Sunday 29th December
The 10am service was a Service of the Word rather than a fifth
Sunday Holy Communion Servoce.
Christmas in All Saints Parish
Friday 20th in the evening Carol
singing around Ballingdon
Sunday 22nd 10 am Nativity & Communion
6.30 pm Carols by candlelight
Christmas Eve 3.30 pm Christingle &
Christmas Day 10 am Family Communion
Day of Prayer and Gift Day
Sunday 17th November was the Gift Day, which is more usually
held on the Sunday nearest to All Saints' Day. This gave an opportunity
to give financial support to the work of the Church over and above our
regular giving as a thank offering. Over £4,500 was raised.
This month's coffee morning, held in the Church Hall on 23rd November
raised over £160 from Christmas decorations and gifts as well as
the usual cake stall. Many thanks to all.
The Taste of Sunday Evenings
You are invited to the next TASTE, Talking And Sharing Together Evenings.
The next will be at 8pm on Sunday 24th November at 98 Melford Road. These
are relaxed times of fellowship, offering refreshment both for the soul
and the body. For more details contact Malcolm
Day of Prayer and Gift Day
Saturday 16th November was our yearly Day Of Prayer when we prayed
for our own parish specifically and asked for guidance for the future
in all the areas that the Lord is showing us that He has work for us in
extending his kingdom upon earth. Sunday 17th November was the Gift Day,
which is more usually held on the Sunday nearest to All Saints' Day. This
gives an opportunity to give financial support to the work of the Church
over and above our regular giving as a thank offering.
Church Street to close again
The road will be closed for half term week - beginning 28th October.
Our major fund raising event of the year in St.Peter’s Market Hill
for our Restoration and Development fund will be held on Saturday October
19th from 9.30am – 2.30pm.
Gifts of books, toys, second time around collectibles, games, sweets,
gifts, jewellery, china, glass and preserves for sale at the fayre may
be left at the back of the church now. Cakes on the Friday or Saturday,
Vernon Lever will be giving demonstrations of painting in water colour
during the day and there will be the usual delicious soup and home made
Sermon series: Worship
All the sermons in this series are available on the "Sermons"
page as well as in note form from whoever preached or on a CD from Simon.
In conjunction with these sermons, Simon is making his personal Bible
Index available to those who would find it helpful. Click here
to read more.
Thinking about being confirmed? Interested in discovering more about Christianity?
Have friends who might be? Do you want to explore the beginning of faith?
This course can also be seen as a preparation for confirmation but is
also for those who simply want to explore the basics of the Christian
faith. Contact Simon for time
and venue as a new course is just beginning.
The next three course homemade meal will be served in the Church Hall
at 12.30pm Sunday 29th September. Anyone who would otherwise be eating
alone on that Sunday will be welcomed. Tickets are available at £5
from Joyce or otherwise must be
booked in advance by phone.
The Taste of Sunday Evenings
You are invited to the next TASTE, Talking And Sharing Together Evenings,
beginning 8pm on Sunday 22nd September at 98 Melford Road. These be will
relaxed times of fellowship, offering refreshment both for the soul and
the body. For more details contact Malcolm
What does the future hold for us?
Anyone who would like the first issue of the news bulletin, primarily
for regular members of the congregation, can find one at the back of the
church. It mentions that permission has at last been granted to begin
work on the tea bar in the aisle near the North door and that preliminary
investigations of the concrete floor there are about to be started.
Church Street Closure
The church yard should be accessible from both ends of Church Street again
this weekend. There is still some work to do but the barriers should have
been be taken away.
New home group
Robert and Lynne
invited any who would like to join the new evening house group at their
home on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm.
The group will ran for only six weeks from August 4th and the theme was
be ‘Hot Potatoes’, i.e. controversial topics that, for various
reasons, Christians sometimes try and avoid discussing. These evenings
proved very popular.
The coffee morning held at 98, Melford Road on Saturday, 17th
August from 10am to 12 noon made a profit of £165.05. Thank you
Malcolm and judith.
