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4 days ago

Kevin Dodd

At a service of choral evensong at Lincoln Cathedral yesterday, which celebrated St Hugh of Lincoln, Rosamund was installed as a Canon of the Cathedral, together with three other new canons. A few of us managed to be present to support her, the service was truly joyful and uplifting and the Cathedral choir were stunning to listen to. The prebend of Milton Ecclesia, which Rosamund takes up, dates back to 1290. There will be a full article on the fascinating history and background in the next Ashlings magazine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations. Well deserved

So happy for you, this is your true vocation, an inspiration to us all. Congratulations.

Congratulations Rosamund.

Congratulations!! Very much deserved. Love from us all xx

Congratulations Rosamund Seal

Congratulations. It is truly deserved.

Congratulations Rosamund.

Congratulations Rosamund well done xx

Congratulations Rosamund

4 days ago

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Congratulations, Rosamund.

Congratulations xxx

2 weeks ago

Kevin Dodd
The font has been beautifully decorated for Remembrance.

The font has been beautifully decorated for Remembrance. ... See MoreSee Less

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What time is the church service please

Beautiful

Beautiful. Very thought provoking.

2 weeks ago

Posters now available.

Posters now available.Pleased to announce details of this year's event! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Kevin Dodd

Mick Boylan has received an update from Malcolm Spink who has been working on the Organ Restoration, he reports that ....... "The chests have been stripped of their failing magnets, both chests have been prepped for accepting the new equipment, the first batch of new custom-built magnets have been delivered and have been fitted, we are hopeful that the next batch will arrive within the next 2 weeks. Once all the magnets have been fitted we will assemble the chests in the factory, supply them with the correct wind pressure and thoroughly test all movements. We would then return everything to Holbeach and assemble the organ. We are in the hands of our magnet supplier but we should be able to get all things put back together before November 28th; we'll keep our figures crossed." Malcolm sent some photographs of the work in progress showing the old and new magnets. ... See MoreSee Less

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Crikey - that's cutting it fine for St Nics Fayre!!

4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Well it all got done! A brilliant band of volunteers trayed up all the harvest donations, filled two van loads and put them in storage ready for a more detailed date sort later in the week. Thank you to all our donors and all our volunteers.
Holbeach in Bloom were busy in the churchyard planting up the winter pansies, so we included them too!!!
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Incredible generosity of both food/other items and peoples time and effort. Well done everyone. 😚xxx

Great to see children getting involved. Sorry I couldnt be there!

Everyone was fantastic, we live in a lovely town. THANK YOU TO ALL xx

1 month ago

All hands on deck please for the humungous harvest sort on Monday from 10.00. Theres all of this lot to date sort into trays. Thank you to all the schools who have donated.Image attachment

All hands on deck please for the humungous harvest sort on Monday from 10.00. There's all of this lot to date sort into trays. Thank you to all the schools who have donated. ... See MoreSee Less

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how lucky are we at All Saints to we have so many people blessed with such talents.

1 month ago

Holbeach Primary Academy singing 'conkers' at their harvest service in church this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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That's fabulous!!

1 month ago

Rather belatedly some photographs from the choir trip to Lincoln cathedral to sing evensong last Saturday. The juniors were treated to a McDonald's en route. A very enjoyable but tiring day in great company. Wonderful to see Jude Browes and Sophia Tibbs receive their silver RSCM awards at the service. ... See MoreSee Less

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A wonderful experience!

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
We had a fantastic Harvest service and lunch in Church today, to celebrate and give thanks to God.

Rosamund amazed us all with her interactive sermon, in which we all participated. Two small loaves (baked by the Confirmation Candidates) were produced to feed the entire congregation through the power for sharing. Many of us were surprised that within seconds, everyone in the Church had bread in their hands!

The lunch was a delicious spread of homemade foods and desserts, which was much enjoyed by all, lots of chat and Christian fellowship.

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make it possible. Particularly to Lynne and Carol for coordinating the catering and all the helpers behind the scenes. Profit from the event will go to our Harvest charity Christian Aid.Image attachmentImage attachment

We had a fantastic Harvest service and lunch in Church today, to celebrate and give thanks to God.

Rosamund amazed us all with her interactive sermon, in which we all participated. Two small loaves (baked by the Confirmation Candidates) were produced to feed the entire congregation through the power for sharing. Many of us were surprised that within seconds, everyone in the Church had bread in their hands!

The lunch was a delicious spread of homemade foods and desserts, which was much enjoyed by all, lots of chat and Christian fellowship.

