This Week – Families

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For 0-5 years and their families and carers

In church on Friday at 10.30am, along with refreshments. Alice will be telling the story of The Good Samaritan.

Junior Church at church

We are back to the normal three groups. And adopting our new structure.
Action: If anybody would like to join the team to lead or help, please speak to me.

Junior Church at home

Edwina has put the work sheet together for home use. You can view/download it here.

First Holy Communion

All children in year 3 and above are invited to prepare for their first Holy Communion at the Family Eucharist at 5pm on Saturday 20
November. Preparation is a combination of preparation at home and a small number of church-based sessions. The course begins on 30 September. To find out more or to register please speak to Alan, Moira or Edwina or email

Junior choir recruitment event

Do your children like singing? The Junior choir is recruiting new members! We invite you to a Sing4Friday event for all children aged 5 and above, with songs, games and refreshments this Friday 1 October at 5.30pm. Come and find out what we get up to. Further details from Ruth at

Dates for your diary

Wednesdays 2-4pm: ‘Knit and Knatter’ – in the church café area, bring your knitting, crochet or any craft or learn a new skill, along with refreshments and chatter. Pop in any time.
Sunday 3 October: Harvest Thanksgiving: with a food collection for the foodbank.
Saturday 16 October: next Family Eucharist at 5pm
Saturday 6 November: Junior Church All Saints party, with fireworks and food in the vicarage garden. Times TBC

Fun fact

Chlorophyll is the chemical which makes tree leaves green and as it declines other chemicals become more prominent in the leaves. These are responsible for the vibrant ambers, reds and yellows of autumn. The chemicals responsible are types of flavonoids, carotenoids and anthocyanins. Did you know some of these chemicals are the same ones that give carrots (beta-carotenes) and egg yolks (luteins) their colours? (Great long words!)

Thought for the week

He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.”
Luke 10.27

Keep in your prayers

For all the children that are applying for year 7 places this year. That God will give them discipline to study, success in their exams and place them where they may flourish in Him and in all other things.

A prayer requested by Fiona Fula, mother of Luisa. If there is anything or anyone you would like us to pray for, do let me know.

For the week

Please don’t forget to look at the resources for families on the website of Southwark diocese here.

Sign up for our weekly email for All Saints’ families here.