evenings in June, James and Fiona Mobbs are going to be running a marriage course. The teaching is done via video and you will also enjoy a home cooked meal during the evening. There is no group work and the only person you would talk to is your partner.
Attending this course is not a sign that your marriage or relationship is in trouble – quite the opposite really. It is an indication that you value it and want to invest time and effort into it. Whether you are newlyweds or have been together for years this course is a fantastic opportunity for you to enrich your relationship.
There will be a small charge of £25 per couple, but please do not let costs be an obstacle. If you are interested please do let Sue Cooke know, book the dates in your diary now and start to arrange babysitters if required.
If this course is not for you, but you would like to enable others to attend by offering childcare as a gift to one of the couples please do let Sue Cooke know that too.    



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Thy Kingdom Come - June 9th


Thy Kingdom Come is back at Guildford Cathedral! From 4pm on 9 June, Christians of all denominations will gather in praise and prayer – come along and join your brothers and sisters in Christ from around the area at this special event.

No need to book – just show up for as much as you would like!

16:00 - 18:00: Festival

An opportunity to gather outside the Cathedral for a picnic. Food stalls will be available, and entertainment will be on offer in the form of live music from Red House Blues, Motivation by MusicGospel Choir and a live theatrical production from Manna Ministries.

18:00 - 19:00: Contemporary Worship

Led by the soon-to-be Bishop of Southampton, Debbie Sellin, we will gather together in praise for a time of contemporary worship with a talk by Pete Greig.

19:00 - 23:00: Prayer Vigil

From 19:00, there will be an opportunity to join in prayer led by the Bishops of Guildford and Dorking with space for some creative responses.

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125 Celebrations 

Come and join in, lets gather together and celebrate

Dinner Dance – 13th September

There is still time to sign up for the dinner dance in September. Come on your own, come with family, come with a guest, friend, neighbour or even your spouse.  I will be doing mixed tables and so everyone will have people to sit with. If you are worried about coming on your own, please don’t be, just let me know and lifts etc… can be arranged. We are family together and it would be great if as many people as possible could join us.

The party is on Friday 13th September, at Glenmore House in Surbiton. £40 per person with get you a welcome drink, a three course meal, coffee and mints. There will be dancing, and the bar will be open until midnight.

If you have booked already, but only paid a deposit can you now please pay your additional balance of £20 per ticket.

Celebration Service – July 14th

On July 14th we will be having our 125 Celebration Service and we will be joined by Bishop Andrew. This service will be followed by fizz and cake in the hall for everyone.  Then at 1pm a Ploughman’s lunch will be served. There will be no charge for the lunch, but donation buckets will be out on the day. To help with catering numbers it would be very helpful if you could please sign up to say if you will be staying for the lunch.

125 Invitation Challenge

Several more boxes have been checked off in our ‘125 Invitation Challenge’, but we have a long way to go if we are going to fill them all by July 14th! Have you invited anyone into your home yet? Remember, it can just be for tea and a biscuit, coffee and cake, it does not have to be a fancy meal. Inviting people into our homes is good practise for inviting people into our church family home. Please do see what you can do to help us meet our target.

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 Confirmation Service at All Saints

This year on Sunday 2nd June at 10am we will be hosting a confirmation service and will be joined by Bishop Jo. This is a very special service and it is a long time since we have hosted one. If you have not been confirmed but are interested in what it means then please let me know.  The first stage will be for me to gather everyone together and talk about what confirmation is and then you can decide if you definitely want to be confirmed. An initial expression of interest does not mean a firm commitment and if you decide not to go ahead then that is fine, but please do not miss out on the opportunity to be confirmed here at All Saints if you would like to. 

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