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The Weekly Link May 20th



Vicar:      Canon Stephen Carter Tel: 01621 854179
Curate:    The Reverend Julie Willmot: revjuliewillmot@gmail.com
Warden:   Dennis Johnson: 01621 842410                       
Warden:   Jenny Clinch: 01621 840057                 










  8.00am    Holy Communion   (BCP p147)  

Celebrant: Stephen


10.00am  Parish Eucharist and Junior Church, with Holy Baptism (Veronica Harrington

(Celebrant: Stephen; Preacher Julie)

Hymns: Old and New (screen)

Introit: 120

Readings: Acts 2:1-21        (RCL p567)

Gradual: 62

Gospel: John 15:26-27,16:4b-15

Offertory: 329

Eucharistic Prayer: Holy Baptism within the Eucharist

Communion: 675

Post-Communion: 479

Please note there will be a meeting after the service with Sally & Graham for those who have volunteered to help at the Arts Festival.


6.30pm  Pentecost Prayer and Praise   (lead by Gina Southey)





The Week Ahead  May 21st - May 26th


Monday     We pray for those involved in the media

8.30am  Morning Prayer

10.00am  Maldon Pioneers in the D’Arcy Room

5.30pm  Evening Prayer


Tuesday   We pray for Farleigh Hospice

8.30am  Morning Prayer

10.00am  Holy Communion in St Mary’s

10.00am-12.00  Meeting Point in the D’Arcy Room

5.30pm  Evening Prayer


Wednesday   We pray for those preaching God’s word in hostile circumstances

8.30am  Morning Prayer

5.30pm                Evening Prayer

8.00pm  Bible Study, 90 Granger Avenue


Thursday   We pray for hymn and religious song writers

8.30am  Morning Prayer in St Mary’s

9.30am  Sunshiners in the D’Arcy Room

11.00am        Holy Communion in the Vicarage

(From 11.00am setting up for the Arts Festival)

No Evening Prayer

6.00pm-7.30pm  Arts Festival Private View

8.00pm-9.15pm    Choir Practice (Seniors)


Friday   We pray for God’s blessing on the Arts Festival

10.30am-4.30pm  Arts Festival

7.30pm  James Russell “Edward Bawden”


Saturday   We pray for mothers with new born babies

10.30am-4.30pm  Arts Festival




Next Sunday May 27th TRINITY SUNDAY


8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP p.153)

(Celebrant: Paul)


10.00am  Parish Eucharist and Holy Baptism of Meghan Knight

(Celebrant and Preacher: Stephen)

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8;  John 3:1-17  (RCL p 573)

Eucharistic Prayer: Holy Baptism within the Eucharist


6.30pm  Festival Community Songs of Praise





Please also remember in your prayers

Those who live in Beacon Hill, Dykes Chase and Lodge Road

Those who have Communion at home

Those in long term care

For healing for those from our parish

For healing  - others for whom our prayers are requested

The Departed




Featuring 14 invited professional arts and crafts people throughout the Festival.

The Festival exhibition is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily except for Sunday 27th May (1.00pm to 4.30pm)

Refreshments will be available every day, with lunches from 12.30 -  2.30pm (except for Sunday)

We still have gaps on the rotas for tea/coffee making, serving cakes  and scones. Also for waiting at tables, we really want to make this a success please help if you can.

Tickets are available for the two evening events. Friday 25th May 7.30pm James Russell—Edward Bawden: Artist and Adventurer and Monday 28th May 7.30pm Hugh Lupton— The Mabinogion: Welsh Legends Retold. Tickets for both events available from Jenny Clinch at £12 each or from  the website www.allsaintsartsfestival.org.uk

There will be a meeting with Sally & Graham for those people who have volunteered to help at the Arts Festival today Sunday, 20th May, after the morning service, in the church.



...  this month is a week earlier than usual, at 6.30pm today Sunday 20th May, to accommodate an evening Songs of Praise Service during All Saints Arts Festival on the final Sunday of the month.  The Prayer and Praise    Service is held in the D'Arcy Room and this month focuses on Pentecost.  It is an    informal service of prayer and song with music played on keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone.  You are welcome to stay for tea or coffee after the service.



This Wednesday at 8.00pm at 90 Granger Avenue where we will continue to look at the Gospel of Mark. Please let Paul or Jackie know if you can’t make it, so they don’t have to get extra chairs out!         -   Many thanks



Please note the 11.00am service will be in the Vicarage and not in church



Due to changes in UK law due to come into effect on 25th May, we now need your consent as to how we contact you. Many thanks to all those who have returned completed forms. If you have not completed a form please do complete one. After 25th we will not be able to contact you if we do not have your written consent.

Forms are available at the back of the church and also in this months magazine, we would really appreciate your help to ensure that we are seen to be complying with the law and respecting your privacy.

Please return completed forms as soon as possible to either Barbara Gale or Julie Ovenden.  Many thanks



Richard Maison and friends at Maldon United Reformed Church on Saturday 2nd June 5.30pm (doors open at 5.00pm)

Free entry with retiring collection in support of Christian Aid.



Reflective services with prayer for  healing during July and August.  All services start at 6.30pm please see poster on the notice board at back of church for full details.



A family day out in a coach to Cambridge on Saturday 1st September 2018 departing from All Saints Church at 09.00am for a “do as you please” day leaving Cambridge at 16.00hrs for the return. Max number 36. Cost for the coach is £19.00 per seat. Please complete the form at the rear of the church if you can attend.  A deposit of £9.00 per seat Is required.

Please see Cliff Hunter



If you have any items for the Link please note my new email address is mrsba.gale@gmail.com   thank you, Barbara






Please keep the Ministry Team up to date on those who are housebound, ill or lonely and who might appreciate a visit. Please make us aware of any people who have not been seen in church for some time.



If you know of someone who ought to receive a card from the church family at All Saints to mark a special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc) or to let them know we are thinking of them in a time of need, please contact Barbara Gale on 01621 928538  email mrsba.gale@gmail.com  who sends out cards on behalf of us all. 





If you have any items for the Link for the next week please contact Barbara Gale at  mrsba.gale@gmail.com   Tel:01621 928538 by Wednesday 11am.

Anything received after this will not be included until the following week.


The Parish Office is open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month in the D’Arcy Room from 7.00pm to 8.00pm