We wish Brett Stoner a very Happy Birthday on Wednesday 15 September.
Thank you to the church family
Katy and I want to express our gratitude to all in the church family who gave so generously of their money and time to prepare the vicarage and garden for our arrival. It is a beautiful home and we are overwhelmed by what you did. So many of you were involved and an email seems such an inadequate way to thank you, so we do hope you will come and enjoy the fruits of your labour in the future! With specials thanks to our churchwardens, Katie Spensley and Laurence Trigwell, to Peter Candy, Hugh Bourne and the Rev. DIY Silk. Steve Nichols
The flower team are going to decorate the church on Friday 24 September for our Harvest Festival service on the Sunday. We would be grateful to receive any homegrown produce, lovely foliage like eucalyptus, berries and garden flowers to make the church beautiful for our celebration.
Please bring your contributions to the church on the Friday morning.
Thank you! Herta Kingdom and Jane Mowforth
Thanksgiving Service for the life of Rev Tim Voltzenlogel
We were very sad to announce Tim's death earlier this year. He was previously a youth leader and a Reader at All Saints, before going on to serve in four other churches as an ordained minister. His funeral was held in Lincoln in April, and his ashes were interred in the All Saints’ Garden of Remembrance in May. We will be celebrating his life in a service of thanksgiving on Saturday 25 September at 2.30pm in church, and this will be followed by refreshments. People from the churches where Tim ministered have been invited, and the church family of All Saints are warmly welcomed to attend.
If you are planning to come, please book in online using the link below as this will be a great help for catering purposes: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/kt3u8ebx
This year we are looking forward to developing our singing ministries across all ages, styles and congregations. This year there are some BRAND NEW opportunities to get involved with as well as those events which have become a standard part of our worshipful life together.
Whether you are young or old, experienced or a musical novice, whether you have a lot of time or little, there are opportunities for everyone who would like to give singing a go. Head to our music web page for details about signing up to our Children’s Choir,Daytime Choir, or more occasional opportunities to sing choral anthems, contemporary music, and festivals.
We are particularly excited about the Find Your Voice workshop on Saturday 2 October 10.00am-12noon, led by Jane Haughton, an experienced, local community choir leader, and voice teacher.
To find out more about all of these opportunities, go to www.allsaintslindfield.org/music Chris Steynor, Associate Minister for Music
Women Together Cheese and Wine
Women Together invites you to a relaxing evening with cheese and wine on Saturday 9 October, as we listen to Janine Bending, our children's pastor, share her story. There will be plenty of time for catching up and longer conversations too. The event is from 8.00–9.30pm in church.
This is a sign up event which you can do by following this link: https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/pbtv1nkr
Alternatively call the church office on 01444 482405.
If you're new to our All Saints church family, Women Together is for women of all ages and stages and we'd love to welcome you. Antonia Easley
Praying for ministry among seniors
We are holding a special prayer time for the ministry among seniors at 2.30–4.00pm on Wednesday 13 October. The three areas we will hear and pray about are ministry to residents and staff in local care/nursing Homes, Tiger@Ten update and growing our outreach and pastoral care to seniors by seniors. Whatever age or stage you are, please pray about your role in this community outreach work. Many of you already faithfully pray for the wider seniors ministry: thank you for your faithfulness and partnership. Let's come together to hear what God is doing, and where He might lead us in the future. Do contact me to find out more: email@example.com
Piano player needed
Can you play the piano and accompany hymns and choruses? We are looking for a piano player for Friday afternoon Christian fellowship at Arthur Bliss House. And there are other opportunities to support regular fellowship times in other care homes. Contact Pam Orna-Ornstein on 01444 483613 (regarding Arthur Bliss House) or leave a message for Carrie if you can serve at other times or places: 07902 285436. Thank you.
Coffee after 9.30am and before 11.15am services
We would love to enable people who come to different services to connect with each other better. So we are starting to serve coffee and tea and squash in the church as well as in the Tiger Lounge after the 9.30am with the aim that folks coming to 11.15am come early. You don’t have to have a drink (if you’d rather not) just enjoy being with each other. Coffee in the church will finish earlier to enable the church to be re-set ready for 11.15am. We will be serving drinks in both church and the Tiger lounge from Sunday 19 September onwards. This week is just in the lounge with squash in church. We still need volunteers to help with the coffee rota. We are hoping that with enough volunteers your help should only be needed once every six weeks. Please contact Sally Izod on 01444 457970 if you are interested in helping.
We are so pleased that activities have begun again at All Saints and are extremely grateful to those who have offered to serve both working with families, children and the elderly. Please can I remind everyone involved that it is essential to meet the Parish Safeguarding standards and that you communicate with Steve Norris regarding your DBS check firstname.lastname@example.org which is essential before you commence any work.
Also please could I ask everyone to communicate with me on 07761 308196 regarding safeguarding awareness training which can be accessed on line.
Thank you to all those who have recently completed all these tasks. Jennie Herring, Parish Safeguarding Officer
As we return to more of a sense of normality and more people returning to church in person, it’s a good time to remind everyone about parking for church services on Sundays. For many years, Howard, the landlord of the Bent Arms has very kindly allowed folk coming to the 9.30am service to park in the pub car park, on the understanding that people move their cars after the service by 11.30am and don’t use it as a car park for the rest of the morning/lunchtime. This is so that the pub car park can be used by patrons of the pub for the busy lunch time period. A couple of years ago there were new notices put up in the car park saying it’s for patrons only. We checked with Howard and he is happy for the arrangement to continue, but please can we ask that some spaces are left free for Bent Arms staff to use, as sometimes they have had to block people in when they arrive for work, which has caused some frustration on both sides. We are extremely grateful to Howard and trust that church members will use the carpark considerately.
Beyond All Saints
The Great Big Green Week
Learn how better to care for God's creation by joining some of the activities being run by Fairer World Lindfield from 20–25 September. Events are both on-line and live including a nature walk and a visit to a local farm. More details can be found on facebook.com/fairerworldlindfieldor see the article in Lindfield Life (P27). All the events are listed and can be booked on www.eventbrite.co.uk (search for Fairer World Lindfield) or you can contact Chris Lee or Peter Desmond at email@example.com or call 01444 484063.
For many years All Saints has supported The Haven, a Christian charity running a pregnancy counselling centre. On Saturday 25 September they are hosting a Miscarriage Healing Retreat Day, called LOVED. It offers time and space to reflect, find peace and understanding, as well as opportunity to share with others who have also felt the pain of such a loss and to acknowledge that these babies were loved. If you have been affected by miscarriage, do consider going along. There are limited places so book early. The event will take place at North Lodge, Hurstpierpoint. There will be a small charge of £20 to cover costs (including lunch and refreshments) For more information and to book a place you can call 020 7227 4709 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Partner Focus: Caminul Felix
Thank God for the 16 house parents for their calling to care physically and spiritually for all the children in their homes
Pray for all the children and young people as they start back into school, college and university. That they would be able to catch up on any of their education they may have missed over the last year due to the pandemic
Pray for wisdom as we start to think about resuming visits to Caminul Felix next year
Pray for the Caminul Felix leadership team as they look to start working in Bangladesh, that the right site may be found to start another village to care for orphaned and abandoned children. Ropeholder Phil Hale
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. Lu is now back at home. Please continue to pray for her rehabilitation.
Al and Sarah Paxton. Please pray for improvement in Al's heart condition.
Parish Register for August
Emma Leiwe (8th)
Elena Main (22nd)
Anna-Maria Lewis and Andrew Steel (5th)
Lisa Walden and Daniel Joyner (7th)
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