All Saints Lindfield E-News:  16/09/22
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Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.

Sunday 18 September


8.00am      Holy Communion                           Genesis 4:1-16
9.30am      Morning Worship                            Mark 9:2-13                                              

11.15am    A service on the morning of the eve of the Queen's funeral                               
                                                                              Mark 9:2-13                                                  
6.00pm      Cornerstone* Holy Communion  1Corinthians 4:1-21
*Sermon will be live-streamed
Mission Partner Focus: Jonny and Olga Anderson


Queen Elizabeth II

This Sunday we will gather again to give thanks to God and to pray for our king and for our nation. We will have a special 11.15am service on the eve of the Queen's funeral.
All Saints will be open as usual during the day for private prayer. A book of condolence is available to sign.
Steve Nichols, Vicar

No coffee after 9.30am service 

As we are in a period of national mourning, we will not be having coffee/tea and the toys available after the 9.30am service again  this Sunday, to allow a time of quiet and reflection ahead of the 11.15am service.

Link Correction

In the All Saints email (13/9) regarding resources surrounding the death of the Queen, the link to the children's A4 handout did not work.
You can find the handout here.

Church Office closure and All Saints News

The church office will be closed on Monday 19 September.
Please remember to send all your items for publication to BOTH these email addresses: and

Stewart Clarke

Stewart has sadly passed away in Taiwan, please do be praying for Ian and Christine and the family at this sad time. There will be a Thanksgiving service for Stewart’s life on Saturday 1 October at 3.00pm here at All Saints.

Welcome Tea 

A big welcome to All Saints if you've joined us recently. If you've not been to one before, we'd love to invite you to our Welcome Tea. Our next one is THIS Sunday 18 September at 3.45pm in the Tiger lounge. Please sign up using the link if you're able to join us:
Also, please do fill in an online welcome form at


Our seniors group for everyone over 65 will be meeting again on Tuesday 20 September, 10.00am, in the church building. The team are looking forward to welcoming you all back for the autumn – and an opportunity to come together at this sad time. Our list of dates, all at fortnightly intervals until our Christmas Special on the 13 December, are available as a bookmark from the back of church or church porch. Carrie Britton

What's Your Question? 

 We all have questions about the Christian faith. Thank you for the 40-50 questions submitted recently. Six have been selected and we are considering them together over the next Wednesday nights to 26 October. A mixture of upfront teaching and small-group discussion. Food from 7.30pm. Start at 8.00pm, finish by 9.00pm. Please sign up at the back of church if you want to come and have a meal (free, but donation to cover food on the night). 

Help needed

We are looking for a few people to help with serving and clearing/washing up after the meal over the next five Wednesday evenings, if you can help either on one or more of the weeks, please contact Sarah Hagger in the church office.

Youth Clubs next week

On Thursday 22 September from 7.00-8.10pm in the Tiger, Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) will be making some mouth-watering masterpieces in Gianni’s Pizza Parlour.
On Friday 23 September from 8.00-9.30pm in the Tiger, Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18) will be exercising their little grey cells with the creative challenge of Builders’ Bonanza.  / 07866 487535.


Parents’ Support Group 

We are relaunching our occasional support group gatherings for parents of children with additional needs. Initially this will be just a space for you to meet with others who understand and to enjoy a meal together. If you are new to All Saints or new to the journey of parenting children with additional needs please do get in touch. We'd love to invite you along to our next meal. In addition, we love to pray for you and the challenges you face. email:
Antonia Easley and Carol Holford 

Neon Light Party Helpers Needed: Last call

We are still looking for people to sign up to be helpers on the night – for all the information please click on the link below:

Harvest weekend

The theme of our harvest events this year is 'Love your Neighbour by Caring for Creation'. Our guest speaker from Tearfund will be Rupert Meredith Jones. Do sign up for the Harvest Supper on Saturday 24 September – you will need to book a place by Tuesday 20 September by clicking the following link: or by phoning the church office on 01444 482405.
Our services on Sunday 25 September will look at the theme of the environment from a biblical perspective. To prepare for the weekend you might like to take on the Tearfund Let's Change the Climate Challenge – a week of simple daily challenges, information and prayer points ideal for individuals or families.
Steve Nichols

Harvest Festival flowers

This year the flower team are going to decorate the church on Saturday 24 September before we celebrate our harvest festival on Sunday. 
We would be grateful to receive any homegrown produce, lovely foliage, berries and garden flowers on the Saturday morning to make the church beautiful for our celebration. 
Herta Kingdom and Jane Mowforth

Help after Harvest Supper 

Can you help with clearing away/re-setting the church ready for Sunday services after the Harvest Supper on Saturday 24 September please? If so, please contact Richard Painter.

