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.
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).
World Day of Prayer Service St Joseph’s Catholic Church Friday 4th March 2022 at 7:30pm
The World Day of Prayer worship service has a special annual theme which is developed by women of a different country each year. A national committee then prepares an order of service on that theme. This year the service has been developed by the women of churches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the theme is “I know the plans I have for you”.
This is a joint service with all the churches of South Oxhey and Carpenders Park and this year it will be hosted by St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Oxhey Drive.
We will be holding all services in church following COVID guidance with selected services also live streamed on Facebook Live. We request that you wear a face covering at all times while visiting the church unless you are exempt.
Service of Lessons and Carols by Candle Light
Sunday 19th December at 4pm
Start Christmas week with traditional Bible readings interspersed with your favourite carols.
This service is followed with mince pies, tea and coffee.
Christmas Eve (Friday 24th December) at 4 pm
This beautiful service is especially for the little ones – it is their opportunity to learn about the real meaning of Christmas. They will sing traditional carols to the light of their candles and take home a Christingle.
This service is particularly suitable for families and young children.
We especially welcome children but all ages can really enjoy this lovely moment before Christmas. Come along and bring a neighbour!
Candle Lit Carols by the Crib
Christmas Eve (Friday 24th December) at 11:30pm
In place of our usual Midnight Mass, this year we will have a service of Bible readings and traditional carols as we gather around the manger and welcome the new born Jesus.
(Please note this will not be a Holy Communion service).
Christmas Day All Age Communion
Christmas Day (Saturday 25th December) at 10.30am
Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning family service with traditional carols.
This service will be led by Bishop Michael of Hertford.
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.
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.
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 when he washed the feet of his disciples and set us the example of how to live as Christians.
Please join us in church or on Facebook Live as we celebrate Holy Communion.
Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start with the lighting of the Pascal Candle from a fire. The lit candle will then be carried into the church symbolising the light of Christ coming into the world.
Please join us in church or on Facebook Live as we celebrate Holy Communion
We will be returning to holding services in church starting with Holy Communion for Mothering Sunday at 10:30am on Sunday 14th March. If you are not able to attend the service, you will still be able to join all of our services online.
Our weekly services will be as follows:
Sunday at 10:30am – in church or watch the live stream on Facebook Live
Thursday at 10:30am – in church or join us on Zoom (the link will be sent by email)
Social distancing rules remain in place and we continue to have a limit on numbers, so please contact Canon Pam Wise if you have any questions or wish to be added to our email list to receive the Zoom invites.
Before you attend, please carefully read the following:
We are asking people not to arrive early
You will be asked to use hand sanitiser as you enter the building
You must bring a face covering – which must be worn whilst in the building
When you arrive you will be seated according to social distancing regulations – only members of one household will sit together
Please remain socially distanced from anyone not in your household, you will not be able to meet socially with anyone outside your household before or after the service
Please follow the one way route through the building, there are arrows on the floor and walls to guide you
You are welcome to bring your own bottle of water but there will be no refreshments available.
Our building will continue to be closed during the week except for pre-booked groups. If you would like someone to pray with you or simply time in quiet prayer, please contact Canon Pam Wise.
Lent is a very important time in the Christian calendar as we journey towards the Cross and Resurrection. It is also a time of penitence and our Lenten journey begins at the Ash Wednesday.
We will be holding a service on line on Ash Wednesday evening and we will be giving every household an ash cross to have with them during the service.
Please join us on Facebook Live for this lovely service – there is no better way to begin Lent and to prepare for the events of the cross and Easter.
Lent Course on Zoom
This year we will be following Woven – A Lent Course, a six session Lent course written by Revd Michaela Youngson from the Methodist London District Chair.
There will be two sessions each week and you can join either of them. One group will meet after the Thursday morning service at about 11.15am (ish) and the other group will meet on a Friday evening at 8.00pm. You can join for just one or two sessions or for the whole course or you can follow the course at home. The zoom link for the Thursday group will be the same link as for the service and the Friday link will be sent out.
We will be hosting a united World Day of Prayer service on Friday 5th March along with all the churches in South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. This year’s theme is Build on a Strong Foundation and has been devised by the women in Vanuatu.