|What's New at All Saints?|
We say good-bye to Richard and Celia Hare at the end of May as they move to take up new posts in Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Celia has been asked by the bishop to develop her own ministry in this seaside town; Richard is going to be the priest-in-charge of Emmanuel, Bridlington (a modern, multi-purpose church and community centre), priest-in-charge of All Saints Barmston (a small seaside village) and deanery mission enabler for the whole Bridlington area.
Come and say good-bye to them at any of the services on Sun 29 May - the 11 o'clock service will be followed by a bring-and-share lunch to which everyone is welcome.
Pews or Chairs?
The Church Council has agreed to explore the possibility of replacing the pews with chairs. Over Christmas lots of people wrote their comments about the various samples we have been lent. The Church Council then narrowed the choice to five options: retaining the pews, two metal-framed chairs and two wooden-framed chairs. At its March meeting it narrowed the choice again: retaining the pews or the wooden-framed chair pictured (with a book shelf underneath), called 'Faith' by Rosehill Furniture. We are now in discussion with the manufacturers about prices and colours (which are likely to be a medium oak finish to the woodwork and tawny seat covering), and we are in the process of gaining permission from the wider church authorities. A final decision between the two options, however, is yet to be made.
A new Dementia Café has started here (upstairs) on the fourth Friday of every month, 10.30—12.30. It’s an informal social event for people with dementia, their family and friends. Staff from Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to give support and provide you with information. The next dates are 27 May and 24 June.
Watch this Space
Watch this Space is an alternative worship event aimed at 15-29 year-olds (although we're quite happy if younger teenagers turn up, as long as they are in Year 9 or above). So what to expect? Food, hot chocolate, an icebreaker activity, Bible-based discussion in small groups and some informal worship. We meet every month and our next dates are 19 June and 17 July 2016. We start at 8.00 pm and finish at 9.15 pm.
Our next Xpress Creations dates are 16 July, 15 Oct and 3 Dec 2016. Come along at 10.30 am for some free craft and Lego-making activities, ending with bacon batches at about 11.45 am. All welcome. (On 10 Sept there's a whole day of fun - our annual Family Fun Day, both inside and outside the church, with food and plenty to do for everyone).