Big Breakfast for Christian Aid, Saturday March 2nd 2019
BIG BREAKFAST UPDATE
Many thanks to the All Saints Brownies and Rainbows who have donated £18-00 into the BB coffers. We have also had a donation of £10-00 from a member of the church family, and that brings our total sent to Christian Aid to £693-00. Thank to everyone for helping All Saints makes a difference to communities in the far flung Philippine Islands!
UPDATE: Final total sent to Christian Aid on Tuesday March 5th is £655-00, after weekend donations and calculation of the amount paid by debit cards on the day. THANK YOU one and all.
Many thanks to all those folk who joined us at our Big Breakfast for Christian Aid on Saturday March 2nd. Special thanks to Mrs Dunn and All Saints School for allowing the church to host the breakfast in the school hall, and to Shirley Southworth and Fur Clemt for serving up a great breakfast.
We also welcomed Linda Hill and her Traidcraft stall, Appley Bridge Community Association, Keeley Dalfen and The Brick, and Eileen and Brian Longmore from Eat Appley Bridge.
The colouring competition this year included a section for adults! As a result of more than 100 folk turning out for the bash, we have more than £400-00 in the pot which will purchase EIGHT fishing kits to help struggling coastal communities in the far reaches of the Philippine Islands. Thank you one and all, and we hope you enjoyed your breakfast!
Christmas Decorations 2018
Christingle 2018 in All Saints’ C of E School
Christmas Fair 2018
Big thanks to everyone who helped with the Christmas Fair 2018. Great stalls, delicious food and fun for all the family. It was a Cracker!
11th November 2018, members of our church joined the Appley Bridge community and our uniformed organisations to walk from Appley Bridge Village Hall to the War Memorial next to the Community Centre where wreaths were laid and we remembered those who gave their lives in armed conflicts in this centenary year of the ending of the First World War. Rev’d Sue Timmins and Rev’d John Hilton from The Vale Methodist Church led the village service in an Act of Remembrance.
All Saints’ C of E School Remembers
On Friday 9th November, Rev’d Sue and Diane visited All Saints’ C of E Primary School to see their stunning display of research and creative work related to the First World and to lead short services. Rev’d Sue accompanied KS2 to the village war memorial for their Act of Remembrance. KS1 and Little Acorns took part in an Act of Remembrance in the memorial garden in school at 11am with Reader Diane.
Remembrance Tea Room
On 4th November, Appley Bridge Community Association hosted an interesting afternoon to honour the 15 soldiers from the village who gave their lives in the Great War. Tea, period cakes, WW1 singalong and Appley Bridge Churches Together opened the event from the Chaplaincy Table, with prayer and commemoration.
There But Not There
Transparent seated military figures were in All Saints’ Church in early November. These silhouettes were part of the Appley Bridge Community’s Remembrance 2018 project, marking the centenary of the end of the 1914-1918 First World War. They are part of the There But Not There project and were visited by children from All Saints’ C of E Primary School.
There But Not There aims to place a representative figure for every name on local war memorials around the country, into their place of worship, their school, their workplace or wherever their absence was keenly felt. One of the transparent figures in our church , rather poignantly, caught the reflected image of Christ from the church’s stained glass window.