All Saints' Christmas Bazaar Saturday 17th November
All Saints' Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday 17th November at the church, from 2.00 - 4.00 pm (doors open 1.45 pm). Seasonal stalls and music, refreshments and homemade cakes, children's games and craft activities, and fun for all the family - and you can go and see Father Christmas! This is a good chance to buy some early gifts and start getting ready for Christmas - it will be a great occasion, we look forward to seeing you!
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
All Saints' is once again supporting the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, this year through the charity Teams4U. Each shoebox is given to a vulnerable child or family in Eastern Europe bringing joy and excitement into an often bleak existence. Please see our Christmas Shoebox Leaflet for more information and details of how to fill your shoebox, which you will need to take to All Saints' Church or to Liz Belsham at 14 Lawn Lane CM1 6NR (let her know you're coming on 01245 256792) by Wednesday 14th November at the latest.
DISCOVERY: how Jesus can change your life
We'd like to invite you to join our relaxed and friendly 'Discovery' Group in the Church Centre from 7.45 until 9.00 pm on Wednesdays 24th, 31st October and 7th, 14th November. It's a chance to talk about what Christians believe and why - and maybe find your own answers to some big questions. If you'd like to be confirmed, 'Discovery' is for you: it will prepare you for the Confirmation Service on 25th November at the Cathedral. Or if you'd just like to spend time exploring or refreshing your ideas about the Christian faith, that's great - you are very welcome to join us. If you're interested or would like more information, please speak to Reverend Susan (01245 356720) or Roger McFarland (01245 263112) or email email@example.com.
Harvest Festival Sunday 7th October
We will be celebrating Harvest at All Saints' at a special Worship Togetherservice onSunday 1st October at 10.30 am. Once again we will be collecting items to give to Chelmsford Foodbank, providing emergency food for people in crisis - see here their list of Most Needed Items. After the service everyone is invited to join us in the Hall for a Harvest Lunch of soup, rolls, cheese and fruit, again with donations for the Foodbank.
Staying in touch with All Saints' Springfield
Under the latest data protection legislation, we need your permission to contact you. If you would like to receive information from time to time about All Saints' news, events, activities, initiatives and/or services which we think would interest you, please complete a Staying in Touch form (PDF or Word format) and return it to our PCC Secretary David Gauld by email or post to the addresses given on the form. Or you can leave it in his pigeonhole at the church, or in the box for completed forms which we will have at every church service during September.
The ways that we use your contact details and keep them safe, and your rights concerning any personal data that we hold about you, are fully explained on the 'More About Us' page under the heading Data Protection.
The Great Organ Fix
The Organ at All Saints' is very important to the life and music of the Church, but it needs major repairs and upgrading. So we are fundraising for 'The Great Organ Fix'- a full programme of works to enable our organs to inspire us for years to come. Events are being organised throughout the year to raise funds, and personal donations will play a big part in achieving our target too. Click HERE to find out more and see how you can help us transform our organ for the future.