All Saints’ Church Dedworth (Bulletin: June 2018)

Come and meet the new vicar – Thursday 5th July
The PCC met with Bishop Andrew last week, to make plans for selecting a new vicar.  The position is currently being advertised, with the advert below featuring in the Church Times until 25th June. 

  Sarah Bissel, Mike Brooks and Bishop Andrew will draw up a short list (on 27th June) and promising candidates will be interviewed at All Saints’ on Thursday 5th July.  You are all invited to attend to hear the interviewees give a short sermon and a presentation on a key issue of the Parish, and to have a chat over lunch.  In the afternoon, the candidates will be formally interviewed by Sarah, Mike and Bishop Andrew, and members of the PCC will engage them in a round table discussion on important aspects of the Parish. 
All being well, we should have a new vicar by October!In the mean-time:
The teams that Rev. Louise set up are running well! We hope you are enjoying the services that Jacki & Mike are organising, and the music arranged by John and the music team.  Have you had a look at the new bright & shiny and easy-to-use website designed by Ben? It’s a great way to find out the latest news and events!
Here’s a reminder of all the teams and their leaders:  Jacki & Mike Thomas – Worship, John Sturgeon – music, Nicki Barratt – funerals & residential homes, Michelle Sturgeon – parents & toddlers, Ruth Norris – schools, Peter Norris – buildings and site, Colin & Barbara Carter – pastoral care, Richard Golding – technology, Ruth & Peter Norris – Deanery Synod representatives.

 

What you can do to help:
 – Keep praying that God will send us a great new vicar. 
 – Pray also for the teams, and feel free to offer feedback to the team leaders.
 – Get creative and write a “Message of the week” for the website – send your ideas to Richard Golding.
 – Are you good with Microsoft Excel and could spare ~2 hours per week?  We are looking for someone to take over the responsibility of the finances.  Please speak to David Williams, Mike Brooks or Andrew Giles if you could help.

 

Dates for your diary: (Location is All Saints’, unless otherwise stated)
Gardening Day:      Wednesday 20th June   9.30-12.30 with snacks and pastries for all gardeners
Film Club:                  Friday 25th June  7.30 start.  Light supper during interval
Gardening Day:      Saturday 23rd June  9.30-13.00 followed by a BBQ for all gardeners
Interview day:        Thursday 5th July, expected start time ~10.30am with lunch ~12.30-1.30 (more details to follow)
Hog Roast:                Sunday 8th July, at the Kerith Church 3-6pm
Bible Club:                7th – 10th August, 10am-2pm; in collaboration with the Kerith and Baptist Churches
Youth Group:          Last Tuesday of each month, 6.30-8.00pm for 10-14 year olds
Every Monday:       Prayer in the chapel at noon for about an hour
Every Tuesday:       Celtic Prayer in the chapel from 9.30 to 10.15 am