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December 2016

Concert on Saturday 26th November
A musical entertainment by two groups of unaccompanied voices
‘Acafella’ – a Barber Shop Quartet
and ‘The Kettle Girls’ - a close harmony trio
The groups will be performing in the church at 7pm
Tickets £10 (including light refreshments) from Dave
in aid of All Saints’ Restoration and Development Fund

November 2016

Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 13th November
The 10am Holy Communion service included the two minutes silence and time to reflect.

October 2016

Harvest October 2nd
Come and celebrate again all that the Lord has given us. Donations of money and produce will be sent on locally to the Bridge Project, groceries to the food bank and internationally to Tear Fund.

September 2016

Ride and Stride
Thousands of cyclists and walkers will be out on the streets and lanes of Suffolk on Saturday 10th September between 9.00am and 5.00pm, when hundreds of churches are open to visit.
A popular event for individuals and families, it is the 35th year the Suffolk Historic Churches Sponsored Bike Ride and Stride has taken place, but it is now a country-wide event. Money raised by walkers and cyclists is divided between the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust and a church chosen by each participant. Everyone taking part chooses their own route including as many, or as few, churches as they wish. Jenny will register you and give you a form for your sponsors to fill in. Jenny is also looking for volunteers to sit in our church to welcome and verify that the cyclists and walkers have visited All Saints’.

Charity Concert
The Black Diamonds performed their Lonnie Donnegan Tribute and Skiffle Show in the Church on Saturday 24th September at 7.30pm. Tickets were priced at £15 including our famous "nibbles"
The show will raised £500 shared between St. Nicholas Hospice Care and our own Restoration and Development Fund.

Back to Church Sunday
There will be a Family Communion on at 10am on Sunday 25th September when anyone who would usually come and anyone who has not been to a Sunday service for years will feel at home. Come back and go on from where you are not from where you were.

July 2016

Quiz and Ploughman's Supper

We held a quiz with general knowledge interspersed with subject rounds on Saturday 30th July, 6.15 for 6.30pm. The supper was served at about 7.30pm. David, Jane and Win have tickets at £7.50 per person. Teams can be up to 6 people and either prearranged or joined on the day. About £360 was raised for the Restoration and Development Fund

June 2016

Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II official birthday
On Saturday 10th June, there were cream teas in the hall and stalls in the church. The tower was opened for visitors. We raised about £600 for the building restoration and development fund. There is a window in the North aisle which is in dire need of complete restoration. On Sunday 11th June the 10am service included thanksgiving for Her Majesty's long life and reign.

April 2016

Annual Parish Meeting
The meeting on 24th April began at 11.30am after the 10am Holy Communion service.
The meeting received the reports on the finances, including this year's Gift Day, the general state of the fabric of the buildings and the Vicar's report. The PCC is now comprised of six ex officio members: the Vicar, Simon Gill, the Curate, Jennie Ridley, the Church Wardens, Jane Penson and Elizabeth Wiles and the two serving members of the Deanery Synod, Graham Naylor and Amanda Reavell, together with Anne Bateman, Judith and Malcolm Offord, Tony Rowe, Sarah Smith and Hilary Sparks. Other business discussed included the progress of the proposed kitchen in the north aisle and other practical matters. The meeting closed in prayer at 12.30pm

March 2016

Palm Sunday
There was a special service with a triumphal procession and the distribution of Palm Crosses

Good Friday
The church was open for personal meditation from 10am until 2pm when there was an interactive display “Stations of the Cross”. From 2-3pm there were reflective service of songs, readings and prayers.

Easter Day
There was an early service of Holy Communion at 8am and an All Age Easter Celebration within a Holy Communion service at 10am.

The theme for Lent ‘generous God, generous people’ was explored in the sermons and in the house groups over the weeks leading up to Easter, beginning with an introductory session on Sunday, 31st January. The five week course for Lent was on our calling as stewards of all that God has given us. Bishop David said, when it was published,
Generous God Generous People’ is an "easily accessible Bible-based study material on the subject of Christian Giving ..... to help us here in Suffolk open our hearts and our hands even more fully to God and to each other. My vision is of a world based on giving not getting, and here is a very practical stepping-stone towards that good future.” There were home groups on Sunday evenings, Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Women's World Day of Prayer
This year's Women's World Day of Prayer has been prepared by the women of Cuba. We will celebrated this event here in Sudbury at 3.30pm on 4 March at the Friends' Meeting House on Friars St.

February 2016

Coffee Morning - Kitchenware Special
The next coffee morning will be on February 20th in the Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon hosted by the Events committee. There will be home made cakes and useful items for the kitchen for sale.

Church Cleaning Day
Please put this in your diary for February 27th.
















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