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1 day 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 days 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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5 days 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.

6 days ago

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

Even in the September drizzle the church yard looks fabulous. Thank you to Holbeach in Bloom ... See MoreSee Less

1 week 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.

1 week ago

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

1 week 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!😀

1 week ago

Welcoming all riders and striders today.Image attachment

Welcoming all riders and striders today. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

I popped in being nosey, after hearing the organ being played,He must have pulled ALL the stops out....it was loud.

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

4 weeks 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

1 month ago

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Love the style of AS Holbeach.

Lovely hymn.

Love singing this hymn. 💖xx

1 month ago

Kevin Dodd

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

1 month ago

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Well done the helpers. Great job.

1 month ago

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The fish shaped biscuits were delicious. ☺

1 month ago

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

Scaffolding going up this morning prior to the work on the choir organ starting next week. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Kevin Dodd

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

1 month ago

We held our annual care home, dementia friendly service and afternoon tea today. The service on the theme of The Picnic was ably led by Lynne and Judy and we were joined by residents from Holbeach Hospital, Mayfields and Patchett Lodge as well as one or two individuals and lots of helpers. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Timeline PhotosWe pray for those receiving exam results in the coming days.

Visit our website for the text version and more prayers: cofe.io/LifeEventsPrayers

#ALevelResults #ALevelResults2019
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2 months ago

Perfect weather for the Vicarage Garden Party at lunchtime today. A very happy time and some lovely food to share. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was lovely. Thank you!

A lovely afternoon and the weather was perfect too. Thank Rosamund, Rodger and everyone else who contributed.

2 months ago

A short video from today's holiday lunch project session. They tailor made their own Eton mess and turned it into 'mess eaten', did a lot of junk modelling including two jet propelled power packs, a spectacle stand and a circus, and finished their painted pebbles from last week. Once again I caught the kitchen team drinking coffee! The volunteers are brilliant and the children pretty good as well... ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry no video. Google photos made me a lovely video of these photos but I couldn't post it.

Sounds like they all had a great time.

2 months ago

Some empty tables at the community cafe today but how wonderful to be invited to sit down and be challenged by someone about last Sundays sermon on the Lords prayer! The whole table got involved in the ensuing discussion. 

I was also invited by another table to wear a  back Boris badge. I declined.

Some empty tables at the community cafe today but how wonderful to be invited to sit down and be challenged by someone about last Sunday's sermon on the Lord's prayer! The whole table got involved in the ensuing discussion.

I was also invited by another table to wear a ' back Boris' badge. I declined.
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I led intercessions last Sunday using the Lord's Prayer as a framework. Worked really well

2 months ago

A happy time was had at our school holiday lunch project on Monday. We made pitta bread pizzas for lunch and Sandra came along and taught us pebble painting. Here are some pictures, including the kitchen team having a well earned coffee break. ... See MoreSee Less

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Big well done to everyone, great job. x

2 months ago

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Brilliant pictures: well done all.

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd
The August - September Edition of Ashlings Magazine is now available on the All Saints Website. Printed copies will be available in Church from the weekend. Lots to read in this latest copy. 

https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/parish-news/

The August - September Edition of Ashlings Magazine is now available on the All Saints Website. Printed copies will be available in Church from the weekend. Lots to read in this latest copy.

allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/parish-news/
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2 months ago

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Beautiful!

Such a lovely wedding. Emma looks beautiful.

A very special occasion to celebrate a very special ex chorister's wedding.

2 months ago

William Stukeley school leavers service this afternoon. I just love the buzz as the children wait for the service to begin. I just say 'The Lord be with you' and they respond 'And also with you' and the hush descends. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely service 💖

Such a beautiful Church and the Ladies who serve the Cups of Tea and Coffee Saturday mornings are so helpful and cheerful. Thank you so much. Fay and John x😄😄

2 months ago

The church was buzzing as we prepared for Adam and Emma's wedding today. It was lovely, if a bit daunting, to have our previous incumbent and choirmaster in the congregation. Emma Clayton for those of you who don't know, was one of our choristers until she went to university.
Congratulations to you both. And at least the rain held off for the photos.
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2 months ago

Giving thanks for the beauty and scents of summer as represented by a rose and some lavender at Nutten Stoven communion service this afternoon.

