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Prayer Walk

Thy Kingdom Come 2019          www.thykingdomcome.global

is the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension 30th May  and Pentecost 9th June for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “The business of being witnesses to Jesus Christ and of praying to be witnesses compels us to consider the world around us. It compels us to seek, to experience the compassion of God for a world caught up in lostness, in sin, but also in suffering and pain, in the oppression of the poor, in cruelty, in abuse, in outrageous inequality, in all the things that go against the Kingdom of God.

We invite everyone to take a prayer walk (not all at the same time!) to bless people and places in Jesus’ name and to pray for Thy Kingdom Come to Ascot.  Directions for the walk are available at the church and chapel and also on our website.   If you can’t actually do the walk, please use the leaflet to “walk” in a quiet time at home, in your garden, walking elsewhere or using a quiet space in the church.


The prayer walk can be found here.

 

 

 

Ascot Week 2019

Please put this year’s Ascot week date of 18th to 22nd June  in your diary as we will once again be asking for volunteers to help with parking, coffee service and afternoon teas. Check with your place of work if you are allowed a day off for ‘volunteering’. There are other occasions when help would be appreciated so please make a note of the following – 1st June for churchyard tidy, 16th June (after 10.30 service) for setting up Hall and Rectory lawn and 22nd June  for dismantling. This is our major fund raising each year and we would welcome your support.

On Sunday 23rd June, there will be a Parish Picnic on the Rectory Lawn to which everyone is invited. Bring your own picnic, drinks provided. After this event we would appreciate some help with moving of tables and chairs to the garage.

 

Please come and help on Saturday 1st June from 11am onwards with 'light gardening duties' (leaf clearing, weeding of paths, sweeping up pine cones and needles etc) in the churchyard and Hall surrounds. Please bring your own tools and help with work identified by Paul Deane who cares for our grounds so well.

 

 

 

 

 

Lent Lunches 2019

Thank you to everyone who organised, cooked, served or supported the lunches this year. The total amount raised over the 6 lunches was £2308.

Well done and many thanks to all.

If you’d like to get ahead and book a space for next year please contact Joy Appleby 01344 622245.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Lalibela, Ethiopia.

At All Saints' Church on Wednesday 13th February at 19:30 for 19:45, Fr Darrell will give an illustrated talk on his recent pilgrimage. There will be light refreshments and a retiring collection for FACE: Friends of the Anglican Church in Ethiopia. All are welcome.

 

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We are delighted to have a new bench, made from the trunk of the tree that was cut down outside the church hall and has been donated by Geoff Moss's family in his memory. The family were with us on 24th June when the bench was blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revd Gill Wiggins

A memorial plaque was installed in the Lady Chapel at All Saints' Church on 28th January 2018.

From the Candlemas service that day -

"Candlemas is the linchpin of the Church's year, the day on which we turn from our celebration of Christmas to our celebration of Christ's passion and resurrection. Today we look back and we look forward. As we look back, it is right and proper that we should remember Gill Wiggins, a faithful lay minister and then associate priest in this parish. Gill herself would want our focus to be not on her, but on Christ.  Nonetheless, as we keep our celebration of Simeon and Anna's joyful reception of the Christ-child in the Jerusalem temple of old, it is also right that we remember and celebrate Gill's faithful service in this temple here in Ascot."

"Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful minister and priest Gill; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

 

 

 


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