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make it possible. Particularly to Lynne and Carol for coordinating the catering and all the helpers behind the scenes. Profit from the event will go to our Harvest charity Christian Aid.
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I'm sorry to have missed it, was wet through from taking down Holbeach in bloom. xx

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
The Church is all ready for the Harvest Festival Luch tomorrow, which starts at 12:00 noon, after our Harvest All-Age Communion.

The service will be a special one, as not only will we be celebrating Gods bounty, but following the Confirmation service at St Mary & St Nicolas last Sunday, we will welcome our candidates who will be contributing to the service. We will be commissioning, Lauren, Neil & Sally and Tom, Lily and Matthew from the Junior Choir, for the next stage of their Christian journey.

The Church is all ready for the Harvest Festival Luch tomorrow, which starts at 12:00 noon, after our Harvest All-Age Communion.

The service will be a special one, as not only will we be celebrating God's bounty, but following the Confirmation service at St Mary & St Nicolas last Sunday, we will welcome our candidates who will be contributing to the service. We will be commissioning, Lauren, Neil & Sally and Tom, Lily and Matthew from the Junior Choir, for the next stage of their Christian journey.
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2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
Rosamund writes: We are enormously grateful to Philip Mears for his craftsmanship in making this beautiful display case for the matchstick model of our church, which was made several years ago, by Maurice Clarke. The model can now be on permanent display rather than hidden away in the choir vestry. (Thank you to Mick Boylan for the photos).Image attachment

Rosamund writes: We are enormously grateful to Philip Mears for his craftsmanship in making this beautiful display case for the matchstick model of our church, which was made several years ago, by Maurice Clarke. The model can now be on permanent display rather than hidden away in the choir vestry. (Thank you to Mick Boylan for the photos). ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Our font is beautifully decorated for harvest thanks to Liz, Christine and Lillian (who donated all the tortuous willow). Come and enjoy it at our harvest services on Sunday.Image attachment

Our font is beautifully decorated for harvest thanks to Liz, Christine and Lillian (who donated all the tortuous willow). Come and enjoy it at our harvest services on Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

All-Age Communion service for harvest. This Sunday at 10.30. We shall be sharing this lovely 🍞 made by our confirmation candidates. All welcome. There are still a few spaces for lunch afterwards at 12.00 at £5 per head, £3 for children.

All-Age Communion service for harvest. This Sunday at 10.30. We shall be sharing this lovely 🍞 made by our confirmation candidates. All welcome. There are still a few spaces for lunch afterwards at 12.00 at £5 per head, £3 for children. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
The October-November edition of Ashlings Magazine is available in Church from today, be sure to pick up a copy.

https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ashlings-Oct-Nov-2019-Web.pdf

The October-November edition of Ashlings Magazine is available in Church from today, be sure to pick up a copy.

allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ashlings-Oct-Nov-2019-Web.pdf
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2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

Some pictures from this afternoon’s confirmation service held at St Mary & St Nicholas church in Spalding with Bishop Nicholas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely service, great surmon. Well done everyone. xxxxx

Oh and big thank you to Kevin and Martin for the lift home. xxx

Good to see some familiar faces in a familiar church

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

Creationtide - 29/9 Week Five, Day One

The king will reply, 'truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

‘Worm, the lowest life form. ‘But I am a worm, and not human; scorned by others, and despised by the people,’ says Psalm 22. Lift the lid on a compost bin and find the seething, glistening tangle of worms feasting on what’s dumped inside. Worms are the ultimate recyclers breaking things down so they can be used again. They’re vital for our soil. Be kind to the humble worm, we can’t do without them. God wastes nothing and there is nowhere that God’s creativity and love can’t be found.’ Rev Rachel Heskins

How are you inspired to stand up to power in defence of vulnerable creatures today?
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2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

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Fab photo x

Hmm, I think someone is hiding. x

Think your seeings things xx

Either that or I've grown a halo😀

Definitely hiding!

2 months ago

Please pray for our 6 confirmation candidates as they are confirmed at St Mary & St Nicolas Spalding at 4.00pm this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

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... and come along and support them. Please note there will be no service of evensong at Holbeach tonight.

2 months ago

Harvest Festival 

Sunday 6th Oct

8.00 - BCP Communion

10.30 - All-Age Communion

12.00 - Harvest Lunch (£5 payable on the day) sign up list at the back of church.

 6.30 - Harvest Evensong

All Welcome

Harvest Festival

Sunday 6th Oct

8.00 - BCP Communion

10.30 - All-Age Communion

12.00 - Harvest Lunch (£5 payable on the day) sign up list at the back of church.

6.30 - Harvest Evensong

All Welcome
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2 months ago

Please support this event if you can. it should be a fun evening.

