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Treasurer’s report for August

August is the time when life slows for us to take a break and, perhaps, to enjoy a summer holiday and the warmer days.  It is a time for recharging our batteries in readiness for the busy Autumn calendar. The slow-down in activity is reflected in the lower level of income shown above for the month. Unfortunately, there is no similar reduction in the expenses and we have a significant deficit of £1,587.79 to further reduce our General Fund.

As mentioned last month, your support is much needed over the next few weeks for our fund-raising events – the sponsored walk on 26th August (to raise funds for new gas heaters), the cream teas event on 14th September and the next jumble sale on 28th September. Please offer whatever help you can as “many hands make light work” (and, hopefully, raises more money !!).  

If you have any suggestions for other fund-raising activities, please speak to the social committee.

In addition to the usual hall lettings, our Church Hall Fund was boosted by £31.50 donation from the Monday Lunch Club.

Thank you for your support.
Allison Scandrett – Treasurer.

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 14th September – Cream Teas & Mini-Fair

Our ‘Cream Teas’ afternoon will take place on Saturday 14th September in the church hall, Norman Road, SW19 1BT from 2.00.p.m. – 4.00.p.m.

A Scone with Jam & Cream and tea or coffee will cost just £2.50

There will also be some stalls and a raffle. Entrance is free – come along and bring your friends!

Church Jumble Sale – Saturday 28th September

Our next Jumble Sale will be held on Saturday 28th September and will be open from 12 noon until 2.00.p.m. We already have some fresh Jumble – but we could do with more good quality bric-a-brac and clothes (for men, women and children).
We need: People to help advertise it beforehand. People to help get Jumble out Friday evening from 6.30 pm.
People to sort from 10.00 am on Saturday morning. People to sell behind the stalls (at least 2 people for each table!)
Different people to help clear away afterwards. (ESSENTIAL!) Car drivers to take all the rubbish to the dump afterwards.
Please put the date in your diary as 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 (much needed!!)
Placing an advert in the local paper is costly, so please tell your friends and ‘spread the word.’ Posters will be available from Sunday 1st September. Please take one and if you can get any put up in local shops, (or any other places), that would be great! We can never have too much advertising!!

Harvest Festival – Sunday 6th October 2019

11.00 am         Solemn Mass.

You are invited to bring a Harvest Gift – either non-perishable produce or money.

  • All produce (tins and packets)  will be given to a Wimbledon Food Bank.
  • All monetary gifts will be sent to Water Aid.

1.00 pm  Harvest Lunch in the Church Hall.

Beef & Ale Pie or Vegi Shepherds Pie with baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables, followed by Apple Pie and Custard and a cup of tea or coffee if required.   BYO drinks.

The cost will be £7 – 00 per person. (£3 – 50 for children under 16). As last year, the lunch will be in aid the Church Hall Fund.

Numbers and payment are needed in advance –  so please sign the list, which will be on the table in church from Sunday 15th September, if you are hoping to come.

Saturday 19th October 2019

National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey.
This annual pilgrimage day gives you the opportunity to visit the Abbey with other pilgrims, and experience its beauty and space in an atmosphere characterised by prayer. The abbey offers all pilgrims a prayer tour, which takes you into every part of the Abbey, its precincts and gardens.
At 11.30 am there is a Festival Eucharist, and at 3.00 pm Choral Evensong – which leaves plenty of time to see the Abbey at leisure.
Families are most welcome – with activities for children taking place throughout the day.
There is no charge for admission – and individuals and small groups don’t need to book. So if you’d like to visit the Abbey, keep the day free.

All Saints’ Quiz Nite – Saturday 26th October 2019

Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Every year, as part of our Patronal Festival Celebrations, we hold an inter-church quiz. Hopefully the questions are not too difficult, often amusing, and certainly wide-ranging, so it promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable evening. Invitations are being sent to a number of churches who usually take part and to the school, and we usually field two teams of 8 from All Saints’ Church.  From the end of September, there will be a list on the table at the back of the church for people from All Saints’ to ‘sign up’, and   indicate their choice of food. (More details given later, in our Sunday sheet.)

Friday 1st November – All Saints’ Day

Solemn Mass for All Saints’ Day with the Sacrament of Confirmation – 8.00.p.m administered by The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker (Bishop of Fulham)
The service will be followed by refreshments.
Please make a note of the date in your diary and keep it free.
It may seem we are advertising this a long time ahead – but we wanted to give you plenty of notice, as we know how many peoples diaries get filled up these days.
Confirmation Classes will be starting shortly.
If you would like to know more about confirmation, or are interested in being confirmed, please have a word with Fr. Christopher.

The Latest News from our School

It hardly seems possible that we have come to the end of the Summer Term, and this is the last report
from the 2018/ 19 school year.

Year 4- Bamboo Tamboo
Year 4 have had a fantastic term getting to experience a different instrument called the Bamboo Tamboo. The Bamboo Tamboo is a Caribbean percussion instrument, which literally translated means bamboo drum. They all are the same size but the colours have holes in different sections so that they can make different sounds. The children
have worked very hard and came up with an excellent performance, which they were able to show all children of All Saints. Next year’s music is looking very exciting and we cannot wait to keep you updated

The end of another school year

On Thursday 18th July it was ‘standing room only’ when the whole school, plus a number of parents, came to church for their annual Leaver’s Service. The first part of the service celebrated achievements. Christian Value Certificates were presented to one child from each class (Nursery to Year 6) for Endurance – after which Year 6 sung ‘A Million Dreams’ – together with Star of the Term Certificates, for a child the teacher thought had done exceptionally well in something. (eg always showing effort) and finally to a Star of the Year from each class. This part of the service finished with a lively hymn sung by the whole school – ‘Halllelujah, Jesus Christ is alive’.
Our thoughts then turned to those who would be leaving at the end of term – not only the children from year 6, but four or five children from Nursery to year 5, and one member of staff – Mrs Maddy Mlinaric, who is going on Maternity Leave. Every leaver received a certificate, and the children in Year 6 were also presented with a Bible.
Before the final hymn ‘One More Step’, which had been chosen by Year 6, was sung Fr. Christopher led us in prayer and gave the Blessing and the Head Teacher, Mrs. Filsell gave out one or two notices.
The children broke up for the holidays at 2.00 pm, although the staff did not finish until Tuesday of the following week to allow them time to pack up their classrooms ready for work to be done on the Hanover site during August, and the changes in organisation from September. (More will be written about the re-organisation in our September
magazine.)
Years 1 – 6 will start back for the new school year on Wednesday 4th September, but there is staggered entry for the children in Nursery and Reception, so each family in those classes has been given their starting date and times.
We trust everyone at All Saints’ School will have a happy and safe holiday, and we wish all who are leaving ‘Good Luck for the future’

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