Shaping a Missional Culture

Bracknell Deanery Gathering, Saturday 15th October at St Michael’s Church, Warfield. Sign up via Eventbrite  at or email  

Q: What will the day look like?
A: After an opening time of welcome and worship the schedule for the morning is:
9:45 to 10:30 Session 1 Context that creates opportunity
10:35 to 11:20 Session 2 Leadership that releases mission
11:20 to 11:45 Coffee
11:45 to 12:30 Session 3 Culture that mobilises the Church
12:30 to 13:00 Closing Worship and Response

Q: Who is Matt Hogg?
A: Matt is a Leadership Enabler with CPAS ( ) and is involved in delivering teaching and training that will facilitate the development of missional leadership and encourage evangelism and mission in churches across the nation.
Previously, Matt planted a church in West London which he then led for 11 years. Amongst other things during his time in the London Diocese he helped facilitate church growth learning communities, co-founded a resourcing network to help churches grow in digital best practice, and was a vice-chair of governors in a state primary school.

Q: Who is the day aimed at?
A: Anyone who has any kind of leadership role in the local church. This does not just mean clergy and LLMs, but also PCC members, small group leaders, those who lead children’s work or youth work, those who are involved in pastoral care. We really want to cast the net wide, so if you are in doubt, the answer is likely to be “yes of course that includes you!”.

Q: How do I sign up?
A: You can sign up via Eventbrite by using this link or if for any reason you cannot use that link, then send an email to and he will sign you up.

Q: How much will it cost me?
A: The Deanery Standing and Pastoral Committee have agreed that the Deanery will cover the cost of the morning, so to you it will be free of charge.

Q: If I want to know more before I sign up, who can I ask?
A: You can contact either Catharine Mabuza or David Brown, who are Co-Area Deans for the Bracknell Deanery and they would be very happy to answer any questions. Email them at or




The Obituary of John Swingler, a member of All Saints in the early 2000's, and who died earlier this year, can be found here.

John was a regular member of the church band, playing the clarinet. He was also deeply involved in preparing the current church guidebook, and kindly left a bequest to The Friends of All Saints, for which we are most grateful.




Thank you to all those who have donated to the church for the DEC Ukraine Appeal.

The amounts collected, to date, are as listed below:-

Bucket collections £147.50

Messy Church collection £30.00

Individual Donation £100.00

Tea-time concert 18/5/22 £646.00

Tea-time concert 25/5/22 £389.10

Tea-time concert 8/6/22 £240.00

Total amount collected £1552.60





As we pray for the people of Ukraine and a peaceful outcome, please consider making a donation towards the DEC Humanitarian Appeal. This will aid the agencies working to provide support for refugees in desperate need.

DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people:

  • £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
  • £50 could provide blankets for four families
  • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month
  • By donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, you'll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.



Archbishops' statement on Ukraine  - “The horrific and unprovoked attack on Ukraine is an act of great evil. Placing our trust in Jesus Christ, the author of peace, we pray for an urgent ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian forces. We call for a public decision to choose the way of peace and an international conference to secure long term agreements for stability and lasting peace. We invite Christians to make this Sunday a day for prayer for Ukraine, Russia and for peace. We also give our support to the call from Pope Francis for a global day of prayer and fasting for peace on Ash Wednesday, March 2.”     

Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell


Bishop Steven shares a message and a prayer for peace in Ukraine  on the Diocesan website

God of compassion,
Have mercy this day on the people of Ukraine.
Restore to them the gift of peace.
Grant wisdom to the governments of the world.  
Bring good in the midst of evil and suffering,
For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,
Who gave his life to bring peace to your world.




For the latest news  about church services from All Saints (also held online via Zoom) and Parish information, please see our dedicated Service Resources page here.



Loving God,
We pray for all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, may they know your healing power.
When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us your strength and courage.
When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence.
Give wisdom to those in authority and may our community work together for the good of all.
We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you to bless them in all they do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician.


All Saints Choir

The Senior Choir enjoyed a get-together via Zoom this week as they celebrated Royal Ascot week with a lockdown quiz. 

















Revd Gill Wiggins

A memorial plaque was installed in the Lady Chapel at All Saints' Church on 28th January 2018.

From the Candlemas service that day -

"Candlemas is the linchpin of the Church's year, the day on which we turn from our celebration of Christmas to our celebration of Christ's passion and resurrection. Today we look back and we look forward. As we look back, it is right and proper that we should remember Gill Wiggins, a faithful lay minister and then associate priest in this parish. Gill herself would want our focus to be not on her, but on Christ.  Nonetheless, as we keep our celebration of Simeon and Anna's joyful reception of the Christ-child in the Jerusalem temple of old, it is also right that we remember and celebrate Gill's faithful service in this temple here in Ascot."

"Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful minister and priest Gill; and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of larger life, you will receive her more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."




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