New Archdeacon of Croydon The Revd Greg Prior is to replace the Venerable Dr Rosemarie
Mallett, announced today as the Bishop of Croydon Designate, as Archdeacon of
Greg became Vicar of All Saints with Holy Trinity,
Wandsworth, a two-church parish, in September 2004 and has seen it transformed
into a growing, vibrant and culturally diverse Christian community,
representing more than 14 different nationalities. More here
Dear Friends in Christ, As we promised in January, the churchwardens of both
churches and I have met to review our worship services and to plan a way
forward for the next few months. In particular, we have looked at the services
that we offer online only and the way in which we offer communion.
Service Patterns We propose trying the following service pattern from May
until a review in July: 8am Every Sunday will be at All Saints, following the Book
of Common Prayer 10am 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month will be at All Saints 10am 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month will be at St Barnabas 10am 5th Sundays will vary as we explore different styles
and ways of worshipping
Wherever possible, we will continue to livestream the 10am
services via YouTube and, as always, huge amount of thanks to Robin and Steve
who run the technology for us. As many of you know this is a stressful task,
but one that allows many of us to join in weekly worship.
We will be adding two additional services: May 10th and every TUESDAY at 11am a Zoom-only Eucharist
following Common Worship and the readings for the previous Sunday. Access will
be via our existing Zoom link.
May 11th and every WEDNESDAY at 11am A service of Holy
Communion following the Book of Common Prayer at All Saints with refreshments
in the hall before AND after The future of these last two services will be
reviewed in July.
We will be continuing to pray together on Facebook from
Monday to Friday at 9.30am and 9pm.
Communion We will continue to administer Communion in the same way as
we have been doing over the last few months. As yet, we have no intention to
re-introduce the chalice and have been advised by the COVID Recovery Group that
individuals ‘dipping’ their own wafers is the most dangerous approach we can
Church Meetings Our APCMs (the annual meetings of the parish and church
communities) will be taking place in May. Do please consider whether God might
be calling you to join our PCCs as one of those with a key responsibility for
shaping our church life here in Purley and Kenley. May I wish you all a holy and blessed approach to, and
celebration of, Easter. With my love and prayers, Justine
the Easter Season
For the next 50 days we celebrate Easter!
And we're changing our pattern of worship AGAIN! As part of the
continuing development of our church services.
Most of our Sunday morning services will also be live-streamed on our
YouTube channel. here:
All 8.00am services on Sundays will be at All Saints.
SUNDAY 24 APRIL 2022 - 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER: ST
BARNABAS CHURCH - CONTEMPLATION
We continue looking at The Lord's Prayer and reflect on contemplative
prayer in relation to the events of that first Easter Day.
of services begins:
NEW: every Tuesday, 11am from 10 May 2022 - ZOOM only service:
Meeting ID: 85032478783
NEW: May 11th and every WEDNESDAY at 11am A service of Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer at All Saints with refreshments in the hall before AND after The future of these last two services will be reviewed in July.
SUNDAY 1 MAY 2022 - 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER: ALL
SAINTS CHURCH - LISTENING
Our final week of reflecting on the subject of prayer.
SUNDAY 8 MAY 2022 - 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: ST
SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022 - 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: ALL
Christian Aid Week.
SUNDAY 22 MAY 2022 - 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: ST
An 'off-the-grid' service (no electrical power to be used) with a guest
SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022 - THE ASCENSION: OUTSIDE ST
A 5th Sunday of the month, so a different kind of service - to be held
UKRAINE APPEAL If you are supporting this appeal, please do not donate adult clothes at St Barnabas - the situation has changed.
We are liaising with the Wattendon pub appeal now and their items list is below. Their chef is Polish with links to a Polish Church. You are welcome to donate directly to them - and have a pint or two!
