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!"#$%&'(%)(*&#"%+%,*&%-.//% By the time October is under way families with school-age children are well into the school routine again. As I write I’ve just been back into All Saints Primary School for the first time in the new school year to lead an assembly of collective worship. That is definitely one of my favourite activities as a parish priest. Caroline writes about children’s spirituality in this edition and challenges those of us who are adults to recover, if we have lost it, “the simple trust and wild imagination of childhood”. All Saints C of E Primary School on Norreys Avenue is our parish’s church school. Amongst other benefits it enjoys as such, the school offers children the opportunity to take part regularly in Christian worship, hearing the stories of God’s people; and prayer is a normal ingredient of the school’s life. One of our five current goals as a church is to strengthen our commitment to our church school. We have committed as a church to pray regularly for the needs of the school. During the current phase of construction work, to create a single integrated school building, with all the inevitable hassles and the problems of schedule over-run, the head teacher and staff have appreciated our prayers and support greatly. We want to deepen our partnership as a church with the school; and grow in our understanding of what it means to be a church which has a church school. For this reason our next parish Leadership Forum (on Saturday 8th October) will meet in the school, and will be all about the school and how we can strengthen our partnership with it as a church. It will be a fascinating morning. All Saints C of E Primary School Wokingham is not “just another school”. From our church perspective it is important because it is our parish’s church school; and also, it has a unique combination of characteristics which the Leadership Forum attendees will discover for themselves this month.

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Of course – and I want to stress this greatly – no school is “just another school”. Every school has it’s own unique combination of features and no two learning communities can be exactly the same. There are other schools in our parish and as a local church community we want to deepen our links with those schools too, especially as some of us have children who attend them. The clergy have positive links with almost every school in the parish; and we are ready to respond to every request for a visit or any support. Most of the schools in the parish come into church for an event at least once a year if not more, and of course, particularly at Christmas. Our Christmas outreach team has been planning since July how we welcome the schools at Christmas! All schools need the support of the wider community as well as of their parents. In rural areas, villages know how important their school is to local community life. In towns and cities we can sometimes take our local schools for granted. Education is a precious gift. It should not be treated simply as a passport to a good job or a steady income, (though in a healthy modern society it should always enable those things), but it should be valued for its intrinsic worth, and should encompass all aspects of learning; spiritual, moral, emotional, social, cultural and physical; as well as the cognitive and motor skills. Schools are places where the coming generation is being formed. They benefit not only individuals and their families; but everyone in society. Our future depends on our schools. In 25 or 30 years time the children and young people in schools and colleges now will be the ones caring for the young and for the elderly, running the businesses and services we depend upon, innovating and developing, making the decisions about our communities and organisations. What happens in school - or doesn’t happen – can influence children for the rest of their lives. A Christian hope for our schools will be that, not only do they prepare children to become hard-working adults building a better future for their families and communities, but also they equip children to live well, and to flourish in the joy of life with others. David Hodgson

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THE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY TABLE We are hoping to have the table in the Cornerstone following the 9.30am service most Sundays leading up to Christmas. Please see weekly leaflet for dates. CHRISTMAS TREE: A particular interest at the table will be making Christmas tree decorations as they would have been during the second world war and for some years afterwards. This will mean that all materials used will be recycled. Does anybody have a small old lace curtain we could have for cutting up please. Also needed used pieces of lace, ribbon, coloured sweet wrappers and anything you think would be usable. Please bring to the table or contact Diana Clifford 979 2614. The decorations will be used on a Christmas tree in the upstairs waiting area of the Cornerstone.

