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. 
 
WELCOME 
A very warm welcome to Adrian and Joanna, as Adrian begins his three-year appointment as Interim-Priest-in-Charge of the LAMP Group. Adrian’s Licensing Service on Thursday 30th September was a lovely occasion and it is a relief to know we have a captain at the helm of the ship once more. 😊 . 
 
Message from Adrian 
Hello, and if you were at the licensing service - thanks for coming and for your welcome. Joanna and I are so pleased to be here. We were in Spain for nearly six years, but it became more difficult working there with Brexit and Covid making journeys back and forth much more difficult/time-consuming, particularly with our desire to be more connected with our children who live in Vancouver, Staffordshire and Milton Keynes. Spanish chaplaincies are fully-furnished, so it has been an interesting (and exhausting!) exercise re-furnishing the rectory at Haversham. But - Alleluia - we are here, moved in on Sunday, licensed on Thursday 30th September. 
Please do call me "Adrian" and by the time you read this I will have a Rectory mobile phone number (not sure what that is just yet) and my email is rev.adrian.low@gmail.com. Joanna will kindly be acting as a kind of PA for me so she will be helping with emails and diary, for which I am very thankful. Come and see us, come and talk one-to-one, (if you would like to) about faith and life. Any day except Friday and Saturday because I aim to take Friday off and leave Saturday, when possible, as a study day (for Sunday!), so you might get nothing from me on those days, and we may pop off somewhere on those days to find some space - though I know Saturdays might be weddings and garden parties (😃) etc, so it won't be every week. 
Three years interim ministry is my appointment. You might ask what has ever happened in only three years alongside a team of dedicated people? Let me think now..... 
Best wishes 
Adrian and Joanna 
 
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEW LAMP GROUP WEBSITE! 
 
 
All Saints' church is open all day and you are welcome to visit. Please use the hand sanitiser provided. Wearing masks at services and events is optional. Please sign in or scan the QR code. 
 
Sunday 17th October 
6.00 Evensong at All Saints 
 
Sunday 24th October  
11:00am All Saints' Parish Praise 
 
Sunday 31st October 
11:00am LAMP Group Combined service at St Mary’s, Haversham 
This will be an All Souls Service, open to everyone. Please let us know if you would like a departed loved one remembered at this service. Just contact one of the Wardens and give the name of the person you would like remembered. 
 
Every Thursday 
Our Churchyard working party on Thursday mornings is now back! Coffee is served at 11.00am for visitors and workers in the churchyard during the summer, otherwise inside the church. All are very welcome. 
 
OTHER CHURCHES 
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 
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. https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsChurchEmberton/ 
 
PATHWAYS  
The Diocese of Oxford magazine 
 
 
USUAL 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. 
 
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. 
 
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 Revd Prof Adrian Low. 
 
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. 
 

Contact Us 

The church is always here for you Any enquiries should go to our Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Prof Adrian Low 07883 717642, or the Churchwardens: Maddi Forrester 07769 923787, 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. 
 
Outreach 
All Saints’ regularly supports the MK Food Bank, the Tearfund, and Crisis at Christmas. Various charities are also supported at the monthly Thursday lunches. 
 
Choir 
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. 
 
Homegroup 
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: The Revd Professor Adrian Low, The Rectory, Haversham, MK19 7DT. 07883 717642 rev.adrian.low@gmail.com 
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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