Mother's Union met in St
Andrews Church, Great Cornard on Tuesday 6th August at 2.30pm for the
Wave of Prayer service. Young mums were particularly invited to this meeting
during the school holiday so they could bring all their children and enjoy
the "Bring and Share" tea
Sunday 14th July Group Service
The next service with St Gregory’s and St. Andrew’s will be
on 14th July at 10am at St. Andrew’s Church, Great Cornard. There
will be no service at all here in All Saints on that Sunday.
Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. Margot Bartlett will be
talked about her daughter, Karen’s, new book – “After
Sunday 7th July
The 10am service was be organised by the Causeway group and included a
dramatic presentation of Jesus’ baptism. Causeway members also served
the after service coffee. Everyone was warmly welcomed at this exciting
The MU extended an invitation to this open meeting in All Saints Church
Hall on Tuesday, 2nd July, at 2.30pm when Mr and Mrs Beech spoke about
"Tools with a Mission".
Open Garden with cream teas
Many thanks to everyone who gave their time and energy to make Saturday
afternoon such a friendly and enjoyable occasion and a success despite
hardly seeing the sun. Including the donations for going up the tower,
the games, stalls and 91 cream teas we made £635-76
Thank you to everyone who helped with moving the chairs and tables from
the hall and back, to those who ran games, stalls, stewarded the tower,
gave books, grew plants, baked cakes, served teas or just patronised the
event. Extra special thanks go to Ian and Suzie who gave us so much help
and allowed us to use their lovely garden, which made the whole project
Tuesday 11th June. Visit to Eden Rose Coppice. Meet at 7pm at Sudbury
Office Supplies, Edgeworth Road, for the short walk and afterwards return
to Joyce’s house for refreshment. The visit is open to anyone who
wishes to join us and that we will be collecting £2 per person (£1
subs and £1 donation to the charity).
It has been decided to discontinue our regular evening services. The last
service was on April 28th.
Rare opportunity at All Saints
Ian and Suzie Liddell opened their beautiful garden behind All Saints
Old Vicarage from 1 to 4pm on Saturday 8th June to benefit All Saints'
Restoration and Development Fund. Admission to the garden was £1
or included in a cream tea for £2.50. There were plants, books and
jigsaws and cakes for sale. The Church tower was also be opened to be
climbed for £1. Everyone was welcomed to enjoy the afternoon.
Old Vicarage Open Garden - Saturday June
We would like donations of paperback books, boxed games and jigsaws (each
complete and sealed in a plastic bag inside its box) from now on. Please
leave them at the back of the church. Later on we would like cakes and
those plants you have been nursing. If you need further information. Phone
Pat and Roy on Sudbury 377697
Pentecost Praise 2013.
6.30 for refreshments for a 7pm start in St. Peter’s. Jeff Lucas,
international speaker, broadcaster and bestselling author, currently teaching
pastor at Timberline Church Fort Collins, Colorado, will be preaching.
Ladies Group Cake Stall
Cakes and preserves please
The annual Ladies Group Charity cake stall on Market Hill on May 18th.
Jane would be delighted to receive any contributions delivered to the
cake stall from 8.30am.
at Unit 4, Inca Business Park, Acton, CO10 0BB
11am – 6p.m.
A day out for Christians and non Christians alike
find out how cars and people can be reclaimed and transformed
see the display of classic Jaguars
find something at the auction of memorabilia
and loads more going on
In aid of:
Eden’s youth project and other local social needs
For further information contact Peter Sebbage on 01787 249828
There will be a quiz in aid of All Saints' Restoration and Development
Fund, in the Church Hall on 11th May with a 7.15 for 7.30pm start.
Teams of up to 6 may enter or teams of 6 can be put together on the night
from people who have bought tickets in advance. As space is limited tickets
will not be available on the door.
