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1 day ago
Kevin Dodd

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Sending love and best wishes may our good Lord bless you and your loved ones always

So sorry not to have been able to join you today but work has meant a long day. May God bless you and your family as you retire from parish work and move onto pastures new xx

Lovely photos, best wishes to you and the family for a happy retirement. X

Great photos and the cake looks lovely. PS Really loved your sermon today. A good mix of hope and encouragement but challenging too.

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Lovely photos and what a beautiful cake. All the best for your retirement, I hope your next adventure is all that you wish it to be plus more. Take care of yourself xxxxx

1 day ago
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It was such a pleasure to sing tonight!

Terry Mott ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

1 day ago
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Enjoy your retirement

Not able to be with you today sadly ! I wanted to Thank You for all your guidance in my becoming a member of the Church . You have also been there for my Family & I during some of the hardest times we’ve had to share for which I Thank You . I wish you 'Roger & Famiily a happy , enjoyable retirement . You will be missed ! God Bless All xxx ๐Ÿ™xxx

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Beautiful work Phil Biggs

1 day ago
Kevin Dodd

At an emotional Holy Communion service this morning, the congregation said goodbye to Rosamund as she prepares to retire in a few day's time. This was Rosamundโ€™s penultimate service at All Saints as there is an Evensong at 6:30 pm today for the wider deanery. A presentation was made of a beautiful specially commissioned watercolour of the church by local artist Phil Biggs as well as ยฃ700 in garden centre vouchers as a loving gift from the congregation and deanery churches. After the service we enjoyed a delicious cake, specially made by Caz, and refreshments; the first time we have been able to do this since the original lockdown. We all wish Rosamund and Roger a long, happy, healthy and peaceful retirement, and send you our love and heartfelt thanks for everything that you have done. ... See MoreSee Less

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How wonderful! So very sorry I wasn’t able to make it. Xx

Happy retirement rosemund

6 days ago

**As you are probably all aware this coming Sunday 25th July is my last Sunday in post before I retire at the end of the month. There will be two services that day - a 10.30 communion and a 6.30 evensong.**

**These services will be extra special because they will also be the first at which we are allowed to sing, and so for that reason alone, I hope to see a goodly number of you there.**

**We are continuing to ask people to wear face coverings for public worship and to respect the need that some will have to maintain a degree of social distancing.**

**If you want to join in the hymns we respectfully ask that you wear a face covering in order to avoid the possibility of droplet transmission to those around you.**

**Thank you**
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We will be there at 6-30 to wish you well on your retirement x

Enjoy a well earned retirement and thank you for all you done from Stamford to Holbeach and all stations in between x

God bless Rosamund. Enjoy a happy retirement. Yes as retired I still go in to school and enjoyed leavers service too today

Hope all goes well tomorrow. Best wishes and prayers for your retirement.

5 days ago

It was William Stukeley's leavers service today, held like last year, in the playground rather than in the church. As well as saying goodbye to the year 6s, the children said goodbye to me, and some of the year 6s shared what they remembered from the Collective Worship that I have led over the years:

*I remember singing 'Our God is a great big God' at most of your Collective Worships. We all joined in the actions and often sang without music!*

*I remember many Collective Worships when you would ask for volunteers to help you. You always had interesting things in your bag; we often got to dress up.*

*I remember you asking for donations for the Harvest service, but telling us NOT to bring beans because your garage was full of tins of beans!*

*I remember being asked to squash an egg between my fingers. You taught us that God's love is like an egg: strong and unbreakable.*

And Chloe who is also in our Junior Choir said:

*I remember when we slept outside of the church *(actually it was in the porch)*; it was a blast! The hot chocolate was divine, covered in marshmallows and whipped cream. It was cold, but fun. Word games aren't really my thing, but we all played together whilst huddled up in our sleeping bags. Everyone in the choir loved the experience.*

You see they do remember what we say to them......

And if you don't know about the trick with an egg; try holding an egg upright between your thumb and forefinger on the top and bottom and squeeze as hard as you can - and even if you are Geoff Capes you cannot break it.

And after I prayed for them all and gave them their last blessing we all stood up and sang 'Our God' in the open air - with all the actions - and having not sung for 18 months my throat was sore by the time we finished.

