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CORONA VIRUS
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
This means that there will be no public services or events at All Saints Church.

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.

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.

STAY AT HOME BUT CONTINUE TO PRAY, TO LOVE, TO CARE FOR THE VULNERABLE

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6 hours ago

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8 hours ago

We have added a Virtual Stations of the Cross Video to the Website, click on the link below.....

This virutal Way of the Cross created by Busted Halo is designed for personal devotion. These stations relate to Jesus teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch these stations, and as you do the devotions be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.

https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/holy-week-easter/

We have added a Virtual Stations of the Cross Video to the Website, click on the link below.....

This virutal Way of the Cross created by Busted Halo is designed for personal devotion. These stations relate to Jesus' teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch these stations, and as you do the devotions be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.

allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/holy-week-easter/
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1 day ago

**A Reflection on the betrayal by Judas for Wednesday of Holy Week by Rev’d Michaela Dean. To accompany Compline this evening.**

At the Passover table, Jesus sighed. He was low in spirit.

“One of you is going to betray me!” he said.

Looking around the table at each other, no one could work out who or what He meant. They all loved Him. They had all travelled this far with Him, what could he mean? Peter beckoned to John, the youngest of them who was reclining next to Jesus, to ask Jesus who did he mean? Jesus dipped a piece of bread into the dish. It was a sign of love and thankfulness to the one it was offered to. And in love Jesus offered it to Judas.

“Do it quickly1”, He whispered.

And so it began, His path to pain, and his path to glory.

The writer to the Hebrews is telling them and us that we too are on a path, he calls it a race, not a sprint but a race of endurance. Like the path of Jesus it will be hard and we need to prepare for it.

Shake off our burdens of sin, of pride, of doing it for our own glory, remembering all those others who have done it before are with us, urging us on. Doing it together and ensuring that the Church of Jesus survives and grows in that place. Today being Church, is difficult. We cannot meet up, not on Sundays, or for our Great Festivals. We are fed by strange methods of social media and the World Wide Web, but we are urged to keep on reading our Bibles, saying our prayers for ourselves and all those who are suffering at this time and for our world in its suffering. Our Church will continue and we will come out stronger at the end.

We too will glorify Jesus by our steadfast love and trust and witness to the world the love of God who is with us throughout this time of turmoil.

Amen
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2 days ago

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**Psalm 71.1-14 – A Reflection by Sally Clifton for Tuesday of Holy Week to accompany the service of compline.**

1 In you, O Lord, do I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame.

2 In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free;

incline your ear to me and save me.

3 Be for me a stronghold to which I may ever resort;

send out to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,

from the grasp of the evildoer and the oppressor.

5 For you are my hope, O Lord God, my confidence, even from my youth.

6 Upon you have I leaned from my birth, when you drew me from my mother’s womb; my praise shall be always of you.

7 I have become a portent to many, but you are my refuge and my strength.

8 Let my mouth be full of your praise and your glory all the day long.

9 Do not cast me away in the time of old age;

forsake me not when my strength fails.

10 For my enemies are talking against me,

and those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together.

11 They say, ‘God has forsaken him; pursue him and take him;

because there is none to deliver him.’

12 O God, be not far from me; come quickly to help me, O my God.

13 Let those who are against me be put to shame and disgrace;

let those who seek to do me evil be covered with scorn and reproach.

14 But as for me I will hope continually and will praise you more and more.

As you look back over your life, do you remember those times when you struggled, suffered even. Perhaps those were the times when you prayed more fervently and more regularly; recognizing that when all else failed God was your sole help and refuge in times of trouble.

And even if you didn’t understand his modus operandi, somehow it came right in the end.

Perhaps, as a youngster, you tried to bargain with him that if he came through for you, you would be more devout in your prayer and praise. But as you grew in faith you realized that, whether you prayed or not, God was always there for you, wanting to comfort you, wanting to be your loving and supportive Father even when the rest of the world felt like it was completely against you. Prayer and praise, alone or with others, are the means by which we communicate with Him and this time is both precious and time well spent.

