Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday 28th February 2016 at 7:30pm

Oxhey Chapel

Oxhey Chapel

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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 Service of Holy Communion.

This year the service will be a short said service held in Oxhey Chapel – starting at 7.30pm.  Please come along to this lovely service – there is no better way to begin Lent and to prepare for the events of the cross and Easter.

Lent Course

Thursdays at 11:30am weekly starting 9th March

or Fridays at 8:00pm weekly starting 10th March

Lent is a time of study, prayer and reflection. If you would like to join in some form of study and discussion during Lent then join us for one of our Lent Groups.

This year we will be using the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland course that can be downloaded from their website.  There will two sessions each week Thursday morning 11.30am – 12.30pm (with lunch for those who wish to stay) and Friday evening 8.00pm at 14 The Hoe. A sign up list with the available times will be in our foyer after our Sunday morning service.

Everyone is welcome. We all need to learn more about our faith and to grow together in Christ – please consider joining us for this Lent course.

Mothering Sunday – Breakfast Service

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Our next Breakfast Service will be on Mothering Sunday (26th March). Take it easy and let us supply your breakfast.

As usual we will all share breakfast together at 10:15am followed by Holy Communion with activities for all the family.


Holy Week and Easter Dates

  • Palm Sunday – 9th April
  • Maundy Thursday – 13th April
  • Good Friday – 14th April
  • Easter Sunday – 16th April

Christmas Services 2016

Advent and Christmas Services 2016

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 18th 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.


Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Saturday 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 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

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Christmas Eve (Saturday 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 (Sunday 25th December) at 10am

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.


Christmas Fayre and Confirmation Service 2016

What a busy time we had last weekend with our Christmas Fayre and Confirmation Service.

We held our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November to raise money for our Missions. We had a great time dressing up as our favourite nursery rhyme characters and raised £413 to be shared between our nominated charities ASCEND, Chairs Tiwala, Watford & Three Rivers Refugee Partnership and Toilet Twinning.

Can you identify all the nursery rhyme characters?

Then the following day, on Sunday 27th November, we were joined by Bishop Michael, the Bishop of Hertford, for our Confirmation Service. Ten members of our congregation were confirmed at a fantastic service where the candidates got involved in leading our prayers (including some prayers in Spanish).

Congratulations to Joshua, Elsa, Estaban, Joe, Hannah, Pascaline, Immi, Kerry, Heidi and José on their Confirmation.


Events in November 2016

We have plenty coming up in November including our final two fundraising events for the year and our confirmation service.

Table Top Sale

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

Cake Stall

Cake Stall

Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale








Christmas Fayre

Saturday 26th November  – 10.30am – 12.30pm

christmas-fayre-2016-posterOur annual Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 26th November. This year we have a nursery rhyme theme, so feel free to dress up as your favourite character (but dressing up is not compulsory).

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.




Confirmation Service

Sunday 27th November 2016 at 6:30pm

This year we have 11 candidates for confirmation – 8 young people and 3 adults!  The classes have been going really well and we are all looking forward to the confirmation service on Sunday 27th November at 6.30pm at All Saints’ Church.  

The new Bishop of Hertford, Bishop Michael, will be confirming the candidates.  We hopethat as many of our congregation as possible will be at the service to pray for and to support our candidates on this special and important occasion – please, please make every effort to come along … it will mean a great deal to all those who are being confirmed. Almost all of them were baptised at All Saints’ and many of you were there for their baptisms so let’s see it through!

Please pray for those preparing for confirmation: Joshua, Elsa, Estaban, Angela, Joe, Hannah, Pascaline, Immi, Kerry, Heidi and José.


Visit from Norrkoping – September 2016

We were really pleased to welcome a group from our link parish of S:t Olofs in Norrkoping, Sweden from the 15th to 18th September.


At our Sunday morning service we heard about the work of ASCEND and the similar work happening in Norrkoping. After the service we had a fantastic roast lunch thanks to Bob and Jean followed by a sing-a-long.


We hope our friends had a smooth journey home and hope to see them again very soon.

Services and Events in September 2016

We have another busy September this year with a Table Top Sale, visitors from our link parish in Norrköping, Sweden and celebrating the marriage of two members of our congregation.

Table Top and Car Boot Sale

Saturday 17th September – 10.30am – 12.30pm

Our next Table Top Sale raising funds for our Missions. 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.

Cake Stall

Cake Stall

Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale







Service with visitors from Norrköping, Sweden

Sunday 15th September at 10:00am

Please come along to this service to meet our friends from our link parish of  S:t Olofs in Norrköping, Sweden.

This will be one of our regular Breakfast Services and will start with a shared breakfast of toast, pastries and fruit at 10am.

The service will be followed by a traditional British Sunday Lunch, please sign up if you’d like tom stay for lunch s we know how many to cater for.

Marriage Service for James and Anne

Sunday 25th September at 10:30am

On Sunday 25th September James Muriithi and Anne will be getting married – the wedding will take place in the normal Sunday morning service.  It is lovely to marry two members of our congregation in our Holy Communion service.  The marriage will take place and then they will receive Holy Communion together along with all of us.  Please make a note of this date in your diary and be there to pray for them as they begin their married life.  The service will, however, start at 10.30am to allow a little extra time to be ready.    Everyone is invited to the celebratory lunch!

Service of Admission to Holy Communion – 17th July 2016

We had a wonderful service on Sunday. Five of our children were admitted to Holy Communion for the first time in All Saints’ history. The children were fantastic leading our readings and prayers. In the sermon they asked each other questions and showed how much they have learnt about Jesus and the church.
After the service, there was some time to enjoy the summer weather and play some outdoor games.
And finally our bring and share lunch, with all the usual gorgeous food.
We are really blessed to have such fantastic children in our congregation.

Civic Service Photos – 17th April 2016

Today we hosted the Civic Service for Councillor Eric Bishop, Chair of Three Rivers District Council
We were joined by mayors and council chairs from across Hertfordshire and north London.
We welcomed the Bethesda Church Choir who sang to us in Romanian.
We had a talk about Sikhism from Dr Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal
And a Jewish prayer in song from Clive Sofaer.
We also heard from Christine Wyard about the great work of ASCEND.
Finally, we enjoyed signing from the fantastic South Oxhey Children’s Choir.
Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a true celebration of our community.

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Civic Service on Sunday 17th April

Civic Service

Sunday 17th April at 2pm

This year Three Rivers District Council civic service is to be held here at All Saints’ Church. This annual service brings together the Councillors, Mayors and Chairs from all over Hertfordshire.

The Chair of Three Rivers District Council, Eric Bishop, has asked that the service this year should be a celebration of the rich diversity in our district and it will include a huge variety of people from many different cultures and faiths. There will be a song of atonement from a Jewish representative, a Sikh will talk to us about his faith, a hymn will be sung by the Romanian choir (the church that uses our building), the South Oxhey Children’s Choir will sing and there may also be contributions from a member of the Krishna Temple and a mosque. It will be a great joy to worship together with people from so many different backgrounds.

You are invited to join us at this service – please come along and share in the rich diversity we have in our local communities.

Holy Week and Easter 2016

Holy Week and Easter 2016

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 20th March – 10.00am

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 24th 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 25th March – 11am (United Service in South Oxhey Precinct)

Friday 25th March – 2.30pm (Service at All Saints’ Church)

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 Day – Holy Communion

Sunday 27th March – 10.00am

Pascal Candle

Pascal Candle

Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start outside – beside Oxhey Chapel – 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 All Saints’ 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).