Coronavirus Update

With effect from Tuesday 24th March, due to the increased Government restrictions, the Church is completely closed and will be kept locked at all times.

During the crisis, we will be saying Morning Prayer on everyone’s behalf at home at about 8.30 am each day. You are welcome to join us just click here to access the prayer service for today (follow the Contemporary Morning Prayer listed for today). You can also download the daily prayer app from the Apple or Android App Store to follow us on your phone or tablet, the relevant links are on the same prayer page.

We will be offering weekly reflections each Sunday along with our usual prayers for the sick, please click here to access these.

For specific information about the Community Larder/Food Bank click here

(Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020)

I am very sorry to report that from now on, until such time as we are told otherwise, the church will need to be kept locked.

We will be saying morning prayer on everyone’s behalf at home at about 8.30 am each day. You are welcome to join us just click here to access the prayer service for today (follow the Contemporary Morning Prayer listed for today). You can also download the daily prayer app from the Apple or Android App Store to follow us on your phone or tablet, the relevant links are on the same prayer page.

Foodbank donations can be left at the Vicarage door – just ring the doorbell and someone will come and take them in once you have left the house.

thank you, Rev Canon Rosamund Seal

(Updated 18th March 2020)

You will probably all now be aware of the directive from the archbishops that all public worship should cease during the current phase of the outbreak. However, the church is a lot more than public worship.

All Saints church will remain open from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm and anyone is welcome to go in and enjoy the peace and silence and perhaps to light a candle and pray.

Morning prayer will continue to be said in church and Communion Services will be held each Wednesday and Sundays led by a priest but these will not be public acts of worship.

We will no longer be holding Coffee Mornings or Lent Soup Lunches and the planned session on Inclusive Church will be postponed to a later date.

Short addresses will be posted on Facebook and our website each week along with appropriate prayers.

We hope to be able to contact all our regular worshippers by phone, email or messenger over the next few weeks to see how everyone is coping, and then ensure that we keep in regular contact with them.

This coming Sunday is, of course, Mothering Sunday and I was hoping that we would be able to have one final service together but that is not to be. However, we will still have a number of bunches of daffodils in church, courtesy of Taylor’s Bulbs. You are welcome to pop into Church in the morning to pick up a bunch which you can either give to your mother, put on a grave, or perhaps gift to someone you know is self-isolating as a small token of love from the church.

The national church has suggested that this Sunday is designated a day of prayer and action for these current times and suggests that we all light a candle and put it in a front window at 7.00 pm that evening as a sign of the light and hope that comes from Christ.

The church will continue to be a dropping off point for donations to the Community Larder and anything donated will be collected each day for safe storage as we are going to need everything we can get to help see people through.

Keep strong, keep faithful and above all let us keep serving others as we are all called to do.

Rev Canon Rosamund Seal