All Saints Reading Group will meet at 7.30 pm on March 12th to discuss Walter Brueggemann’s Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture (also available online as an ebook from Barnes & Noble to read with a Nook app), and on June 12th to discuss Tom Wright’s book Paul: A Biography (also available to loan free of charge on Kindle if you have Prime membership). If you have a book suggestion for the autumn please speak to Eileen Henderson.
Every year since Ekisa was founded, we have showed the children how much we care for them by sending a personal Christmas gift to each of the children who live in the residential home.
We have done this with the generous help of Lighthouse Toys in Histon, in addition to the gifts we send, Lighthouse Toys also send gifts, toys and educational supplies to be used in the home and school.
This year Lighthouse Toys have already sent an individual, personal gift to every child who lives in the Ekisa home, (Emily has taken these back with her.)
This gives us the opportunity to bless the children who attend the Ekisa Academy with some new toys and educational equipment, and those who live in the home to have some new toys to play with.
Before going back to Uganda Emily visited Lighthouse Toys and created a ‘wish list’ of items, these start from under £5 .
Everyone is invited to come along to Lighthouse Toys, High Street, Histon on Saturday 15th Dec, between 9am – 5pm to view Emily’s wish list and buy something to bless the children at Ekisa.
If you are unable to come along but would like to contribute then you can give a donation to Michelle Peters or hand into the office marked ‘Ekisa shopping day’.
All Saints Youth
The church clock was installed in the tower in 1848, paid for largely by money received from the Great Eastern Railway as compensation for parish land acquired for the railway line. The clock chimes on the hour and was originally hand wound, but is now wound electrically and is rather loud if you happen to be in there at the time! In the clock room there are several initials carved into the wall by people from 1864 right through to 2001...
The tower at All Saints contains four bells. At some point they have all been re-hung and no longer swing, rather the clapper is pulled by rope to strike the bell. The bell with the hammer is the hour chime of the clock.
Below are some views from inside the bell room of the tower
Views from the top
Giving to the work of All Saints' Milton
Your support of the work of our church is invaluable and gratefully received. If you would like to give then we offer the following methods:
All Saints’ Milton has chosen the Parish Giving Scheme as its principal source for receiving regular donations. The PGS provides a simple and secure way of giving to the church. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis by Direct Debit. Donors can choose to protect their donation from inflation and, if opted in, will be contacted in advance to ask if they are happy to increase their gift by the cost of living. Check out the Parish Giving Scheme website to find out more about the scheme or click on the image below to go straight to our parish giving page.
There are three ways to start donating using the Parish Giving Scheme:
- Online – To set up your Direct Debit online go to our PGS giving page on the PGS website and follow the instructions.
- Telephone – Call the PGS team to set up your giving: 0333 0021271, Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. You will need to have your bank details to hand and the All Saints’ parish code (140614113).
For one-off donations, we have a Stewardship account and you can set up donations to this account online on our Stewardship giving page and follow the instructions. This method of giving can also be used for regular donations for those not wishing to use the Parish Giving Scheme.
Please consider gift aiding your donation. This can be done whether you are giving via the Parish Giving Scheme or Stewardship. The PCC of All Saints’ Milton is a UK registered charity (No. 1142388), so if you are a UK taxpayer we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.
Your support is much appreciated.