Crib and Christingle
The crib service was held on Christmas Eve with the giving and receiving
of Christingles. The work of the Childrens Society, which cares for children
in poverty or distress for any reason throughout the the UK, was mentioned
and there was an opportunity to make a donation to help achieve the aim
of giving every child in this country the greatest possible chance in
On Friday 19th December the second boiler had the necessary spare parts
fitted. With both boilers back in action heating is now better than before
Sunday 21st December
The 10am Service of the Word was prepared and led by All Sorts with a
The Carol Service at 6.30pm was followed by refreshments in the church
hall including mulled wine and mince pies.
The gas supply was restored on Monday 8th December. After a few
hours, both boilers then failed to operate and the building was cold by
the morning. On Friday the service engineer put in new parts and took
working parts from one boiler to repair the other. Heating has been restored
by running the one working boiler longer. The failed components of the
second boiler are awaiting replacement before it can be fired up again.
The temperature of the church was comfortable on Sunday 14th. We hope
to have both boilers working by next Sunday for the Nativity and Carol
Gas leak - update
The head of the engineering group, which is repairing the pipe,
rang Simon to say that they were still working on the repair and hoped
to complete the drilling by Friday 5th December evening. Assuming that
was successful, all other work would be completed by Monday 7th lunch
time. In order to get the Church ready for the children of St. Gregory's
school to hold their Nativity, can anyone help, please, in tidying and
cleaning on Monday afternoon – say 2pm onwards? Please contact Simon
today if you can assist. Thank you.
Deck the Halls
December 6th “Deck the Halls” was held in the church hall.
A seasonal mixture of words and music by the talented instrumental duo,
Chanter's Jigge, offered
a wide range of different sorts of music from the 13th to 21st centuries
on various instruments with enthusiastic audience participation with clapping,
foot tapping and vocally in the choruses. A profit of £269 was given
to of All Saints' Restoration and Development Fund after a delightful
Deck the Halls
December 6th “Deck the Halls” in the church. A seasonal mixture
of words and music by the talented instrumental duo, Chanter's
Jigge, offering a wide range of traditional music from the 13th to
17th centuries on various instruments with audience participation in the
choruses. Entrance by programme available in advance from the Library
or from David for £9 or
on the door at £10 in aid of All Saints' Restoration and Development
Gas leak update
The gas, which normally fuels our boilers, has been turned off
for the present, so we have been holding the services in the Church Hall
for the whole of November.
We expect the repair work to be carried out on Thursday 4th December so
that the heating will be back on in time for the Christmas concert on
Should the work not be completed in time Chanter's Jigge will perform
their merry seasonal entertainment in the church hall. Extra parking has
been arranged, by kind permission of the school, in St. Gregory's School
Blue badge holders only may use the churchyard.
When our Community Warden, Bradley Smith, came to put the church
clock back, he noticed a strong smell of gas. The Gas Board confirmed
the leak and the supply was turned off. While the old iron pipe is being
replaced there is no heating in church. We will be holding the services
in the Church Hall until the supply is restored as the weather has turned
a little colder.
Our Community Warden, Bradley Smith, is available for everyone to consult
on community matters by phone Sudbury 311642 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very grateful for his swft action in reporting the gas leak to
All Saints Day Market
All Saints' Day ( November 1st ) was our annual fair in St. Peter's.
Day of Prayer
This year the market coincided with our day of prayer for the parish so
there wasl be space among the bustle of stalls and refreshments for a
place to pray.
The 10 am service on 5th October was a Celebration in Songs of Praise.
Our gifts of food in thanks for all the good things the Lord gives us
were donated to Storehouse ( check list for suitable items) to distribute
to those in need locally. Everyone was welcome to request songs and hymns
for the service. Your favourite may not be have been sung but titles were
collected on a slip from the welcomers' table to have a chance of its
Carpenter's music concert
A talented group of 11 musicians and singers will be bringing their programme
“Close to you” the music of the 70s, into All Saints on Saturday
September 20th at 7.30pm. Karen Carpenter was an iconic figure on the
music scene during that decade. Noted as a drummer and singer, she and
her brother, who played piano and arranged the music, became famous in
America in the early 70s with hits such as “Close to you”
and “Only just begun”. Her albums included songs written by
Burt Bacharach, the Beatles etc. which are still familiar years after
her tragic death from anorexia at the age of 33. The evening of live entertainment
by this versatile group tells her life story in the music she recorded.
David Webb has tickets for £10
which include refreshments.
Cream teas was served in the garden at 98, Melford Road from 2pm to 4pm
on Saturday 16th August. There were cakes, preserves, plants and bric-a-brac
Here at All Saints, in the Church Hall we are ran a 'Foundations
of Freedom' series which is aimed at helping us discover our identity
in Christ and to enlist the power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to overcome
those things in our lives that prevent us from experiencing the full life
that Jesus promises us.
Sunday 13 July at 4pm we repeated the first session, followed at 6pm by
the second session; then for the next four weeks; sessions ran from 6pm
Tea, coffee and so on were available between sessions.
Contact the Vicar or Graham
Naylor for further details.
