All Saints Lindfield E-News:  27/05/22
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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 29 May


8.00am       Holy Communion              Luke 24:44-53
9.30am       All Saints Kids &families   Exodus 18:1-27

11.15am    Morning Prayer*                Exodus 18:1-27
6.00pm       Cornerstone service (* sermon only)  Matthew 11:25-30

* You can watch these services live-streamed -

Mission Partner Focus: Wendy Gerster


Rita Hollebon

The congregation will have been saddened to hear of the passing of Rita Hollebon on Thursday 19 May. Rita and Cliff have been coming to All Saints for the past 17 years and have been involved in various areas of church life and ministry in that time. Rita had a strong faith in Christ, a love for his people and a love of music. Rita used her musical abilities in playing the piano for various services and events here and she and Cliff served in Tiger Arts, both the midweek concerts and lunches and weekend concerts, alongside Peter Ford and his team. They served as welcomers with Rita’s warmth and smile as a real asset and were on the team cooking and hosting Friday lunches. We rejoice that Rita is now with her Lord, but we will miss Rita and we want to be praying for Cliff and their sons David and Graham and wives Penny and Karen and granddaughters Sarah and Ruth in their loss.
A service of Thanksgiving for Rita will be held here at All Saints on Monday 13 June at 1.30pm, any church family are most welcome to attend.

Barbara Phillips

Some of the long-standing members of the church family will remember Barbara Phillips, a member of All Saints, who has spent the last 15 or so years as a resident of Compton House, where she had volunteered previously. Barbara passed away on Sunday 22 May.  Barbara had a strong Christian faith, having been converted here at All Saints in the 70s. We rejoice she is now with her Lord and reunited with her husband Ralph and their daughter. We remember Barbara’s other daughter Wendy in her loss and pray for her family and three daughters at this sad time. A funeral will be held at All Saints, details to be advised.

Youth groups half-term

Next week is half term so there will be no midweek youth clubs or Pathfinders on Sunday mornings (29 May and 5 June) as they are all-age services.
If you have any questions, do please drop me an email or message me 07866 487535.

Tiger@Ten Platinum Jubilee Party

At our next Tiger@Ten session on Tuesday 31 May (our fortnightly meeting for folks who are 65 and over) we are having our special Jubilee party. It will be at our usual time of 10.00am to 11.30am in the church building. Join us to celebrate our amazing Queen. Ken Markham will be giving the thought for the day. A warm welcome guaranteed! 

Help for the Jubilee

In preparation for the church celebrating the Jubilee help is needed to lift heavy partitions and the building of a wooden frame on Thursday 2 June, mid afternoon. If you can spare a few hours please call or email Dave Reed 07739802940,

Jubilee bank holiday weekend plans

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June is a four-day Bank Holiday to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. It coincides with the Big Church Day Out, Pentecost and Village Day. Nevertheless, we will be celebrating! 

Village Day Saturday 4 June
Many thanks to all those who have offered to man our stall on Village Day. 
Jubilee Service 11.15am, Sunday 5 June
Do invite friends and neighbours as we thank God for the Queen's remarkable life of service and the Saviour who has inspired her. 
Garden Party Sunday 5 June
The Jubilee weekend is a great opportunity to host a garden party for your friends and neighbours. Ideas and resources for doing that are available here: 
We'll be having a garden party in the Vicarage garden, 2.00-4 .00pm on Sunday 5 June for our neighbours and any church family who'd like to come. Unfortunately, we'll have to limit numbers a little, so please sign up on the clipboard on the Bible trolley at the back of church.

Flowers to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Pentecost 
The Church will be arranged with a variety of flowers to mark both the Jubilee and Pentecost. Please visit the church and enjoy the flowers from Wednesday afternoon and invite friends and neighbours to come along too. The Flower Team

A Royal Occasion

A special Jubilee concert celebrating 400 years of music will be performed at All Saints Church on Saturday 18 June at 7.30pm. The London based ‘Petros Singers’ will be joined by Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano), David Blackadder (Trumpet) and Luke Bond (Organ) performing music by Handel, Brahms, Elgar and Rutter. Book online here, or for further information, or to make a booking please call the Tiger office on 01444 482405.