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!"#$%&'()*'+,,-.#$/' Parish Clergy Rector Associate Priest Honorary Asst. Curate Honorary Asst. Curate

The Revd. Canon David Hodgson The Revd. Caroline Kramer The Revd. Colin James The Revd. Helen Charlton

Attached Clergy Deanery of Sonning “Fresh Expressions” Mission Priest The Revd Michael Johnson Church Wardens Parish Administrator

John Smith Vacancy Vacancy Jo Asplin

Children and Youth Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Children’s Advocate Margaret Raggett Crêche Leader Rachel Garlish Junior Church Co-ordinator Harriet Swinyard Youth Church Co-ordinator (Acting) Revd Michael Johnson Friday Night Youth Drop-In (FDI) Co-ordinator Lorraine Hodgson Worship and Music Director of Music (inc. Choir) David Rance Music Group Leader Gail Houghton Head Server Rachel Knowles Deputy Head Server Ruth Smith Bible Readers’ rota Joyce Baldry Tower Foreman John Harrison Flower Guild Chairman Pam Gilbey Worship Rota and Prayer Lists Co-ordinator Revd Colin James Lay Co-Chair of Worship & Music Development Liz Rippon PCC Secretary Deputy PCC Secretary PCC Treasurer Deputy PCC Treasurer

Parochial Church Council David Atkinson John Smith Stephen Smith John Alp

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Pastoral Care contacts Home Communion Barbara Smith Healing Prayer Group Jack Hayley Pastoral Care contact Jo Robinson Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals Parish Office Churchyard Steward John Smith Transportation Susan Westgate Clergy days off:

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The Parish Office (0118 979 2797), in the Cornerstone, can be contacted about church related issues (Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals). It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.15 am to 1.00 pm and for urgent matters or by telephone on Monday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. e-mail: Postal address: All Saints website:

parishoffice@allsaintswokingham.org.uk The Parish Office, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham RG40 1UE www.allsaintswokingham.org.uk

The Cornerstone : For room bookings and general enquiries please phone 0118 979 7778. Administrator Monica Martin is in the office: Monday 2-5pm, Tuesday 12.15-4.30pm, Wednesday 2-5.30pm, Thursday 1.45 - 6.00pm. e-mail: info@thecornerstonewokingham.org.uk

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01$/2-3'(4'5""'6(-)4/' Services at All Saints' Church embrace a wide range of formats. An outline is given below but for details and information about occasional services, see the weekly leaflet.

Sunday Services 8.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.

11.00 am.

Holy Communion. A said service with a brief address using the traditional language version of the Common Worship Order One Eucharist Parish Communion. The service is sung, with hymns, and follows Common Worship Order One Eucharist. Children are catered for in the Crèche and Junior Church. The last Sunday in the month is Parish Communion for the Whole Church and often includes Parade, children are present throughout, and contribute to the worship. Prayer for Healing with Laying on of Hands is offered regularly at certain Parish Communion services (see diary). Coffee is served after the service and this is the weekly 'social gathering' of the Congregation. Please come and meet us there if you are a visitor to the church or would like to get to know us better.

(1st Sunday) Family Service The service is simple with songs, prayers and a talk for children. Everyone is invited but especially parents and children. If you ever worry that your children are too noisy for Church, this is the place to try!

11.15am

(2nd Sunday) Holy Communion

11.00am 11.15am

(3rd Sunday) Family Service (Some 4th Sundays)

A said service using the Book of Common Prayer.

Matins using the Book of Common Prayer, usually sung and including a sermon.

6.30 pm.

(1st - 3rd Sundays) Evensong using the Book of Common Prayer with sermon. Choral Evensong is sung usually on the first Sunday of each Month (An alternative form of worship on 4th & 5th Sundays ; and Services of Healing)

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Weekday Services Morning and Evening Prayer are said, using Common Worship Daily Prayer, at 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. each day from Monday to Saturday. All may, and are encouraged, to attend. These services may be led by a Priest or members of the Laity.

Holy Communion is celebrated as follows: Monday Tuesday

9.30 am. 9.30 am.

Wednesday 10.00 am.

Friday

(Common Worship Order One) (Common Worship Order One with short address, followed by coffee) (Simple form of Common Worship Order One and short address (particularly for parents and child minders of babies and pre-school children)

in various Residential Homes

Major festivals are also marked by additional celebrations of Holy Communion. Please see the Parish Diary elsewhere in the magazine, or for whole year’s dates, see leaflet “Days to Remember at All Saints”. '

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Home Communion: If anyone knows of a housebound parishioner, either temporarily or long term, who would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office (979 2797).

