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Supporting Seniors and Keeping Connected

 

Tiger @ Ten meetings

We are delighted to be regathering in person at our fortnightly busy and very friendly activity sessions for people over 65 years. You are welcome to join us at our next Tiger@Ten meetings on:-

Tuesdays, in the All Saints’ church building from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 am.
13 December - Christmas Special

 

Ministry among Seniors

At the heart of ministry among Seniors at All Saints is our Tiger@Ten community. This is a welcoming social group hosted each week at 10 o’clock on Tuesdays, in the Tiger building. The group was set up as a fortnightly session and thrives today with a team and membership of about 90 people. Before lockdown we enjoyed a very wide range of creative, cerebral, and physical activities and a daily short Christian talk. We know folks especially enjoyed the freshly baked cakes and biscuits and of course cheese scones!


 

Zoom seniors May2020

Who is a 'Senior'?

'Seniors' is our respectful term for people older than 65 years. This term includes the older people who are fit, busy and healthy, those living with health issues and those who are experiencing serious short- or long-term severe difficulties. It includes at least two generations of people: so it is a diverse part of our community and being over 65 years old is the shared factor.

 

 

Who to contact?

Carrie Britton retired from the role of Seniors' Pastor in November 2022. For any enquiries related to ministry among Seniors, please contact the Church Office - allsaints@lindfield.info  /  01444 482405

To ask specific questions relating to this area of ministry, contact Carrie via email carrie.britton@lindfield.info  or leave a message on my mobile 07902 285436 and I will contact you as soon as possible.
Carrie works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 


 

Supporting residents and staff in local Residential Homes

Friends and relatives that we have known for decades now live in residential homes where they can receive more care and support and we have always tried to keep our connections with them. We at All Saints, together with members of the United Reform Church and the Evangelical Free Church Lindfield, have been involved with our local residential homes for many years. A rota of people from the churches faithfully share communion with groups of residents on a regular basis and host other activities. Last year together we revised and reprinted all the large print hymnbooks that are used in the homes.
 
During this period a few residents have been able to write letters and emails we have tried to find other solutions for others especially where they are confined to their rooms and have no other access to Christian support and encouragement.
We have loaned 5 computer tablets which can be disinfected and shared between residents which enables them to access and download Sunday services, prayers and other bible-based material.

We are also producing a bedside card for each resident in some homes so that they can be reminded that they are loved and precious, and regularly prayed for by our team.


We hugely value the hard work and kindness of staff in our local Care or Nursing homes, and appreciate that their task has been made so much more difficult during this COVID 19 period.

Joanne Head organises a ‘ministry of fresh cakes’ with her wonderful team of 46 bakers. Rainbow art work by the two families have brightened up four of the homes. With cards, phone calls and ongoing prayers we continue to try to demonstrate our support, and appreciation for the local homes and our love for the staff and residents and their families.

Other related activities supporting Seniors

 

Bereavement Support Team

During Covid a small team undertook training to better support people who are bereaved. Each year we hold a special service remembering those we have loved and lost and thanking God for their lives. Do contact the church office for the date and details of our next special service.
Church Office 01444 482405

 

Bereavement Support Course

We can now offer regular opportunities to attend a six session course called ‘The Bereavement Journey’. This course has been established for many years by Holy Trinity Brompton and is supported by many different organisations including the Church of England. It consists of weekly video material and small group discussions. It is designed to help anyone who has experienced a bereavement either recently or many years ago, and assists each of us to process our own unique bereavement journey in a supportive small group. More information about this course can be found at Lossandhope.org


Loss of hope
A Short Bereavement Journey Promotional film

Dementia Awareness and Support

We are also developing our capacity to become a dementia friendly church and a small group meet regularly to pray for this area of education, care and support.


 

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Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our New to Church page to make contact with us.

At All Saints Lindfield we try to cater for people of all ages, from the very youngest child to the oldest adult. We have a range of Sunday services and midweek activities which aims to encourage people with different needs and at different stages of life. 

Our highest priority is to equip, encourage and build up mature and effective Christians who will be examples of Christ-like living. We therefore place a high emphasis on prayer, worship and Bible teaching.

We hope very much that you will join us!

Rev. Dr. Steve Nichols, Vicar

 

Who we are


All Saints is an anglican church with a strong evangelical tradition serving the parish of Lindfield in the Diocese of Chichester in West Sussex. 

Although we are a local church, we are also committed to supporting God's work further afield - through the Sussex Gospel Partnership and through our many mission partners who are involved in mission work in this country and across the world.

Hugh LeadingOur aim is to be a welcoming Christian community, embodying as well as proclaiming the gospel of God. 
Our belief as a church is grounded in the teaching of the Bible, the inspired Word of God. We joyfully acknowledge Jesus as our Saviour and try to follow him day-to-day as our Lord. We are not a perfect church, but we are trying, by God's grace, to grow in faith, hope and love each day. Our aim, therefore, is to be a disciple-making church, building up and growing mature followers of Christ who will be his witnesses in the world.