As we try to make sense of the world and the difficult times that we currently live in, we need to remember that many of those who have power and knowledge are just as bewildered as we are. They do not have the answers to our questions and so far, they have not been able to re-assure us. We, the people of faith know that God always comes through for his children. In our prayers and supplications, we plead with confidence, and praise with joy knowing that we are not alone in all this and God will be our rock and fortress as He was for our psalmist all those years ago. Amen
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3 days ago

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3 days ago

Rosamund has provided for us a service of Compline (Night Prayer) to follow at home during Holy Week. You can use it at any point in the evening though it is usually prayed at a still time just before going to bed.

Just click the link below to access:

https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/service-pew-sheets-notices/

Rosamund has provided for us a service of Compline (Night Prayer) to follow at home during Holy Week. You can use it at any point in the evening though it is usually prayed at a still time just before going to bed.

Just click the link below to access:

allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/service-pew-sheets-notices/
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Thank you

That is beautifull, so peaceful, thank you x

I I I will be be I will be saying it in in prayer every every night x

If churches were open we would be singing this with the plainsonf chants at Fleet each evening in Holy Week and once a week during Lent as we have done in previous years - do you remember, Kevin?

3 days ago

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6 days ago

As we approach Holy Week, which starts this weekend on Palm Sunday, we are all very aware that we are unable to join together in our Christian community as we usually do. All our services and events in Church have been cancelled, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t engage and participate in the story of Jesus’ journey to the Cross and resurrection. The Holy Week story is profoundly at the core of our Christian faith. We urge you to visit the Easter & Holy Week section of our Website where you will find we have added Videos, Readings, Reflections and an online retreat, to follow from home that will still allow you to participate at this most holy time.

https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/holy-week-easter/

As we approach Holy Week, which starts this weekend on Palm Sunday, we are all very aware that we are unable to join together in our Christian community as we usually do. All our services and events in Church have been cancelled, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t engage and participate in the story of Jesus’ journey to the Cross and resurrection. The Holy Week story is profoundly at the core of our Christian faith. We urge you to visit the Easter & Holy Week section of our Website where you will find we have added Videos, Readings, Reflections and an online retreat, to follow from home that will still allow you to participate at this most holy time.

allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/holy-week-easter/
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Thank you

Thank you Kevin xx

god bless xx

4 days ago

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4 days ago

It is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. There are now palm branches on the church and  vicarage gates. A new notice reminds us all that the church is closed until further notice but invites passers-by to tie a coloured ribbon and a message of hope to the gates on Easter Sunday. Watch this space.Image attachmentImage attachment

It is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. There are now palm branches on the church and vicarage gates. A new notice reminds us all that the church is closed until further notice but invites passers-by to tie a coloured ribbon and a message of hope to the gates on Easter Sunday. Watch this space. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely idea x

Thank you Rosamund, this is the Palm Cross on our front door.

Wonderful x

What a lovely idea

Oh what a lovely idea! Wish we could take a drive up to see them, but I'm sure that you will take photos and post them for all of us isolating folks can see this. Mean while we have three palm crosses in our front window. I've been trying to get a photo of them but I think I may need to go outside into the front garden to get a good one.

Please send pic later - such an inspiring thing for people to do

Beautiful Idea !

4 days ago

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Just about to put our palm crosses in the front window.

5 days ago

Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers this week.

**Sick ** Sue Crowden, Ruth, Raymond & Anastasia Winter, Sara Williams, Kathy & Geoff Webb, Sally Hensey, Susan Clark, Cheryl Hunter, Julie, Lauren Evans, David & Val Arnold, Karen Tween, Stephanie Hammond, Heather, Ricky Parratt

**RIP** Les Penney, Jim Simpson

**In Memoriam ** David Dacey, Florence Le-Man, Roley Marriott, Alex Buchan.
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1 week ago

Why not make your own Palm Cross in readiness for this Sunday folks and then stick it your front window to show that we are beginning Holy Week. Thank you to Sarah Lawrence for this demonstration. ... See MoreSee Less

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I am in the process of crocheting a cross to use for Palm Sunday. Would have done some for friends but wouldn't be safe passing them out!

