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All Saints Lindfield E-News:  25/06/21
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Welcome to All Saints Church, Lindfield


Hello <<First Name>>,

Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.

Sunday 27 June

 

     
9.15am      Morning Worship
10.30am    Morning Worship*
3.00pm      Children and family service
6.00pm      Evening Service*
* You can watch these services live-streamed - www.allsaintslindfield.org/live


To book a place at these services and for more details go to: www.allsaintslindfield.org/sundays or by ringing the church office on: 01444 482405.


The church building will be opened for private prayer, seven days a week, from 9.00am until 4.00pm.
Mission Partner Focus this week: Ian and Anne-Marie Prescott
 

News and Events
 


Great News for Seniors

We are delighted that we can restart Tiger@Ten on Tuesday 3 August at 10.00 am in the church building. We are really looking forward to meeting together after a long time of separation. Do join us to meet friends old and new! New activities alongside popular favourite ones, and always a warm welcome. We will then meet fortnightly in church, with our Christmas Special planned for Tuesday 14 December. 
 

Opportunity to serve and make a difference

The pandemic has made us all aware of isolation and the need for fellowship. Can you give one morning each fortnight to work alongside us and make a difference? Do you have a heart to serve and express God’s love in social action in our community? We need people who can be part of our lively ministry among seniors, especially drivers willing to collect and return seniors who cannot otherwise access vital Tuesday activities. Contact Carrie now:  carrie.britton@lindfield.info
 

13 July Summer Special CANCELLED

Following the prolonged national restrictions announced by Boris Johnson recently, we are so sad to have to cancel our Summer Special. We hope to be able to host a special event in the Autumn term instead – details to follow. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 

Our new vicar!

Please continue to pray for the Rev Dr Stephen Nichols (Steve) who  has been appointed as our new Vicar from September 2021. Steve is married to Katy and they have four children – John (11), Simeon (9), Charlotte (6) and Toby (6). Steve is currently one of the Associate Rectors at All Souls, Langham Place in London. 
Steve’s licensing service will take place on Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm –further details will follow once we know more on numbers/Covid regulations.
 
Pray for the family
·         Finishing well at All Souls and saying goodbyes 
·         Some time for proper rest between jobs
·         House move and all the practical arrangements that come with that
·         Children school places 
·         That through all of this they would be assured of God going ahead and making His plans for them
More information can be found on our website All Saints Lindfield : Our New Vicar

 

Noah's Ark Relaunch!

Noah's Ark has relaunched on Wednesdays at 10.00am.
If you are 0-4 years old, bring a grown up to the main church building for play, singing and story time. As we find our feet in a new location, we would love our church families to come, test the new layout and give us some feedback. To attend you need to book online at:  https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/azc2rsyd
We look forward to seeing you there.
Janine and the ASK team

 

For those who sing 

 I am exploring how this Autumn we might launch a set of new, rejuvenated singing and choir ministries to serve the worship at All Saints. I would love your help to explore what might be possible, and so we're holding a short conference on Saturday 26 June from 8.45am –11.00am, in the church, for anyone who may be interested in singing for contemporary or classical worship as part of a choir or singing group. You can visit allsaintslindfield.org/music for more information. At sign up there is an option to 'Register Interest' if you would like to join the discussion but are unable to make the day. This invite is particularly for those who have a passion for singing but, for whatever reason, don't feel the right opportunity has been available so far. Come join us! 
Chris Steynor, Associate Minister for Music

 

Women Together pop-up cafe

Our pop-up cafe is on Saturday 3 July from 3.00-5.00pm in the vicarage garden. It will be an afternoon relaxing in the vicarage garden over Pimm's and cake, with plenty of time to chat. This is our first event back together, so whether you are new to All Saints or just looking forward to seeing faces you've missed, you are very welcome. Bring a chair if you are able and we'll provide the rest.
In the light of ongoing restrictions, we are running this event as a pop-up cafe. We'll set tables for groups of six and provide waitress service. This will mean we can go over the upper limit of 30 for private functions. We hope you will feel reassured that this can still be a safe and happy occasion. In the case of very hot or rainy weather we have the church reserved. So do book your place. The team are looking forward to welcoming you.
Please sign up using this link https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/ugzwwbsh
 or by contacting the church office on 01444 482405.

 

Welcome Tea

We are holding our first in-person welcome tea for over a year on Sunday 4 July in the afternoon in the Tiger lounge. These welcome teas give people who are new to All Saints a chance to hear more about us and to meet a few members as well as the clergy. If you have started visiting All Saints in the last few months at in-person church services, or watched our services online – we would love the opportunity to get to know you a little better and to share something of what All Saints is all about. If you would like to be invited, please get in touch with the church office (01444 482405) or email: sarah@lindfield.info 
Sarah Hagger

 

Guest speaker: Bishop of Horsham 

We are looking forward to welcoming Ruth Bushyager as our guest speaker on Sunday 11 July at our evening service.  Ruth has been the Bishop of Horsham for the last year, and was previously vicar of St Paul's Dorking, where she helped establish the 'Creation Care' scheme. She will be speaking on this theme and helping us see why and how Christians can get involved in caring for God's world. The service begins at in church at 6.00pm and will be also livestreamed.
Stuart Silk, Associate Vicar

 

Zoom Coffee Time

Zoom coffee time from 10.15am - 11.00am is  hosted by John Barling. This is a time to catch up with the All Saints family and to encourage and meet new people. Joining details below.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93859379773
Join by phone:  0330 088 5830 
Meeting ID: 938 5937 9773  (no password)

 


 

BEYOND ALL SAINTS

Ensemble Reza 

Ensemble Reza are looking forward to opening the concert doors and welcoming audiences on Saturday 26 June, to All Saints Church, Lindfield at 4.00pm and 7.00pm for the first time in over 16 months.
Having run more than 62 virtual concerts in the last year, these performances will be very special, and the group have planned a fantastic all Russian programme with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Arensky’s Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 35. 
To maintain social distancing in the church, these concerts will have limited seating capacity, and the 4.00pm concert will be a ‘relaxed performance’.  This will be perfect for children and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Tickets will need to be purchased in advance from the box office:
 www.ticketsource.co.uk/ensemble-reza   
They cost £15, £10, £5 and 18s and under are £1 for the 4.00pm performance. Ensemble Reza is a Registered Charity (no 1158708). 


Family Support Work: Luctons Open Garden

The West Hoathly garden will be open on Saturday 26, Sunday 27 and Tuesday 29 June.
A visit to the garden and a home made tea will support the work of FSW. Admission £5 adults, children free.


 



MISSION
 


Mission Partner Focus: Ian and Anne-Marie Prescott

Serving with OMF International, focused on Diaspora Peoples 
 
Give thanks for
  • Recent events with an East Asian focus in the UK, one helping people connect to Japanese who come here to work or study, and another preparing Chinese who have become Christians here for their return to China.
  • Work being done in Singapore and Germany in understanding and working with the Vietnamese living, working and studying in both those places.
 
Pray for
  • Wisdom in following up the Global Connections event last month focused on listening to the voices of Christians from around the globe.
  • More opportunities to connect in person with diaspora leaders in the UK once Covid restrictions are fully lifted.
  • Our daughter and daughter-in-law expecting babies towards the end of this year; for healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries.
 
 
 

PRAYER
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:
  • Lu and Roger Seymour. Please continue to pray for Lu's rehabilitation.

 

 

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