Tickets cost £5 per person from Sudbury 373566 or Sudbury 372642
and include soft drinks and nibbles. Bring your own wine.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Sunday 21st April at 11.30am after the service 10am in the church hall.
Everyone is invited to attend this important business meeting.
This Sunday,21st April, we will be going to the Confirmation Service
at Bures; our last oportunity to meet Bishop Clive before his retirement.
Monday 8th April: Annual Mothers’ Union Cathedral Service
Tuesday 9th April in the Church Hall. Our speaker was Peter Whiteley from
Parish Prayer Walk
The walk on Sunday 7th April, after the morning service, visited Church
Street, Plough Lane and Friars Street. If anyone has any particular prayer
requests they would like offered to God just contact any church member
who will be pleased to pass the message on or they can be e-mailed to
A knitting group is meeting at Kettle and Fish from 12.30am - 1.30pm.
Learn to knit then make squares for emergency blankets etc. Contact Judith
by phone for details.
Services leading up to Easter.
7.30pm Maundy Thursday: Remembering the Last Supper.
We joined the Baptist congregation for our shared Holy Communion Service
in the Baptist Church this year. Simon gave the address
10.30am Good Friday: Small Saints.
Beginning in the church and taking the format of our usual Small Saints,
a warm welcome will be extended to any families wishing to share this
very special part of the Christian story. You will be able to hear the
Easter story and take part in craft activities, play with toys and enjoy
2 to 3pm Good Friday: An Hour at the Cross
The gift of life poured out to us in grace was not without its cost; the
cost and agony of the cross.
This year's Hour at the Cross will include Taize songs, readings and visual
images to support our time of reflection and contemplation.
Please note: the church will remain open as a place of quiet reflection
until 3.30pm. Those wishing to chat or arrange flowers etc are invited
to enjoy hot cross buns in the hall between 3 and 3.30pm.
There is a list to sign at the back of the church for those who
can decorate a windowsill or other place in the building. This year we
would like all the flowers to be white, if possible, please.
I Spy Easter
HUNT THE EASTER CHARACTERS IN SUDBURY!
On Saturday 30th March, children are invited to take part in a fun and
exciting event in the centre of Sudbury. Following on from the highly
successful event that we first held back in 2011 Churches Together in
Sudbury have decided to hold this event again.
From 10am to 2pm there will be characters from the Easter Story dotted
around the Market Place and they cannot be missed because they will be
wearing replica costumes of the period – so catch Barabbas, or a
Priest or even the Centurion!
So what is it all about? Well, easy. Children just come along with your
mums or dads to St Peter’s at 10 am on the Saturday morning and
pick up an I – Spy collection card take it with you around the Market
and as you see one of the characters get them to sign the card (and if
you are good, the character will even give you a chocolate egg!). There
will be 10 characters in all and once you have collected a full card take
it back to St Peter’s to enter it into a prize competition. Whilst
you are there in the church, why not stay because we are holding an Easter
Party! There will be fun activities taking place from drawing, dancing,
flag waving, making paper aeroplanes, face painting, drumming and much
more - there will even be a beautiful Easter Garden with a Tomb somewhere
in the church – why not take a peek at it?
At 11.30 and 1.30 pm a short Easter Story drama will take place when
all the characters from the streets will come into the church and you
can see them together and watch the drama unfold – “Were you
there…..?” The prize draw will take place at 1.50 pm and YOU
could be a winner!
Refreshments available courtesy of Kettle & Fish.
All this is free so what a wonderful way to spend Easter Saturday!
All Saints, St John’s Methodists and Springlands Fellowship met
together during Lent 5/6 times to share in a course entitled Transformed
by the Presence of Jesus.
Sue will order Easter lilies if
you wish to remember a loved one at this special time of rejoicing in
the Resurrection of Our Lord. The lilies cost £3 each.
On Sundays 3rd,17th and 24th of March there will be simple bread and soup
lunch in the Church Hall at 12 noon. There is no need to book and no set
price but donations of about what you would expect your own Sunday lunch
to cost, can be given to TEAR fund.