Confirmation, Welcome or Growth Groups: Anyone interested in confirmation, a refresher course, or learning about the Christian faith is invited to join one of the Eureka! groups or a confirmation course - contact Barbara Smith on 979 4407.

Baptisms: are usually conducted at a special afternoon service on the last Sunday of each month; or occasionally in Sunday morning services if requested. Baptisms can be booked via the Parish Office (979 2797).

Wedding Bookings: Clergy are available in the Cornerstone on Monday from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm and on Saturday from 10.30 am - 11.30 am on an appointment basis. Please book via the Parish Office on 979 2797

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Flower Guild According to the newspapers, we are due for another hard winter, there are certainly plenty of berries in the hedgerows and so perhaps the forecasters are correct. I personally can never quite see what connection there is between autumn berries and winter weather; you would think that spring temperatures and late frosts would be more to blame. It is time to put the garden to bed for the winter. Penstemons are more likely to survive the cold if you leave all their foliage intact and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut them down until well after the last frosts. When it comes to dahlias I am not sure what I will do this year, I normally dig up the tubers and store them in the dry but last winter all my favourites were eaten by rodents and so I am considering leaving them in the ground with extra topdressing and hoping for the best. I hope you have Saturday December 3rd in you diary. We will be holding a morning workshop making Christmas door and table decorations. Foliage, fruit and dried materials such as orange slices and cinnamon will all last until Christmas if the arrangement is stored in a cool place. If you wish you can add fresh flowers at the last moment when you bring the arrangements into the house. How nice it will be to have one less thing to do at the last minute. There should be places for everyone, so do tell your friends. !"#$%&'()*$ Oct 2 9 16 23 30

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! MU Relief Fund Update A grant of £20,000 has been agreed to support the relief work in 12 regions of Kenya affected by drought and assisting refugees. The funding will help Mothers' Union Kenya provide maize and beans to starving families. Mothers' Union Kenya will themselves supply porridge flour for malnourished children and elderly people, for whom maize and beans may not be helpful. Branch news Our Sunday coffee and cake stall on 11th September raised just over £22.00 for the Mothers’ Union Wheels Appeal. We will be continuing collecting for this appeal which raises transport costs for visits by MU workers to educate, encourage and comfort those living in poverty, fear and / or sickness (see last month’s article). Unfortunately, our speaker at our September meeting had to cancel her visit for family reasons: Jane Bingham will now give her talk on her visit to the Sangam Girlguiding Centre and the local community in India on 23rd November. All welcome. The change in our programme gave us the opportunity to discuss future branch projects and activities. It is never too late for members or possible future members to contribute ideas. Please contact any of your committee (Valerie Flook, Keith Goddard, Janice Smith and Mary Hopkins) with your suggestions. More information on The Mothers Union’s work worldwide can be found on the website www.themothersunion.org. For branch information or a lift to meetings, please call Valerie (978 7363) or Mary (978 2678). Tues 11th Oct

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7$18'!($1"-)#'9$(8#$' As I write I have not seen the feedback from the 9.30 services questionnaire which was circulated before the summer. Whilst I do not know what that congregation has said about the development of their worship I am sure that there will be mention of children somewhere. Children's Spirituality is something which we take seriously at All Saints – we try to provide learning and worship experiences which will encourage and develop children in their faith and ultimately provide them with firm foundations in their relationship with God as they become teenagers and then independent young adults. Doing this is a tall order, especially for adults who have spent a long time trying to be sensible grown ups. The sensible grown up adult knows that reason is more important than imagination, that experience trumps dreams and that stability is more important than adventure. And here is our first problem, both in educating and more especially in worshipping with children we often start from a sensible adult viewpoint and then just try to say things in shorter sentences with easier words. In fact, Christianity is a very simple religion, and one which has a lot of pictures and places for imagination which are very suited to children. The idea that God is in charge, God made me and everything else and God loves me are very easy concepts and well suited to a very young child's literalistic and then highly co-dependantly relational mind. As we tell the story year after year to children they will grasp different pieces and ask challenging questions. I often tell Godparents at baptisms that they are not being asked to be people who have all the answers but people who are willing to engage in conversation about matters of faith and spirituality. This is perhaps a good thing for us to bear in mind – that we are being invited by God to share in a conversation with both God but also with these young Christians. It is no accident that Jesus wants us to become like children – we need both simplicity and imagination in our Christian journey – combining these with adult responsibilities and insights is a magic combination but not many people actually get there – most prefer

