Weekly notices, 11 Dec 2022

What’s on this week (Sun 11th – Sun 18th Dec)

Sunday 11th:
9am Holy Communion (Advent series: John 1: 1-14)
10.45am Service (Advent series: John 1: 1-14) with Kidschurch featuring Christmas crafts and a silent disco!
5pm Sunday youth

Monday 12th:
10-11.30am Little Lights

Tuesday 13th:
7.30pm Carol Service rehearsal

Wednesday 14th:
9.55-11.30am Bible Study Fellowship
4.30-5.30pm Junior Narrative Theatre Company

Thursday 15th:
5-6.30pm Narrative Theatre Company
6.30pm Rising Generation
7.30pm Carol Service rehearsal

Saturday 17th:
2pm & 6pm Narrative Theatre Company Christmas Showcase (see below for more info!)

Sunday 18th:
9am Holy Communion (Advent series: John 1: 14-18)
10.45am Service (Advent series: John 1: 14-18)
3pm Carol Service rehearsal
6.30pm Carol Service with refreshments

Christmas services and events (see also our Christmas page)

Can you help?
Would you be able to help put together the Christingles for our two services? If so, join us on Friday 23rd December at
10am in the church centre. Coffee and mince pies provided!
Please let the office know if you can help, or just turn up.
Thank you!

The Narrative Theatre Company Christmas Showcase - Saturday 17th December, 2pm & 6pm
An hour of excellent Christmas sketches, songs and comedy from our case of brilliant young actors! You won't want to miss it!
Contact the office for tickets

Senior Christmas Lunch
If you are coming to our Senior Christmas Lunch on the 21st December and haven’t yet chosen your meal choice, could you please do this before the 14th and let Andy and Paula know. This will enable them to finalise their ordering.
Also, if you haven’t yet paid, could you do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Operation Christmas Child
If you missed the deadline for dropping off shoeboxes this year, there’s still time to fill one online! Just visit their site and choose what you want to include!

Other news

Staff appointments: Following our Organisational Health Review which was conducted by the UCAN Team, we have started to develop our new Leadership Team. As part of this, the PCC have authorised two interim positions to continue the preparatory work which has already begun. One is an Associate Minister role and will be taken up by Sam DH until he leaves to begin his new appointment in May 2023. The other is an interim Operations Director, which Tina Trevett will continue with in an voluntary capacity until July 2023.

Heart & Soul Café is now closed for Christmas and will reopen on Monday 9th Jan. A big thank you to all our fantastic volunteers for serving with a smile and to our lovely customers for your support!

Mavis Goodwin’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 21st December at 2.20pm here at All Saints. Those who knew Mavis are very welcome to attend.

New Wine 2023

New Wine 2023 Week A: Wednesday 26th July - Sunday 30th July.
Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF,
To book, request All Saints Hoole along with our postcode CH2 3HZ. For Early Bird rates, you must pay at least the first instalment (50% of each ticket) by 19 January 2023. All remaining fees must be paid by 6 April 2023.
0-2: free
2-4: £90
5-11: £125
11-18: £145
Adult: £175.

Waterways Chaplaincy

Thank you for your support at my commissioning on 20th November.
I mentioned a boater who was in some difficulty. I am pleased to tell you that a member of the church family kindly donated a bag of coal which I was able to give to the boater to heat their boat, which will tide them over until their next
benefit payment is received.
Please remember me and the work of the Waterways Chaplaincy in your prayers and, if you would like information on other ways to support the ministry and help look after boaters in need, do please catch me in church or give me a call.

Jim Ellis, church member

Chester Aid to The Homeless (CATH) sleep out 2022
Eric Appleby, Adam Christopher and Ian Percival would like to thank their families, friends and All Saints Church family who sponsored them on this year’s sleep out. They have been blown away by your amazing support. The current amount raised is £3299. And it’s not too late to sponsor them! You can either see Eric, Adam or Ian, or you can visit their JustGiving page.

