Coronavirus Resources

UPDATE 18th June 2021

3rd Sunday after Trinity -  Sunday 20th June 10.30am

You are invited to a Livestream of Mass for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity at 10.30am.

The service will take place on the website www.zoom.us  or via the App if you have downloaded it.

Contact the Parish office on 01344 884686 or office@all-saints-ascot.org for the link to the Livestream.

A copy of the Order of Service can be seen here.

If you are unable to login to Zoom to view the service, you can join in by phone.   Contact the Parish Office for further details.

 

 

8.30am Sunday Mass at All Saints' Church

If you would like to attend public worship, you will need to contact the Parish Office to book a place(s). Please book your place no later than 6pm on the previous Friday so that we can arrange seating.
In order to comply with the Government’s track and trace policy, when booking, you will need to provide your name, address, and a contact number. Given the fact that places for public worship are limited, if you do book a place, please do make every effort to attend as it is highly likely that we will sadly have to inform some people that we are full and that therefore they cannot come.  Having secured a place(s) you then realise you cannot come, please do let the Parish Office know at the earliest opportunity so that your place(s) can be made available for others.
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.
Face coverings are now required to be worn by all those attending a place of worship, remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

 

 

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)

Please take a guidance sheet as you enter and leave it on the seat you have used. This is important so that others visiting the Church during the day will know which seats have been occupied. Cleaning takes place on Wednesdays.

 

Compline

There will be a service of Compline online via Zoom on Wednesday 23rd June at 7.30pm. Compline is a short service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. Please see the weekly email for login details or contact the Parish Office.

 

 

The Men's Breakfast group continue to meet weekly. For the time being meetings take place on Zoom on Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Contact the Parish Office for the Meeting ID and Password if you have not already received them and would like to join in.

 

A new series of reflective podcasts by Bishop Steven has been published.
Come and Eat – The Exhausted Prophet.
“The Lord, through his angel, simply sees what is needed. The Lord prepares a meal: fresh bread, cool, clear fresh water in a jar. Time to rest and sleep.”
The first in a short series of podcasts on Holy Communion, the profound, wonderful meal at the heart of our faith. Our starting point is the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19: the exhausted prophet, right at the end of his resources. Because that, if we’re honest, is where we are – tired and worn down, finding every day quite hard. The Lord meets Elijah where he is – not with big visions or daunting tasks for the future, but with simply what he needs. An invitation to come and eat.
Listen online in your web browser at https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/podcast/come-and-eat-exhausted-prophet/, subscribe on Spotify or search 'My Extraordinary Family' wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 2: Come and Eat – The Bread of Life
“The bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world”. Many of us find ourselves languishing in the wake of the pandemic. It’s good to remind ourselves – and the whole world – that Jesus came to bring life in all its abundance. The bread which Jesus gives, and is, is more than the food we need to stay physically alive. This is the nourishment we need to have life, to flourish again. The second episode in this series on Holy Communion considers the Eucharist as a meal which looks back and remembers, calling to mind the story of manna and of John 6, after the feeding of the five thousand.

Episode 3: Prayer and Parties
Jesus loves parties. Everyone who reads the gospel knows that. The Eucharist is prayer and parties with a purpose: to fill us with hope and a fresh vision for what this world can become.As we regather as a church around the table of the risen Lord, what are we to draw from this theme of the Eucharist as a meal which looks forward – a sign of hope and of the kingdom?

 

Youth Confirmation

We hope to start Youth Confirmation Classes later in the year.

 

 

Music during Communion

We have been blessed with the variety of music supplied by our choir and musicians during our Zoom services and the accompanying images and videos. If you'd like to listen again to these we have made some available via Dropbox at this link.

 

 

Thoughts from a Cloistered House - Canon Dr Grant Bayliss writes about spiritual communion for Anglicans here.  What can we do when we cannot physically partake of the bread and wine at communion?

 

 

 

The Ministry team have compiled a Prayer Walk  for the local Ascot area in Lockdown. It's a Litany for an imagined walk from All Saints’ Church down to Ascot High Street then back along Winkfield Road and Windsor Road. This can be prayed while sitting quietly and imagining the landmarks one passes on the route.

The Prayer Walk can be seen here.

Please pass a copy on to any neighbours who will be unable to access the sheet for themselves.

 

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Copies of Sunday sermons

Maundy Thursday (1st April) can be seen here.

Good Friday (2nd April) can be seen here.

Sunday 4th April can be seen here.

Sunday 11th April can be seen here.

Thursday 15th April (Choral Evensong in memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh) can be seen here.

Sunday 18th April can be seen here.

Sunday 25th April can be seen here.

Sunday 2nd May can be seen here.

Sunday 9th May can be seen here.

Ascension Day can be seen here.

Sunday 16th May can be seen here.

Sunday 23rd May can be seen here.

Sunday 30th May can be seen here.

Sunday 6th June can be seen here.

Sunday 13th June can be seen here.

Sunday 20th June can be seen here.

 

 

Funerals - The Church of England has produced a simple reflection that can be used at home on the day of a funeral you can't attend. It's so difficult when you can’t go to a funeral, whether for family, friend or neighbour. Many are facing this in the current crisis, so this short reflection has been specially written by a vicar for you to do at home, alone or with those who share your home. You might ask others to take part at the
same time from their home
It is available to see here.

 

 

 

The Ministry team has compiled a 'Worship at Home'  Booklet which can be downloaded here

If it is not possible for people to worship together, the various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer.

Alongside them, we have crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church.

Bishop Steven of Oxford has suggested that we say Psalm 23 The Lord is My Shepherd every day during the COVID-19 crisis.  This is included in the text for Morning Prayer on page 4.

Fr Darrell has suggested that, also during this time, we could take the opportunity to develop a pattern of regular Bible reading.  During the Morning Prayer (on page 5), you may like to re-reread through some books of the Bible, possibly starting with one of the Gospels: Mark or Luke, Matthew or John.  You could then read another Gospel or move on to the Acts of the Apostles; and then to one of the Epistles or Genesis and Exodus.

You may wish to pray morning and evening prayers with the Ministry Team. One of us will be praying on most days between 09:00-10:00, around 19:00 and around 22:00.

 

 

Bishop Steven has suggested that we pray through Psalm 23 at 11am each day.

 

 


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