Giving thanks for the beauty and scents of summer as represented by a rose and some lavender at Nutten Stoven communion service this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Always a pleasure to help at these special services. However tired and hot I feel, they are always uplifting.

And don't they just love singing all things Bright and beautiful. The way Arthur came in late with his walker but singing as he came.

2 months ago

Last night's choir BBQ. The rain held off while Barry manned the BBQ and after that the adults came inside and the kids got wet and George had a lovely time poking in the 🔥 pit while the kids toasted their marshmallows. ... See MoreSee Less

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So pleased that you avoided the rain, we're in Eastbourne for a few days and it poured yesterday evening and throughout the night. xx

Only some of it!

2 months ago

And a couple of them singing. Tears from both children and staff today. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Some of you may have been present when this was first performed in gedney. Holbeach is mentioned right at the beginning. ... See MoreSee Less

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I remember taking part in this glorious event! Singing it in Gedney church was an unforgettable experience!

I'm envious. We once sang it at Moulton for a Flower Festival Songs of Praise that was a celebration of all things Lincolnshire. To have sung it in Gedney with an orchestra and children's choir etc would have been wonderful.

2 months ago

Lovely to have 56 year 6 children from Holbeach Primary Academy and Holbeach Bank Academy in church this morning with all their parents for their graduation. Lots of memories shared, awards and gifts given and a few tears. Our prayers are with you all as you move up to your various secondary schools in September.

Lovely to have 56 year 6 children from Holbeach Primary Academy and Holbeach Bank Academy in church this morning with all their parents for their graduation. Lots of memories shared, awards and gifts given and a few tears. Our prayers are with you all as you move up to your various secondary schools in September. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Only a picture of my computer and desk today Im afraid but some very varied issues to deal with including:
Putting together the order of service for the William Stukeley school leavers service.
Dealing with an issue about some horses grazing on church grounds in one of the churches in the deanery.
Responding to concerns about the specification for a deanery photocopier.
Advising a churchwarden about having missed all the archdeacons visitations.
Redrafting a letter for schools about the Community Larder school holiday lunch project.
Checking out the sound system with a teacher for Holbeach Primary Academy and Holbeach Bank Academys joint graduation service to be held in church on Wednesday.
Offering one of the churches as a venue for a humanist funeral.
Advising someone who needs to find a room to rent for a counselling service.
A school governors meeting.
Plus a number of other bits and pieces.

Only a picture of my computer and desk today I'm afraid but some very varied issues to deal with including:
Putting together the order of service for the William Stukeley school leavers service.
Dealing with an issue about some horses grazing on church grounds in one of the churches in the deanery.
Responding to concerns about the specification for a deanery photocopier.
Advising a churchwarden about having missed all the archdeacons visitations.
Redrafting a letter for schools about the Community Larder school holiday lunch project.
Checking out the sound system with a teacher for Holbeach Primary Academy and Holbeach Bank Academys' joint graduation service to be held in church on Wednesday.
Offering one of the churches as a venue for a humanist funeral.
Advising someone who needs to find a room to rent for a counselling service.
A school governors meeting.
Plus a number of other bits and pieces.
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You work too hard, go and have a ride this evening x

What a busy lady x

An inspirational one too!!!

My goodness, how do you cope?

I wasn't looking for sympathy Mary Harris - just wanting to let people know something of the huge variety of stuff that lands on the desktop of a Rural Dean! from horses through to photocopiers and unusual funeral enquiries.

2 months ago

Today at The Gathering, we shared baked potatoes and Carol's homemade raspberry flan and also shared and talked about images of Christ and what they meant to us. The Gathering meets next on Saturday 14th September at 12.00 if you'd like to join us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Would love too

I think you and George would really enjoy it. Come to the next one.

Would love too

2 months ago

In a couple of weeks time our choir will be singing John Rutters For the Beauty of the Earth at the wedding of a former chorister Emma Clayton. This is the last rehearsal of the term.

