Update – June 2020

Sadly our building is closed but we are still very active. If you would like someone to pray with you or simply time in quiet prayer please contact Canon Pam Wise. Don’t forget we have a live streamed service every Sunday at 10:30am. We also have a zoomed short act of worship each Thursday at 10:30am – please contact Pam if you would like to join us.

Visit our Contact Us page for all our email adresses and phone numbers.

Giving / Donating

We receive no external funding and rely on your donations as well as money from fundraising and hall hire to cover our costs. While the church building is closed, we are faced with a significant shortfall in our income. It may be several months before our letting’s income returns in full. We are also losing income we would normally get through the collection plate on Thursday and Sunday services and the closure of the Hatch. As such, our income is currently £3000 per month less than normal.

The PCC continues to meet virtually and we have recently taken some very difficult decisions to reduce our costs. However, many of these continue, including insurance, regular servicing, maintenance and utility bills (although we are seeing some savings with lower use of the building).

The quickest and easiest way to give while the church building is closed is to donate through the JustGiving website by clicking on the button below.

If you are a tax payer, please gift aid your donation by selecting “Yes, add gift aid” when prompted and completing your details on the JustGiving website.

If you are able to make a regular donation, please visit our Giving page for details on how you can set up a monthly Direct Debit.

Thanks you

Holy Week and Easter 2020

Holy Week and Easter may be different this year, but we will providing regular live stream prayers and services all through the week. Whilst church buildings may be closed, we can still pray and worship together from our own homes and with the worldwide Christian community.

All services will be live streamed on Facebook Live or the Live page of this website. If you miss them live, they will be available to watch after the live stream finishes.

Daily Prayer – Live Stream

Monday to Friday at 12noon

Liz will be bringing a short daily prayer live stream from her home each day this week at 12noon. Pray with us at this dfficult time as we travel together through this Holy Week and look towards Christ’s sacrifice for us.

Maundy Thursday – Live Stream

Thursday 9th April – 7.30pm
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.

Good Friday – Live Stream

Friday 10th April – 2.45pm
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Please join us virtually as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made as he suffered on the cross for us.

Good Friday is also one of the holiest days in our calendar and it is important that as Christians we all observe it seriously.

There is no Easter without Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

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Easter Day – Live Stream

Sunday 12th April – 10.30am

Pascal Candle

Pascal Candle

Come and join our virtual celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the light of Christ coming into the world.

While we may be separated at this time, we can join together across the parish to worship the risen Lord and look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Update on contacts and streaming worship

Sadly because of the importance of social distancing we will be unable to hold public services until further notice. We will, however, be maintaining regular worship which anyone can access. If you would like to join us for a short Mothering Sunday service tomorrow at 10:30am just go to allsaintsoxhey.org.uk/live or like our Facebook Page to join us on Facebook Live. We will be streaming a service every Sunday at this time for as long as necessary. Please join us!

Each day we will also stream a short time of prayer – check our Live page for times or to watch the most recent session. If you need help at any other time do not hesitate to ring the Revd. Pam Wise on 020 8421 5949 or the Revd. Liz Guest on 020 3270 0091.

Please stay well!

UPDATE (23/03/2020): The church building will be closed during this time (previous version of this post mentioned opening for two hours a day, three days per week – this will now not happen)

Coronavirus Update – 17th March 2020

I have attached a letter that I received today from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York advising us that all services are to be put on hold until further notice. I am sure that this will not come as a great surprise and I am also sure that it is the right thing to do. It is, however, very sad and we will notify you if there any changes in the advice. We we will also let you know if we think it is both possible and desirable to find a way of sharing worship on line. Not meeting together does not mean not praying together – we can pray for and with each other from a distance. I think we need to be creative to keep our shared spiritual lives alive!