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the safe ground of an adult world with set boundaries and carefully decided expectations. The really vital thing to remember is that the conversation is not all about us listening. As well as places for imagination and laughter in Church and out of it, there are places where we need to teach a joyful tradition. First and foremost this means that we, ourselves, need to engage with that tradition and make sense of it for ourselves. Why do we do this, that or the other? Why do we say these words and what do they mean? Children are actually very good at liturgy and liturgical action but this only really shines through in communities where liturgy is truly an expression and the worship of those gathered. Children also have a really good sense of whether things are genuine or not and the best way to put them off is to be going through motions which we either do not understand or find in some way objectionable or uncomfortable. So as we settle into the new academic year my challenge is to all of us adults and it is twofold. First of all if you have lost the simple trust and wild imagination of childhood try to recover it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; try to be the childlike person without layers of hurt and prejudice who Jesus calls and calls again. Easier said than done, of course. Secondly, really engage with our worship at All Saints. Find your place in it and your talking to God, and with God, through it. Sometimes we will use simpler words, sometimes we will use different pictures and actions, but most of all we have to be unashamedly in love with God in our ordinary, everyday worship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this is the biggest lesson we can teach and one which will not go unnoticed. Rev. Caroline Kramer

BREAKFAST Diary date! A continental breakfast will be served in the Cornerstone following the 8.00am service on Sunday 27th November. Any queries please contact Diana Clifford 979 2614.

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!"#$%&#'&()*&+#,()& All Saints Servers Servers (officially known as altar servers) have been a part of Church history since the earliest times, actually going back to Jesus himself; when Jesus was preparing for the Last Supper, he sent two of his disciples to prepare the Passover. As time has gone on, and services have become more complex, it became common practice for servers to be present to assist during the service. Originally the duties of a server could only be done by young males, as women were thought to have no place near the altar, but nowadays, servers are a mix of genders and ages who all want to give their talents and support to the services that they regularly attend. Servers are required at All Saints to assists members of the clergy at the Holy Communion services to ensure that the service runs smoothly. As a group we cover a number of services including 8am and 9:30am Holy Communion services on a Sunday morning, but also Evening Eucharists and Baptisms. We have recently lost both Chris Gilham and Abi Pollard to Yorkshire and Emma Knowles to university so we are now a small group of 9 people: myself, Ruth Smith, John Smith, Jean Smith, Anne Penn, Alisdair Oakley, Andrew Watts, Katherine Huggett and Bob Newman. We have also recently welcomed two new members who are part of the Tweenagers and are going to serve during the All Age Service on the last Sunday of each month. When Chris Gilham left a few months ago, I took over as Head Server at All Saints Church. I have been a server here for the past 14 years and have always enjoyed being part of the service in this manner, in a role very much appreciated by many people. New servers are not required to go on a course, but do have training prior to their first service. Until they feel confident, they would always act alongside experienced servers and it should not involve being on duty more than twice each month. If you feel that you would be able to join our team and serve at your regular service or any other, please contact me or a member of the clergy. Rachel Knowles

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YOUTH CHURCH QUESTION OF THE MONTH "What difference does knowing God make to your life?"