Thank you Michaela Ruth Carey-Slater for joining me - it is wonderful to know that you will be taking collective worship for them in the Autumn.
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It was lovely. I had tears . Going to miss you xx

Was lovely to be part of it. You could see and feel the impact you've had.

1 week ago

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I think this one needs a caption competition

Ooh! Are you trying to pull my strings!!!

Reminds me of one of the Swedish chefs in the muppets

"Does my TUM look big in this?"

1 week ago

A wonderful evening in the vicarage garden with the junior choir last night. They are such a wonderful bunch of young people and they sang 'sent by the lord am I' to me.
A privilege to be part of their lives. Apologies for the smoke from the fire pit!
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3 weeks ago
Kevin Dodd

Fun at the vicarage picnic, how British not to let the rain stop play! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice picture!

Great pictures!!

What a lovely event, it was so good to be together without masks on!!! I'm a relatively new member of the congregation and I've been made to feel very welcome. Many thanks Rosamund for hosting this picnic.

3 weeks ago
Kevin Dodd
Sallโ€™s ordination as deacon took place at Lincoln Cathedral this morning, it was a joyous service led by our three bishops.

Due to Covid restrictions, only a small contingent of us from All Saints were able to be there to support her, and it was a real privileged for us all to be able to share her special day. We send her off to Boston with all our love and every blessing for her future ministry.Image attachmentImage attachment

Sallโ€™s ordination as deacon took place at Lincoln Cathedral this morning, it was a joyous service led by our three bishops.

Due to Covid restrictions, only a small contingent of us from All Saints were able to be there to support her, and it was a real privileged for us all to be able to share her special day. We send her off to Boston with all our love and every blessing for her future ministry.
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5 minutes before these were taken it was pouring with rain!

Isnt there an old saying about the sun shining on the righteous? Good luck Sally we will miss you at the Larder xxxxxx

Best wishes Sally x

Congratulations Sall…. We’ll miss you but keep in touch xx

CONGRATULATIONS SALLY GOOD LUCK WE STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH . FAY AND JOHN XX

Every blessing for the future. We will miss you from Lynne and Alan

So pleased for you Sally Clifton. X

Congratulations Sally Clifton

Congratulations Sally. Great news indeed.

Congratulations Sally, I only knew you for a short while but I think you're an inspiration and a breath of fresh air. I wish you well in the future. Xxx

3 weeks ago
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Oh so British, a picnic in the rain.

3 weeks ago
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Lovely x

Beautiful picture of you both ๐Ÿ’•

Lovely picture

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Many congratulations Sally.

4 weeks ago
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1 month ago
Kevin Dodd

The Diocese of Lincoln is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Aly Buxton, Team Rector of Boston has agreed to be seconded into the role of Director of Resourcing Sustainable Church: time to change โ€“ together. This will be a key role in ensuring the integrated implementation of the plans outlined in Resourcing Sustainable Church: A Time to Change โ€“ Together, to support the dioceseโ€™s aim of becoming a growing, sustainable, vibrant and healthy church transforming lives across Greater Lincolnshire. Canon Buxton, the Chair of the House of Clergy in the Diocesan Synod, is a well-respected and gifted priest with considerable experience in parish life. She has led a massive project in Boston transforming both the building and the mission of the church in the context of the needs and aspirations of the local and wider community. She will be dividing her time between her work as Director and her continuing role as Rector of Boston.

Dr David Court, the Bishop of Grimsby, the strategic lead for Resourcing Sustainable Church says: โ€˜Iโ€™m grateful to both Aly and the parish of Boston for being willing to release her time, energy, enthusiasm and ability to work with us as a diocese to help turn our hopes for โ€˜Resourcing sustainable Church โ€“ A time to change togetherโ€™ into a reality. Aly has been a central part of the group that has worked on these plans for the last two years, and Iโ€™m delighted that she has made herself available to work with us in this new role and am excited at the prospect of working closely with her as we seek to move forward together as a dioceseโ€™

