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Becoming part of our church community gives you the opportunity to be involved in the many groups and activities that are part of its life
We have 8 bells which were first rung in a full peal on 26th June 1771. The bells are rung every Sunday morning before the 10:30 am service if we can rustle up at least 4 ringers and they are also rung, if requested, before and after weddings when we can manage to recruit 8 ringers from other local towers. A full team consists of eight campanologists but anyone is welcome to join us as training can be given.
We are extremely fortunate in having a wonderful and extremely enthusiastic bell-ringing tutor in the parish (Michael Slater) who runs a training session, including complete beginners, every Tuesday morning between 10:30 to 11:30 am. His efforts have brought us a number of new ringers who are gradually taking their place in the tower to ring for weddings and special services. Michael can be contacted on 01406 424215.
There are also regular practice sessions at St Mary’s Church Whaplode on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm during term time.
Bell-ringing is a wonderful social activity and teams of ringers often visit other churches and we welcome visits from teams from all over the country.
Our bell tower has the advantage of being more accessible than many because of the new spiral staircase leading from the Mary Bass Room.
Please contact Meg Newey, the Tower Secretary for further information – 01406 424602.
All Saints Ladies Group
Formerly known as the Young Wives, we are now a church group with membership open to women of all ages. In 2009 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
We meet at the Holbeach Reading Rooms on the second Wednesday of each month, except for August, where we pursue a social rather than a religious agenda. Meetings start at 7:00 pm.
There are a wide variety of evenings, quizzes, outings, craft workshops, talks. Costs are very low, Yearly Subscription is only £7 and meetings are £1 each. And there aren’t many places you can get a coffee for less than 50p.
Latest news for the Group can be found in the Ashlings Magazine, which can be downloaded from the News Page
Contact Sharon Cole – 01406 426568
Crochet & Knitting Group
What better way to start the week than knitting and chatting, crocheting and drinking tea?
Come and share or learn a skill, get or give help with a pattern, laugh, put the world to rights and begin the week with old and new friends.
We would be so pleased to welcome you, for more details speak to Val Arnold – 01406 424503
The group currently meets on Monday Mornings 10:00 am at 2 Park Lane.
Car Share Scheme
If you have difficulty getting to church, or if you wish to reduce its carbon footprint, then you might like to sign up for the All Saints Car Share scheme.
By contacting the scheme administrator it may be possible to arrange a lift to church with another member of the congregation who lives near you – either on an occasional or a regular basis. Or you may be in a position to offer someone a lift.
To find out more please contact Clare Stupples, email email@example.com
We run regular trips to plays, concerts and films, usually to the South Holland Centre in Spalding, but sometimes further afield. There are good venues in Kings Lynn, Peterborough and Nottingham. Transport will be arranged each time, often using the Holbeach Community Bus which will make it cheaper than hiring a coach and people can be picked up and dropped off nearer to their homes, if necessary.
There will always be a list to sign at the back of the church for such events. Anyone is welcome to join the group, so please invite others who may not be regular worshippers at All Saints.
If you would like to find out about our next trip please contact Gill Graper – 01406 423803
Social and Fundraising Events
3 or 4 times a year we hold a quiz evening. Sometimes these raise funds for the church and sometimes for a chosen charity. For the last 4 years, we have held a Christian Aid Week Quiz jointly with the Methodist Church and these have proved extremely popular.
The Saturday Gang
The Saturday Gang was formed in July 2017 to help the Fabric Committee keep on top of various DIY activities around the church. So far they have cleaned some of the hidden areas inside the church, tidied up the North Porch and have completed a major project to clear a metre of weeds and an accumulation of leaves from around the base of the church walls and cleared the drainage channels. Anyone is welcome to come along with a pair of gardening gloves and a barrow and rake (if they have one) at 10:00 am on the following mornings 19th August and 16th September. Free tea, coffee and doughnuts for helpers!