Passiontide, Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the Triduum Sacrum
Passion Sunday 26th March
12 Noon Lent Lunch
Homemade soup, with bread, cheese and fruit – to raise funds for our Lent Charity – Ripple Effect. Please sign up in church.
Palm Sunday 2nd April
10.30am Sung Communion
With the blessing and distribution of Palms and Palm Sunday Procession around the church
Holy Monday 3rd April
7.30pm The Stations of the Cross
This Service provides space for reflection on Christ’s final journey.
Maundy Thursday 6th April
7.30pm Liturgy of Maundy Thursday and ‘Watch of the Passion’
We recall the meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his arrest, and his act of humility when washing the feet of his disciples. We also keep Watch – until 10.30pm.
Good Friday 7th April
10.30am Ecumenical Walk of Witness
Christians from across the area will give witness to this solemn day. Beginning at the Baptist Church, along the way we shall hear together the events of the day, praying and singing too. The Walk ends in prayer at the Methodist Church, before refreshments are shared.
3pm The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square
We’ll travel down to London to see this live re-enactment of the Passion, by the Wintershall Players.
7.30pm Reflective Holy Communion
With quiet music, and time to reflect, we share communion – from the bread and wine consecrated on Maundy Thursday evening – reminding us of both Christ’s body broken and blood shed for all.
Holy Saturday/Easter Eve 8th April
10am Creating the Easter Garden
We’ll create the Garden at the front of the church and afterwards there’ll be Hot Cross Buns!
Easter Day Sunday 17th April
The most important day of the Christian Year. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gift of Eternal Life.
8am Easter Day Ecumenical Celebration
Gathered around a freshly lit bonfire, we’ll hear the Resurrection Story, sing songs to celebrate the day and then enjoy hot cross buns together. This will be at All Saints’ with Christians from all the local churches.
10.30am Easter Day Holy Communion
The Great Feast of Easter is marked with the lighting of the new Easter Fire and the Paschal Candle, the Easter Garden is blessed and the new Easter Candle is welcomed into Church. During the Service all are invited to renew their Baptismal Vows and after the Service we’ll have an Easter Egg Hunt!
Easter Monday 18th April
Easter Pilgrimage to St Albans
9am – Meet at Carpenders Park Station 1pm – Picnic in the Abbey grounds 2.30pm – Parade into the Abbey 3pm – Service in the Abbey
Leave from Carpenders Park to walk to St Albans, with the potential to meet other walkers along the way. Others can catch a lift later in the day in order to gather for the celebrations and Service at the Abbey in the afternoon. Please use the sign-up sheets at the back of church to indicate
10.30am Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes 7.30pm Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
Beginning the journey ‘turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ’ Lent leads us towards the cross and as the Season begins we are marked with the cross with which we were signed at our baptism – a reminder of both death to life and life in death. The ash is made by burning the Palm Crosses which were blessed on Palm Sunday last year. Recycling at its religiously- topical best!
Thursdays from 11.30am-1pm (in church) and Fridays at 8pm (house group)
Talking Climate Justice – using the Lent Resources from Christian Aid we’ll be considering the Christian themes of repentance, sacrifice, redemption, reconciliation and reparation, to help us all grapple with the realities of poverty and the climate crisis and how we can respond.
Lent Appeal: Garden Twinning
In addition to our toilets in church being twinned, this Lent we’ll be twinning our church garden. Any money you save through your Lenten abstinences, please give it to supporting the Diocesan Lent Appeal which supports the work of Ripple Effect (the new name for Send a Cow). Bishop Alan (himself a keen gardener) writes, ‘Whilst you use this time of Lent to reflect on God’s word and to pray for our neighbours across the world, please consider twinning your church’s garden to plant hope for a farming family, our neighbours, in Kenya. Just £60 could help a family living in rural Migori, Kenya, with three years training in sustainable organic farming. Starting with small kitchen gardens, families can grow enough to eat to fight poverty, set up small businesses, send their children to school and go after their dreams. In addition to any money you raise from your Lent abstinences, you could host a Lent Coffee Morning as well as join our Lent Lunch on Passion Sunday (26 March). Ripple Effect have produced a Lenten Resource Leaflet: Connect with God’s creation over Lent which is available from church. You can read more about the work of Ripple Effect at: www.rippleeffect.org.