Aly Buxton says โ€˜I am excited and delighted to be able to serve the Diocese of Lincoln in this way. My ordained ministry has been almost wholly based in Lincolnshire; I love and am committed to the county, its people, and for communities to flourish and be transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ and hope to play my part in helping to make this happen. I am grateful to the fantastic team of the Parish of Boston for releasing me so I can further serve the Diocese in this wayโ€™.
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1 month ago
Theyve done it. Congratulations to Mick and Sue as they celebrate their marriage after 18 years together. What a joy and privilege for us all. May God continue to bless you richly

They've done it. Congratulations to Mick and Sue as they celebrate their marriage after 18 years together. What a joy and privilege for us all. May God continue to bless you richly ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations!!๐Ÿ’•

Oh wow, congratulations to you both xx

Congratulations to you both ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

A beautiful service. Every blessing to you both from Lynne and Alan xx

Lovely couple! Congratulations! Love the Higgins Family who used to live near you ๐Ÿ’ž

Wishing you every blessing always ๐Ÿ’•

Such a beautiful service.

Congratulations and all very best wishes to you both ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• You both look lovely, love your dress Sue xx

How wonderful!

Congratulations!

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’•

Congratulations!๐Ÿ™‚

Many many congratulations to you both. With much love ๐Ÿ’˜. Xxx

So lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š congratulations x

Congratulations to you both. Enjoy your special day. Xx

Congratulations to you both xx

Congratulations! Xx

Many congratulations to you both. Lovely photo of a truely lovely couple. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’ xxx

So happy for both of you. Congratulations and best wishes from Rita & David

Congratulations Mick And Sue!!! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ’–

Was this today? I heard the church bells ringing this afternoon.

Every blessing from us both. K&M xx

Congratullations lovley photo.

It was a privilege to ring the bells for such a lovely couple.

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1 month ago
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Congratulations to both ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜€

2 months ago

From the last two pictures to the first three. Thank you Holbeach in Bloom and all those who came along yesterday to help. And they're equally busy today. Now we need a bit of rain and in a few weeks they will be fabulous as usual. ... See MoreSee Less

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No more rain please!

Looking good can't wait to see the, looking fabulous

2 months ago
Rosamund writes...We had a wonderful deanery service for Ascension Day on Thursday with over 60 people in church, at which I was able to authorise 8 new ALMs and reauthorise 5 others for their roles in the deanery. We are also joined at the service by Dr Sally Buck โ€“ the diocesan warden of Lay Ministry. Our thanks are due to Kim on the organ and the 8 strong choir from Holbeach and Moulton.

Rosamund writes...We had a wonderful deanery service for Ascension Day on Thursday with over 60 people in church, at which I was able to authorise 8 new ALMs and reauthorise 5 others for their roles in the deanery. We are also joined at the service by Dr Sally Buck โ€“ the diocesan warden of Lay Ministry. Our thanks are due to Kim on the organ and the 8 strong choir from Holbeach and Moulton. ... See MoreSee Less

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So sorry I couldn’t be with you all I was at work. You were all in my thoughts and prayers.

3 months ago
A joyful and moving funeral took place at 1pm today for Pam Rix. Her church family and relatives joined to celebrate and give thanks to God for her life. There was an excellent family tribute from her nephew with anecdotes from her career as a nurse, ward sister and senior midwife. Rosamund gave an address, reflecting on Pams involvement with All Saints and her unshakable strength of faith that guided her throughout her life. Unfortunately, we were unable to sing the hymns that Pam herself had chosen but we read the words to The Lords my Shepherd and Just as I am, as Kim played the organ. The Reading was from the final chapter of the Bible, Revelation 21.1-7 and also chosen by Pam we all joined in saying the words of the Nunc Dimittis. Due to the pandemic, numbers in church had to be limited, but we had the maximum allowed number of mourners to represent our entire congregation. Pam was much loved and a special friend to everyone in our church family, God bless you Pam, rest in heavens glory.

A joyful and moving funeral took place at 1pm today for Pam Rix. Her church family and relatives joined to celebrate and give thanks to God for her life. There was an excellent family tribute from her nephew with anecdotes from her career as a nurse, ward sister and senior midwife. Rosamund gave an address, reflecting on Pam's involvement with All Saints and her unshakable strength of faith that guided her throughout her life. Unfortunately, we were unable to sing the hymns that Pam herself had chosen but we read the words to The Lord's my Shepherd and Just as I am, as Kim played the organ. The Reading was from the final chapter of the Bible, Revelation 21.1-7 and also chosen by Pam we all joined in saying the words of the Nunc Dimittis. Due to the pandemic, numbers in church had to be limited, but we had the maximum allowed number of mourners to represent our entire congregation. Pam was much loved and a special friend to everyone in our church family, God bless you Pam, rest in heaven's glory. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the most loving and kind person I have ever met. She did so much for people in need and I will always remember our regular little chats. A beautiful soul!

