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!

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.

Meeting of Parishoners and APCM – 23rd May 2021

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the election of church wardens will take place on Zoom on Sunday 23rd May 2021 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 2020.

For the meeting Zoom link, please email office@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk

Revision of church electoral roll 2021

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 24th day of April 2021, and ending on the 9th day of May 2021.

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.

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

Update on services – March 2021

We will be returning to holding services in church starting with Holy Communion for Mothering Sunday at 10:30am on Sunday 14th March. If you are not able to attend the service, you will still be able to join all of our services online.

Our weekly services will be as follows:

  • Sunday at 10:30am – in church or watch the live stream on Facebook Live
  • Thursday at 10:30am – in church or join us on Zoom (the link will be sent by email)

Social distancing rules remain in place and we continue to have a limit on numbers, so please contact Canon Pam Wise if you have any questions or wish to be added to our email list to receive the Zoom invites.

Before you attend, please carefully read the following:

  • We are asking people not to arrive early
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitiser as you enter the building
  • You must bring a face covering – which must be worn whilst in the building
  • When you arrive you will be seated according to social distancing regulations – only members of one household will sit together
  • Please remain socially distanced from anyone not in your household, you will not be able to meet socially with anyone outside your household before or after the service
  • Please follow the one way route through the building, there are arrows on the floor and walls to guide you
  • You are welcome to bring your own bottle of water but there will be no refreshments available.

Our building will continue to be closed during the week except for pre-booked groups. If you would like someone to pray with you or simply time in quiet prayer, please contact Canon Pam Wise.

Lent Services 2021

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday 17th February at 7:30pm on Facebook Live

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.

We will be holding a service on line on Ash Wednesday evening and we will be giving every household an ash cross to have with them during the service.

Please join us on Facebook Live for this lovely service – there is no better way to begin Lent and to prepare for the events of the cross and Easter.

Lent Course on Zoom

This year we will be following Woven – A Lent Course, a six session Lent course written by Revd Michaela Youngson from the Methodist London District Chair.

There will be two sessions each week and you can join either of them. One group will meet after the Thursday morning service at about 11.15am (ish) and the other group will meet on a Friday evening at 8.00pm. You can join for just one or two sessions or for the whole course or you can follow the course at home. The zoom link for the Thursday group will be the same link as for the service and the Friday link will be sent out.

To download the course materials, go to https://www.methodistlondon.org.uk/lentcourse2021

World Day of Prayer

Friday 5th March at 7:30pm on Zoom

We will be hosting a united World Day of Prayer service on Friday 5th March along with all the churches in South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. This year’s theme is Build on a Strong Foundation and has been devised by the women in Vanuatu.

If you wish to join us for this service, please email webmaster@allsaintsoxhey.org.uk and we will send you the Zoom link.

Mothering Sunday Holy Communion

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Sunday 14th March at 10:30am

In church and on Facebook Live

We will be returning to holding services in chuch, subject to social distancing rules.

Please join us in church or on Facebook Live as we celebrate Holy Communion for Mothering Sunday.

Christmas 2020

We would love you to join us to celebrate Christmas this year. Our services may look a little different but we will continue to celebrate the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. We will have two special online services on Christmas Eve and a service in church on Christmas Day (which will also be live streamed). Please join us in person or on our Facebook page.

If you would like to make a donation, please see our Giving page.
 
Please note that there will be no services in church on Christmas Eve and Sunday 27th December and these will be online/live streamed only
 

Christmas Eve Nativity for Children (online only)

Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 4pm (or later on demand)
On our Facebook page – Watch again or catch up here

Come and join the children for a Christmas Eve Playmobil nativity and sing along with traditional carols! The Christmas story is read as a poem by the children and young people of All Saints’ and illustrated by Playmobil characters. It will be a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit!

The story will be shown at 4pm on Christmas Eve and can be found on our Facebook page. You either watch it live or view a recording at a time that suits you.

Christmas Eve Carol Service (online only)

Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December) at 7.30pm (or later on demand)
On our Facebook page – Watch again or catch up here

On Christmas Eve turn down the lights and get nice and comfy to join us for some traditional carols you can sing along with. The young people of All Saints’ will be reading the traditional Christmas readings and we will all join in singing with the choir of St. Martin in the Fields, London. There is no better way to remind ourselves of the real meaning of Christmas.

You can either join us when the service goes out at 7.30pm or you can watch the recording at a time that suits you. You will find the service on our Facebook page.

Christmas Day Holy Communion (in church and live stream)

Christmas Day (Friday 25th December) at 10.30am

Come and welcome the birth of Jesus at our Christmas morning service of Holy Communion with traditional carols.

Numbers in church are limited due to social distancing but the service will be simultaneously live streamed on Facebook Live. If you are joing us in person, then please read our important information on services.

Daily Prayer – Live Stream

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 12noon

Liz will be bringing a short daily prayer live stream from her home at 12noon, please join for a time of relection and prayer on Facebook Live.