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December 2010

Christmas Market raised £1800 many thanks to all who were involved. Special thanks to Doreen and David who came back to help Eve in the kitchen.

Outsourcing council services
There is concern about the proposal to outsource much of our county council's services. The LibDem website contains information about this:

November 2010

Coffee Morning raised £67

Gift Day
This year the total so far is approximately £6,000.

Jazz concert
Last month's concert, enjoyed by around 100 people and organised by David and Pat, resulted in £250 each to E.A.C.H.Tree House appeal and to All Saints restoration Fund.

Christians in Science
Two discussions on Mondays 15 & 22 November 6.45 - 9pm on "Cosmology and Theology" and Genetics and Human Identity" respectively. Free simple meal (hot or Cold) at 6.45pm at All Saints Church, Kesgrave.

Love 2 Drum
For those who would like to learn or get in some practice before the tree lighting, there will be a meeting in the hall on Wednesday 24th November at 7.45, session fee £3.

Historic Churches Cycle Ride
Our total sponsorship money raised was £431.40. Half will be returned to All Saints. Many thanks to all who took part.

Want a New Start?
Would you like to know Jesus better? Know more of what Christianity is about? A 6 week course called START will help you to do just that. Each session is introduced by two brief videos as discussion starters for that session. Contact Simon or Judith for details and to find the best day and time for the group.

Greater Chapter meeting
The clergy of the deanery meet together to discuss issues of ministry in our area every month. Once or twice a year, the meetings are expanded to include anyone in any form of official ministry, i.e. readers, acknowledged ministers and lay elders.
Our next Greater Chapter meeting is November 10th at 7.30 pm. It will be an opportunity to meet our new archdeacon (David Jenkins) and to hear his vision for our archdeaconry. The location is not yet fixed, but will probably be St. Gregory’s church hall.

Window repair and restoration
Permission has now been received to begin work on the damaged window at the end of the south aisle. English Heritage have agreed to give £4,000 towards this project but, even with the money already raised, we still need more to fully finance the work.

October 2010

31st October All Saints Eve We celebrated this with a shorter service of Holy Communion at 10am, then met together to talk about the implications of Simon's sermon (17.10.10), which is available in print, on tape or on Simon's letter page. The outcome was a call for All Saints to prayerfully consider the best use of the time, talents and energy of the present congregation and to put these to the optimum use in the future. Among the questions raised were: How, in our worship and outreach, can we best serve our community and support our regular worshippers? Could the building be used more often for social and cultural events? Should the magazine continue in its present form? Contact Simon about any vision or dream you have.

Walks with Jesus
The title of a series of fortnightly Bible studies led by Judith and Malcolm at 2pm Tuesdays at their home. Walks Jesus took invariably led him into situations that we can learn from: a call to discipleship, the danger of temptation, the blessing of forgiveness. The next meeting is on 19th October when we will join Jesus as he walks with two friends on the road to Emmaus.

Open the Book
Open the book is looking for more volunteers as more schools would like the assemblies than there are volunteers to run them.

Repairs and modifications to the church building.
The faculty notice has now been displayed for the required ammount of time and sent off to the diocese, so we hope to have formal approval to start work on the window by the door very soon.
The plans for modifications to the tower are being worked on by the architect, who will have an initial draft for consideration shortly.

Dance Alive
A session of gentle exercise to music to encourage those who are 60 or older to dance and improve their balance, posture, mobility, muscular strength, circulation and flexibility. Rachel Owen, our liturgical dance specialist, who will be running the weekly sessions in the Dance Studio at Sudbury Upper School, says, "We will dance and have fun to music you know and love." Sessions cost £3.

Contact vicar:

Rev'd. Simon Gill Telephone: Sudbury 375334

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