Coronavirus Resources

UPDATE 26th November 2021

1st Sunday of Advent -  Sunday 28th November

You are invited to a Livestream of Mass for the 1st Sunday of Advent 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.

There will be an Advent Carol Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 28th November. A copy of the order of service can be seen here.

 

 

8.00am Sunday Mass at All Saints' Church

09.00am Sunday Mass at Chapel of St Mary & St John

10.30am Sunday Mass at All Saints' Church

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

  • Face coverings are optional, but recommended for the protection of other people
  • 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.
  • Congregational singing will be permitted but front three pews designated for singing and the back two for non-singers.
  • 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.
  • Refreshments will be served in the hall. Please observe social distancing and do not gather around the hatch area.
  • 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

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 -

Check in using the NHS Covid App if possible

•           Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building  (sanitisers are provided)

•           Always observe social distancing of at least 1 metre

•           Seating is in alternate rows – please use the rows with kneelers on the seats

•           Wearing a face mask is recommended for the protection of other people

•           Make sure your face mask is correctly positioned covering your nose and mouth

•           Do not touch any surfaces unnecessarily

•           Keep children close to you at all times

•           Do not bring food or drink into Church

•           Use the main entry and exit routes through the west door

•           No unaccompanied children under 11 can be admitted

      

Thank you for helping to ensure the safety for everyone.

 

Compline

Midweek Compline will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 1st December at 7.30pm via Zoom. Login details and Order of Service in the weekly email or from the Parish Office. It is a short service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day

 

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?

Episode 4: Draw near with faith
Come to this table, not because you must but because you may,
not because you are strong, but because you are weak.

Through small, simple actions, the scattered and dispersed Church is drawn together as one. Bishop Steven concludes our exploration of Holy Communion – the meal through which God will build up his tired and depleted church after the demands of the last 15 months.
We need to come and eat, and be restored.

 

Youth Confirmation

Revd. David and Fr. Darrell will be offering a confirmation course for young people beginning Sunday 21st November. The minimum age is usually ten years. All young people ten and over, whose parents' think they might be ready, please speak to either David or Darrell.

 

 

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

Sunday 1st August can be seen here.

Sunday 8th August can be seen here.

Sunday 22nd August can be seen here.

Sunday 29th August can be seen here.

Sunday 5th September can be seen here.

Sunday 12th September can be seen here.

Sunday 19th September can be seen here.

Sunday 26th September can be seen here.

Sujnday 3rd October can be seen here.

Sunday 10th October can be seen here.

Sunday 17th October can be seen here.

Sunday 24th October can be seen here.

Sunday 31st October can be seen here.

Sunday 7th November can be seen here.

Sunday 14th November  can be seen here (Remembrance)    and here. (All Souls)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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