PCC meeting has been changed to Tuesday 14th September

 PCC meeting is in church at 7:30pm. Social distancing rules will apply.

Looking forward to all meeting up together.

Tots Praise returns!

8th September 2:15 pm   in All Saints’ Church

A fun time of worship and fellowship for the under 5s and their parents / carers.

Looking forward to seeing our under 5s  again and new members are also very welcome.

 

 

Church Safeguarding training reminder

 

This is a reminder to those

  • who have been newly appointed to the PCC or who still need to do their training,
  • newly appointed to Sunday School volunteers,
  • those on the Pastoral or Baptism teams who need to complete a refresher safeguarding training as it is over three years ago since they have done one.                                                                                  Anyone else who wants to, is also welcome to do it..

 

The safeguarding training can be completed on-line via the safeguarding portal link here

  • Just sign in with your own email and password.
  • On the next page you need to scan down and agree their terms
  • Then on the next page select the ‘training’ block.

 

Which training course is for you?

 Those new to the PCC and Sunday School helpers just need to complete the Basic Awareness Course (C0)

If you are a coordinator or leader  who has not done any church safeguarding training please complete both the Basic Awareness course ( C0 ) and the Foundation course (C1).

Those postholders who are just doing a refresher please complete the Foundation course (C1).

When you have completed the course, you will be given an e-certificate. Pease can you send me a copy for my records. Thank you.

Elaine

Safeguarding officer

 

   The Funeral of Keith Proctor

on Monday 23rd August

at 1:30pm  in All Saints’ Church

It is with great sadness that we have lost one of our very long serving, highly respected and active members of our church. Keith served on the PCC several times and has been the Church Patron for many years. He will be greatly missed by us all.  Are prayers are with Shirley, Sarah, Andrew, Grace and Lydia. May he rest in peace.

You can see his obituary here.

 

 

Children’s Summer activities during Sunday Service.

 

Children’s activities in the garden during the 11am service through summer – start in church, in the garden for story linden to a Bible reading /activity/game then back in at the peace.

 

We aim to offer this each Sunday except 8th Aug, weather permitting!

Children’s Summer activities during Sunday Service.

 

Children’s activities in the garden during the 11am service through summer – start in church, in the garden for story linden to a Bible reading /activity/game then back in at the peace.

 

We aim to offer this each Sunday except 8th Aug, weather permitting!

Please continue to support our local Food back based at Clayton Baptist Church, especially as more and more people in the local area are struggling.

  •  Food supplies, i.e. tins of soup, breakfast cereals, eggs, tins of fruit, tins of meat, tins of veg, pasta sauce, tea / coffee etc. Also fruit and vegetables.
  • Baby items eg nappies, baby milk etc
  • Toiletries

Please can you drop  items off at  Clayton Baptist Church. Alternatively if you bring your items to church on Sunday we will make sure that they get to the food bank.

Thank you.

Covid update

I would like to update everyone on arrangements at All Saints’ Church regarding Covid-19.

Over the past 16 months we have complied with all the regulations as we sought to enable parishioners to worship in a safe environment and I want to thank everyone for doing what we have asked of them.

The wardens and I have now met to review these measures now that what was legally mandated is now up to local decision making.   We have agreed that our first priority must be to protect everyone and keep church as a safe place to attend whilst case numbers continue to increase.  We do, however, want to allow for congregational singing at 11am.  Therefore during the next few weeks the following measures will be in place:

Changes

  • At 11am services the congregation can join in with singing the hymns, but face masks must be worn by those singing (other than the choir)
  • When seated face masks may be removed
  • The choir can be a little larger

Continuing unchanged at present

  • Use of hand sanitiser on entry to and egress from church
  • Social distancing (one metre plus rule – so alternate pews will still be out of use)
  • Wearing masks whilst moving around the building
  • Offering the peace from a distance
  • One-way system (leaving via the vestry door at larger services)
  • No refreshments after the service
  • Holy Communion in one kind only and will not be introducing the chalice at this point
  • Recording names and contact numbers of those attending for track and trace purposes

We will of course keep these measures under review and will communicate any changes as and when they are introduced.

Toby

Tots Praise and teddy bears picnic returns!

It was lovely to welcome tots back to Tot’s Praise on Wednesday. After an active social distance time in church, the weather cleared up enough for everyone to go outside for the actual teddy bears picnic.

All the children went away full, happy and with a helium filled ballon.

Looking forward to the next Tots’ Praise.

 

 

 

Tots Praise and teddy bears picnic returns!

 

Tot’s Praise, formally the Pram Service, finally returns with our summer teddy bears picnic on the

7th July at 2:00pm

A few changes this year, due to COVID we will be in the church yard – weather permitting!

Please book using the link here, order one ticket per adult.

Please also bring a small picnic of your own.

Looking forward to seeing our under 5s especially those who will be starting school in September.