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All Saints Church
Plant Sale - Saturday 21st May at All Saints church (please see below)
Rogation Gathering - 22nd May at 11.00 am. at All Saints church (please see below)

Dates for your Diary
Saturday 11th June - Annual Bike Ride at 2.00 pm. (please see Recreation>Cycling).

Plant Sale
We are having a plant sale at All Saints Church, Raughton Head,
on Saturday
21st May from 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon.
Any plants for sale welcome, bring along on the day. Coffee and biscuits available.
Margaret Pinguey- 01228 711175

Rogation Sunday 22nd May
Worship together at All Saints church Raughton Head

We invite you all to join in this special gathering at All Saints. Ben, our vicar, has shown us different ways to come together in worship and fellowship. He suggested that this year the tradition of Rogation (walking the parish boundaries) could be an act of unity within our Benefice. So, we have planned a gathering of our churches at All Saints, for an outdoor service and shared picnic lunch.

The plan is to meet in your home church for a short prayer/ worship, then set off towards All Saints. Some may prefer to drive, cycle or just turn up.

The Rogation service at All Saints will begin at 11.00 am. when hopefully all the walkers will have arrived. After the service, you are all invited to join in a shared picnic lunch.
All contributions welcome.
We look forward to seeing you all and hope for the sun to shine.

All Saints will provide drinks and biscuits from 10.30 am. onwards.
Any queries please contact anyone on the PCC.

Rogation Walk - Sunday 22nd May All Saints Church Raughton Head

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
At our annual meeting on the 13
th April 2022 new churchwardens were elected,
Andrew Robson, Rod Phillips and Linda Farnaby.
David Hallsworth had served for 25 years and was presented with a garden voucher. Flowers for Doreen who has helped and supported him all those years.
Other PCC members are David Hallsworth, Doreen Hallsworth, Glenda Furniss, Bernard Farnaby, Frances Thomlinson, Sally Robson, Margaret Pinguey.
Doreen is our Lay Reader, Bernard the new Treasurer, Sally the Electoral Roll Officer and Andrew the Secretary. We are all aware how important safeguarding is and Glenda does a great job keeping us informed and up to date.
We thank everyone on our rota’s, and those who in any way help the church with various jobs. Tony doing a great job keeping us all informed through the parish magazine.
Margaret Pinguey- 01228 711175

Thank you
A big thank you to the PCC for the gift I received, as I retired from being Church Warden, after 25 years. Thank you to the many people who have helped me and the church during this time.
There is a new look to the PCC going forward, there will be 3 Church Wardens, a first for Raughton Head, I believe. I am sure All Saints has a bright future ahead, and hopefully I will still be a part of it.
With Best Wishes to Ben and his team.
David Hallsworth - 016974 76329

Hospitality Matters
The church has different ways to be a welcome to all. We have great opportunity, with our little kitchen, to share a cuppa and hospitality after church services. It is helpful to have different people doing this duty after the church service, as well as being present to welcome folk as they arrive in church.
We have already had some offers from the congregation, to assist with this part of church life. If you would like to be on the Hospitality Rota, please contact anyone on the PCC for more information.
Volunteer names will be added to the other church rotas already undertaken, like flowers, cleaning, prayers, bible readings and key guardians which appear in the parish magazine each month.
Glenda Furniss - 07763 372195
All Saints Raughton Head PCC

Ukraine Appeal - Thanks
Thank you very much to everyone who gave so generously to our appeal for Ukrainian refugees. As a benefice we raised £2,575.00 and this amount has been sent to our Moldovan church contact.
Ben Phillips - 070360 99123

Parish Magazine
The annual subscription of £5.00 is now due, please pay your distributor if you would like to continue receiving a copy or let them know if you no longer want one.
Cheques need to be payable to
Raughton Head PCC.
It is helpful if the money is in an envelope with your name and address so we can be sure to deliver a copy to the right places.
Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388

Advertising Rates for Business’
Do you wish to place an advert in the Raughton Head Parish Magazine for the next year?
£30.00 for the year.

Please send a cheque (made out to
Raughton Head PCC) to
Mrs J Preston (PCC Treasurer), 4 Quarry Field, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP.

Please send advertising copy to
Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388
Tony Furniss (editor) – 016974 76535 or 077633 70171

Church Rotas
As normal services return, please let me know if you would like to be on one (or more) of the Church Rotas.
Church Guardians / Reading / Prayer / Church Cleaning/Flowers/Hospitality
More people on a Rota means that your turn will come around less frequently, so please help if you can. Thanks.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Church Cleaners
In the past we have been fortunate to have band of regular church cleaners to maintain the church for the weekly services. The present circumstances mean that the church would need to be cleaned before the twice monthly planned services.
We are also making the church open again for daily prayer.
We are grateful for all the service that has been given in the past and the PCC would like to know if past volunteers are still willing to offer this service again as we emerge from the Lockdown status. All cleaning materials are provided by the PCC. 
We realise many have experienced changes in their circumstances in this past year or so and it is perhaps time to refresh this devoted band of folk, who give so kindly to the church in these domestic acts, that keep our church a place of peace and hospitality.
In the coming month of May, volunteers from the Hobby group will do the cleaning, as we plan to meet twice a month, but we do not see this as a regular part of the group activity.
Please let us know if you would like to continue on the regular rota for cleaning throughout the year, or like someone to be your cleaning buddy, to show you where all the nooks and crannies are that need some regular dusting and polishing. Perhaps a good job for some Duke of Edinburgh candidates too, who might need to gather some merits for their challenge.
Glenda Furniss (All Saints PCC) - 077633 72195

Church Cleaning All Saints Raughton Head
Flower Rota
As we reopen the church, can you let me know if you wish to be on the Flower Rota.
There will only be two services a month, one the 2
nd and one on the 4th Sunday.
For the time being we would ask you to look after the flowers for both services.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

Church Guardians
A weekly rota has been compiled (please Church Guardians) of people who have kindly volunteered to help.
If you would like to be added to this list please contact:
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Churhc Guardians

Donation Button
Giving to the church has become a lot more difficult during lockdown.
However, some people are looking for easier ways to give, so we have launched a "Donation Button" for anyone who would like to give to the church. Please visit
If you would like to give more regularly then you may prefer to set up a standing order with our treasurer, Janet Preston -
Thank you very much to everyone who has continued to generously support our church in these difficult times.
Janet Preston- 016974 76388

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