All Saints' Church - News
A message from Rev’d Katrina
It is with a heavy heart that the PCCs and I have taken the decision to cease in-person services in our church buildings for the remainder of this month, due to the current surge in cases of Covid 19 and the extreme pressure on the NHS. The PCCs will review the situation at the end of January for February.
I know this will be disappointing for many of you who have appreciated being able to come to church for Holy Communion. I hope you will understand that as the situation has become more severe, we needed to respond in this way. Please be reassured that we will be looking to re-start the services as soon as we have confidence we can do so safely.
In the meantime all the online services and groups will continue and the information for how to access these can be found in this bulletin.
We want our communities to know that we are very much here for everyone and wanting to support anyone who needs our help. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you or anyone you know would benefit from a phone call, a friendly email or to be remembered in our prayers.
Online Services and Information
Please go to the following link: http://www.annabenefice.co.uk/services.html
for access to:
- Sunday services - online live particpation
- Online weekely bulletin - you can read-at-home
- Prayers-at-Home - daily posts are provided for prayers at 12 noon and 6pm
Stay Safe, Stay Home.
Our War Memorial is very famous
Angie Wilkinson has discovered that a photograph of our All Saints War Memorial is on one of National Army Museum web site as THE example of a war memorial (see photo below)! Click the following web site https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/honouring-fallen and go down to “The Cenotaph” and just above it, is a photo, from a postcard, of our war memorial!
Further details on the inscriptions are then provided at https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1999-07-23-26
Seems amazing that our memorial should be selected, from the “10s of thousands” that exist in the UK alone!
As we lockdown - something to cheer us all up!
In a Covid secure service a record 54 people attended the Christmas morning service yesterday. Many parishioners will not have had the opportunity to see the wonderful floral decorations that were created in All Saints' for the Christmas Service. Photographs are included below for all to see.
As usual, the amazing All Saints' team of Flower Arrangers has produced a series of inspiring arrangements, to lift the spirits and see us through the new Lockdown. The team who created these floral wonders are:
- Betty Armstrong
- Jane Wilson
- Wendy Message
- Lesley Heslop
- Sue Stuart
- Jane Kennedy
- Lynda Gent
- Mary Dunn and her Group did the Nativity scene
Crib by Peter Fabricius.