If you'd like to discuss the above over breakfast with the Youth church, then please feel free to join us at 9.15 any of the first 3 Sundays in October, upstairs in the Cornerstone. All comers welcome. Please contact Susan on 9771041 for further details (although answers are NOT supplied!) Susan Westgate QUIZ: FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD (answers pg. 30) In recognition of Creationtime, this month’s quiz is all about food. Biblical answers are odd numbers, secular ones, even numbers: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

What animal was killed to provide meat for the Prodigal Son’s return? What was Marie Antoinette said to have replied when told that the poor had no bread? Which animal was to be roasted as part of the Passover feast? Which ecclesiastical-sounding British cheese was much in demand after being mentioned by Wallace and Gromit? Which 2 foodstuffs did ravens bring,morning and evening,to Elijah? Which fruit was said to have inspired Newton’s thoughts about gravity as he watched it fall from a tree? Which food did Jesus eat to prove to the disciples that his postresurrection body was real? Which snack was named after the Earl who invented it as a way to eat without leaving the gaming table? Which tree did Jesus curse when he found no fruit on it? The leaves of which fruit are found on the coronet of a Duke, Marquis or Earl?

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Trinity 15 - Animal Welfare - 2nd October Eucharist: Archer - St. Mark's Setting

Hymns

(Here, O my Lord) HON

Music

All things bright and beautiful - John Rutter

Final Voluntary

Fiat Lux - Théodore Dubois

Service

Choral Evensong

Introit

A new commandment - Archer

Responses

Reading

Org DAR

DAR

Psalm

136

Canticles

Evening Service in G minor - Purcell

Hymns

AMNS

Music

Jesus, the very thought of Thee - Christopher Tye

Final Voluntary

The Modal Trumpet - Frederick Karam

Sunday

Trinity 16 - Creationtime ends - 9th October

Service

Eucharist: Archer - St. Mark's Setting

Hymns

180, 174, 344a, (22), 560 HON

Music

The Call - Richard Lloyd

Final Voluntary

Sortie in B flat - Lefébure-Wély

Service

Sung Evensong: Ferial Responses (McKie Amen)

Psalm

139 vv1 - 18

Hymns

AMNS

Music

I was glad - Boyce

Final Voluntary

Short Prelude & Fugue in C (BWV 553) - J S Bach

Sunday Service

Trinity 17 - 16th October Eucharist (Healing): Archer - St. Mark's Setting

Psalm

96

Hymns

103, 360, 394, (8), 427 HON

Music

Jesus, my truth, my way - Archer

Final Voluntary

Antiphon: I thank Thee, dearest Lord - Karg-Elert

Service

Said Evensong with Piano

DAR

DAR

DAR

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Trinity 18 - Bible Sunday - 23rd October

Org

Service

Eucharist: Archer - St. Mark's Setting

DAR

Hymns

(249a) HON

Music

O sing joyfully - Adrian Batten

Final Voluntary

"Little" Prelude & Fugue in E minor (BWV 533) - J S Bach

Service

Choral Matins

Responses

Reading Responses

Venite

Battishill

Psalm

119 vv137 - 152

Canticles

Stanford in C

DAR

Hymns

233, 113, 139 AMNS

Music

Beati Quorum Via - Stanford

Final Voluntary

Praise, my soul, the Lord of Glory - Karg-Elert

Service

Said Evensong with Piano

Sunday

All Saints - 30th October

Service

Whole Church Communion

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DAR

Hymns

HON

Music

Give us the wings of faith - Bullock

Final Voluntary

Prelude to a Te Deum - Charpentier

Service

Choral Evensong

DAR

Introit

Give us the wings of faith - Bullock

Responses

Walsh

Psalms

148 & 150

Canticles

Harwood in A flat

Hymns

508, 182, 125 AMNS

Music

How beauteous are their feet - Stanford

Final Voluntary

Sonata No 3 (1st Movement) - Mendelssohn

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A($-/2'B-($&'+.41=#$'>?@@' Sunday

Creationtime 5

Monday to Saturday

2

3

Mo

08.00am

Holy Communion

4

Tu

09.30am

Parish Communion

5

We

11.15am

Family Service

6

Th Julian Group

3.00pm

Animal Blessing

7

Fr

06.30pm

Choral Evensong

8

Sa

10

Mo

08.00am

Holy Communion

11

Tu

09.30am

Parish Communion

12

We

11.15am

BCP Eucharist

13

Th

3.00pm

**No Service

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Fr

6.30pm

Sung Evensong

15

Sa

9

Creationtime 6

16

Trinity 17

page

17

Mo

08.00am

Holy Communion

18

Tu

09.30am

Parish Communion (Laying on Hands)

