Parish News

The latest news from the parish

Treasurer’s report

How enjoyable it has been to be in church and fully celebrate Easter this year. Thank you to everyone who helped with the spring clean to make the church look so lovely. I would also like to thank you for your generous response to the call for donations for flowers. In total we collected £427 to pay for the plants for Mother’s Day and the Easter lilies and flowers, all of which has now been spent. The church looked beautiful for Easter Day.

In the coming month the church will be holding an Open Weekend (7th and 8th May), a jumble sale (Saturday 21st May) and an Italian Evening (Saturday 28th May). Please provide any help and support you can to make these events a big success. Our fundraising is essential in helping us to meet our rising costs – EDF have recently increased our monthly charge for electricity from £121 to £231.

Last month I mentioned that the PCC had approved the installation of new LED lighting in the church. The work has now been carried out and the final invoice from S and F Elec Ltd is awaited.  

Best wishes

Allison Scandrett – Treasurer.

Planned giving

If anyone would like to know more about the Freewill Offering Scheme, or would like to start using Freewill Offering Envelopes, please have a word with me and I can give you a set.

Gift Aid on your Giving

If you pay tax – please also consider filling in a Gift Aid form, if you have not already done so. This enables the church to claim an additional (much needed!) 25p from HMRC for every £1 you give us.

Dates for your Diary

ASCENSION DAY   –  Thursday 26th May.

7.30 pm                     Solemn Mass.

There will not be an 11.00 am Said Mass on Ascension Day.


Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an   international and   ecumenical call to prayer.

It runs between Ascension and Pentecost, and in 2022 will take place from 26th May – 5th June.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

· Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ

· Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus

Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness.

A wise range of resources are available on the Thy Kingdom Come website:

Further information can also be found on the Southwark website:


Our  2022  Annual  Parochial  Church  Meeting.

The meeting to elect Churchwardens, followed by our APCM, will be held  after Mass on  SUNDAY 15h MAY

Church Members will be elected to serve on the PCC (there are 3  spaces this year) .

Reports on the electoral roll, the work of the PCC, the Church Fabric, our church school and Deanery Synod, are presented,  together with a financial report and our annual accounts.* 

Revision of the Church Electoral Roll was completed on 24th April, and the list of those on revised roll  (names only) is  now on display on the noticeboard in the porch.

Nomination forms will be available at the back of the church shortly – so please consider whether you would be willing to stand for election this year.

This is an important meeting – so we  trust you will put the date in your diary, and we hope to see you there.

*  If you would like an opportunity to read the reports before the  meeting, you can hopefully pick up an APCM  pack at the back of the church from Sunday 8st May – BUT if you take one please remember to bring it with you to the meeting.


Our next one will be held in the church (entrance using the level access and through the Garden door)  on Saturday 21st May, and will be open from  1.00  – 3.00 pm.

‘Many hands make light work’.

As you know, we rely on holding ‘fund raisers’  to cover all our expenses – so we are again appealing for you to help raise it.

We have nowhere to store any more jumble as the Boiler House is still full! – so if you have any jumble at home, please save it for our next   Jumble Sale,.

So, provided we have enough help, we should do well. 

Please put the date in your diary,  and do your  bit to make it a success

After 2 years of Covid restrictions we need all our fund raising events to do well, as the PCC still intends, as far as possible,  to put all the income from Hall lettings into the hall fund  – money raised for a new church hall (also much needed!!) 

Posters will be available from  Sunday 8th May.  Please take one and  put it  up! 

And if you can get any put up in local shops, (or any other places), so much the  better.  

We can never  have too much advertising !!

All Saints Italian Evening – Saturday May 28th  6-10pm 

All Saints Church Hall, Norman Road, SW19 1BT

3 Course Meal – £10Bring your own drinks

Good Food, High Spirit, Good Music, Fun Quiz and Raffle

We look forward to seeing you

All Saints’ Summer Fair      –    Saturday 11th June.

Please make a note of the date, and keep it free.

Our Summer Fair will be only 6 weeks away when you read this – so please read on ……

This years Fair will have a Jubilee theme, so red, white and blue will be the order of the day.

It will be held in the church, and garden – providing the weather is kind to us – and open from 1.30 – 4.00 pm.

If you have an idea for a stall or sideshow  – especially if it’s something we haven’t done before – please have a word with Elizabeth (chair of the Social Committee) as soon as  possible.

For the fair to be a success we need lots of help to work on the stalls, so a list will be put up at the back of the church on Sunday 22nd May and you are encouraged to ‘sign up’ for what you would like to do by the following Sunday, as the committee will be meeting after Mass to finalise the arrangements.

For the fair to be a success, it also needs publicity.

Fair Posters will be available from Sunday 22nd  May. Please take one – and if you know a local shop who would be willing to display one, please take one for them too.

Also – please publicise the fair by word of mouth. Tell your friends and neighbours, and encourage them to come along. We can never have too much publicity!

Other Church Notices: –

There is no Office Hour at present.

Enquiries about baptisms, weddings and banns of marriage should be made by e-mail to, or telephone 020 8542 5514 and leave a clear message.

All Saints’ Celebrates 130 years!

All Saints’ Church was dedicated on 7th May 1892. We will be marking our 130th anniversary with a Church Open weekend of events:

Saturday 7th May 2022 – Church Open   10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Displays – Music played throughout the day

2.00.p.m. – 4.00.p.m. – Cream Teas –  £3- 50 each.  

3.00.p.m. – 4.00.p.m. – Choir singing some favourite pieces / hymns.

Guided Tours on the hour on both days.