Pimm's and Pudding

The Women Together team warmly invite you to our summer event on Saturday 2 July at 8.00-9.30pm in the church. We're having an evening of Pimm's and pudding along with plenty of time to chat and testimony from Katy Nichols. If you're new to All Saints, we'd love to meet you and introduce you to people. This is also a good opportunity to invite a friend along. 
Sign up here Women Together (02-Jul-2022) · ChurchSuite Events
or by calling the church office on 482405.

Future Women Together dates

If you like to have dates in your diary for planning ahead, all our events are now booked until summer 2023 and you can find them on the website here

Women's weekend away talks

If you were not able to come to our weekend away, Jenny's talks which look at the story of Ruth and Naomi are available for you to listen here.

Thy Kingdom Come

In previous years  we have joined with national and local events for Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer initiation between Ascension and Pentecost. Although we've not planned any formal events this year, you will find lots of ways to join in this prayer movement at the wesbite -

Tiger@Ten is growing 

We’re so grateful to God that so many folks love being part of Tiger@Ten that meets on alternate Tuesday mornings. Now we need to grow the team too!
Regular drivers, office support, befrienders, and prayers – all sorts of different opportunities to serve! Safeguarding training will be required.
If you are interested in being regularly alongside seniors, and enjoy contributing to a wonderful team, then have a chat with Carrie Britton, Seniors’ Pastor on 07902 285436 or email:

Ministry trainees

This September we'd love to welcome two ministry trainees to come and learn with us. If you know someone who might be interested in this training opportunity please do share our advert with them.

Live Stream Plans

Since the start of Covid lockdowns it's been great to offer one or two live-streamed services each week. This term the demand for live streamed services has significantly decreased, with many now able to attend church services in-person again. It's also been increasingly difficult to resource this service as many of our helpers are no longer able to help. Starting in June, we will move to just broadcasting one service on a Sunday, initially the 11.15am, and then following the 6pm series in the book of Jonah. Our last regular live streamed service will be on Sunday 17th July, at which point we will pause for the summer holidays and assess both the demand for services in the Autumn and the volunteer support to help acheive this. If you have any questions please get in touch with Hugh Bourne -



Chichester Flower Festival

We are arranging flowers in Chichester Cathedral representing All Saints, Lindfield and hope that you will be able to come along to the festival from Wednesday 8–Saturday 11 June. Tickets need to be purchased in advance here: and cost £15 and there are timed sessions. 
Paula Richardson and Barbara Hoy

Southern Women’s Convention

It's not too late to book your place for the Southern Women’s Convention on Saturday 11 June. This is a fabulous day of teaching and fellowship along with a host of great seminars on topics including, singleness, adoption, science, and godliness through all seasons of our lives. You will see some familiar names to All Saints as well. For more information and to book your place, follow the link:


Please help Five Talents raise £30,000

Last year many of you helped Five Talents raise £11,000 by recording the distances you walked, cycled, swam or covered during golf rounds (as long as you walked, not used a buggy) over a week. Five Talents are repeating the exercise but, this time, for the month of June. There is no cost to you nor any sponsorship requirement from you except your time and exercising as there are sponsors willing to contribute £1 for every mile covered, but you do need to sign up. To sign up and read about the event click: and, thereby, give a hand up to the marginalised in East Africa wanting to start their own business to provide for their family and to educate their children.
Richard Browning


Mission Partner Focus: Wendy Gerster

I was able to attend Andreas’ wedding, despite injuries sustained after I fell from my bike at the beginning of April, and continue to make a good recovery. Thankfully Andreas and Katja are still here to care for me for two more weeks.
For patience and wisdom as to what I should/shouldn’t do during this time; for a friend who is following up on a Turkish refugee couple who seem very open to Jesus.


Prayer for our community and nation

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

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

Al and Sarah Paxton           
Please continue to pray for Al and for their son Oscar who is currently in hospital.

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