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
Sunday 13th November
The 10am Holy Communion service included the two minutes silence and time
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.
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’.
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.
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
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.
Annual Parish Meeting
The meeting on 24th April began at 11.30am after the 10am Holy Communion
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
There was a special service with a triumphal procession and
the distribution of Palm Crosses
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.
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.
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.
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.