Sunday 8th May. – 11.00 a.m. – Solemn Mass

1.00 – 4.00 p.m. – Church Open

4.00 –  5.00 p.m. – Tea /Coffee and nibbles in Church Hall   

5.00 p.m. -The weekend will end with Solemn Evensong & Benediction.

This year our school celebrates  the 40th Anniversary of its opening on  the Hanover Road site, and the weekend will also include exhibits from the school.

 Make a note of the date in your diary – we hope to see you all there!

Please help us ‘spread the word’ by telling all your friends /neighbours.

(further details will be announced later in the month. Watch the notices!)

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

These take place between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June. (Thursday and Friday are Bank Holidays).

On Sunday 5th June, the Church also celebrates the Fest of Pentecost (Whitsunday.)

Mass will take place as usual, followed by Coffee – then we will be having a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch at the back of church to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A celebration drink will be provided. It will not be restricted to church members. Further details will be given nearer the time  – but make a note of the date in your diary and try to keep it free.

We hope you will all feel able to give it your support.

Advance Notice – Sponsored Walk 2022

This year’s sponsored walk will be in partnership with The Sultan and will be a local affair.

We will meet outside of the Church Hall at 10am and walk via the River Wandle to Wandle Watermeads in Mitcham. The return route will take in parts of the Watermeads, Ravensbury Park and Morden Hall Park away from the river. There will be a lunch break in Morden Hall Park on the return and we should be back at the Church Hall mid afternoon.

The aim this year is to raise money to buy some Defibrillators. They cost from £800 to £2500 and have maintenance costs from £20 to £300 depending on battery life and whether they have been used.  Exact costs will be researched.

Of the first two purchased, one will be for All Saints and one for The Sultan. Any further ones will be offered to local organisations.

The Sultan is also running other fund raising activities.

If you have any ideas what else we, at All Saints, could do please speak to me.

Further details will follow. Roger Stanley.

Open Church

Friday Morning Open Church!

All Saints’ Church is open on Friday mornings from 9.00 am – 12 noon.

Somewhere dry and warm to sit and chat to your friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

You may also come in and sit quietly, or light a candle, – and there is a prayer board if you would like us to remember someone in our prayers.

The Quiet Garden is also be available for those who would prefer to sit outside. (if the weather permits!)

The wearing of Face Masks is optional, but please be aware of  the protection of others and respect safe distancing.

You must sanitise your hands before entry, and sanitiser is provided by each door for your use.

To ensure good ventilation, the main door will be left open when the weather permits, and the gates will be open and the garden door unlocked for those who require level access.

 And if you would be willing to come and make the coffee from time to time, please have a word with Jenny as there may be an occasional Friday when she is unable to be there and having re-opened, it would be a shame to close if this situation arose.

Weekend Pilgrimage to Walsingham – 2022

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2022. – Last chance to book!

Our annual weekend Pilgrimage has been postponed for the last two years due to the pandemic, so we trust this year is ‘third time lucky’!

Fr. Christopher will be leading our weekend Pilgrimage to Walsingham from Friday 29th July – Monday 1st August 2022.

Walsingham has now sent me their charges: – Adults – £216 – 00. Children (5 – 15) – £129 – 60. Under 5’s – free

To this has to be added an amount to cover transport there and back so the total cost will be not more than £270 – 00 for adults, less for children. (This covers transport there and back, and all meals from Friday supper to Monday breakfast: 8 meals in all.)

I hope all who booked for 2020 will still be able to come (please let me know ASAP if this is not the case) and all money you paid will be carried over to 2022.

At present I have 10 spaces – so if you would like to join us on a pilgrimage led by Fr Christopher please let me know so I can give you a booking form.

There should be room for all who would like to go – but if you are   interested in going please don’t leave it too long before expressing an interest as it will be a case of ‘first come first served’ – and when all the places are filled, I will be unable to get any more.

The end of July may seem some way off – but as  have to send names and non-returnable deposits to Walsingham some time in advance, all booking forms must be returned to me by Sunday 25th April, together with a £40 deposit.

The balance, which can be paid in installments or one lump sum,  must be paid by Sunday 24th July.

If you would like to find out what the Pilgrimage entails, have a word with Fr. Christopher, or with one of those who have been on Pilgrimage before.

Discover more about Walsingham, by visiting their website:

If you have never been to Walsingham,

why not think about coming  with us this year?

(This is the last year that Fr. Christopher can lead us as our Parish Priest.)

Jenny Hardy (Cell Secretary / Pilgrimage Organiser.

The Latest News from our School

“Growing Stronger Together in God’s Love.”

This month’s ‘News’  from  All  Saints’  School can now be found here

All Saints’ welcomes children . . . .

.… and caters for them as follows:

  • Teddy Bear Service –  2nd Sunday of each month at 10 am

              A short service for the under 6’s and their families.

            Older children who come are encouraged to take part by reading the prayers.  Everyone welcome!

  • Junior Church  –  held during the 11 am Sunday Service.

           Mainly for children of Primary School age. The children go into the hall after the opening prayers, for a programme of music, activities and prayer based on Bible Stories.

           They come back into Church in time for  Communion.

  • Older children who come regularly will be encouraged to consider training as Servers, or to join the Choir.

  Also … .

  • Throughout the year, we support our Church School. We welcome them into church for school services. Apart from the end of each term, they have a service in church on All Saints’ Day and for other special occasions.

Each month, the  ‘Parish News’  includes a write-up, often with photographs, produced by a different class each time. In addition, Art Work from the children is  displayed in church for special occasions throughout the year.

If you would be interested in helping with any of our children’s activities, or have any suggestions to make about our work with children, please have a word with Roger.

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