This is a good activity to do with children (and adults). Used to make them from palm frongs every year and it was always fun. Some of us used to make tiny ones that people could wear in a lapel or wallet/purse or slightly bigger ones to use as book marks. I wonder what else people could try using to make their crosses. Some kind of leaf fong from the garden maybe? Could be fun to see what people can come up with. I will see what I can come up with and if all else fails, I still have palm crosses from previous years. So one way or another there will be a palm cross in our window. Thanks for sharing this video.

Thank you I'm going to have a go at making my own Palm cross. 😊

We used to make these every year at our church when I was a kid... 🙂

So did I - at St Wulframs. None of these ready-made namby-pamby ones!. When you make yours - send me a photo!

Made these two earlier

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Very pretty. What leaf did you use?

My cordyline in the garden looks a little sparse at the back !

Perfect for the job

2 weeks ago

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1 week ago

Caz, our wonderful deanery administrator, is, like most of us, working from home while caring for her two children. Here she is joined by one of her sons dinosaurs for company.

Caz, our wonderful deanery administrator, is, like most of us, working from home while caring for her two children. Here she is joined by one of her son's dinosaurs for company. ... See MoreSee Less

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A very sensible approach to protect your family! Others need to follow suit and ensure they are doing the same

2 weeks ago

***Psalm 130 – a Reflection by Sally Clifton for the 5th Sunday of Lent 29.03.20***

*Refrain: I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him;*
i*n his word is my hope.*

1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; **
* let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.*

*2 If you, Lord, were to mark what is done amiss, **
* O Lord, who could stand?*

*3 But there is forgiveness with you, **
* so that you shall be feared.

4 *I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; ***
in his word is my hope.*

5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than the night watch for the morning, **
* more than the night watch for the morning.*

*6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, **
* for with the Lord there is mercy;*

*7 With him is plenteous redemption **
* and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins. *R*

*Lord of mercy and redemption,
rescue us, we pray, from the depths of sin and death;
forgive us what we do wrong,
and give us grace to stand in your presence,
to serve you in Jesus Christ our Lord.*

In the early months of 1940, Great Britain was in the depths of despair, our armies were trapped in Dunkirk and as a nation we were very close to defeat. King George VI called the people together to participate in a ‘National Day of Prayer’. On the 25thMay 1940, churches filled, and queues of people waited outside Westminster Abbey and other major cathedrals as the nation prayed together, prayers of penitence to, and pleas for help from God. This moment in time proved to be a turning point in the second world war.

Psalm 130 reminds us that throughout history the human race has endured times of great troubles, when we have felt ourselves to be overwhelmed. Apart from the natural disasters that have affected God’s beautiful creation, we have to accept that many of our troubles are as a result of human activity. The psalmist knows this and asks God for his forgiveness.

We can have confidence that God hears our prayers and answers them even if we don’t always understand the response or why it takes so long. Hence the urging to wait for the Lord.

But this does not mean that we sit about and do nothing because God will put it right if we wait long enough. What our loving Father wants to see from us is not a passive hopelessness but instead a hopeful realisation that we can bring about change for the better. God works alongside us blessing our efforts.

Psalm 130 is a prayerful psalm and prayer is all about sharing our concerns with God. This week, as we pray for each other and for this world, ask for His help and inspiration to do the things that will lead to an improvement in our situation. You may find yourself doing things that you never thought possible and in so doing, you will become more the person God designed you to be and He will bless all that you do.
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Thank you for sharing this. Much appreciated at this difficult time.

Thank you. I have shared so others may be blessed

Such a perfect Psalm and reflection for this difficult time. Reassuring and full of hope. Many thanks.

2 weeks ago

More uplifting than evening prayer live streamed from my study! Enjoy ... See MoreSee Less

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listening to that was very beautiful and uplifting. Carolyn Parratt

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