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COP 26 - YCCN Relay (1st August)

This November the UK is hosting the COP 26 meeting--the most important such international Climate meeting since Paris 2015. Please pray for that meeting! In addition, the Young Christian Climate Network is organising a march/relay that will begin at Land's End on 14th June and end in Glasgow in November. The relay will pass by our area on Sunday 1st August. Churches from our area will contribute a "tributary" from Bracknell and Ascot to Windsor on that Sunday.

Why not bring a picnic lunch which we’ll have in the rectory garden and then we’ll meet up and march with Christians from local churches across the Great Park to Windsor as an act of pilgrimage, as well as an act calling on our government to act boldly and courageously in the face of the climate emergency?

Please contact Fr Darrell or the ministry team if you would like to join us so we have an idea of numbers.

 

Read Bishop Steven's Presidential Address to the Oxford Diocesan Synod on Saturday 19 June at https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/river-of-life-cop15-and-cop26/

 

 

 

UPDATE 22nd July 2021

Public worship (8.30am and 10.30am Sunday Masses) at All Saints will resume on 25th July 2021.

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

From Sunday 25th July, bookings are no longer required for the Sunday Masses in church.

  • Face coverings are requested to be worn, except for those with medical exemptions.
  • 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.
  • There will no longer be restrictions on numbers nor a requirement to social distance, although the one-metre rule will be encouraged.  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.
  • For the time being, congregational singing will remain suspended, with a small choir singing the hymns and other parts of the Mass on behalf of the congregation.
  • 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.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own coffee or tea in your own flasks to be consumed with others in the churchyard after the 10.30am service. Refreshments will not be available in the hall at the moment.
  • The QR code, NHS check-in will remain in place.
  • We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation locally and be guided by any changes in guidance, and therefore may seek to reimpose some restrictions if it is deemed necessary and can be justified.


Toilets in the hall will be open for use during Mass, but please bring your own bottle of water if you need a  drink, as the kitchen area is out of bounds.

The full Risk Assessment Report to the PCC can be viewed here.
 

 

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 -

Persons entering must observe social distancing regulations in the church and when entering/leaving through the porch.

A maximum of 6 people are allowed in the church at any one time.

Persons entering must wear face coverings unless exempt.

No food or drink to be brought into church.

Persons are to wash hands, or use hand sanitizer (available in porch and church), before entering.

Please take care not to touch surfaces in the church unless necessary.

Check-in using the NHS QR code (poster inside church)

 

 

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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