19

We All Saints Fellowship

32

11.15am

Family Service

20

Th Healing Prayer Group

26

3.00pm

**No Service

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Fr

6.30pm

Said Evensong

22

Sa

24

Mo

23

Last Sunday of Trinity

08.00am

Holy Communion

25

Tu

09.30am

Parish Communion

26

We MU

11.15am

Choral Matins

27

Th

3.00pm

**No Service

28

Fr

6.30pm

Said Evensong

29

Sa

30

1

Mo November

Holy Communion

All Saints Sunday

2

Tu

09.30am

Parish Communion for Whole Church

3

We

11.15am

**No Service

4

Th

3.00pm

Holy Baptism

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Choral Evensong

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08.00am

Forthcoming Events Parish Pilgrimage to our Cathedral in Oxford (Christ Church) Saturday 15 October

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News from the Parochial Church Council meeting in September 2011 Solar Panels on The Cornerstone PCC agreed that an application be made to energyshare for funding for solar panels on The Cornerstone. As part of the application PCC agreed its policy for the use of the feed-in tariff income ie that 60% would be committed to Cornerstone refurbishment and 40% to local community projects. This decision does not prejudice the final decision the PCC will need to make about whether to go ahead with the project when all factors are known. Emergency Food Parcel Programme John Smith explained this to PCC and it was agreed to support a one year pilot as requested. It was agreed PCC would provide back up funding of up to £500 to purchase food in the event of a food donations shortfall. Junior Church charity for Autumn term PCC agreed Junior Church’s proposal to adopt the Cambodia Hope Organisation as its charity for the current term. The Cornerstone Robert Newman presented a report on the Cornerstone for the first half of 2011. Request for help from Uganda The Revd John Ochola, Vicar of the Anglican Cathedral at Gulu in Northern Uganda had written asking for our prayers and explaining the need for lightning conductors at their Primary School. He explained the famine in the Horn of Africa was causing rampant food price inflation in Uganda and funds were short. John visited All Saints in 2006. PCC agreed to donate £450 for the purchase of one lightening conductor using funds from the legacy reserves yet to be allocated. It was agreed to advise the congregation of this donation should anyone feel moved to make a contribution towards the amount. The Revd Canon David Hodgson (Personal summary, other items were discussed. Please see official minutes)

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LISTENING–ITS IMPORTANCE FOR HEALING MINISTRY The art of true listening is of such importance to the Ministry of Healing, that the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, with which we as a group have been associated for over twenty years, devotes much of its resources into providing training facilities and materials at various levels for those wanting to learn more about the art of listening to people and to God. Listening to God Before we start listening to others, it is essential that we listen to God in order that we know what is His will for us in communicating with those whom we wish to help. We often think of prayer as talking to God, but in any relationship listening is as important as talking. This is the most difficult part of praying, namely, being aware that, and knowing how He speaks to us. Chiefly, He speaks to us not only through His word, the Bible, but also through other people, the world around us, inner promptings (our conscience), circumstances, dreams, and the sacraments. What we must be aware of, and what prevents us from hearing God, is the lack of expectation of hearing what God has to say to us, the fear of what we may hear, and being too busy to listen. Jesus set the perfect example in listening to His Father – “…I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has Himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak.” (John 12.49) Listening to oneself This is not a matter of indulging in introspection and self-pity, but more of having an understanding of, and coming to terms with our own problems with the help of God’s guidance through the Holy Spirit. This enables us to better understand and empathise with others whom we may be trying