Further opportunities for Prayer and Worship
Mid-week Holy Communion
We’ll be listening to a different Psalm each week and taking time to reflect on it together: 2/3: Ps 121; 9/3: Ps 95; 16/3: Ps 34.11-20; 23/3: Ps 130; 30/3: Ps 31.9-16. On Maundy Thursday, join Deborah at the Chrism Service at St Albans. If there are enough people, we’ll take a minibus! There will be no morning service on this day.
Monday 20th March 7.30pm
The theme for March is, Call in the desert. All welcome.
On Tuesday evening (22nd November 2022), Rev’d Deborah Snowball was officially licenced by Bishop Alan and welcomed by Archdeacon Jane as our new Vicar.
We had a full church of over 120 people to celebrate the start of Deborah’s ministry at All Saints’ Church. We were joined by members of our local community, ministers from across the Watford Deanery, other church and faith groups, and many of our own congregation. We were also pleased to invite around 45 members of Deborah’s former church, St Mary’s in Rickmansworth.
Tomorrow is Advent Sunday, the start of the new church year, and a perfect time for Deborah to preach and share the Eucharist with us for the first time. All are welcome to join us for this service as we start our countdown to Christmas and the beginning of Deborah’s ministry at All Saints’ Church.
In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of St Albans In the parish of Oxhey, All Saints Church of Oxhey, All Saints (Centre of Worship) NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:
To authorise the Churches Conservation Trust to construct a soakaway in land forming part of the curtilage of All Saints’ Church to improve the rain water drainage system from the Oxhey Chapel. Copies of the relevant plans and documents may be examined at Church office and on a publicly accessible website at http://www.allsaintsoxhey.org.uk/
Petitioners: (Each petitioner to give name and office held in block capitals)
MR JOSE FRANCISCO TAMAYO CUADRADO – CHURCHWARDEN
MR JON BOLTER – ARCHITECT
MS FRANCES ZARIFIS – CHURCHWARDEN
Date 22 July 2022 If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter or email stating the grounds of your objection to The Diocesan Registrar at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB or by email to email@example.com so that your letter reaches the registrar not later than Sunday 21 August 2022 A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter
Our traditional Palm Sunday Service where we celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem before starting his final week of ministry. Service starts with a palm cross parade and includes a dramatic reading of the Passion.
Maundy Thursday is one of the most holy days of the Christian year. It is when we remember Christ’s promise to us, it is the moment when Jesus gave us the Eucharist as our main act of worship and it is the service when he washed the feet of his disciples and set us the example of how to live as Christians.
Good Friday Services
Friday 15th April 9:45am – Good Friday Prayer Walk
We will be joining with the other churches on a Prayer Walk around South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. We will start at 9:45am at South Oxhey Baptist Church and will finish at the Methodists church.
Please come and join us and the other churches for this very special event!
2.30pm – Good Friday Service at All Saints’ Church
Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start outside by an open fire for the lighting of the Pascal Candle. The lit candle will then be carried into the church symbolising the light of Christ coming into the world. This will be an All Age service.
Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans Abbey
Monday 18th April
Walk – Depart from Carpenders Park Station at 9am Picnic – Meet in the Abbey Gardens from 1pm Service – St Albans Abbey at 3pm (parade into Abbey from 2.30pm) Each year a group of us have joined in the Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans. We have always had a wonderful time! We go into the Abbey and join over a thousand other people for a tremendous service. Come along and share in the joy of the risen Lord!
Some of us will walk to the Abbey (an 11 mile walk). We are planning to leave from Carpender’s Park Station at 9am, getting to St Albans for around 1pm. If the full 11 miles is too much, you can meet us at Bricket Wood Station (parking available) at around 11:30 for the final 4 miles or just meet us outside the Abbey for a picnic before the service (picnic may be moved inside the Abbey depending on the weather).
The Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the election of church wardens will take place on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 11.30am. This meeting will be followed immediately by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), in which only members on the Electoral Roll may take part, for the election of Parochial Church Council (PCC) members and reporting on the church activities and finances in 2021.
The meeting will be held in the church hall immediately after the Sunday morning service. We will also make it available on Zoom, for the meeting Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.