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The schedule for Lent Services are now on-line - During Lent we will be welcoming guest speakers at our 10:00am Sunday Services who will be helping us to ‘Dwell in the World’. We will be challenged to think about practical Christianity and how we might find friendly partners to share ministry with. Two of these will be followed by a Soup Lunch (March 5th and April 2nd). Stations of the Cross will also take place each week and we will have a weekly evening Compline with Art reflecting on the four gospel pictures of the Cross.
Back by popular demand everyone is welcome to join singing some songs from Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and modern joyful hymns - Followed by refreshements
Pastoral Care - We are looking to develop a team of people willing to offer pastoral care to various care homes and day centres. This would involve helping with monthly short services. There may also be a need to offer prayers or read bible passages to residents in their own rooms, who are unable to join the service in the day rooms. Although many of the residents are suffering from dementia, it is wonderful to
see them joining in or recognising the familiar hymns, readings and prayers we use.
If you feel you might be able to help with this valuable ministry, or would like to simply find out more about what is involved, please come to a meeting at 2.00pm on Wednesday 15th February in the Birinus Room. Please contact Jeanette Lock for more information.
Fr Neil will be licenced as Associate Vicar to the Parish of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone on 9th Feb 2017
Space for God Returns - 19th Jan 2017 - with a Taize Service - please do join us.
Details of All Saints Christmas Worship Services 2016
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Coach trip to Winchester for an 11.15am tour of the Cathedral followed by Advent prayers in the Cathedral at 12.30 then lunch followed by free time at the Christmas Fayre or in the city before departing at 6.00pm. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the Church.
Young Saints will be making up shoeboxes again this year for Operation Christmas Child. They will be for boys or girls aged 5
– 9. We would welcome donations of toys, stationary, hygiene items, sweets, gloves etc. Please check leaflets in church to see what is allowed, as there are some restrictions. Items should be new. Donations of money are also needed, as it
costs £3 to post each box. Shoeboxes (ideally wrapped in colourful paper)
also welcome. Last year, we donated 76 boxes and it would be great to beat that this year! If you have any questions, please ask Jenny or Hazel Wilks or one of the Young Saints leaders.
Following the 10.00am Worship for All service Alwyn Kimber will be providing a ploughman’s lunch of cheeses, chutney pickled onions and salad. We would like you to bring traditional harvest goods of fruits and vegetables in boxes so that we can auction them at the end of the service. We would also like donations of apple pies (great if they are homemade). There is no charge for the ploughman’s but any donations received will go to the Addington Farmers charity
Please join for this an important day when we will be deciding on one theme/concept which we collectively believe God to be leading us to at All Saints. This theme will be taken forward into Year 2 of our PMC journey.
The Right Reverend Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading invites everyone to a
service to welcome The Right Reverend Steven Croft as Bishop of Oxford at
Reading Minster on Wednesday 5th October at 7.45pm. RSVP
email@example.com or 0118 9841216 by Saturday 24th
Thanks to every-one for making this such a good service - please do come and join us at future Cre8 services.
Please join us for our new Friday night service, Cre8, on 16th September at 7.00pm at the Church. There will be discussion, activities and music based around this month's theme: Adam and Eve. All families with children aged 8 to 18 and adults too are welcome. We will finish with light refreshments. Please contact Christine Dunford, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to attend.
An opportunity to visit some of the Churches in Berkshire, many of which will be welcoming visitors arriving on foot or by bike. All Saints will be open again this year, manned by a group of volunteer stewards offering refreshments to the weary travellers.
Please take time to read this letter from Bishop Steven to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Oxford
Download a short leaflet giving introductory general information about All Saints Church - please feel free to either contact our Church Office or any Church Member if you have any questions or would like more information.
Sunday 10th July at 10:00 The Royal British Legion will join with All Saints congregation for a Service to Commemorate those fallen in the Battle of the Somme
Many thanks to every-one who helped make this year’s fete such a success, from manning the stalls, the raffles and tombola; running the games and activities; providing the catering, the BBQ and the beer tent; donating cakes and home bakes, books, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery, toiletries and so much more…; the local businesses and organisations who supported the fete, and of course our very special guests The Royal British Legion, Boyne Hill School Choir, the All Saints Church Rock Shop and Chewbacca!
Following the Congregational Discovery the PMC team will be leading a feedback and discernment meeting which is a key stage in the PMC process and the future of All Saints. This Extended PCC meeting will cover this session and all members of the congregation are invited. Please sign up at the back of the Church to assist planning.
Along with the Blessing of the Birinus Garden we will be celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday on June 12th
Please book the APCM at the Cricket Club on Monday 18th April at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm sharp start
This is the important annual meeting where Church Activity and Accounts are reported upon and members are elected to key roles to maintain the operational and spiritual life of the Church.
The Church Electoral Roll is being revised in preparation for the APCM on 18th April 2016. If you are not on the Roll and would like to be, then please see Sue Stannett after the 10.00am Sunday service; or alternatively contact the Parish Office - Thank you.
Many thanks to all who responded to the Proposed Parking Restrictions on Boyne Hill Road - the results were Results were:-
Do you agree with the proposals
Yes - 13% (5 responses)
No - 87% (33 responses) -
It is proposed to make Boyn Hill Road residents only parking from 11:00am to 1:00 pm SEVEN days per week.
Update:- Many thanks to everyone who helped to make our Holy Week services so special...