Coffee Morning and Sale
The event raised about £150. Many thanks to all who conributed
in any way.
The March coffee morning in the Church Hall - Saturday 16th from 10am
to noon - will be our annual clearance sale of all the
accumulated stuff, bric-a-brac and so on to make room to store the donations
for the bigger fund raising events later in the year: the 8th June (Garden
Party) and 5th October (Autumn Market). the event raised about £150.
many thanks to all who contributed in any way.
MICS “JagFest” introduction.
2nd March 11.00am at The Jaguar Centre. Acton.
Invitation to all who would like to know more about the event being held
on 4th May.
Contact Martin Sparks firstname.lastname@example.org or
Paul Roach email@example.com .
World Day of Prayer
Friday 1st March. This year the service is being held at St. John’s
Methodist Church beginning at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Susannah Spall
on “Praying for France”
Fish and chip baby knitting
Please bring all completed garments to church or make sure Jane has them
as they have to be sent off this week. No further garments of this sort
need to be knitted.
We were on the lookout for a freezer for the church hall. One has been
donated. Thank you.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Monday 21st January, 12:30 St Andrews, Great Cornard
Tuesday 22nd January, 11am at All Saints SCHOOL, Acton Lane, CO10 0AA
Wednesday 23rd January, 12:30 St John’s Methodist Church, Sudbury
Thursday 24th January, 12:30 St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury
Friday 25th January, 12:30 Roman Catholic Church, Sudbury
Saturday 26th January, 8 – 9:30 am Prayer Breakfast at Sudbury Baptist
Sunday 27th January, the week concludes in our own churches
Refreshments will be provided after most services
Last Saturday’s coffee morning was cancelled due to the weather
Sunday,20th January at 6.30pm there was a Churches Together service
at Living Waters Church in Gregory Street to mark the beginning of the
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There was no service at 6.30pm in
Knitting for the Fish and Chip babies in Africa, who are really
poorly babies, many of whom are born with Aids and are so poor that they
are sent home wrapped in newspaper hence “fish and chip” babies.
In Africa, the nights are cold and the babies have no clothes.
The jumpers are very easy one piece garments, usually taking one afternoon
or evening to complete. They should be knitted in bright, dark colours
rather than pastel shades (bright stripes look good and use up only small
bits of double knitting wool). For more infomation look at one of the
All Sorts @ All Saints
Not your ordinary Sunday School. We met again on 20th from 10am –
11.15am in the Church Hall. A fun filled sharing activity for children
between 5 and 11. Parents with younger children (and every one else this
Sunday) were also welcome.
One of our two boilers at All Saints' Church has broken down
and cannot be repaired in time for this Sunday 20th January. These leaves
us with inadequate heating. The temperature when I led Small Saints on
Friday morning was 10°C - cold!
I have arranged with Lynne Fish that we will not meet in church at 10am,
but instead join with the All Sorts service in the hall which has already
been planned. Judith Offord was due to be our preacher, preaching about
faith. She has agreed to postpone this, so we won't miss out. I might
try and lead something else in the back hall after the All Sorts service,
e.g. a guided meditation, otherwise we will just join the All Sorts folk
I have arranged with Peter Hunt that, snow permitting, we will still hold
the 8 am communion service, but if you are intending to come to that please
come even more wrapped up than normal..
The Hall was be too cold to be comfortable to open for coffee on Saturday
19th January from 10am until noon.
Parish Prayer Walk 13th January
The Walk to Bulmer Road and Bush Grove will begin after the morning service
at approximately 11.30am and last for half an hour. We will need transport
to get there. Offers of help to Malcolm, please - phone 315689 or e-mail
Tuesday 8th January at 2.30pm in the Bannister Room Great Cornard.
Chris Ramsey spoke then the AGM followed.
Tuesday 8th January at 7.30 pm at the Strannacks'.
Speaker: David Stranack on Favourite Poetry