In a couple of weeks time our choir will be singing John Rutter's For the Beauty of the Earth at the wedding of a former chorister Emma Clayton. This is the last rehearsal of the term. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats for the wedding

Congrats for the wedding

2 months ago

Kevin Dodd

“Social media has transformed the way we live our lives. As Christians we are called to engage in a way which is shaped by the example of Jesus. As we respond to the call on each of us to be witnesses to Jesus Christ, I encourage all of us to consider how we live our lives as witnesses online.”

Today the Archbishop of Canterbury is launching the Church of England’s digital charter. Will you sign up?

Read the full charter on our website at churchofengland.org/charter

#CofECharter
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2 months ago

Holbeach in bloom do us proud. We are so lucky to have them. Thank you.

Holbeach in bloom do us proud. We are so lucky to have them. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

At Holbeach Bank Academy this afternoon for the last of three moving on assemblies taken this week. Telling the story of Jesus calming the storm and thinking about the excitement and anxiety that goes with starting new things. Thank you to the Mary Bass charity for funding the 100 books that have been given to all the year 6 children in our parish.

At Holbeach Bank Academy this afternoon for the last of three 'moving on' assemblies taken this week. Telling the story of Jesus calming the storm and thinking about the excitement and anxiety that goes with starting new things. Thank you to the Mary Bass charity for funding the 100 books that have been given to all the year 6 children in our parish. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Taking a communion service at Beech Lodge nursing home this afternoon this little chap likes to join in the hymns. Not all of them. He has his favourites. Today it was All things Bright and Beautiful and For the Beauty of the Earth. He liked those

Taking a communion service at Beech Lodge nursing home this afternoon this little chap likes to join in the hymns. Not all of them. He has his favourites. Today it was All things Bright and Beautiful and For the Beauty of the Earth. He liked those ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful picture xxx

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Everyone is welcome to either of these concerts performed by William Stukeley school in church on Friday.

Everyone is welcome to either of these concerts performed by William Stukeley school in church on Friday.🎵 We hope you can join us on Friday for our ISingPop concerts 🎤🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Whaplode Primary School used Ising Pop a few years ago for a Christmas Nativity event in the church.... they did a really good job getting the kids to put on an excellent performance.

3 months ago

Some of the Saturday gang at work today. The rain kept them inside. Thank you to everyone who got stuck in. Philip and Margaret are painstakingly chipping off the old rust and paint from the gates in order to preserve the wrought iron. A labour of love if ever there was one. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ah! I wondered what folk were up to when I passed Saturday morning

4 months ago

Kevin Dodd
Today is Ascension Day, the festival falls 40 days after Easter Day, we remember Jesus being taken into Heaven to resume His rightful place with the Father. We celebrate with a service in Church at 7:30 pm today, please try to join us.

Today also marks the start of Thy Kingdom Come, which runs for 10 days to Pentecost on 9th June. Full details of how you can join the Global Wave of Prayer, is on our Website https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/thy-kingdom-come/

Today is Ascension Day, the festival falls 40 days after Easter Day, we remember Jesus being taken into Heaven to resume His rightful place with the Father. We celebrate with a service in Church at 7:30 pm today, please try to join us.

Today also marks the start of Thy Kingdom Come, which runs for 10 days to Pentecost on 9th June. Full details of how you can join the Global Wave of Prayer, is on our Website allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/thy-kingdom-come/
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4 months ago

Kevin Dodd
Printed copies of the latest edition of Ashlings Magazine for June & July are now available to pick-up in Church. From this month the magazine is printed in full colour, for the same cover price or subscription. Please dont forget to pop your payment in the safe when you collect. You can also view online at our Website. https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/parish-news/

Printed copies of the latest edition of Ashlings Magazine for June & July are now available to pick-up in Church. From this month the magazine is printed in full colour, for the same cover price or subscription. Please don't forget to pop your payment in the safe when you collect. You can also view online at our Website. allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/parish-news/ ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

FLEET PARISH CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL - it's the final day. Do come and visit us 10.00 - 5.00. ... See MoreSee Less

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