foodbank

Sadly, the need for foodbanks is increasing and yet there is a growing concern around food donations and ensuring we have enough to go around all of the centres plus the two Fairbite shops.
One of the reasons the food bank thinks the volume of food donations has dipped is due to more and more people doing their weekly shop online post-lockdown.

Therefore, Cambridge City Foodbank is now listed on Bankuet, a website which enables people to make a monetary donation online, selecting their local Foodbank, and the organisation then buys and delivers our most-needed items direct to us. We hope to see the positive impact of this initiative over the next few weeks and months. Alternatively this can be done via the Foodbank website here

All Saints Milton also continues to collect items for the foodbank and these are taken every fortnight by our volunteers. The collection point is in our church porch and is always there so any donations can be dropped off at any time. The foodbank accepts donations of food, drinks, toiletries, nappies, laundry and household cleaning items (they can not accept baby milk, bottled water or alcohol)

Cambridge Foodbank are currently out of stock of – Rice Pudding, Juice/squash, oil, jam, noddles, ‘Pasta ‘n Sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper, soap.

If anyone is in need of help from the Foodbank they can contact the church as we are able to give vouchers or the foodbank direct on 07772 538628

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Youth Worker:

  • to build on the excellent work of previous employees and respond spontaneously to opportunities to draw young people into the life of the church in a fun, creative and passionate manner
  • to develop and deliver a strategic vision for youth ministry and discipleship for 11-18-year-olds at All Saints', Milton.
  • to welcome, enable and recognise the value of everyone and the unique gifts they bring to God's kingdom.
  • to develop and foster collaborative working with church youth work in local villages and other youth work provision.

You will have a vibrant and active Christian faith, and be a person of both prayer and action who is able to share their faith with all.

For full details of the role and an application form, please see the links below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Informal enquiries are welcome, please phone 01223 667368 or email as above with your contact details and we will be in touch. All Saints' Milton is a lively, welcoming and varied Church community, seeking to reach the community of Milton with the Good News about Jesus.

The Parish of All Saints' Milton is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

St John's Waterbeach and All Saints' Landbeach have invited All Saints' Milton friends to join them for their Lent Course this year. Can I please commend this to you, as we have not yet engaged with the 'Living in Love and Faith' materials, and this is a good opportunity for us to do so. It is particularly helpful that Dr Eeva John, Enabling Officer for LLF for the Church of England (and a member of St John's), has kindly agreed to facilitate the first session on 8th march.

This Lent, we are offering the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) course produced by the Church of England. The five session course begins on Tuesday 8th March and concludes on Tuesday 5th April. All sessions are on a Tuesday in the Church, 7.45 - 9.15pm, and I’ll provide details of the course materials and sign up shortly. 

The purpose of this course is to enable us as Christian communities in Landbeach and Waterbeach to participate in a process of learning and praying together as part of discerning a way forward in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. Dr Eeva John, a member of St John’s, and the Enabling Officer for LLF for the Church of England, has kindly agreed to facilitate the first session on 8th march. 

The five sessions are as follows:

Session 1, March 8th. Learning Together: What does it mean to learn together as followers of Jesus Christ? 

Session 2 , March 15th Identity: How does our identity in Christ relate to sex and gender? 

Session 3, March 22nd Relationships: What kinds of relationships does God call us to? 

Session 4, March 29th.  Sex: Where do our bodies and sex fit in to all of this? 

Session 5, April 5th.  Life together: How do diversity and difference affect our life together as a church?

This promises to be a great opportunity for active listening and energising discussion, and I look forward to your valued participation. 

Please register your planned attendance with Katy Astley (via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  by 28 February. The accompanying book costs £5; we prefer that payment is made online or using the wave and pay machine. The Treasurer has set up a link here https://pay.sumup.io/b2c/QYFVAMPJ which is the easiest and simplest way to pay.

Please pass cash or cheques (to Waterbeach PCC) to Katy or Paul. 

 

Best wishes,

Paul 

Sender: The Rev'd Paul Butler

St John's Waterbeach

All Saints Landbeach

The Vicarage
8 Chapel Street

Waterbeach
Cambridge
CB25 9HR

07903 904599

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Easter Posters Wanted

As Easter approaches and it would be really good to invite other people in the village to join us for our Easter services.

One way we can do this is by designing posters to put up around Milton. So, this is an invitation to you all, whatever your age to be creative and design an imaginative A 4 poster using whatever medium you like. Work individually or with others.

Make sure that the name of our church, the postal address and the website are visible on the poster. 

Our Easter message is that Jesus is alive so let's focus upon empty tombs rather than Easter eggs and spring flowers rather than Easter bunnies.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can all do.

Please send your finished posters to me by Sunday 6th March 2022.

Many thanks,

Jackie

Curate

All Saints Milton

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Some of you will remember Don Humphries, who attended All Saints Milton with his daughters Naomi and Abigail from 1994-2007. He was an honorary curate here, having retired from his role as vicar of Holy Trinity Church Cambridge after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

On October 3rd, Naomi is running the London Marathon in his memory to raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s UK. If you would like to sponsor her, you can do so at this link: London Marathon.

 She would also love prayers for strength for what is an enormous challenge for her and says 'I would love anyone who does remember Dad to perhaps think of him on the day - it would spur me on to know he was being remembered by his friends around the country'

In the lockdown running up to last Christmas I regularly offered daily prayer (Monday to Friday) in the church. I would like to do so again, starting on Monday 6 September 2021 at 9.00, after the school drop off. I will be using the Church of England service for the day. Please do pass on any requests for prayer that you might have and come and join me if you are able.

Jackie Metcalfe

At 3.00pm on 25th September there will be a memorial service for Maria Davis at All Saints' Church in Milton. Maria passed away in Beccles, Suffolk on 11th November 2020 and due to lockdown rules many friends and family were unable to join the family at the crematorium to celebrate Maria's life. We would love to see her friends and family join us for the service and afterwards in the church hall for refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Join "30 Days Wild" this June

We feel we are more likely to nurture and defend God’s creation if we first spend time enjoying it. The Wildlife Trusts’ ‘30 Days Wild’ challenge in June is a great chance to engage with nature as an individual, as a household, or with our church community.

Download the ‘30 Days Wild’ app at https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild/App for inspiration throughout the month or send off for a pack https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30-days-wild-2021-sign-your-pack.

The Ecochurch Team

The church are able to confidentially issue vouchers for the Foodbank. Please contact Rev. David Chamberlin or Linda Henderson about this. Their contact details are here.

Click here (pdf) for the Rector's Ramblings released on the 7th February.