It is also very important that we maintain contact with each other by whatever means is most suitable, phone, skype, Facebook, emails…and make sure that the most vulnerable are okay physically, mentally and spiritually. Liz and I will visit people in their homes as long they and we are well. Let me or Liz know if you know of anyone that needs a visit or help – don’t forget we have the food store if anyone is desperate.

I think it may be necessary for some of us to meet together for a short AGM so that we can, at least, elect our PCC and Church Wardens. I will be in contact about this soon.

I have just found this prayer written by Revd. Dr. Ellen Clark-King from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – reminding us that every person on earth is sharing the same experiences and feelings at this difficult time. Perhaps we can think that we will all say this prayer at some time today.

Holy God,
who created us for and from love,
in this time of social distancing
hold us close in your arms.
Comfort those who are afraid,
enliven those who are bored,
give courage to those who are distressed,
and warm those who feel the cold touch of loneliness.
Breathe in, with and through us
as we walk through uncertainty into a new future
knowing that you are with us now and await us there.
In the name of Christ the Beloved we pray.
Amen.

We are in this together and and God is in it with us!

Keep well

Pam

Archbishops Letter dated 17th March 2020

Christmas Services 2019

ASCEND Carol Service

Tuesday 10th December at 12:30pm
Come and join us for a joyful celebration of Christmas at the ASCEND carol service on Tuesday 10th December at 12.30pm.
Hear the Christmas story in poems, readings and traditional carols. A wonderful way to find the Christmas spirit.
All are welcome but we would love to see clients, volunteers and staff – past and present sharing with us in this joyous occasion.

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 22nd December at 4pm
This service is held in the beautiful Oxhey Chapel where people have been worshipping and singing carols for over 400 years.
Traditional Bible readings interspersed with your favourite carols. This service is followed with mince pies, tea and coffee in the main church. Wrap up warm as there is no heating!
This service is particularly suitable for families.
(The service may be transferred to main church in the event of very cold weather).

 

Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th December) at 4 pm

Christingles

This beautiful service is especially for the little ones – it is their opportunity to learn about the real meaning of Christmas. They will sing sing traditional carols to the light of their candles and be able to take part in a nativity play.
We especially welcome children but all ages can really enjoy this lovely moment before Christmas. Come along and bring a neighbour!
This service is particularly suitable for families and young children.

Candle Lit Midnight Mass
(with Holy Communion)

Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th December) at 11:30pm
Come and celebrate at this traditional service as we wait by the manger for the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
A candle lit service of Holy Communion with traditional carols.

 

Christmas Day All Age Communion

Christmas Day (Wednesday 25th December) at 10.15am
Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning family service with traditional carols. Please bring along and show us one of the presents you have received.
This service is particularly suitable for families.

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Confirmation 2019

This morning we welcomed Bishop Richard to confirm Laura, Rachael, Nadia, Allen, Khare, Russell and Cassandra. It was great to see the church full for this special service.

The service was followed by a bring and share lunch with a fantastic spread of tasty food.

Please keep those who were confirmed today in your prayers as they move on to the next stage in their Christian faith.

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.

 

 

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 14th April – 10.15am
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 – Holy Communion

Thursday 18th April – 7.30pm
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 19th April
10.30am – Good Friday Prayer Walk

This year we will be joining with the other churches on a Prayer Walk around South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. We will start at 10.30am in the Carpenders Park shopping precinct 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
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Please join us as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us as he suffered on the cross to save our sins.

Good Friday is also one of the holiest days in our calendar and it is important that as Christians we all observe it seriously.
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There is no Easter without Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

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Easter Day – Holy Communion

Sunday 21st April – 10.15am

Pascal Candle

Pascal Candle

Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start outside 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.
This will be an All Age service.
Our Easter Service will be followed by:
Easter Bonnet Competition: This year we will be having an Easter Bonnet competition so get those creative juices flowing! Decorate your bonnet bring it along on Easter Day and you could win an Easter egg!
Easter Scavanger Hunt: After the service, the children can let off some energy and join the hunt for some sweet treats.