The World Church
All Saints supports a number of individuals and groups around the world. Please see the noticeboard at the back of church, or visit our mission page for information on our mission partners.

West Cheshire Food Bank are in need of donations of unopened, within date, items – particularly treats, crackers, meats, spreads. Please put any donations in the collection crates in the church centre foyer. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation online. Thank you for your continued support!

Donation Station Update: Do you want to help those in need a little around All Saints this winter? I hope most are aware that the café has a kindness bowl which is used to provide a hot drink and food to those who cannot afford and wish to shelter from the cold. You can give to this cause via the donation station which now has three options – All Saints, Café Kindness Bowl and Ukraine Christian Ministries. Tap the screen and give!
Thank you in advance for your support. Garnett

Greeting cards for all occasions by Gill Holt. Please have a look after the Sunday services and support the work of Tearfund.

Lost property: there are a number of items (especially black gloves) in our lost property box. Please do take the time to have a look to see if anything belongs to you!

News from Hoole Church of England Primary School

Our school was used as a polling station last Thursday. We took this as a wonderful chance to provide our pupils with the chance to experience democracy in action for themselves.

Our school election was organised by our school council, the House of Hoole. Children were allocated roles including vote counters and election officers. The election was based on the following two questions: Should we change our school badge? Should we change our class names?

The school badge was designed by Mrs Scorer who served the school as Headteacher some years ago. Our classes are named after trains – we have Shinkansen, TGV, Mallard, Flying Scotsman, Pendolino and Irish Mails to name just
a few. The train names for classes have also been in place for many years. Apparently they originated based on the fact that there was once a train station in Hoole.

The election officers ran the election with diligence, checking names from the list before issuing ballot papers. Children then entered polling booths to cast their votes and put them safely in the polling box. The boxes were held very securely
during lunchtime to avoid any risk of tampering!

In the afternoon our team of counters were busy tallying up the results. On Friday morning, our returning officers and House of Hoole representatives announced the results to our school family.

The outcome of the vote is that we will be changing our school badge and class names over the coming year. I will keep you posted on developments! Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for our school family.

– Roasalind Flanders, Headteacher


This week’s prayer focus is for teachers and staff at Hoole Primary as they prepare for their final Christmas celebrations before the end of term.

Pray for the sick, especially for Ruth Dutton, Sharon Newall, Stuart Dymond, Margaret Thackray, Georgia Harding, Dean Wilson, Viv, John & Sheila Douglas, Angela Underhill, Elijah (baby son of Rachel Collier’s friend), Andy Warren, Matt Banks, Richard Jones, Alastair Vize, Florence Petri, Viv Sumner, Alex Haslam, Cath Wells, Steve Bubb, Len Morris, Christopher Wilkinson, Cathy Armstrong, Doris Holland, Su Jones, Rachel Kirkland, Anne Blundell (Jane Speare’s sister), Frazer & Nicky Budd, Jean Price (Laura Walker’s mum) and Cora Fielding.

Pray for the long-term sick, especially for Hilary Shergold, Mary Maddocks, Jane Ashford, Stephen Beveridge, Reg & Jane Bolton, Mina Bowles, Katy Durdant-Hollamby, Audrey Davies, Peter Fabian, Ron Griffiths, Gill Holt, Jeannie Hughes, Megan Jones, Pip Jones, Elizabeth Lusty (Pawson), Cath Reeve, Tony Thackray, Raphael Vize, Paula Warren, Catherine Wilson and others at home especially Sheila Davies, Gladys Heppell and Joyce Kirby

Pray for the bereaved, especially for the family and friends of the late Margaret Jenner (Rachel Collier’s grandma), Mavis Goodwin (Sarah Mason’s mum), Marjorie Chubb (Angela Underhill’s auntie) and Peggy Jones.

Pray for those bereaved a year ago, especially for the family and friends of the late Rosemary Phillips.

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This was posted on 10 December 2022 in Weekly letters and notices

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