Stuart Cheesman, ‘Silver Wolf’ Stuart Cheesman, a key figure in scouting at St Barnabas for many, many years has received the highest award in scouting – the Silver Wolf. He was given the award by the County Commissioner Owen Purcell on Saturday, 5th February. But he wasn’t the only St Barnabas scouter honoured. Also receiving awards from the County Commissioner at Hampton Court Palace were Stuart England and Stella Davies. Stella received The Award for Merit in recognition of outstanding, conscientious, imaginative, keen and dedicated service and Stuart England received The Bar to The Award for Merit similarly. For the main event, Stuart received The Silver Wolf, a gift of The Chief Scout for service of the most exceptional nature. The Silver Wolf is the highest accolade made by The Scout Association. “This note would be far too long if I attempted to list Stuart's contribution to Scouting and the youth we serve,” writes Stuart England. “As we mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee it occurs to me that Stuart has been a member of the Scouts for the entirety of the Queen's reign. Reflecting on the last 10 years or so, Stuart has acted as Beaver Leader and Scout Leader for years when the Group needed temporary leadership; Stuart actively supports the Cubs too. “He has been Group Scout Leader and he leads the AGM making it a fun family event. He is the mainstay of the annual BP Show last held in 2020 literally days before lockdown, it was our 50th and final show and Stuart participated in every one. “Stuart's ability to support each section as required has kept our Group running but also he has the flair to find and nurture leaders to hand over to; so that all sections now have leaders and waiting lists to join.
Stuart (left) with Stella and Stuart England
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You are invited to
World Day of Prayer on 4th March World Day of prayer, a women led, global, ecumenical movement
is holding a service in Purley on Friday 4th March and you are invited. The service is at 2:00pm at St John the Baptist Church, 48
Dale Rd, Purley CR8 2EF
The service celebrates diversity and the contribution made
to our countries by the many groups and individuals who have made their home
here. We use our Bible text “I know the plans I have for you” from Jeremiah to
reflect on some of the issues facing us today: poverty, domestic abuse and
disability, finding hope in difficult situations and encouragement in the help
we can give to each other. World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical
organisation which enables women all over the world to share the ideas and
concerns of the writing country. The service
outline, created by the writing country, is distributed to the rest of the
world, along with a Bible reflection, country background and children’s and -
for the first time - young people’s activities.
Services will take place beginning in Samoa, moving on
through New Zealand and Australia, across Asia, Africa and Europe and finally
the United States and South America before finishing in American Samoa.
Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland services will
take place in large urban centres, such as Central Hall Westminster, and in
remote village churches. We will use modern technology to reach those unable to
access a service but hope to be able to extend a welcome and hospitality once
released from lockdown. For further information and resources, together with
details of services in your area, see the WDP website
Every Thursday in term-time from 1.00pm to 2.15pm at Kenley Memorial Hall. The suggested donation is £1.
This Church-run activity offers a place for adults in the community who are caring for children under 5 years to meet and chat over a hot drink and a light lunch whilst their children play safely in the space provided. It's COVID-safe too.
The Hub on the Hill at St Barnabas Church Hall
Every Tuesday in term-time from 1.00pm to 2.15pm at St Barnabas church hall. The suggested donation is £1. This Church-run activity offers a place for adults in the community who are caring for children under 5 years to meet and chat over a hot drink and a light lunch whilst their children play safely in the space provided. It's COVID-safe too.
Pastoral Principles for living well together Click here
At the meeting the following appointments were made. Michael Stock and David Shepherd were appointed as Churchwardens. Alison Bicknell and Felicity Jones were appointed as new lay reps to the PCC. Those continuing on the PCC are Nicki Howe, Clair Kellaway and Julia van der Vord, who are also Deanery Synod reps, and Gerald Bodmer, Andrea Gostick, Ann Jones, Charmian Preston, and Ros Shepherd. David Paterson was reappointed as Independent Examiner. After the meeting Peter Bedwell was co-opted onto the PCC to act as Secretary, and Andrea Gostick was reappointed as Treasurer.
Please share your views with your representatives and pray for them in their work.
Sunday Services on YouTube
We have created an All Saints and St Barnabas YouTube Channel. if you are unable to join the Zoom service on a Sunday, you can watch the service live or at a later date on YouTube.
To see the recordings, do one of these:
• go straight to the Channel by clicking this link
• on a Windows or Mac computer, open a browser and go to www.youtube.com then search for All Saints
Kenley, or St Barnabas Purley
• on a Tablet, Smart Phone or Smart TV, open the YouTube app then search for All Saints Kenley, or St
Barnabas Purley. You may need to download the YouTube app from the Play Store or AppStore.
If you have a Google account, you can SUBSCRIBE to the Channel by clicking the red button
Have you a request for prayer?
We're now offering a place (for people, with or without a faith, whoever they are and whatever their circumstances) to ask for prayer.
Please let your friends and family know this exists and use this yourselves
too, if you'd like to.
Is there someone or something you'd like us to pray for? Go to our Prayer