A Prayer for All Saints’ Church
Heavenly Father, please help us at All Saints to better serve our community and bring your message to everyone in a way that glorifies you and enhances the lives of those we touch. Amen.
The Churchwardens of the Lamp Group are pleased to announce that an appointment has been made to the post of interim Priest-in-Charge of the Lamp Group for a period of 3 years.
The Reverend Professor Adrian Low and his wife Joanna will be joining us, hopefully soon after the summer.
Adrian spent his earlier working life in academia and is Professor Emeritus in Computing Education at Staffordshire University. He became a Lay Reader in 1991 and was Ordained in 2010. Adrian then looked after rural parishes in the Diocese of Lichfield. Latterly Adrian has spent six years in Spain as Chaplain to the Costa del Sol in the Church of England Diocese of Europe. Hopefully the fifty miles between his Costa del Sol churches will well equip him to work across the six miles of the Lamp Group!
We look forward to welcoming Adrian and Joanna to the Lamp Group.
The Lamp Group
11th July 2021
The Current Situation
We are now back in church for services, but the 3rd and 5th Sundays will be Lamp Group services by Zoom. Apologies to those of you who find Zoom difficult. If there is any help we can give you to get Zoom up and running, let Louise Cook know. Also, in case you are not aware, you can opt personally not to be visible on Zoom, whilst still being able to see the service.
The church is open all day and you are welcome to visit. Please keep a distance from others, and use the hand sanitiser provided. We encourage you to wear a mask, sign in or scan the QR code.
Sunday 25th July
11.00am Parish Praise and Baptism at All Saints
6.00pm All Saints’ APCM will be held in church
Sunday 1st August
6.00pm Something Else on Sunday at All Saints
At SEOS we will be watching the second part of the film “Jerusalem the Covenant City” which explores the past, present and future destiny of Jerusalem in the light of recorded history, the prophetic Scriptures and current events. The first part reflected on a broad sweep of Jerusalem's history; part 2 in August explores all the Holy City holds in store for both the present time and the coming days.
If you find the various claims on Jerusalem confusing, this film should help put them in perspective, so that contemporary events make more sense. Continuing our tradition, a glass of wine or similar will be on offer!
This is an astonishing piece of film leaving all who attended with a lot to think about.
Sunday 8th August
11.00am Holy Communion at All Saints
Sunday 15th August
11.00am LAMP Group Zoom Service
Services will still be recorded for those who cannot get to church. Whenever possible there will be the opportunity to join the service at All Saints via Zoom.
Our Churchyard working party on Thursday mornings is now back! Coffee is served at 11.00am for visitors and workers in the churchyard if it is fine, otherwise inside the church. All are very welcome.
9:00am A service is available on the Church of England website and Facebook page. You can join in online and there is a downloadable service sheet to enable you to take part.
All Saints' News
The Diocese of Oxford magazine
NORMAL PATTERN OF SERVICES
1st Sunday of the month
6.00pm Something Else on Sunday
An evening service with a difference. It uses video, soundtrack, and readings. This service offers a very different way to present some key biblical messages which we hope will deepen understanding and offer new perspectives. Please do give it a try. The service will be followed by drinks in the gathering area.
11.00am Holy Communion
A Sung Communion Service using modern liturgy. The children meet in the Institute for Children's Church.
A Book of Common Prayer Sung Evensong with sermon. Hymns are taken from a selection of books.
11.00am Parish Praise / 9.30am Café Church
A Family Service with short talk suitable for all ages, followed by coffee and biscuits. Parish Praise will usually alternate with Café Church on alternate months, starting at 9.30am.
LUNCHES - IN THE CHURCH at 12.30pm on the first Thursday in the month
Come and join us for this convivial monthly lunch in the Church. Lovely food and good company, served in beautiful surroundings. Donations go to various charities. Thanks to all those who have supported the lunches so far.
Offers of help will be much appreciated to Janet 711729 or Caroline 712073.
Please check news and prayer leaflet for further information, or the Church Notice Board for any changes.
To arrange Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals at All Saints’, please contact the Churchwardens.
The Parochial Church Council and Friends of All Saints' encourage the use of the Church for other community events, such as concerts, theatrical evenings, workshops, etc. Please contact the PCC Secretary in the first instance.