Events for September 2019

Table Top Sale

Saturday 7th September 2019 – 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 is only £5, speak to Jo or contact the church office for details.

Afternoon Cream Tea and Oxhey Chapel Open Day

Saturday 14th September 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come along and discover the oldest building in the area and then enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea.

The 400 year old Oxhey Chapel will be open for the afternoon, a fantastic opportunity to see inside this historic and beautiful building.

During your visit, we will have scones, cakes and drinks to refresh you as well as jam and crafts for sale.



Inclusive Church

We are pleased to announce that All Saints’ church is now a member of Inclusive Church.

Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision:

“We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

For more information, visit the Inclusive Church website:

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Palm Sunday – Holy Communion

Palm Crosses

Palm Crosses

Sunday 14th 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 18th 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 19th April
10.30am – Good Friday Prayer Walk

This year we will be joining with the other churches on a Prayer Walk around South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. We will start at 10.30am in the Carpenders Park shopping precinct 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
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 21st 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:
Easter Bonnet Competition: This year we will be having an Easter Bonnet competition so get those creative juices flowing! Decorate your bonnet 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 22nd 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).

Mission Total 2018 and Missions for 2019

Mission Total for 2018

We raised £1,525.36 for our Missions in 2018 which were:

Care International UK: Care International →

Care for the Family: Care for the Family →

And our own Mission: ASCEND →


Our Missions for 2019:

During 2019, we will be raising funds for the following charities at several fundraising events. At the end of the year, the total money raised will be shared between these three charities.

Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need.

When things get challenging or difficult, our nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline–it helps families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

Most Admiral Nurses work in the community for the NHS, and others  work in care homes, hospitals and hospices.

Admiral Nurses work with people and families affected by all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

For more information, check out the website for Dementia UK →


Hope UK

Hope UK is a drug education charity – helping equip young people to make drug-free choices.

For more than 160 years, (previously as The Band of Hope), Hope UK have equipped young people to make drug-free choices, working with groups and individuals in formal and informal settings helping them develop the knowledge and skills they need to live healthy lives. Their trained volunteers and staff, who work with children and young people in schools and youth groups, provide interactive, age-appropriate educational sessions about drugs. Life skills that build confidence, enhance peer resistance and develop helpful, transferable skills are woven into sessions designed to encourage healthy choices and enable children and young people to realise their potential.

For more information, check out the website for Hope UK →



ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.

For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →



Christmas Services 2018

ASCEND Carol Service

Tuesday 11th December at 12:30pm

Come and join us for a joyful celebration of Christmas at the ASCEND carol service on Tuesday 11th December at 12.30pm.

Hear the Christmas story in poems, readings and traditional carols. A wonderful way to find the Christmas spirit.

All are welcome but we would love to see clients, volunteers and staff – past and present sharing with us in this joyous occasion.

Lessons and Carols in Oxhey Chapel

Sunday 23rd December at 4pm
This service is held in the beautiful Oxhey Chapel where people have been worshipping and singing carols for over 400 years.

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.

(The service may be transferred to main church in the event of very cold weather).


Christingle Service

Christmas Eve (Monday 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 (Monday 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 (Tuesday 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.



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.

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.