All Saints Lindfield E-News:  20/05/22
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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 22 May

World Mission Sunday

9.30am       Morning Worship     Acts 8:26-40
11.15am     Holy Communion*   Acts 8:26-40
6.00pm       Cornerstone service (* sermon only)  Genesis 12:1-9

* You can watch these services live-streamed -

Mission Partner Focus: Open Doors



World Mission Sunday

Please do join us at 9.30am, 11.15am and 6.00pm this Sunday as we focus especially on God's mission around the world. We're delighted to be joined by guest speakers, David Baldwin in the morning and Oli Butler in the evening. David was a missionary with his wife Maura in Ethiopia, latterly they have taught those preparing for mission and help equip local churches to reach the world in their own locality. Oli works for UCCF supporting mission to students in Sussex and is part of a team planting a new church in Brighton.

Road closure

Please be aware that part of Hickmans Lane from Savill Road to The Welkin will be closed to traffic THIS Sunday 22 May between 10.30 am and 12.00noon for Lindfield Village Fun Run.


Many congratulations and happy birthday to Robin Russell who celebrates his 90th Birthday on Saturday 21 May.

Big Church Day Out meeting

Come and meet others who are going and ask questions on Sunday 22 May in the Tiger from 5.15pm until Cornerstone at 600pm. The Big Church Day Out is a Christian music festival that brings together thousands of Christians from all over the UK and Europe to worship and celebrate all that is good. There are now 60 people booked from All Saints!
Booking closes on Monday 30 May. If you are still to book here's the link for day visitors and campers (tickets are now half price as a result of the number of us booked)
Sarah and Mark Neller

Youth Groups next week – Tuesday 24 May

This week we are having a combined event for both Engage (school years 6-9, ages 10-14) and Encrypt (school years 10-13, ages 14-18).  We are heading to Ditchling for 'Beacon Rolls' and will be leaving the Tiger at 7.00pmreturning at 8.45pmWe will drive to the car park at the bottom of the Beacon, and then walk up to enjoy bacon rolls before coming (rolling?!) back down.  Please sign up here so we can sort transport, and if any parents can help with this, do drop me a line.
The following 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.

Prayer Meeting

Please join us for our whole church prayer meeting on Wednesday 25 May at 8.00pm in the church. Do join us from 7.45pm to share a drink together. If you can't make it in person, do join us via Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 857 7208 0510
Passcode: 144232

Ascension Day

There will be a Communion service at 10.30am on Thursday 26 May to mark Ascension Day, please do join us. We will have coffee and biscuits after the service in church, as we enjoy some relaxed fellowship together.

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! 

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:

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.

Church flowers 
Some of the flower team will be arranging the church to mark both the Jubilee and Pentecost which are on the same weekend.

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. For further information, or to make a booking please call the Tiger office on 01444 482405.

The gift of tongues

Could you help give the gift of English to a Ukrainian refugee? The Lindfield community (organised by Emma Tingley) is looking to raise sponsorship for English language lessons. Could you give to support this?
We'd also love to establish an informal, language learning class based at All Saints. Do you have experience at teaching English as a foreign language, and some time to give? If so please contact Hugh Bourne:

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.

Team Live Stream

Live streamed services have been a life-line to many throughout Covid and continue to meet a need – each week around 30 users watch live, with many more catching up later. From June, we will no longer have enough operators to continue to broadcast our 11.15am service each week.
As we consider the next steps for live-streaming of Sunday services, I'd be grateful to hear from you if you might be able to help with this ministry. It's much simpler than it sounds, equivalent to operating a TV remote and of course training can be provided.
For more information, please contact Hugh Bourne (

PCC Update 

The Parochial Church Council met last Monday evening. As it was our first meeting of the ‘new year’ there was some housekeeping we needed to do: the appointment of Vice-Chair (Katie Spensley); Treasurer (Rob Kingdom); Secretary (Liz Jessop); and the Standing Committee, should an urgent decision need to be made between PCC meetings (Vicar, Churchwardens, Treasurer, plus PCC members, Gordon Scoble and Hilarie Carter). PCC members were encouraged to visit different services and areas of church life to help inform them in their oversight of the church’s ministry.
Reports from various PCC subcommittees were received. The PCC was informed that renovation of the church organ is now pressing and quotations are being sought for the work. The PCC also heard that the appointment process for a Facilities Manager is going well and that All Saints hopes to advertise for Ministry Trainees within the next few days. 
The main item on our agenda was an introductory presentation of the Tiger Roof Project by the Tiger Project Team (Roy Marshall, David Izod and Peter Candy). This project, focussed on the Tiger complex, comprises a substantial programme of works: to repair the structure and roof of the Tiger building; to improve the heating and safety of the Tiger hall; and to replace the windows in the Tiger complex. The PCC discussed the project and will return to it at its next meeting in June. 

Seasons of Change: Latest interview

The next in our series is an interview with Diane Flint. She reflects on the ways God has changed her and deepened her faith through losing her husband in her early 50s. All testimony is encouraging, so do watch and listen. And think about passing it on to anyone who might find it of comfort. All our seasons of change stories so far can be found on the women's ministry page of the website at:
Each piece aims to help us grow in love and understanding of each other as the body of Christ suffers and rejoices together.


Fairer world Lindfield event

Come and hear Isabel Losada, author of The Joyful Environmentalist, talking about her book, described as 'a fast, funny and inspiring book about saving our planet!'  Dr. Rowan Williams describes Isabel as, "Practical and realistic as well as visionary".She will be talking at the King Edward Hall, Lindfield on Wednesday 25 May from 7.30-9.00pm. The event is free to book with £5 cash donation on the door requested to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Advance registration is essential by emailing or calling 01444 484063 or via Eventbrite here.

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


Mission Partner Focus: Open Doors

This week we concentrate on four countries experiencing severe persecution. This is just a small sample taken from the Open Doors website; 

Last year, 4,650 Christians in Nigeria were murdered because of their faith –more than the rest of the world combined.
Please pray f
or the church to stay strong and faithful in praising God and sharing ChristFor Islamic extremists to turn from their evil activities and to Christ 

North Korea
Several dozen believers from a secret church have been discovered and killed and some 100 members of their families sent to the country’s notorious labour camps.  
Please pray f
or the safe houses and shelters – that all Christian traces will be safely hidden and remain unrevealed, ask God to strengthen and encourage all those involved in this risky ministry

Two Christian women from Iran have started two-year prison sentences for involvement in house-church activities. Yet, praise God, the church continues to grow. 
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Iran 

Southern Philippines
On a small island in the southern Philippines, 39 young people from Muslim backgrounds went to a discipleship training  event run by Open Doors local partners. Many travelled there by boat in difficult weather conditions. 18  who attended decided to be baptised! 
Please pray for these new believers as they begin their walk with Jesus, particularly as it could invite pressure from family and community members.

If anyone would like to a copy of the Open Doors World Watch List booklet we have a few left. Contact ropeholders Ron and Janet Goodenough.

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:

Rita and Cliff Hollebon
Please pray for Rita who is unwell

Lu and Roger Seymour       
Please continue to pray for Lu's rehabilitation

Al and Sarah Paxton           
Please continue to pray for Al.

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