Do come and join us during Holy Week for our wonderful Easter Services at this special time in the Christian Calendar.
Full details of our Easter Services can be found on our website.
This year's Lent course is a Pilgrim Course on the Ten Commandments. You have a
choice of Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons. There is a course book
which we'll order for you costing £5.99. The dates are as follows: Wednesday
evenings, 17th February to 30th March (except 23rd March); Thursday afternoons,
11th February to 24th March (except 25th February). Please sign up as soon as
possible with your contact number so we can order the correct number of books.
Fr Jeremy, Fr Neil and Elizabeth
Many of you will remember the Art Exhibition in the Church during the period of Advent. The School received many lovely comments about the children’s paintings and were delighted to receive a letter from one of our parishioners. She was so impressed with two of the paintings, she asked if she could purchase them to keep as Church property and aids to worship. Very generously, she has offered a donation of £80 to the school and £10 to each of the artists. Congratulations to
Aseem and Arjun, both in Year 4 of All Saints School, whose paintings can be seen on page 2 of the School newsletter.
Loneliness, Friendships, Relationships and Making Contact in Today's Society - Seen through a film.............
George took John to the VJ Day Commemorations in London where they met Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, these pictures record the event.
In our busy lives it can sometimes be difficult to make Space for God.
Why not join us for one of our new Thursday evening Space for God services from 7pm to 7.30 pm starting on Thursday 14th January 2016.
Each week we’ll be using a different style of worship which we hope will offer you the opportunity to find Space for God.
The Church decorated for Christmas thanks to the fabulous Flower Ladies - do come for a warm welcome - Christmas Eve Crib Service at 4:00pm and Midnight Mass at 11:30pm - Christmas Day services at 8:00am and 10:00am - we look forward to seeing you......
All Saints Christmas Worship Services 2015
At the 8:00am and 10:00 services on Sunday Nov 29th the PMC Team, as part of our PMC journey, will share with our Congregation an opportunity to develop a timeline for All Saints Church. Please click through for more information.
Thoughts on Friday 13th in Paris
Update - Great news - thanks to everyone's generosity and the hard work of our Young Saints team we have managed to fill and send 76 (Seventy-Six) shoe boxes - each one will help make a needy child's Christmas that bit better this year - thank you to every-one.
We are taking part again in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal to provide gifts to needy children round the world. We would appreciate donations of items for 5- 9 year olds for the boxes e.g. toys, stationary, hygiene items. Full details of what can be included can be found on the large box at the back of church. It costs £3 to send each box so cash is also welcome. Please bring any donations before Sunday 15th November. If you have any questions, please ask us. - Hazel Wilks and Abigail Symonds
Ian and Ann were Confirmed by Bishop Andrew last Sunday 25th October at a wonderful Service at The Minster in Reading. Here they are with Bishop Andrew after the Service.
Tuesday 13th Oct 2015 - 8:30 - 9:30pm at The Conservative Club.
Elizabeth Bryson will be presenting her Talk 'The stories of some of the Fallen from the Parish of All Saints, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead in the First World War' at The Conservative Club in York Road. All are welcome to join members of the Royal British Legion to hear this interesting and moving Talk with a power-point of pictures.
Work on the Birinus Garden started on the 12th Oct 2015 - this took between one and two weeks and the Landscaping work has provided a garden for quiet use, use by the local schools, use for Young Saints and for growth of greenery for our flower arrangers.
Tuesday 13th Oct 2015 - 7:30 - 8:30pm at All Saints Church
For King & Country is a series of talks
Remembering the Great War - Elizabeth Bryson will will give the talk "The stories of the fallen of All Saints Church"
We are holding an open (to our congregation) extended PCC meeting on Saturday morning of Oct 10th., in the Parish Centre. Fr. Jeremy does hope that as many as possible will be able to join us.
Our first cluster meetings were on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015. This time we met at St Laurence’s Church in Reading.
Fr. Jeremy marks Ten Years at All Saints on Sunday 6th Sept 2015
Church Heating & Boiler Appeal
Aug 20/21/22 - 3 Guided Walks from All Saints Church, along local roads to the homes where some of the Fallen lived, finishing in All Saints Churchyard.
70th Anniversary of VJ Day Service 15th Aug 2015 at All Saints Church Boyne Hill Maidenhead
On 30th Aug - at the 8.00am and 10.00am services Fr. Jeremy will interview Jeanette Lock about why she wanted to become a Street Angel and what they do on a Saturday Night.
ELIZABETH BRYSON’S TOPIC – MAIDENHEAD ADVERTISER 3RD SEPTEMBER 2015
FR. NEIL’S TOPIC – MAIDENHEAD ADVERTISER 23rd JULY 2015
Fr. Jeremy’s Topic – Maidenhead Advertiser 2nd July 2015
Our Summer Fete was held on Saturday 27th June. Thanks to everyone who made this years fete such a success.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORGANISER/ORGANISING GROUP FOR NEXT YEARS FETE - If you feel you can assist please contact the Parish Office, either Chris or Elaine.
*** UPDATE -- Please note that Fr. Jeremy will not be joining this Pilgrimage -- All Saints members are welcome to go/book direct for the Pilgrimage which is planned to be led by Fr. Kevin Scully *** -- Fr Jeremy is organising another Pigrimage to the Holy Land
All Saints' new Rock Shop instruments were blessed today after the service for 3rd Sunday of Advent.