Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 20th May 2018

The Day of Pentecost


9.15 a.m.   Regina Caeli & Prayers


10.00 a.m.  Family Mass


At 9.55 a prayer will be said, the calling bell rung, we then pray silently in preparation for Mass.   


Please join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat at the back of Church after Mass. 


12.30 p.m.   Holy Baptism

Louie Curtis Cox


6.30 p.m.   Evening Worship at St Botolph’s


Thank you to all who worked at and supported the Coffee morning and the Bingo and Quiz afternoon.


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25th May.   Those on the Electoral Roll should receive an explanatory letter from the PCC and a form to complete, if you are not on the electoral roll please pick up a copy from the table at the back.


It's time to start bringing in your donations for the Summer Fayre. There is a box at the back of the Church where donations can be left. Lorna would also like cakes for her stall.


Do you own or have anything stored in the meeting room of the Parish Centre?   Any items still there, unidentified, by 2nd June may be sold at the Summer Fayre!   Please speak to Les Munns about this.   The room is let out, so should not be used for storage.  


Walsingham 2019: We had a wonderful Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham this year. June Skinner will be organising next year’s, from 3rd – 5th May.   If you would like to go, please complete the list at the back.  


A new Marian Feast has been launched on the Monday after Pentecost “Mary, Mother of the Church”, for those who wish to celebrate it in prayer,


The Sick or in need of Prayer: Debbie Rose, Jan Hollands, Roger Fream, Joan Greenwell, Charlie Phaure, Thomas Cregan, Charlie Driver, Valerie Rose, Sarah Cable, Dora Bishop, Eric White, Michael Forrester, , Samantha Tankard, (Baby) Daniel, Marc, Lisa Lee, Judith Blackburn, Denise Neilson and Megan Chandler.  


Thanksgiving for the Departed: Tony Chandler and all the recently departed, and Joan Hornsby, Peter Leech, Lucy Welllard, Frederick Obee, Bernard Moseling whose anniversaries occur at this time.   May they Rest in Peace.


Dates for your Diary

Sunday 27th May   4.00 p.m.

Cafe Church at Dene Holm Church


Thursday 31st May   12 noon

Corpus Christi Mass

at St Botolph’s followed by lunch


Saturday 2nd June   11.00 a.m.

Summer Fayre


Saturday 9th June   9.30 a.m.

Church Cleaning


Monday 11th June   3.00 p.m.

St Barnabas' Day Eucharist

at St Mark's with tea and cake


For Pastoral matters please contact Fr Lawrence, for other matters please speak to the Churchwardens.


If you notice someone is missing or know that someone is unwell or needs a home visit, please let Fr Lawrence, the Churchwardens or June know.


This week at All Saints



7.30 p.m.   Social Events team meeting

8.00 p.m.   Archdeacon’s Visitation (at St George’s)

Commissioning of the Churchwardens



9.30 a.m.   Mass

10.30 a.m.   Little Lambs

8.00 p.m.   Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary

 Guild Office & Benediction (at St John, Higham)



10.30 a.m.   Book of Common Prayer Mass

7.00 p.m.   Choir practice


Trinity Sunday  

9.15 a.m.   Angelus and Prayers

10.00 a.m.   Family Mass


Contact details for the Church


Priest - in - Charge

Fr Lawrence Smith     566400   



Assistant Priest

Fr Michael Payne     535814



Family and Children’s Missioner

Sister Gill Martin (Church Army) 

07783 493964     sistergill@gmail.com




June Skinner    

Hilary Turton     




Martin Hill     

Robert Hollands     


Bulletin by Wednesday evening please



Parish Office



Hall bookings

Les Munns   



Collect:  Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.


Acts 2:1-21     

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like flames of fire. The flames were separated and stood over each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages. The Holy Spirit was giving them the power to do this.   There were some godly Jews in Jerusalem at this time. They were from every country in the world.   A large crowd came together because they heard the noise. They were surprised because, as the apostles were speaking, everyone heard in their own language.   They were all amazed at this. They did not understand how the apostles could do this. They said, “Look! These men we hear speaking are all from Galilee.   But we hear them in our own languages. How is this possible? We are from all these different places: Parthia, Media, Elam, Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the areas of Libya near the city of Cyrene, Rome, Crete, and Arabia. Some of us were born Jews, and others have changed their religion to worship God like Jews. We are from these different countries, but we can hear these men in our own languages! We can all understand the great things they are saying about God.”   The people were all amazed and confused. They asked each other, “What is happening?”  But others were laughing at the apostles, saying they were drunk from too much wine.   Then Peter stood up with the other eleven apostles. He spoke loudly so that all the people could hear. He said, “My Jewish brothers and all of you who live in Jerusalem, listen to me. I will tell you something you need to know. Listen carefully.  These men are not drunk as you think; it’s only nine o’clock in the morning.  But Joel the prophet wrote about what you see happening here today. This is what he wrote:  ‘God says: In the last days     I will pour out my Spirit on all people.   Your sons and daughters will  prophesy.   Your young men will see visions.     Your old men will have special dreams.   In those days I will pour out my Spirit on my servants, men and women, and they will prophesy.   I will work wonders in the sky  above.   I will cause miraculous signs on the earth below.   There will be blood, fire, and thick smoke.  The sun will be changed into darkness,     and the moon will be as red as blood.   Then the great and glorious day of the Lord will come. And everyone who trusts in the Lord will be saved.’


Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34


Send forth your Spirit, Lord, and renew the face of the earth.


Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Lord God, how great you are,

How many are your works, O Lord!

The earth is full of your creatures.


Send forth your Spirit, Lord, and renew the face of the earth.


You take back your Spirit they die,

returning to the dust from which they came.

You send forth your spirit, and they are created,

and you renew the face of the earth.


Send forth your Spirit, Lord, and renew the face of the earth.


May the glory of the Lord last forever!

May the Lord rejoice in his works!

May my thoughts be pleasing to him.

I find my joy in the Lord.


Send forth your Spirit, Lord, and renew the face of the earth.



St John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15


The Work of the Holy Spirit

 “I will send you the Helper from the Father. The Helper is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will tell about me. And you will tell people about me too, because you have been with me from the beginning.   So when the time comes for these things to happen, you will remember that I warned you.   “I did not tell you these things at the beginning, because I was with you then. Now I am going back to the one who sent me. And none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But you are filled with sadness because I have told you all this.  Let me assure you, it is better for you that I go away. I say this because when I go away I will send the Helper to you. But if I did not go, the Helper would not come.   “When the Helper comes, he will show the people of the world how wrong they are about sin, about being right with God, and about judgment.  He will prove that they are guilty of sin, because they don’t believe in me.  He will show them how wrong they are about how to be right with God. The Helper will do this, because I am going to the Father. You will not see me then.   And he will show them how wrong their judgment is, because their leader has already been condemned.   “I have so much more to tell you, but it is too much for you to accept now. But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words. He will speak only what he hears and will tell you what will happen in the future. The Spirit of truth will bring glory to me by telling you what he receives from me. All that the Father has is mine. That is why I said that the Spirit will tell you what he receives from me.

Post Communion Prayer:  Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal:  open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.


Regina Caeli:

Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven, Alleluia;

He whom thou wast meet to bear, Alleluia;

As He promised hath arisen, Alleluia;

Pour for us to God thy prayer, Alleluia.


Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia

For the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia


O God, who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, didst vouchsafe to give joy to the whole world grant we beseech Thee, that through His mother, the Virgin Mary we may obtain the joys of everlasting life Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.