Meeting of Parishioners and APCM – 20th March 2022

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 office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk.

Annual reports for 2021:

Agenda and minutes for the 2021 meeting:

Informal Vacancy Meeting – 1st December 2021

We have an open meeting in the church on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 7:30pm. This meeting will be hosted by Archdeacon Jane Mainwaring and Peter Waddell our Rural Dean. This meeting is an opportunity to find out about how All Saints’ will run during the vacancy period and to start the process for finding a new vicar. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you there.

If you need any support or want to speak to a priest for any reason during this time, please contact us and we will put you in touch with a minister from one of our neighbouring parishes. You can contact us by phone on 07470 929670 or email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk.

Thank you Pam and all the best for your retirement

After 18 years, today we said a fond farewell to Pam Wise as she retired as the vicar of All Saints’ church. We are all really sad to see Pam leave but wish her all the best for her well deserved retirement. She has had a remarkable time at All Saints’, spending many years as chair of trustees at ASCEND and establishing South Oxhey Community Choir. Pam was even honoured with an OBE for her dedicated work in our community.

We were joined by lots of friends today, including three of the four curates Pam has trained while she was here.

Thank you Pam for everything and we look forward to seeing lots of great photos around your new home by the sea.

Here are a few photos from today, and you can watch the full service on Facebook.

When Pam arived 18 years ago!

Farewell to Liz

After 3 years with us, Liz Guest has completed her training and curate posting with us and it is time for her to move on to her new post as associate priest at St Peter’s Church, St Albans.

We will be saying farewell to Liz on Sunday 19th September. Please join us for Liz’s last service which will be followed by a small celebration of tea, coffee and cakes. It would be lovely to see many of you there to thank Liz for all she has done during her time at All Saints and wish her well as she moves on to the next stage of her ministry.

The church has now been opened up so it looks much more like normal and we are no longer limiting congregation numbers. We are continuing to have COVID precautions in place. We are asking everyone to keep wearing face masks if they are able to and to use the hand sanitiser provided when arriving and as required while in the building. We will ensure there are chairs spaced apart for those who wish to maintain social distancing. And we will continue to live stream our Sunday services on Facebook Live if you are unable to join us in church.

Meeting of Parishoners and APCM – 23rd May 2021

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the election of church wardens will take place on Zoom on Sunday 23rd May 2021 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 2020.

For the meeting Zoom link, please email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk

Mission Total 2019 and Missions for 2020

We raised £1,948.87 for our Missions in 2019 which were:

Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK Dementia UK →

Hope UK Hope UK →.

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

Our Missions for 2020 are:

Solar Aid

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change, by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi and Zambia through their social enterprise, SunnyMoney.

598 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and without this families have no clean source of light, leaving them to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives such as homemade kerosene lamps. However, with a solar light, everything changes. The lamps are safe, clean and affordable, and give off hours of light in the evening so families can earn, learn and feel safe after dark. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family.

Sunnymoney Solar Aid believe that universal access to renewable energy is the best way to alleviate poverty. And the best way to ensure universal access to energy is by building local, sustainable businesses. In 2008 they set up a social enterprise who are one of the main sellers of solar lights in Africa. They travel to remote rural communities educating people about the benefits of solar lights, instilling trust and creating demand in a new and unfamiliar technology – which builds the foundations for a sustainable solar market and a lasting energy legacy.

Registered Charity No: 1115960

For more information, check out the website: https://solar-aid.org/

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

With no access to National Lottery funding and limited support from Government, the Air Ambulance relies upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives. Their actions are guided by their values – passionate in going the extra mile, professional in treating everyone as they would wish to be treated, innovative in driving forward best clinical practice, trustworthy in working openly and honestly and dedicated because they care about the cause, their patients and each other.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840).

For more information, check out the website https://www.ehaat.org/..

 

ASCEND

ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.

For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →

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This November at All Saints

Join us at All Saints’ this November for our last two fundraisers – a Table Top Sale (Saturday 9th) and Christmas Fayre (Saturday 23rd) and two special services – our annual Service of Remembrance (Sunday 10th) and Confirmation Service (Sunday 17th).

Christmas Table Top Sale

Saturday 9th November 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our Christmas Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church.

Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc. There will be loads of present ideas for all your family to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start.

Table-hire is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.
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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 10th November at 10:15am

Our annual service of remembrance with laying of the wreaths and two minutes silence.

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Confirmation Service

Sunday 17th November at 10:15am

This will be a very special Sunday morning service. We are pleased to be welcoming Bishop Richard, the Bishop of Bedford, to All Saints who will be confirming our candidates for this year.

The candidates are Laura, Rachael, Nadia, Allen, Khare, Russell and Cassandra. Please keep them all in your prayers.

All our welcome to join us for this important event in their Christian journey which will be followed by a celebratory lunch.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 23rd November 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 23rd November full of pantomime fun (Oh yes it is!).

We will have present ideas on our craft and bric-a-brac stalls, lots of fun games to play including a fabulous raffle. We will also have cakes and refreshments (It’s behind you!).

All money raised will go towards our Missions for the year, so please come along and support our final fundraising event of the year.

 

 

Events for September 2019

Table Top Sale

Saturday 7th September 2019 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions and the church.

Admission is free and there will be plenty of items for sale to suit everyone including gifts, cards, plants, toys, books, DVDs etc.

Table-hire is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.
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Afternoon Cream Tea and Oxhey Chapel Open Day

Saturday 14th September 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come along and discover the oldest building in the area and then enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea.

The 400 year old Oxhey Chapel will be open for the afternoon, a fantastic opportunity to see inside this historic and beautiful building.

During your visit, we will have scones, cakes and drinks to refresh you as well as jam and crafts for sale.