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to help Listening to others Listening is not second best to speaking. Ninety per cent of the art of sound counselling is listening. Joyce Huggett is reported as saying “The more you say the less you hear.” It is a great temptation, when counselling, to want to share one’s own experiences and to be in a hurry to give advice before the other person has said all that they want to say. Another pitfall is to be in anyway judgmental. When we listen carefully to someone we give worth to that person by giving up our time and by showing sympathy and understanding with their particular problems. We give them space to shed the burden of what it is that is troubling them. Good listening also involves noticing the gestures of the face and hands, the silences and the feelings. It is most important not to worry about long periods of silence. One should wait for the person to gather his/her thoughts, however long it seems to take. A verse from a poem by Christine Ridgen “Reaching Out”, expresses much of what I have tried to say:“And yet, perhaps, I can be a hand to hold in darkness, in some way, try to blunt the sharpness of the pain. But if not – it may help a little to just know I care”. If anyone is interested in leading a short course in listening, there is in the library, a copy of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation’s listening course entitled “Just Listen”, consisting of a course of four 1½ hours sessions, with an audio cassette and several course note books.. Jack Hayley (Members of the Group are Gill Allen, Maggie Bateman, Jack Hayley, Mary Hughes, Anne Penn, Rosemary Sturmer, Joan Thomason, Joan Watts and Karen Wellman. Please let us know of any need for healing prayer support. Confidentiality is assured). The Laying on of Hands will be made available at the Parish Communion on Sunday 16th October. The next Healing Service will be held on Sunday 13th November at 6.30 pm.

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Farewell Quarter Peal Special ringing performances (peals and quarter peals) are often rung for church festivals or national events, but we also ring them to mark important events in the lives of our ringers. On 7th September we rang a quarter peal of 1250 changes of Yorkshire Surprise Major as a farewell to Mhairi Miller who is departing to study at St Andrews University. Mhairi rang in it, and it was also her first quarter of Yorkshire on an ‘inside bell’ (one that rings all the work of the method). We will miss Mhairi’s contribution in the tower, not just as a ringer, but as the Steeple Keeper (the person who looks after the hardware in the tower and flies the flag) the office she has held for the last 18 months. At her final practice, we presented her with a fid made from a piece of Elm from the old headstocks. (A fid is a tapered hard wood pin used to separate the strands of a rope, when making a splice or when tucking a tail end.) Wokingham’s loss is St Andrews’ gain. The university recently had a ring of six bells installed, and an embryo band has been trained to ring them. The arrival of an experienced ringer like Mhairi will be very welcome. We wish her well, and look forward to hearing of her ringing exploits in the far north. John Harrison

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All Saints’ Fellowship Fellowship Leader Diana Clifford – 9792614 Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Cornerstone’s De Vitre Room. 7.45pm for 7.55pm Everybody very welcome. Cost to visitors £1.50 which includes coffee

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Volunteer and make a difference Wokingham Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers to help out at our friendly Singing for the Brain Group which meets at:

Cornerstone Centre, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham Tuesday morning 10.00 – 12.00 We need volunteers to help prepare the room, make and serve refreshments and make everyone feel welcome. Volunteers join in with the singing if they wish but no special musical skills are required

If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact Geraldine Durrant on 07713390714 Alzheimer’s Society. Registered charity no 296645 A company limited by guarantee and registered in England no 2115499. Registered office: Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1JX

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Thanks from the Choir Thanks to those of you who came to support us at Chichester Cathedral back in August. There were people from All Saints in the congregation every day which was a great encouragement. Two former directors of music, Tony Kemp and Ralph Franklin, also popped in for one of the services. We were greatly encouraged by the nice comments we received and these weren’t just from All Saints’ members! The Dean and Precentor were very pleased with the standard of our singing, the latter saying after the last service that we would be welcome back at any time. The assistant who deals with visiting choirs wrote: “Your visit was very much enjoyed and appreciated by everyone at the Cathedral and I've heard that it all went very well. We hope that you will be in touch again in the future for another visit ! I've also still got you on the waiting list for a Saturday evensong.” A lady from Billingshurst wrote to us: “I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Chichester recently and simply had to write and thank you for the marvellous singing of your choir in the cathedral. The lovely quality of the sound, the blend and the careful attention to dynamics were all most impressive. Please convey my delight and appreciation to all members of your choir.” This email was from someone who had recently moved to West Sussex from Reading: “My wife and I attended evensong yesterday, and were captivated by the beauty of the singing. We felt quite privileged to be sitting next to the choir in the adjacent choir stalls. It is a service we will remember for a long while to come.” From an All Saints’ member: “The acoustics of the building were enhanced by the precision of the singing, and the extremely expressive interpretation of the (interminable!) Psalm 18 was a joy to behold.” It is a week of extremely hard work. We rehearse every morning for two hours and for a further hour in the afternoon before we actually sing the service in the cathedral. This concentrated effort does raise our standard generally and hopefully the benefit will be heard as we return to our stalls at All Saints to lead the worship each week. David Rance

