All Saints' Church Emberton 
The LAMP Group of Parishes 
Emberton, Filgrave, Tyringham, Little Linford and Haversham 
Church of All Saints, Emberton 
Connecting people with Jesus Christ and each other 
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 Current Situation 
We are now back in church! 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 for you to visit. Please remain in your household, or support bubble. Please also keep a distance from others, wear a mask, sign in and use the sanitiser provided. 
Sunday 16th May 
11.00am Lamp Group Zoom Service 
Meeting ID: 843 6402 3906 
Join by phone 0203 481 5237 
Sunday 23rd May 
11.00am Parish Praise at All Saints' 
No booking required. 
The next Something Else on Sunday will be on the 6th June when we reach the final reflection in the series “Those who wait” By Tanya Marlow. We will be looking at Mary, mother of Christ. Needs to be in church as there are Banns to be read. But it will also be possible to join by Zoom. Details nearer the time. 
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. 
10:00am “Church at Home” - a service from the Diocese of Oxford. It can be found on the Oxford Diocese Facebook page, YouTube or website at this link. 
Without the internet? Join by phone 01865 920930 to hear the latest service (press 0=short service, 1=full service). Normal call rates apply. 
All Saints' News 
For up to date Church news, please visit our Facebook page, as well as this webpage, and there will also be some posts on the WhatsApp group, Emberton Echo. 
The Diocese of Oxford magazine 
We wanted to share this prayer with you in these challenging times. 
Lord God, 
Help us to become more contemplative, drawing closer to you, day by day. 
Help us to become more compassionate, drawing closer to one another, putting others before ourselves, and sharing their pains and their joys. 
Help us to become more courageous, reaching out of our comfort zones in different ways with the love of Christ in word and deed. Amen. 
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. 
2nd Sunday 
11.00am Holy Communion 
A Sung Communion Service using modern liturgy. The children meet in the Institute for Children's Church. 
3rd Sunday 
6.00pm Evensong 
A Book of Common Prayer Sung Evensong with sermon. Hymns are taken from a selection of books. 
4th Sunday 
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. 
Every Thursday 
A Churchyard working party on Thursday mornings, with coffee for workers and visitors at 11.00am. All are very welcome. 
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. 

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LAMP Group Reflection  
A Pause for Thought for each day of Holy Week 2021 
Reverend John Berry 
Easter Day, 4th April. Greetings! 
Reading : Matthew 28 : 1-10. 
“Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble: 
Were you there when he rose up from the tomb?” 
So ends the old song. 
Certainly we were there so far in the story. It was our sins with others through the centuries that caused God to send his Son to provide a way out from judgement. It was “ our sins that sent him to the tree” another great Easter hymn says. 
We were there with the disciples feeling desolate and alone. Who could help them now that Jesus had been executed? The women poured out their tears as they clung to each other, or made their way to the graveyard in sad silence. Judas had taken his own life at the thought of what he had done. Men of action like Simon Peter and James were left with nothing they could do. They daren’t think of tomorrow. 
But when they arrived at the graveyard they were met with the word ”Greetings!” 
It was the voice of Jesus welcoming them to him, to his love, his leadership, his call to tomorrow and its many new tasks. 
They fell at his feet in humility, joy and worship. 
Thank you for being with me in my words this last week. Now go with the word of Jesus in your ears “ Greetings! Come with me, go for me, trust me through everything, rejoice that your name is written in the Book of Life for ever, and the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you throughout each day and for ever. Amen. Amen. Amen. 
During the interregnum the church is here for you For enquiries about weddings, baptisms or funerals, or for any other pastoral need, please contact the Churchwardens: Maddi Forrester 714903, or Sheila Watts 07703 279165. 
Improvements to the Church Building 
Hand rails have now been installed at the Chancel steps, on the ramp leading to the toilet door, and also on the pulpit steps. This will make the Church much safer and easier to use for services and other events. They are made from oak and brass, which sympathetically blends with the church furnishings. We must thank the Friends of All Saints and two private donors for making this essential work possible. 
All Saints’ regularly supports the MK Food Bank, the Tearfund, and Crisis at Christmas. Various charities are also supported at the monthly Thursday lunches. 
All Saints’ has an enthusiastic small choir, who lead the singing at Sunday Services. Choir members enjoy joining the Royal School of Church Music for some of their ‘Come and Sing’ events. The Choir is supported by the "Emberton Occasionals" at Weddings and special Services. For further details please contact Hilary Proud via the Rector. 
Bell Ringers 
There is an active band of bell ringers, who ring All Saints’ 6 bells before Services, and also practice on a Tuesday night 7.45 – 9.00pm. New recruits are very welcome. Please see the Bell Ringers’ page on this website, or contact Sheila Watts 07703 279165 for more information. 
Children’s Church 
The Children’s Church meets in the Institute on the 2nd Sunday each month at 11.00am under the leadership of Maddi Forrester and Judith Taylor. See the photographs for some of their activities, and please contact Maddi Forrester, 01234 714903, for more details. 
The Homegroup meets on alternate Monday evenings to discuss various aspects of the Christian message. The group includes people from other parishes, and new members are always welcome. Please contact Judith Taylor on 01234 240690 to find out more. 
Friends of All Saints’ 
All Saints’ is supported by the Friends’ group (FOAS), who are a registered charity. They work with the Parochial Church Council to preserve and protect the fabric of the Church and Churchyard and to raise funds to assist with improvements to make the building suitable for use by the community for a wide variety of activities. Please see the FOAS page on this website. 
A Brief History of the Church 
It is believed that the building was constructed between 1340-1410. It is in the ‘Decorated Gothic’ style. Work began on the Chancel, with its magnificent east window and progressed through to the building of the tower. During this period, England was at war with France and the Black Death killed thousands of the population resulting in a shortage of skilled masons. This led to wages and prices soaring, which explains why the decoration becomes plainer on the west side of the Church. 
Unusually we have a portrait in brass of Reverend John Morden, who was the priest when the Church was completed. His brass records that he gave two bells, one of which had the inscription ‘In Multis Annis Resonet Campana Joannis’ (John’s bell shall sound for many a year). 
An interesting ‘rumour’, for which there is some corroborative evidence is that the remains of Sir Everard Digby, hung, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, lies buried in the Chancel. 
By the mid 19th Century, the Church was in danger of falling down. Very extensive restoration work was undertaken by the Reverend Campbell Hulton - many of his relations and descendants gave generously to the scheme and are commemorated in the mural tablets and windows which are such a dominant feature of the Church interior. Restoration and improvements continue to this day, with the recent addition of cloakroom and kitchen, as we strive to bring the building into the 21st Century. 
Who’s Who? 
Rector: Post currently vacant 
Churchwardens: Maddi Forrester, Cedar House, High Street, Emberton, MK46 5JB. 07769 923787 
Sheila Watts, 28 Gravel Walk, Emberton, MK46 5JA. 07703 279165 
Parochial Church Council Secretary: Janet Gamlen 01234 711729 
PCC Treasurer: Warwick Clarke 01234 713174 
PCC Members: Louise Cook, Candy Godber, Bill Moody, Hilary Proud, Libby Wemyss 
Safeguarding Policy 
All Saints' operates a Safeguarding Policy, promoting a safer church. Click here for a copy of the Parish Safeguarding Policy
General Data Protection Regulations 
Please click on this link for the All Saints' Interim Privacy Notice 
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