Cost of Living workshop

Our Information and support workshop for seniors will be held on Thursday 6 October at 10.00am in the Tiger lounge. Sign up sheets are at the back of church, or online here:
There will be presentations from Age UK, Citizens' Advice Bureau and Carers Support West Sussex, followed by questions and answers sessions, teas or coffee. Carrie Britton

Women Together Breakfast

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first event after the summer break on Saturday 8 October 8.30–10.30am in the church.
Join us for breakfast and an opportunity to chat and deepen our connections as we explore together the theme of confidence. We'll do this through bible reflection, testimony from a cross section of women and time to consider together how it applies into our own lives. (We plan to continue with this theme at our breakfast on February 25th through more of a workshop style approach.) Encourage friends along and help make it welcoming and safe for each other.
We'll provide tea, coffee, juice and pastries as well as a healthy alternative. Follow the link to sign up Women Together Breakfast (08-Oct-2022) · ChurchSuite Events

Fellowship meal for 11.15 congregation 

Following the success of our summertime meal we are planning our next meal together for the 11.15 congregation on Sunday 30 October. Put it in your diary now! Newcomers especially welcome. The first course is provided and we will be forming a team to make the puddings. Contact Carrie with your offer of help.

World Council of Churches

Grace Thompson, part of the All Saints church family, recently attended the World Council of Churches conference in Germany. She writes: "It was great you be part of the conference with a particular focus on the Ecumenical Disabilities Advocacy Network meetings. I was able to contribute to discussions and papers about inclusion in the worldwide church. Going forward I am involved in a new group to encourage inclusion of those who are neurodiverse and have hidden disabilities. This is focused in Europe, initially. Thank you for your support and prayers."

Richard and Elaine Browning

Richard and Elaine Browning will be leaving Haywards Heath on 22 September, moving to be nearer their daughter in Poole. They would like to thank all those in All Saints with whom they have enjoyed fellowship over nearly 38 years.

Men United Breakfast – postponed

We unfortunately had to postpone last Saturday’s Men United Breakfast with Bob Harrison, we will be re arranging it for a time within the next month or so and will confirm the new date in next week’s ASN. Steve Hagger

Student Prayer Card

It’s that time of the year when many of young people are heading back to Universities/Colleges and others starting for the first time. We want to be supporting them in prayer, so have produced a prayer card with the names of the students and where they are studying – please help yourself to one from the back of church or contact the church office. Sarah Hagger


Sussex Gospel Partnership (SGP) 

Are looking to appoint to the part-time role (or roles) of Administrator and Ministry and Communications Manager. This might be one person with a wide skill-set or two people each contributing to the ministry of the SGP. Further details available from:

Family Support Work Autumn supper 

Join us for our annual supper to raise money and awareness for FSW on Friday 23 September at 7.00pm at Wivelsfield Village Hall. It promises to be a superb night with friends – with supper, including a fabulous array of puddings – and local entertainment.
It would be wonderful for our churches to show their support and come as a group booking. This year, tables will be seated in groups of eight. We will have a cash bar and a raffle on the night. Tickets cost £15 each. To book or for more information please contact Vic Donougher or Victoria Hersey or leave a message via the church office on 01444 482405.


The Mountains are calling

It would be great if you can join current and former members of All Saints who have already booked for a very reasonably priced Oakhall Ski trip to the Swiss Alps 9 –18 March 2023. (Seven days on the mountain slopes plus time for fellowship and teaching on this Christian based holiday). For further details speak to me or call me on 07808170535. Also, look at winter tab and Lauterbrunnen.
Tim Rodemark


Mission Partner Focus: Jonny and Olga Anderson

  • Praise that Jonah has been able to secure a place at a UK boarding school
  • Praise that the three children seem happy at school and pray that they would join and thrive in the Christian meetings
  • Pray for Jonny and Olga to settle into this new stage without children at home and that they’d be able to develop many of the open-ended ministry opportunities that they have
  • Pray that they would be encouraging this Sunday as they visit the provincial town of Tomina and encourage the new church there
  • Pray for wisdom for Olga as she decides what to do about the Thursday club with disadvantaged children. None of them can read and there are no early years reading books
  • Pray for Jonny as he prepares talks on the parables in Luke over the next two month. Pray that the listeners and Jonny himself would be transformed.

Prayer for our community and nation

Please join us on Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.30am at Lindfield Evangelical Church.

Day of Prayer TODAY

This afternoon Friday 16 September Lindfield Evangelical Free Church will be open between 2.00pm – 6.00pm for prayer. Mervyn Weeks, Pastor at LEFC has invited members from All Saints and Lindfield URC to join those from LEFC to pray for our nation and our world. With so much going on; war in Ukraine, tension in Taiwan, cost of living crisis, a new Prime Minister, there is no better time to be reminded that the Lord Jesus is King and we can pray to our Father in confidence.

Praying for the church family

Please continue to hold in your prayers those known to you who may be especially in need of God's comfort at this time and especially for:

Clare Clark
Please pray for David, Clare, Zoe, Dom, Lexi, Isaac, Leah and Suzannah Clark. Clare is having chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer. We would appreciate your prayers for Clare to respond really well to the treatment.

Jean Griffiths
Please pray for Jean

Beth Leonard

Please continue to pray for Beth for recovery from her operation and for protection from any post op infections or complications. 

Al and Sarah Paxton           
Please continue to pray for Al.


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