CHURCHYARD NEWS

In May the sharp-eyed among you may have noticed a long strip of yellow dying grass on a bank just behind the vicarage fence. It has disappeared now and forms part of an experimental project to develop a wildflower area in our lovely churchyard. Part of the bank was planted with...
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THANKS from REVD VIVIEN

Our final Sunday on 3rd June at All Saints was filled with emotion, as we bid farewell to our long familiar parish amid so many expressions of kindness. For the messages of encouragement and gifts we received, the emotive cross for the Rectory, the generous cheque, the cakes and...
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GOODBYE, REVD VIVIEN – 3rd June

On Sunday 3rd June we say goodbye – ‘God be with you’ – to Revd Vivien and Phillip, at the 9.30am Service and with cake in the Institute afterwards.  Vivien goes to take up the post of Priest-in-charge of Graffham with Woolavington in the Diocese of...
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BIBLE SOCIETY LUNCH – 16th June

BANSTEAD  BIBLE  SOCIETY  ACTION GROUP Invites you to their LUNCH  and  UPDATE Guest Speaker:  Kristen Stevenson – ‘Spotlight on Swaziland’ Saturday, 16th June 2018 at 12.30 – 2.30 pm at Christchurch, 150 High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NZ Tickets available (donations please)...
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LUNCHTIME CONCERTS – 1st and 8th May

All Saints’ Church supports Banstead Arts Festival, and will be hosting: *       Lunchtime Concert at 1.00pm on Tuesday 1st May – Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin) and Thomas Kelly (piano) will be playing virtuosic pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Ysaÿe and Ravel. *      ...
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‘TRUTH WILL OUT’ – Evening Service 29th April

‘Truth Will Out’ is the title of our Evening Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 29th April.   This is latest in our occasional series of Evening Services inspired by the Celtic tradition, which respond to the season and the day’s Bible readings by exploring a...
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BIG BREKKIE for CHRISTIAN AID – 13th May

This year’s Christian Aid Week runs from 13th to 20th May.  We’ll be organising a house-to-house collection as usual (speak to Sue Hassanein if you can help) but there’s a new initiative too this year – the BIG BREKKIE – after the 9.30 am service on Sunday 13th in the...
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THY KINGDOM COME – 10th-20th May

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ started in 2016, when Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu invited every parish in the Church of England to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for people to come to know the love of Jesus Christ. This year All Saints will again join...
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SERVICE of LIGHT – EASTER DAY 1st April

At dawn at the 6.00am Service on Easter Day the Easter candle is lit from the fire kindled outside the church.  The light is brought into the church, and we rejoice: Christ is Risen! and celebrate the First Eucharist of Easter.  Everyone is welcome to this moving and joyful...
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Film: CALAIS CHILDREN – 21st April

As the Calais ‘Jungle’ was cleared in October 2016 over 1900 unaccompanied minors were stranded – many of whom had a legal right to enter the UK.  Sue Clayton fought to get these youngsters’ cases heard. The film Calais Children: A Case to Answer follows the young people...
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