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The concert scheduled for 11th May has been postponed to a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

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
https://www.oxford.anglican.org/news/prayers-for-ukraine-and-for-peace.php


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.
Amen.

 

 

UPDATE 28th January 2022

Following the Government's announcement concerning the easing of Covid restrictions from the 27th January, the PCC has concluded that from Sunday 30th January the wearing of masks in church will be optional and we will no longer ask people to test before attending services. 
We will also remove the barriers between pews and no longer restrict the number of pews in use. 
We will also begin opening the Church during daylight hours during the week. 
We will, however, continue to practice sharing the Peace in a socially distanced manner and continue not using the common cup in Communion.
 We will monitor the situation carefully and return to our usual manner of sharing the Peace and the common cup as soon as it is safe to do so.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fr Darrell (21/1/22)

 
 

UPDATE 10th December 2021

Public worship (8.00am and 10.30am Sunday Masses) at All Saints

The 10.30am Sunday service will also be livestreamed online via Zoom.

Bookings are no longer required for the Sunday Masses in church.

  • In view of new government regulations, masks are now required in places of worship, except for those who are exempt.
  • We will ensure that hand sanitiser continues to be made available and we will continue to encourage its use upon entry to the church; it will continue to be available for those who wish to use it just be prior to receiving Communion.
  • Please observe social distancing of at least 1 metre. We will continue using every other pew; those pews not in use will be those devoid of hassocks.  The welcoming team may direct people where to sit, ensuring that, as far as is possible, the congregation is spread around the church.
  • Congregational singing is permitted in the front 3 pews (those with kneelers).
  • Please use the back 2 rows if you don’t wish to join in the singing.
  • If you attend the 10.30am service please be aware that this will be livestreamed via Zoom for those at home who feel they are not ready to resume public worship.
  • The NHS Covid QR code is displayed for you to use.
  • Please ensure that your children follow these guidelines.
  • The main entry and exit are through the west door.
  • The south door can be used in an emergency.
  • No unaccompanied children under 11 can be admitted.
  • Thank you for helping to ensure the safety for everyone


 


 

 

The church is open for individual prayer on Sunday afternoons 12 noon to 3.30pm.

To comply with government regulations and ensure everyone’s safety at this time please note -

  • Hand sanitisers are available on entering and leaving the building and before receiving communion.
  • The NHS Covid QR code is displayed for you to use.
  • Please observe social distancing of at least 1 metre.
  • Seating is in alternate rows – please use the rows with kneelers on the seats
  • In view of new government regulations, masks are now required in places of worship, except for those who are exempt
  • Please ensure that your children follow these guidelines.
  • The main entry and exit are through the west door.
  • The south door can be used in an emergency.
  • No unaccompanied children under 11 can be admitted.

 

Thank you for helping to ensure the safety for everyone

 

 

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

 


Prayer

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.
Amen

 

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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