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8am Holy Communion (said - Lady Chapel) onsite only
10am Sunday Eucharist onsite and, on Zoom link: Meeting ID 81514937469 Password 247671 Phone 0203 051 2874 and streamed via Facebook Live
5pm Sunday Evensong onsite and streamed via Facebook Live
9am Morning Prayer on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday followed by Eucharist at 0915 onsite only
10am Thursday Eucharist onsite and streamed via Facebook live.
Any coffee sessions can be accessed via this Zoom link: Meeting ID 81514937469 Password 247671 Phone 0203 051 2874.
I'm delighted to announce that Louise Simmons has been promoted to the role of Activities Team Leader following Penny's leaving the role; and Steve Linger has been employed as Hospitality Assistant on a temporary Contract until 4th January 2022. Some of you will recognise Steve as having been involved in the hospitality side of the Christmas Sparkle events here. He is professionally trained in hospitality.
Monday Lunchtime concert 1.10pm – 1.50pm - by Xiaowen Shang, piano
Fundraising Dinner with music Saturday 23 October at 7pm in church.
**Sunday 17 October is the last day to buy tickets!** Come and enjoy an exotic menu; “Taste of the Caribbean” recipes. Something a little different and something for everyone! Tickets £10. See Estelle and friends.
Monday Welcomers - We are reaching out for helpers to welcome visitors to the building on a Monday. It can be a delightful session with the gentle buzz of the café and lunchtime concert taking place. Could you commit to one session a month or more? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact Louise or Steve in The Activities Team on 07716 330975 / email@example.com
SmAll Saints - We are very excited that SmAll Saints has restarted. This weekly term time activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, their parents and carers takes place in the church at 10am on Tuesdays – no need to book. Please note the change of day which is necessary to ensure we can continue to staff and support the SmAll Saints we all know and love.
Sunday Eucharist Collection - a reminder that, during the offertory hymn, the plate and card reader will now be available for contactless and cash donations. You will be asked to indicate if you wish to make an offering at the appropriate time in the service.
Remembering our Loved Ones - a service of remembrance for All Souls'
On Saturday 30 October 12 noon we shall be holding a small service to remember those who have died in months and years gone by.
If you would like the name of a loved one to be read out at this service please let us know by using the form on the website: www.allsaintshighwycombe.org/prayer .
Alternatively, you can contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next session will take place on Sunday 24th October, usual time of 2:30 - 4:30pm. New members always welcome. No previous experience required. For any further information please contact Helen Cousins (email@example.com)
The Craft Group will be selling their hand made, red felt poppies after the 10am service for the next few weeks. A minimum donation of £3 is suggested. If you already have one of our poppies, and don’t wish to buy another, please consider making a donation anyway. All funds to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Red fleece poppies for dogs will also be available.
Big Sleepout 2021: At Home
Join Wycombe Homeless Connection, swap your bed for a sleeping bag and help fight homelessness in your sleep! They need more people than ever before to ‘sleep out’ on Friday 19th November. WHC are asking you to sleep out 'at home’. You can sleep in your garden, or an (empty) bathtub, on a school playground, outside a youth club, in the work car park or just somewhere you wouldn’t normally sleep! You can take part on your own, with your family or with a group, and there’s no age limit and people of all abilities can join in.
The Big Quiz is also back! It'll be streamed live online at 7.30pm on Friday 19th November.
All the details are on their website: www.wyhoc.org.uk/bigsleepout2021 or call 01494 447699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial flowers - Now that access to church is getting a little easier, Janet and I are wondering if anyone would like us to arrange a pedestal in memory of a loved one. Please get in touch with Janet or myself with names and dates. Thank you, Pat Lea
Chin Chin to Gin return! - A special Gin Tasting event is being held to raise Church funds. The evening will give you the chance to try four especially selected gins served to perfection, together with canapes. There will also be the chance to hear intriguing facts and some history behind the most famous of spirits. Friday 26 November, 7 for 7:15pm in the church. A strictly limited number of tickets is available at £20 a ticket – book now through the Church Office to avoid disappointment. If you have online-banking then preferred payment would be via a BACS transfer with the reference “Gin”. A/c Name All Saints PCC, A/c No 00012185. Sort Code 40-52-40. We can take payment on the night for pre-booked tickets.
Christmas Tree Festival 17 - 24 December 2021 - After Covid moved us online in 2020, we are excited to be returning to the church for this year's festival. Details can be found on our website www.allsaintshighwycombe.org/treefestival. Lis & Thistle
Christmas Sparkle 7.30pm 17 December 2021 - Tickets will be on sale later in the Autumn but please put the date in your diary! Lis & Thistle
Thank you to all those who have offered fabric for my planned art day to make an altar frontal for church. If anyone else has items made of natural fabric that can be cut into 10cmx20cm pieces, I would love to hear from you via the office email: email@example.com, or phone: 01494 527526. Thank you! Thistle
After a long period of inactivity owing to Covid restrictions, the bellringers are back to a more normal pattern of service ringing and practices. A couple have moved away during the lockdown period and our numbers are now lower than we would like. We have rung eight bells on a couple of occasions recently but, with a total of 14 bells in the tower, we could do with a few more ringers to enable more of our bells to be rung. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to learn to ring, or from any “lapsed” ringers, or from any ringers who have moved into the area and would be interested in continuing this rewarding activity. If you fall into any of these categories, or know someone who does, please contact Tricia Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the church office. A warm welcome awaits you!
If you would like to make a donation to All Saints, please visit: http://www.allsaintshighwycombe.org/supportallsaints.html for details. BACS is ideal, but if you have any questions, please contact John Lord (email@example.com or 07733001787). This really is appreciated & makes a difference to the work of the Church.
Keeping in contact - The Shared Leadership Team want to make sure that no one is feeling isolated from the church community. If you feel you would like to be included in our “All Saints by Phone” buddy system, or if you are concerned about someone else, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01494 527526
Our Lockdown Cookbook - copies still available! - The Cookbook contains recipes that our congregation have a special fondness for. Each copy is £10 and the total cost of the book goes to support All Saints’ Church thanks to a generous donation that meets the costs of production. You can order copies here or via email At the moment we are not able to offer the possibility of picking books up from church. Postage costs: 1-2 books: £3.60, 3-6 books: £4.70
Fundraising at home – As All Saints continues to play a significant part in the life of the town and its people, Estelle has been thinking of ways we can all help to raise funds for the restoration work. She has suggested that we take time to think and pray about how we can help. Maybe you can talk to friends, colleagues and neighbours, or approach a company or trust. We could all choose a jar or small box and fill it with cash over the next weeks/months. When it is full the jar (sanitised) can be brought into church. Friends and family could join in too – every little helps!
Fundraising while shopping - For those who shop on Amazon, please consider switching to AmazonSmile here and Amazon will donate to The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of High Wycombe All Saints, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping App for customers using supported Android devices.