Please support this event if you can. it should be a fun evening.We need to raise funds for this year's event. If you enjoy a glass of wine, why not come along and taste a variety of new wines! Invite all your friend! Message me for further details and to purchase tickets. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

A busy Saturday morning in church today. As well as our usual coffee morning the Saturday Gang were at work painting the railings alongside Church Walk, and the confirmation candidates were making bread and learning about the origins of the Last Supper and the Communion service. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done everyone.

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

Timeline PhotosAs young people around the globe gather today to protest for swifter action on climate change, here is a prayer from the Bishop of Diocese of Oxford to join the many Christian voices around the world praying for the protection of God’s creation, and for the work of the UN Climate Action Summit which begins on Monday.

Thank you for showing us where our priorities should be.
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2 months ago

3 assemblies today at William Stukeley, Holbeach Primary and Holbeach Bank.

'Would you like to hear a story about a good king or a bad king?'....... so I told them about Ahab & Jezebel and Naboth and his vineyard.

They were then surprising honest about all the times they might have wanted something that wasn't theirs, or even taken something that wasn't their's - or encouraged someone else to take something that wasn't theirs. We also thought about how this might lead to countries going to war.

At Holbeach Bank they decided that they would like a story about a good king next time - which one do you suggest?
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David?

Solomon started out with good intentions and Gods blessing but rather went astray, may be a good story to tell

He's the one I had in mind as it happens. They've heard about the boy David before and some of his exploits are not suitable for under 12s methinks.

Josiah perhaps. He was a similar age when he became king so they may like that.

2 months ago

Even in the September drizzle the church yard looks fabulous. Thank you to Holbeach in BloomImage attachment

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2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

Beautiful weather for the sponsored Ride+Stride event yesterday. A big thank you to Mick & Sue Boylan for providing all these pictures around our local churches, with Socks the bear along for the ride! (Socks is the mascot of Holbeach Hospital, he gets out and about all over the place with the staff). Be sure to get your sponsorship money in as soon as possible please, and if you haven't sponsored someone yet it's certainly not too late to do so. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fabulous pictures Mick & Sue. We look forward to more from our other participants shortly.

2 months ago

Just found this wonderful illustration for my sermon on Luke 15 tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Godly play at The Gathering today. Can you guess what the story was?Image attachment

Godly play at The Gathering today. Can you guess what the story was? ... See MoreSee Less

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I'd guess Moses.

Try again.

Prodigal son?

Yup!😀

2 months ago

Welcoming all riders and striders today.Image attachment

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2 months ago

Raise some funds towards putting on the St Nicholas Fayre

Raise some funds towards putting on the St Nicholas FayreTickets on sale now - 14 Church Street, Holbeach - £10.00 includes a buffet supper and 10% discount on wine orders 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
We welcomed Sally Clifton as our preacher this morning for the first time. We were all held and inspired by her beautifully delivered and thought provoking sermon. Sally has joined the All Saints Ministry Team from 1st September as Reader, if you haven’t already done so please make yourself known to her with a warm All Saints welcome.

We welcomed Sally Clifton as our preacher this morning for the first time. We were all held and inspired by her beautifully delivered and thought provoking sermon. Sally has joined the All Saints Ministry Team from 1st September as Reader, if you haven’t already done so please make yourself known to her with a warm All Saints welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Sally. Excellent sermon.

An amazing sermon. Thank you and a very warm welcome .

Welcome Sally x

Glad to welcome our new Lay Reader to All Saints. Great to see our Lay ministry increasing. 🙏

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
Sue making sure you have a crystal clear welcome this morning

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Thank you Sue.

I should think it's like painting the Humber bridge...never ending but much apreciated. L&A

Such a lovely lady, very warm welcome.

3 months ago

I was allowed up the scaffolding to look at how the choir organ is being dismantled today. The board held by Malcolm Spinks, the organ builder, is covered in solenoids. There are 400 in total on several boards and all bar a few of them are stuck solid. The blower box has been removed and sealed with duct tape ready to go and have all the asbestos removed from it. So far all is going to plan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fascinating! How amazing to have such talented people to repair it.

Hope you had your hard hat on! H&S!!

3 months ago

7 lovely children at the school holiday lunch project today where among other things they made strawberry cup cakes for pudding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the style of AS Holbeach.

Lovely hymn.

Love singing this hymn. 💖xx

3 months ago

Kevin Dodd

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Everyone enjoyed a lively afternoon tea and chat with friends both old and new.

3 months ago

Kevin Dodd

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Well done the helpers. Great job.

3 months ago

Kevin Dodd

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3 months ago

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The fish shaped biscuits were delicious. ☺

3 months ago

Scaffolding going up this morning prior to the work on the choir organ starting next week.Image attachment

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3 months ago

Kevin Dodd

A few more pictures from the Care Home Service this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

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