Public notice – Oxhey Chapel Drainage Works

In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of St Albans
In the parish of Oxhey, All Saints
Church of Oxhey, All Saints (Centre of Worship)
NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese
for permission to carry out the following:

To authorise the Churches Conservation Trust to construct a soakaway in land forming part of the curtilage of All Saints’ Church to improve the rain water drainage system from the Oxhey Chapel.
Copies of the relevant plans and documents may be examined at Church office and on a publicly accessible website at http://www.allsaintsoxhey.org.uk/

Petitioners:
(Each petitioner to give name and office held in block capitals)

  1. MR JOSE FRANCISCO TAMAYO CUADRADO – CHURCHWARDEN
  2. MR JON BOLTER – ARCHITECT
  3. MS FRANCES ZARIFIS – CHURCHWARDEN

Date 22 July 2022
If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter or email stating the grounds of your objection to The Diocesan Registrar at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB or by email to stalbansregistry@wslaw.co.uk so that your letter reaches the registrar not later than Sunday 21 August 2022 A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter

Above: Existing drainage (prior to works)
Above: Original proposed works
Above: Revised proposal (actual work completed)

Announcing Rev’d Deborah Snowball

Rev'd Deborah Snowaball
Rev’d Deborah Snowball

We are pleased to announce that the Rev’d Deborah Snowball, currently the Vicar at St Mary’s Rickmansworth, has been appointed as Vicar of the benefice of Oxhey, All Saints’.

Deborah will be licensed in All Saints’ on Tuesday 22nd November 2022.

Please remember Deborah in your prayers as she prepares for her move to join us later this year.

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

Meeting of Parishioners and APCM – 20th March 2022

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the election of church wardens will take place on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 11.30am. This meeting will be followed immediately by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), in which only members on the Electoral Roll may take part, for the election of Parochial Church Council (PCC) members and reporting on the church activities and finances in 2021.

The meeting will be held in the church hall immediately after the Sunday morning service. We will also make it available on Zoom, for the meeting Zoom link, please email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk.

Annual reports for 2021:

Agenda and minutes for the 2021 meeting:

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.

Revision of church electoral roll 2022

PARISH OF All Saints’, Oxhey

Notice is hereby given that the Church Electoral Roll of the above parish will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on the 19th day of February 2022, and ending on the 5th day of March 2022.

After the revision, a copy of the Roll will be published by the Parochial Church Council for at least 14 days and a copy of the Roll will be available for inspection on a reasonable request being made to the Council.

Under the Church Representation Rules any lay persons are entitled to have their names entered on the roll if the person is—

(a) is baptised,

(b) is aged 16 or over, and

(c) has made one of the following three declarations and duly applied for enrolment.

The first declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it and is resident in the parish.

The second declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it, is not resident in the parish, but has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.

The third declaration is that the person is a member in good standing of a Church which is not in communion with the Church of England but subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and is also a member of the Church of England and has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.

Application Forms for enrolment can be obtained from the Church Electoral Roll Officer. In order for a person to be entitled to attend the annual parochial church meeting and to take part in its proceedings, an Application Form for enrolment must be returned by the date shown above for the ending of the revision of the Church Electoral Roll by the Parochial Church Council. Any error discovered in the Roll should at once be reported to the Church Electoral Roll Officer.

If you are not already on the electoral roll and wish to be added, please email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk and we can provide you with a form.

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.

Informal Vacancy Meeting – 1st December 2021

We have an open meeting in the church on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 7:30pm. This meeting will be hosted by Archdeacon Jane Mainwaring and Peter Waddell our Rural Dean. This meeting is an opportunity to find out about how All Saints’ will run during the vacancy period and to start the process for finding a new vicar. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you there.

If you need any support or want to speak to a priest for any reason during this time, please contact us and we will put you in touch with a minister from one of our neighbouring parishes. You can contact us by phone on 07470 929670 or email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk.

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!