Holy Week and Easter 2022

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Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Sunday 10th April – 10.30am

In church and on Facebook Live

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 14th April – 7.30pm

In church and on Facebook Live

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!

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2.30pm – Good Friday Service at All Saints’ Church

In church and on Facebook Live

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.

Easter garden

Easter Day – Holy Communion

Sunday 17th April – 10.30am

In church and on Facebook Live

Pascal Candle

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

Easter Monday Pilgrimage Poster

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!

St Albans Abbey

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).

Parade into Abbey

World Day of Prayer – 4th March 2022

World Day Of Prayer

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.

Christmas 2021

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

Advent candles

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.

Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Friday 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 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

Glass Angel

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

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley, Bishop of Hertford

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.

We will also be live streaming this service on Facebook Live

Sunday 26th December – No services

We will not have a service in church on Sunday 26th December. You are invited to join St Matthew’s Church in Oxhey who will be holding a Holy Communion service at 10am: www.stmatthewsoxhey.org.uk

Holy Communion for Epiphany

The Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, the Bishop of St Albans

Sunday 2nd January at 10.30am

Epiphany is the time when we mark the arrival of the three wise men to worship the new born Christ.

This service will be led by Bishop Alan of St Albans.

We will also be live streaming this service on Facebook Live

To find out about our recent special services, check out our services archive.

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.

Holy Week and Easter 2021

We will be holding all services in chuch, subject to social distancing rules.

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Thursday 1st April at 7:30pm

In church and oFacebook Live

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.

Good Friday Service

Friday 2nd April at 2:30pm

In church and oFacebook Live

On Good Friday we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us as he suffered on the cross to save our sins.

Please join us in church or on Facebook Live.

Easter Sunday Holy Communion

Sunday 4th April at 10:30am

In church and oFacebook Live

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

Update on services – March 2021

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 Services 2021

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday 17th February at 7:30pm on Facebook Live

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.

To download the course materials, go to https://www.methodistlondon.org.uk/lentcourse2021

World Day of Prayer

Friday 5th March at 7:30pm on Zoom

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.

If you wish to join us for this service, please email webmaster@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk and we will send you the Zoom link.

Mothering Sunday Holy Communion

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Sunday 14th March at 10:30am

In church and on Facebook Live

We will be returning to holding services in chuch, subject to social distancing rules.

Please join us in church or on Facebook Live as we celebrate Holy Communion for Mothering Sunday.

Christmas 2020

We would love you to join us to celebrate Christmas this year. Our services may look a little different but we will continue to celebrate the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. We will have two special online services on Christmas Eve and a service in church on Christmas Day (which will also be live streamed). Please join us in person or on our Facebook page.

If you would like to make a donation, please see our Giving page.
 
Please note that there will be no services in church on Christmas Eve and Sunday 27th December and these will be online/live streamed only
 

Christmas Eve Nativity for Children (online only)

Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 4pm (or later on demand)
On our Facebook page – Watch again or catch up here

Come and join the children for a Christmas Eve Playmobil nativity and sing along with traditional carols! The Christmas story is read as a poem by the children and young people of All Saints’ and illustrated by Playmobil characters. It will be a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit!

The story will be shown at 4pm on Christmas Eve and can be found on our Facebook page. You either watch it live or view a recording at a time that suits you.

Christmas Eve Carol Service (online only)

Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 7.30pm (or later on demand)
On our Facebook page – Watch again or catch up here

On Christmas Eve turn down the lights and get nice and comfy to join us for some traditional carols you can sing along with. The young people of All Saints’ will be reading the traditional Christmas readings and we will all join in singing with the choir of St. Martin in the Fields, London. There is no better way to remind ourselves of the real meaning of Christmas.

You can either join us when the service goes out at 7.30pm or you can watch the recording at a time that suits you. You will find the service on our Facebook page.

Christmas Day Holy Communion (in church and live stream)

Christmas Day (Friday 25th December) at 10.30am

Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning service of Holy Communion with traditional carols.

Numbers in church are limited due to social distancing but the service will be simultaneously live streamed on Facebook Live. If you are joing us in person, then please read our important information on services.

Daily Prayer – Live Stream

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 12noon

Liz will be bringing a short daily prayer live stream from her home at 12noon, please join for a time of relection and prayer on Facebook Live.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

The national lockdown means that churches will not be opening for public worship until early December. This year our Remembrance Sunday service will be live-streamed on Facebook Live on Sunday 8th November at 10:30am. Like our page to get a notification when we go live. We will continue to live-stream each Sunday and regular prayers during the week.

Although the church is closed for public worship we are allowed to open for private prayer; if you would like to go into the church for prayer please contact Pam on 07470 929670 or email revpamwise@hotmail.co.uk