12th July with Ploughman's Platter
6.15pm for 6.30pm in the Church Hall for teams of up to 6
tickets £7.50 per head
Jennie was ordained on Sunday 29th June at the Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds.
There was no service in All Saints that day. Everyone was invited to join
Jennie and her family in a celebration lunch in our church hall following
Healing Service at Pentecost
There was a Service for Healing at 6.30 this Sunday, 8th June. A good
number came and to pray to be healed or to pray for healing for someone
Christian Aid Week 2014 - A massive thank you!
This is to thank everyone who was involved in
any way with Christian Aid Week,
whether collecting, giving, publicising,
worshiping, praying, counting, ...
The total so far in Sudbury and Great Cornard,
including the United Service, is £5,001.79. This is a good result
in current financial circumstances and with several regular collectors
unable to take part this year. Late contributions are expected to increase
this figure. The final amount last year was £5,606. These numbers
exclude Gift Aid, which provides a further boost.
Two Rivers Mission
The mission concluded on Sunday 11th May with a Thanksgiving service in
the afternoon. The visiting teams from the whole area
joined for a farewell at All Saints reflecting on a time when they had
joined the locals to walk alongside the people from all over the Sudbury
area and to talk to them about the power Jesus brings into our lives.
The visitors were a great bunch of people and we are all grateful they
gave up their time to witness to and with us during the week.
The Coffee morning was held on May 17th at the Cygnets, Church
Street from 10am to 12 noonby kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs Alan Wickens.
This will have cakes, plants, books and a bring and buy stall.
Two Rivers Mission
Pointers for prayer can be found on this link.
Anyone who would like to know more or become involved should contact Arthur.
You can hear the talk given by the missioners from Through Faith Missions,
who will coming to strengthen the local team
here. The Two Rivers Mission web site is now up and running. You can
keep up to date with all that is happening on this
April 2014Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday 27th April at 11.30am in the Church Hall
The yearly business meeting of All Saints Church.
Those elected to serve for the coming year are:-
Church warden: Mrs Elizabeth Wiles
Representatives to serve on the deanery synod: Mrs Amanda Reavell and
Mr. Graham Naylor
Members of the PCC: Mrs Anne Bateman, Mrs Lynne Fish, Mrs Sue Gilbert,
Mrs Judith Offord, Mrs Jane Penson, Mrs Jennie Ridley, Mr. Paul Roach
Reports of our finances and activities in the past year were presented
and future plans for the parish were discussed.
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday 27th April at 11.30am in the Church Hall
This is the yearly business meeting of All Saints Church.
We will need to elect
--2 new churchwardens
--2 representatives to serve on the deanery synod
--7 members for the PCC
to hear reports of our finances and activities in the past year. and to
explore future plans for the parish. Everyone on the electoral roll is
entitled to vote.
Early morning Holy Communion Services
The 8am service was on Mothering Sunday, 30th March and not on
the 1st Sunday in April as is usual. The 3rd Sunday in April the usual
pattern was resumed.
Series of sermons and home groups for Lent
Our lent course this year is based on a book by the Bishop of
Sheffield, Steven Croft: Exploring God's Mercy. The sermons will
be on each of 5 topics from that book on a Sunday. Then at two different
home groups during this season there will be time to explore them further.
Simon will be leading a new home group for the period of Lent, meeting
each Wednesday evening in Gaol Lane: please ring or e-mail him
if you wish to join. The afternoon meeting on the Lent theme will be fortnightly
beginning on Wednesday 12th March in Cross Street: please contact Malcolm
about joining this group.
Two Rivers Mission
Regular prayer sessions for the mission have been held every third Sunday,
following the 10am Service.
Coffee Morning Saturday 15th March
in the Church Hall from 10am to 12noon. We raised £70.
Two Rivers Mission - Training sessions
Mondays March 3, 10 & 17
There were three evenings of interactive Mission training, led by Through
Faith Missions. All three were in the All Saints Church Hall and all three
started at 8:00pm and finished around 9:30.
Light refreshments were served from 7:45.
The first of these sessions was on Monday 3rd March, and covered:
Introduction to Mission teams
The second was on Monday 10th March, and concentrated on:
Listening to others
Joining activities of others
The third session, on Monday 17th March, helped us in:
Visiting where others live
There was a celebration of Holy Communion at 7.45 pm on Wednesday 5th
March in church.
Gathering for Prayer for the Two Rivers Mission
On Saturday 1st March we'll meet and start our prayers in All Saints at
3.00pm, then move on to St. Peter's, and pray there. We will then walk
to St. Gregory's to pray inside and then on to Sudbury Baptist Church
for final prayer, short worship and tea. We expect to be finished by 5.30pm.
Leading up to lent and continuing after Easter this year we are listening
to a series of sermons that address objections to Christianity. Those
that have already been given can be found on the "Sermons" button
on the right or click here. There
is also a talk given by the Vicar explaining why people from All Saints
will be taking part in the Three Rivers Mission that will come to Sudbury
in early May.
New series of Sermons
Sunday, 12th January, there was a sermon which introduced the series of
10 sermons which will lead up to Easter. This first sermon looked at handling
questions about belief in general. Each following sermon will cover a
question that is often asked about our Christian faith - an objection
to it or one of the great mysteries that need an explanation.