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.

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Welcome to Liz Guest

We are delighted that our new curate will soon be joining us. Elizabeth (Liz) Guest has recently completed her studies at Queens College in Birmingham and will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 1st July.  You are all invited to the Abbey for the ordination and to the celebratory bring and share lunch at All Saints after the service.

There will not be a morning service that Sunday as the ordination service is at 11am. We expect to be back at All Saints at 1.30pm for the celebratory lunch followed by a shortened Holy Communion Service.

 

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 25th March – 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 29th March – 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 30th March

10.15am – United ServiceA Good Friday Journey”

The united Good Friday Journey will be slightly different this year and will be called “A Good Friday Journey”. We will be walking to various points in South Oxhey where we will sing, pray or read from the Bible. Each stop will last for about 5 minutes before we move on. We would like as many as possible to walk the whole way with us but we do understand that some people may prefer to join us for just one or two stops. The time and stops will be:

  • 10.15 Baptist Church
  • 10.30 All Saints (if the weather is bad we will meet in the foyer)
  • 10.40 Outside the Parish Hall in Oxhey Drive
  • 10.50 The Precinct
  • 11.00 Carpenders Park Station
  • 11.15 Methodist Church (a slightly longer worship time followed by hot cross buns and hot drinks)

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 1st 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:

Decorated Egg Competition: Once again we will be holding a decorated egg competition so get those creative juices flowing. Decorate a hard-boiled egg and 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 2nd 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 2017

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 17th December at 4pm
This Service will be held in in Oxhey Chapel (may be transferred to main church in the event of very cold weather).
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.

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Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) at 4 pm

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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 (Sunday 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 (Monday 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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This week at All Saints – Bonfire, Table Top and Remembrance

Bonfire and Firework Party

Monday 6th November 2017 – 6:00pm

Everyone enjoyed our last firework party and this year it will be even more!

We will have delicious Jacket Potatoes and Pumpkin Soup. 

Come along this Monday 6th November at 6.00pm. Free entry, voluntary donations towards the fireworks and food.

Table Top Sale

Saturday 11th November 2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November at 10:15am

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

Goodbye to Ricky, Chloe and Jacob

It was a sad day on Sunday when we said goodbye to our Curate, Ricky Turner, and his family, Chloe and Jacob. They will be greatly missed but this is an exiting time for them as Ricky takes up the post of Team Vicar at St Augustine of Canterbury church in Dunstable.

To send them on their way, we had a celebratory lunch and lots of gifts.

We hope they quickly settle in to their new home and we will see them soon on the 26th July when several of us will join Ricky for his installation as Team Vicar in his new church.

Holy Week and Easter 2017

Holy Week and Easter 2017

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 9th 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 13th 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 14th April – 11am (United Service in South Oxhey Precinct)

Friday 14th April – 2.30pm (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 16th 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:

Decorated Egg Competition: Once again we will be holding a decorated egg competition so get those creative juices flowing. Decorate a hard-boiled egg and 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

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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 2pm)

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 All Saints’ 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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