Thank you!

Many thanks to all Gardeners who provided plants and all those who visited our Plant Stall in the Faringdon Blackbird Market on 20th May.

It was a good morning, and you helped us raise just over £250 for the ROOT AND BRANCH Therapeutic Gardens at Westmill Farm in Watchfield.

Pam de Wit (on behalf of EARTH & FAITH)

Meetings for Prayer in April

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Tuesday 4th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Thursday 6th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 7th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Thursday 13th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 14th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 19th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Thursday 20th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 21st 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 21st 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Tuesday 25th 8.00-9.00pm Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)
Thursday 27th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 28th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

Celebrating 40 Years

The Vicar and Wardens presented Joy Blake with a card and a shrub rose “Benjamin Britten” in gratitude for her 40 years of devoted service to All Saints’ as organist, not only playing almost every Sunday but also for numerous weddings, funerals and other events.

Joy told the congregation that when Jack Whittaker was appointed vicar in January 1977, the previous organist had recently left. Joy and Colin Bezant were both members of the choir and Colin suggested that they should jointly apply. Joy was a little unsure as neither were trained organists but Colin said “If we offer to do it unpaid, they might accept” – and indeed they did!

Some years later, Colin moved to Yorkshire and Joy has continued ever since.