Rest in peace, Pam. I wanted to attend your funeral, but left it too late to sign in. But I was with you as your friends and family said goodbye. I will always remember chatting with you and Doug, and loved it when you called me 'our Judy'. I will never forget you. Blessings and much love. X

A wonderful Lady, rest well, thoughts are with her family at his time x

RIP Pam

Such a lovey lady will be very much missed. RIP Pam

3 months ago
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Holy Communion is at 10:30 am today as usual, if you are unable to come to church in person, here is our online home service with readings, a reflection and prayer together with a Hymn. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

# **Bell to be tolled for HRH Prince Philip on Saturday 2.30-2.50pm prior to his funeral at St Georges Chapel Windsor**

Having checked the safety of the bells, our tower captain Mike Slater will toll the tenor bell for 20 minutes from 2.30-2.50 pm prior to the funeral as a mark of respect. All are encouraged to hold a minute's silence at 3.00pm as the funeral begins.

The church continues to hold the Queen and her family in our prayers as they mourn the loss of a much-loved husband, father and grandfather and to give thanks for everything that Prince Philip contributed to the life of the nation over so many years of service.
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4 months ago
If you feel unable to be in Church this Sunday, our online service of Holy Communion comes from the Diocese of Lincoln. 
The Bishop of Lincoln presides, the Bishop of Grantham is the preacher and the Bishop of Grimsby the intercessor.
https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/service-pew-sheets-notices/

If you feel unable to be in Church this Sunday, our online service of Holy Communion comes from the Diocese of Lincoln.
The Bishop of Lincoln presides, the Bishop of Grantham is the preacher and the Bishop of Grimsby the intercessor.
allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/service-pew-sheets-notices/
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4 months ago
Recycle old jewellery, coins, currency, mobile phones, cameras, gadgets and stamps. Full list below. They will be recycled in aid of Freedom from Torture providing specialist support for survivors. 
Items can be brought to the vicarage 5 Church Street Holbeach PE12 7 LL. And left by the door or posted through the letter box.
Take the opportunity to have a clear out. Thats what were doing so I ordered a sack to fill. 
Feel free to share, but please, only items on the list. 
Thank you.

Recycle old jewellery, coins, currency, mobile phones, cameras, gadgets and stamps. Full list below. They will be recycled in aid of Freedom from Torture providing specialist support for survivors.
Items can be brought to the vicarage 5 Church Street Holbeach PE12 7 LL. And left by the door or posted through the letter box.
Take the opportunity to have a clear out. That's what we're doing so I ordered a sack to fill.
Feel free to share, but please, only items on the list.
Thank you.
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4 months ago

Thank you to Martin, Kevin, Judy, Kim, Lynne, Liz and Christine for their help in decorating the churchyard trees, the Easter garden and the church today. They all look fabulous. Thank you to the schools, Holbeach Hospital, and the many families and individuals who provided all the decorations. They all came pouring in, in the end. Do join us tomorrow in the churchyard at 9.00 or the church at 10.30. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry we couldn’t make it down and won’t tomorrow either... 2 very spotty children ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Didn't realise you were doing it today otherwise we would have helped. Had a look early and it looks amazing.

Looks lovely was so nice to be able to join in the Easter service in church this morning Happy Easter to you all ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃโค๏ธ

4 months ago
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Happy Easter, Alleluia, Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

For anyone who is not able to attend church in person at either of our services for Easter Sunday (9:00 am in the churchyard or 10:30 am in church) then please do take part in our final broadcast service for Holy Week which was filmed in The Vicarage Garden. You may want to have a candle to hand to light at the beginning of the service.
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4 months ago
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Our final Compline for Holy Week reflects on Jesus death on the cross and resurrection. ... See MoreSee Less

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