Thursday, 11 December 2014


In November 2013 the Brigade were tasked with raising enough
money to purchase 50 nets to save children in Africa from 
being bitten by mosquitos.

They have raised money by running a treasure hunt, making loom band bracelets for their families and the congregation, selling fridge magnet crosses and holding a raffle for a huge basket of sweets as first prize, a large cuddly toy as second prize and a much coveted Baby Oleg toy as third prize.

With the help of the congregation, they have actually raised 


This is enough to buy

120 Nets

Well done Brigade!


Here is the main man with his trusty helper
The Guardians of the Entrance!
Roy and Paul greet all the vistors

Karen and Malcolm on the Raffle Stall. 

4 lovely Christmas cakes being raffled by our resident
confectioner, Elizabeth.

Kate selling all handmade goods, very
nice too.

Carol doing a great job taking over the bran tube this year.

Jean with her own little helper

Violet and Muriel tempting you on the chocolate stall

The toy stall in the calm before the storm

Paula and Emily tempting with the bottle stall!

Rev'd Pauline running the gift stall, some lovely stuff

Joyce and Michelle with their second hand toys and new knitted items,
looking happy!

What does Jean know that we don't!!
How many smarties in the jar...thats what!

Rev'd Sue and Christine selling cakes and pies.
More temptations!!

The ladies in the cafe!, we all need a cuppa after spending on
the fab goods here today

Last but by no means least our bric-a-brac stall.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Our Annual Memorial Service was held on Sunday November 16th
Around 400 names of the departed were remembered by a packed church.

Each name was commemorated with a lighted candle placed on the altar aglow with the light and love of Christ.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


On 15th November, at Manchester Cathedral, there was a presentation of certificates
 in Childrens and Youth ministry. 

From All Saints and Martyrs we had 8 candidates being presented with their certificates by
 Bishop Mark

Many congratulations to:-

Cheryl Almond
Elizabeth Barton
Glynis Duffy
Michelle Dunn
Emily Dunn
Rev'd Pauline Jones
Susan Rennie
Paula Walker.

Unfortunately, Cheryl and Susan were unable to attend today.

Liz Barton, Fr. Philip, Michelle Dunn, Emily Dunn,
Rev'd Pauline, Glyn Duffy and Paula Walker.

The successful candidates with Bishop Mark and Fr Philip.
Who knows what this will spur them on to achieve?

Friday, 14 November 2014


Remembrance Sunday was led by the children and officers of the
Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade.

The band played all the hymns with John Playing the Last Post and Rouse.

The Exhortation and Kohima Epitaph were read out whilst
 Toby and Imogen carried the poppy wreath to the front and laid it at the altar steps.

The children wrote and read their own prayers for peace and assisted with 
the sermon given by Rev'd Sue Morgan.

After the service the band gave a 15 minute concert of favourite war time songs.

I am sure you will all agree, it is great to see so many children playing instruments
 and being involved with the service


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

50th Anniversary of All Saints and Martyrs Church

On the 1st November 2014, All Saints and Martyrs Church celebrated 50 years
of serving the people of Langley.  Many former priests and curates returned to help
 with a celebratory service. 

As usual we had a super buffet after the service and a good catch up chat.

A good time was had by all.

Many thanks to Bishop Bob for leading the service and also cutting the cake.