Holy Week and Easter 2023

Passiontide, Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the Triduum Sacrum

Passion Sunday 26th March

12 Noon Lent Lunch

Homemade soup, with bread, cheese and fruit – to raise funds for our Lent Charity – Ripple Effect. Please sign up in church.

Palm Sunday 2nd April

Palm Crosses
Palm Crosses

10.30am Sung Communion

With the blessing and distribution of Palms and Palm Sunday Procession around the church

Holy Monday 3rd April

7.30pm The Stations of the Cross

This Service provides space for reflection on Christ’s final journey.

Maundy Thursday 6th April

7.30pm Liturgy of Maundy Thursday and ‘Watch of the Passion’

We recall the meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his arrest, and his act of humility when washing the feet of his disciples. We also keep Watch – until 10.30pm.

Good Friday 7th April

10.30am Ecumenical Walk of Witness

Christians from across the area will give witness to this solemn day. Beginning at the Baptist Church, along the way we shall hear together the events of the day, praying and singing too. The Walk ends in prayer at the Methodist Church, before refreshments are shared.

3pm The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square

We’ll travel down to London to see this live re-enactment of the Passion, by the Wintershall Players.

7.30pm Reflective Holy Communion

With quiet music, and time to reflect, we share communion – from the bread and wine consecrated on Maundy Thursday evening – reminding us of both Christ’s body broken and blood shed for all.

Holy Saturday/Easter Eve 8th April

10am Creating the Easter Garden

We’ll create the Garden at the front of the church and afterwards there’ll be Hot Cross Buns!


Easter Day Sunday 17th April

The most important day of the Christian Year.
We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the gift of Eternal Life.

8am Easter Day Ecumenical Celebration

Gathered around a freshly lit bonfire, we’ll hear the Resurrection Story,
sing songs to celebrate the day and then enjoy hot cross buns together.
This will be at All Saints’ with Christians from all the local churches.

10.30am Easter Day Holy Communion

The Great Feast of Easter is marked with the lighting of the new Easter Fire
and the Paschal Candle, the Easter Garden is blessed and the new Easter Candle
is welcomed into Church. During the Service all are invited to renew their
Baptismal Vows and after the Service we’ll have an Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Monday 18th April

Easter Pilgrimage to St Albans

9am – Meet at Carpenders Park Station
1pm – Picnic in the Abbey grounds
2.30pm – Parade into the Abbey
3pm – Service in the Abbey

Leave from Carpenders Park to walk to St Albans, with the potential to meet other walkers along the way. Others can catch a lift later in the day in order to gather for the celebrations and Service at the Abbey in the afternoon.
Please use the sign-up sheets at the back of church to indicate


Lent 2023

Ash Wednesday 22nd February

10.30am Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
7.30pm Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

Beginning the journey
‘turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ’
Lent leads us towards the cross and as the Season begins we are marked with the cross with which we were signed at our baptism – a reminder of both death to life and life in death. The ash is made by burning the Palm Crosses which were blessed on Palm Sunday last year. Recycling at its religiously- topical best!

Lent Groups

Thursdays from 11.30am-1pm (in church) and
Fridays at 8pm (house group)

Talking Climate Justice – using the Lent Resources from Christian Aid we’ll be considering the Christian themes of repentance, sacrifice, redemption, reconciliation and reparation, to help us all grapple with the realities of poverty and the climate crisis and how we can respond.

Lent Appeal: Garden Twinning

In addition to our toilets in church being twinned, this Lent we’ll be twinning our church garden. Any money you save through your Lenten abstinences, please give it to supporting the Diocesan Lent Appeal which supports the work of Ripple Effect (the new name for Send a Cow).
Bishop Alan (himself a keen gardener) writes, ‘Whilst you use this time of Lent to reflect on God’s word and to pray for our neighbours across the world, please consider twinning your church’s garden to plant hope for a farming family, our neighbours, in Kenya. Just £60 could help a family living in rural Migori, Kenya, with three years training in sustainable organic farming.
Starting with small kitchen gardens, families can grow enough to eat to fight poverty, set up small businesses, send their children to school and go after their dreams.
In addition to any money you raise from your Lent abstinences, you could host a Lent Coffee Morning as well as join our Lent Lunch on Passion Sunday (26 March).
Ripple Effect have produced a Lenten Resource Leaflet: Connect with God’s creation over Lent which is available from church. You can read more about the work of Ripple Effect at: www.rippleeffect.org.

Further opportunities for Prayer and Worship

Mid-week Holy Communion

Thursdays 10.30am

We’ll be listening to a different Psalm each week and taking time to reflect on it together: 2/3: Ps 121; 9/3: Ps 95; 16/3: Ps 34.11-20; 23/3: Ps 130; 30/3: Ps 31.9-16. On Maundy Thursday, join Deborah at the Chrism Service at St Albans. If there are enough people, we’ll take a minibus! There will be no morning service on this day.

Exploring Prayer

Monday 20th March 7.30pm

The theme for March is, Call in the desert. All welcome.

Christmas Services 2022


Sunday 11 December

11.30am Decorating the Tree in Church following our Communion service at 10:30am


Friday 23 December

7pm Christmas Carol Service – Oxhey Chapel/Church
Followed by Mince pies and mulled wine/spiced apple juice


Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December

4pm Crib and Christingle Service – a service especially for the young and young at heart
11.15pm Midnight Communion Service


Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December

10:30am All-age Communion Service


Christmas 1 , Sunday 1 January

10:30am Communion Service
Christmas Jumper Sunday! Wear your jumper with pride!


Epiphany, Sunday 8 January

10:30am All-age Communion Service

Welcome to Rev’d Deborah

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.

Holy Week and Easter 2022


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!


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.

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


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