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans Abbey

Monday 22nd 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).
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Christmas Services 2018

ASCEND Carol Service

Tuesday 11th December at 12:30pm

Come and join us for a joyful celebration of Christmas at the ASCEND carol service on Tuesday 11th December at 12.30pm.

Hear the Christmas story in poems, readings and traditional carols. A wonderful way to find the Christmas spirit.

All are welcome but we would love to see clients, volunteers and staff – past and present sharing with us in this joyous occasion.

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 23rd December at 4pm
This service is held in the beautiful Oxhey Chapel where people have been worshipping and singing carols for over 400 years.

Traditional Bible readings interspersed with your favourite carols. This service is followed with mince pies, tea and coffee in the main church. Wrap up warm as there is no heating!

This service is particularly suitable for families.

(The service may be transferred to main church in the event of very cold weather).

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Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December) at 4 pm

Christingles

This beautiful service is especially for the little ones – it is their opportunity to learn about the real meaning of Christmas. They will sing sing traditional carols to the light of their candles and be able to take part in a nativity play.

We especially welcome children but all ages can really enjoy this lovely moment before Christmas. Come along and bring a neighbour!

This service is particularly suitable for families and young children.
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Candle Lit Midnight Mass
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Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December) at 11:30pm
Come and celebrate at this traditional service as we wait by the manger for the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.

A candle lit service of Holy Communion with traditional carols.

Christmas Day Family Communion

Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December) at 10.15am
Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning family service with traditional carols. Please bring along and show us one of the presents you have received.

This service is particularly suitable for families.

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November 2018

We have a busy November with a Bonfire Party, Table Top Sale and Christmas Fayre. We have special services for Remembrance Sunday and Confirmation. Finally we are collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal and preparing our tree for the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Bonfire night

Monday 5th November at 6pm

We will be holding our bonfire and fireworks on 5th November followed by delicious food cooked by Ivan. There is no charge but we would welcome any donations towards the cost of the fireworks and food.

Christmas Table Top Sale

Saturday 10th November 2018 at 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. so come along and start your Christmas shopping.

Table-hire (if available) is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 11th November at 10:30am

As you know this Remembrance Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the first world war and our service will reflect this important moment.

The Church of England service for this remembrance Sunday is about peace and it has been suggested we will be reading the Lord’s Prayer in different languages – if you would like to say the Lord’s prayer in a language other than English then please speak to Pam.

Please note: The service will start slightly later at 10.30am so we can time our two minutes silence to be at 11.00am.

Confirmation Service

St Lukes Church, Watford
Sunday 11th November at 6:30pm

This year’s confirmation service will be taking place on Sunday 11th November at St. Lukes, Watford. We have two adults who are being confirmed at this service – Frances and Pilar. We hope that as many as possible from All Saints will attend the service to support and pray for them on this very important step on their Christian journey. Put the date in your diary and please keep Frances and Pilar in your prayers as they prepare for confirmation.

Christmas Fayre

Saturday 24th November 2018 at 10:30am – 12:30pm

Our annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 2nd December. 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.

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

Christmas Tree Festival

Carpenders Park Methodist Church
30th November to 2nd December

The Methodist Church are holding their annual Christmas Tree Festival and as usual we have been invited to provide a tree.

This year we want the whole congregation to help create decorations. After the service on Sunday 18th November we will be making Christmas salt-dough shapes. Then the following Sunday 26th November we will be painting and decorating them. It would be great if you can spare a few minutes after the service on these weeks so we can all be part of decorating our tree.

And finally, do go along over the weekend of 30th November to support the event.

Christmas Toy Collection

This year we are collecting toys for the Salvation Army to wrap and deliver to children who may not otherwise receive any Christmas presents so if you are out shopping maybe you could include a toy in your basket! There will be a box at the back of the church for donations which will be there until Sunday 9th December. Please let friends and family know – the more toys we collect the more children will have a special Christmas.