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Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals Britain's Circus Animals Animals are still used in circuses in the UK, and according to the RSPCA and Animal Defenders International (ADI), there may be as many as 200 animals in Britain's Circuses, one quarter of these being wild animals. Animals in travelling shows spend much of the year on the move, often caged or tethered for transport. As well as the suffering caused by transporting, the training methods used to teach animals to perform tricks can be cruel as the may involve unnatural postures or behaviours. The use of animals for entertainment performing inappropriate tricks can have an impact on how we view animals. According to the RSPCA we should not use animals in circuses, especially wild species Several charities, including ADI, the RSPCA, "Born Free", and the Captive Animals Protection Society are actively campaigning against the use of animals in circuses and shows. In June Parliament voted in favour of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses so we hope that the UK Government heeds the call for action leading the way in making circuses cruelty free entertainment. Marcelle Williams A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and enquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he'd make a deal: 'You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about the car.' The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it. After about six weeks his father said, 'Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't had your hair cut. The boy said, 'You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair...and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.' His father replied, 'And did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?' With thanks to Steve Smith

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The FINCHAMPSTEAD SUPPORT GROUP will be holding our CHARITY CHRISTMAS FAYRE in aid of the DUCHESS OF KENT HOUSE CHARITY (our local hospice) on TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER at our excellent new venue THE FBC CENTRE in Gorse Ride, Finchampstead. Bring your friends and come for the day! There will be a children's play area, refreshments and tea and coffee and more than 50 exciting new stalls offering exquisite and desirable gifts and treats. Doors open at 10.00am - 4.00pm and entrance is £3.00, and £2.00 after 1.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there. The Spring lunch in aid of Sue Ryder Care, Nettlebed raised £892 - thank you to all those who came along. Janet Gill Finchampstead Support Group

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Baptisms 31 July

Paul Johan Adrian White Max Ethan Holloway Lauren Cobb Mollie Angela Harden Kian Paul Harden Harry Arthur Butler Eloise May McGuire Lily Rose Powell Jonathan Gregory Rickers

7Aug

Olivia Grace Maund

14 Aug

Lewis Michael Greaves Ava-Mae Richardson Lee Robert Farr Charlie Michael John Farr Chelsea Maria Farr Luke Ashly Farr Maisie Violet Kathleen George

28 Aug

Frankie Jay Mathews Joseph Leonard Sanchez Max Isaac Phoenix Pritchard Lilia Jane Taylor Aimee Alexandrea Dobson Keeley Brooke Austin Kerensa Rose Barrett

Marriages 10 Sept

Peter Alan Hargreaves with Jennifer Ann Brown

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Burials 4 Aug

Sarah Jane Rutter

Age 37

Malcolm John Houghton Joseph Arthur Isherwood Edith Parker Barry Leslie Turner Peter John Edwards

Age 67 Age 78 Age 75 Age 80 Age 62

Burial of Ashes 23 July 3 Aug 16 Aug 20 Aug 30 Aug

Funeral in church followed by cremation at Easthampstead Park Crematorium 31 Aug

Christine Cons Sheffell

Age 81

At Easthampstead Park Crematorium 13 July 13 July 6 Sept 8 Sept

Ronald John Underwood Cicely Mildred Jennings Maria Wiggins Maureen Stewart

Age 82 Age 77 Age 84 Age 75

At Reading Crematorium 9 Aug 25 Aug

Joan Frances Green Margaret Ann Chipper

Age 96 Age 89

Number of Sundays Sundays Week days

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ASPM October 2011  

The Magazine of the Parish of All Saints Wokingham

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