Prayer Calendar for May

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Tues 1st Mission of the Month – Christian Aid.
Wed 2nd Paul Walker, our appointed Curate, his wife and family.
Thurs 3rd “Open the Book” at the Infant and Junior School this morning.
Fri 4th For all new members of our PCCs at All Saints’ and St Mary’s.
Sat 5th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max, Paul and Jim.
Sun 6th Saints Alive this morning. Church Prayer Meeting this evening.
Mon 7th Thanks for improved health of Lynn Treneary in South Sudan.
Tues 8th For all Home Groups meeting during May.
Wed 9th Psalms Course continuing throughout this month.
Thurs 10th Ascension Day today.
Fri 11th Flower Guild decorating the Church.
Sat 12th Rogation Sunday Service at St Mary’s tomorrow.
Sun 13th Christian Aid Week starts. Cake sale in Church this morning.
Mon 14th Christian Aid House-to-House collection all week.
Tues 15th Christian Aid Coffee Morning in Barber Rooms.
Wed 16th Outreach to people in the new houses.
Thurs 17th “Open the Book” at the Infant and Junior School this morning.
Fri 18th  Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 19th Christian Aid Concert at All Saints’ this evening.
Sun 20th Pentecost today. United Service at Baptist Church this evening.
Mon 21st Little Allsorts this morning.
Tues 22nd Worship and music at All Saints’ and St Mary’s.
Wed 23rd The Wisbey family.
Thurs 24th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Fri 25th Work of Churches Together and the Family Centre.
Sat 26th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Sun 27th Our Bishops Steven and Colin, and our Area Dean David.
Mon 28th Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 29th Work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.
Wed 30th Our witness to friends and neighbours.
Thurs 31st All who help run our Churches.

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 3rd 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Wednesday 4th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 6th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 10th 7.30-9.00pm Julian Meeting (call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 11th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 13th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 18th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Wednesday 18th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Friday 20th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 20th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Tuesday 24th 7.30-9.00pm Julian Meeting (call 244 905 for venue)
Wednesday 25th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 27th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)

Julian Meeting (Tuesday afternoon):                     Pat Tylee (241 039)
Julian Meeting (Tuesday evening):                        Beryl Begg (244 905)
CMS Prayer Group (3rd Wednesday morning):   Bob & Joan Plumptre (243 388)
Parish Prayers (Friday am) and
Prayer for the World (Friday pm):   
                      Graham & Margaret Scott-Brown (240 509)

Mission of the month for January: WATSAN

WATSAN: WATer for life; SANitation for dignity

Achievements of 2017

3,286 new beneficiaries
241 people trained to maintain facilities
12 new tanks
22 news tap-stands
9,025 metres of new pipe laid
250 new washing shelters
349 education sessions
205 new latrines and urinals
Work done by Ugandans for Ugandans

So – how do we help?
We pay the salaries of the Ugandan team
We contribute to the cost of materials, e.g. concrete
We can be proud to be partners

For more information visit

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)

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.