...we seek to be an inclusive, vibrant worshipping community.

All Saints' Church, Emscote 

...we seek to be an inclusive, vibrant worshipping community.

Pews News prayers for week commencing Sunday 19th August 2018

12th Sunday after Trinity - Parish Mass - 10.30am

God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the One who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom. I CORINTHIANS 1:30

Different people use different measurements to evaluate their day. A salesman may land a big account and call it his best day. An athlete may break a record in his sport and call it his best day. A woman may marry the man of her dreams and call it her best day. A writer may have her first book published and call it her best day. As a child of God, however, today is your best day because you are in Christ. You may be a salesman who landed a big account today, or you may have made no sale at all. Your best day is not founded in what you’ve accomplished, but in who you are in Christ. Being in Christ means that He is the atmosphere in which you live your day.

From Roy Lessin’s book ‘Because of Jesus’.

This week we pray:

  • For those who are struggling financially- especially those searching for work and those in need of food or shelter.
  • For those who are grieving. We remember those who feel alone and pray God’s comfort and blessing on them
  • For Rev. Diane as she takes her holiday, that she may enjoy a good rest.

  • For the residents of Marsham Close

We pray for the sick

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  [email protected]

We pray for the departed

Please send your prayer requests to the following:  [email protected]

From the Calendar of Saints

20th August Bernard, abbot, teacher of the faith, 1153; William & Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, 1912, 1890

24th August Bartholomew the Apostle



Knit & Natter sessions -1st & 3rd Thursdays in the month –

11.00am Coffee Room. Bring a friend. Beginners welcome! Knit for the Big Knitted Christmas Tree 2018 and more of your choosing.

MAKE LUNCH is happening at All Saints over the holiday period. Four Wednesdays during August 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Children with their parents are invited to join us for activities and lunch. Please pray for them and all volunteers taking part.

MIDLAND BLOOD BIKES – FREE WHEELERS: This is a charity taking bloods, Chemotherapy, Breast Milk and Vital Medical supplies for the NHS Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. If anyone knows of someone who has a Motorbike and would like to volunteer please contact WM Radio.

GRAPEVINE Autumn-Winter 2018

Thanks to editor Rory Keegan we hope to have the next Grapevine ready for publication by early September.

DELIVERY DEADLINE - The aim is to have delivered Grapevine to all houses in the parish by the end of September at the latest. That way readers have a chance to respond and get things firmly in their diary. Please help the regular team of distributors to meet the delivery deadline by agreeing to deliver some copies in your immediate neighbourhood

CONTENTS - Thanks to Kate Smallman and Phil Bonehill there will be news and an appeal on ‘REMEMBRANCE 100’, and the first public sharing of news on the BELLS!

There will also be news of events around THE BIG KNITTED CHRISTMAS TREE and dates of services up to CHRISTMAS.

Please help - All Saints Emscote has good news to share!

P.S. Apparently a spatula works well for pushing copies through letter boxes!

HELP is needed to rebuild the dilapidated kitchen and extend the home for boys who were all saved from the streets in Thika, Kenya. If you would like to support the Charity there is a leaflet on the table giving more information and details for donations. Thank you.


On Sunday, 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer: 100 days later the war ended.

On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, start 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation. This is being called Remembrance 100.

To help give us focus a little booklet called 'Silence', published by HOPE UK will be available free of charge. When copies arrive they will be put on the entrance hall table. Do take one. Initially there will be 30 available.  More can be ordered as required.

Pilgrim Course -During the past months the idea of pilgrimage or “journey” has featured regularly at All Saints – in our services during Lent & Easter, the experience of hosting “The Blue, the Dim and the Gold” art work, the film evening when we watched “The Way”. We are all at different stages of our pilgrimage journey and have very different experiences of life. During the autumn we will be providing an opportunity for discussing, sharing and learning with, and from, each other, by following the “Pilgrim” course over six weeks here at All Saints Church. Beginning Wednesday 3rd October 7.00pm (with light refreshments), followed by the 10th, 17th, 24th October & 7th & 14th November.

A new bereavement support group starts on Monday 3rd September 7-8.30pm at the New Life Church, Friars Street (next to Westgate School), Warwick, CV34 6HD. It is a bereavement support group for adults who are invited to attend 6 monthly sessions and there is no charge for the sessions. It is led by experienced facilitators and refreshments (tea & cake) will be served by a team of trained volunteer listeners. If you know anyone who would like to reserve a place please contact Stacey Bains 07507 722537 or email [email protected] .

All Saints Church Harvest Barn Dance – Saturday 29th September 7.00 – 10.00pm at Emscote Infants School.

Tickets £8, or £5 for under 12’s, to include Ploughman’s Supper, Apple Pie and soft refreshments.

Proposed visit to Taylor’s Bell Foundry, Loughborough

Tuesday 23 October 2018

10.45 am Coach departs All Saints’, Emscote

12.00 Lunch stop at the Three Nuns public house,


1.15 pm Short walk (8 mins) to Taylor’s Bell, Foundry

1.30 pm Guided tour of the foundry, possibly ending

with viewing of the casting process.

3.30 pm Coach pick-up at Foundry.

5.00 pm Approximate arrival time All Saints’.

The foundry is a traditional workplace with a variety of surfaces.

The tour involves a considerable amount of standing.

The tour costs £10 per person. So with coach travel to the cost of the trip will be between £23 and £26 per person according to numbers. (Lunch not included.) To express an interest in taking part in the visit, please add your name to the sign-up sheet.

Many thanks! Rory Keegan



Revd. Diane Thompson                                                  01926 492073

  [email protected]

The Parish Administrator is generally available in the Parish Office

Monday-Tuesday 8.45am - 12.45pm

Wednesday - Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm

Parish Office                                                   [email protected] 

Joyce Rylett

(Administrator)                                                  01926 492073

(Wednesday & Thursday mornings) 

Sue Whitehouse                                               01926 492073

(Administrative assistant) 

(Monday & Tuesday mornings)


Margaret Hitches                                              01926 492073

Alwyn Finney                                                    01926 492073

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