A Message from the Wardens – 24th September 2020

Dear Friends

It looks as though the lovely Indian summer that we have enjoyed over the last week or so
has come to an end. It is a shame but it does mean than we can look forward to the
beautiful colours of autumn.

Sadly, there have been further restrictions this week in order to slow down the spread of
the virus but these do not impact on our church services and we will continue be take every
precaution to ensure we can continue. It is even more important that we do not relax our
efforts and we are very grateful for the support you have shown in the last two weeks.

As Autumn begins, we usually think about the celebration of Harvest and our gratitude for
Gods provision for us. Whilst this year we are no less thankful for our food, it is much more
difficult to have our usual Harvest service where we would bring our gifts for distribution to
the food bank and the Archer Project. However, both of these organisations still need our
support, as the demands on their services have increased as never before. Families and
individuals who never imagined they would ever need the help of a food bank or find
themselves homeless, are now having to rely on their support. The consequences of
pandemic have left many in difficult circumstances. If you are able to help, please do so.

The Grace food bank accepts donations of food every Monday from 10.30 – 11.30 at the
Michael Church at Low Edges but there are also trolleys in both Sainsburys and Morrisons
and Tesco, into which you can put items (they are shared with other food banks).It is also
possible to make a monetary donation details of how to do this are on the website
https://www.gracefoodbanksheffield.org.uk/donations/ or you can send a cheque to The Grace Foodbank ,240 Lowedges Road, Sheffield S8 7JB.

The Archer Project are appealing for donations of tinned meats, fish, soups etc and breakfast cereals, tea, coffee and soft drinks. They are unable to accept donations of toiletries at the moment These need to be taken to Waverley House, Joiner Street S3 8GH Monday to Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 or call 07387 203 493 to arrange a delivery at a different time. You can also make a donation online https://www.justgiving.com/cathedralarcherproject
Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield Cathedral, Church
Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA.

On Wednesday 30th September Bishops Pete and Sophie will be presenting an update to the diocesan strategy via a Zoom meeting from 6.30pm to 9pm.The event can be booked via EventBrite, if you would like to attend, the link is:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/attercliffe-and-ecclesall-deanery-event-tickets- 120389758007. Once you have booked in you will be sent a Zoom link.

Rev Ben Tanner has visited All Saints over the last year and has presided and preached at Sunday Holy Communion. Ben is the curate at Christ Church Endcliffe and is to be ordained priest this weekend. We have sent congratulations to Ben on behalf of All Saints and pray that his future ministry will be fruitful.

Please find attached a letter from David Kereto which Celia forwarded to us. Please continue to hold David and all in Kenya in your prayers at what is an incredibly challenging time for them all.

Angela had a phone call this week from Margaret Benson who would like to thank everyone who sent her cards and letters of condolence. She was really touched that so many people had remembered her and David and took the trouble to get in touch.

Don’t forget that our AGM will be on October 11th in church. There are still vacancies for the PCC and churchwardens. Please continue to prayerfully consider if you are being called to take on any of these roles.

As the weather is forecast to be much colder this weekend, may we remind you that you if you are coming to church you will need to wrap up warmly. The heating will be on but because of the need to keep the building well ventilated you may find it even cooler than normal. We look forward to welcoming you, either on line (https://www.allsaintstotley.church/) or in person.

Take care and stay safe Angela and Liz