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.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

The national lockdown means that churches will not be opening for public worship until early December. This year our Remembrance Sunday service will be live-streamed on Facebook Live on Sunday 8th November at 10:30am. Like our page to get a notification when we go live. We will continue to live-stream each Sunday and regular prayers during the week.

Although the church is closed for public worship we are allowed to open for private prayer; if you would like to go into the church for prayer please contact Pam on 07470 929670 or email revpamwise@hotmail.co.uk

Harvest Appeal 2020

Our Harvest Sunday will be on Sunday 4th October but it will be a little different this year!  There will be a live service in the church which will be live-streamed but there will no collection of food.

Thanks to your generosity last year we have enough money to keep the food store stocked and we are, therefore, asking everyone to give to our missions for this year.  Because of the pandemic restrictions we have not been able to hold our usual events to raise money for our missions and it would be wonderful if everyone gave as much as they can afford to enable us to continue to support these great causes – ASCEND, Herts and Essex Air Ambulance and Solar Aid which provides solar powered equipment such as lights to some of the poorest regions in the world.

If you would like to donate please click on the link below which has been set up specifically for our Harvest Appeal
https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/allsaintsharvest2020

Important information as we return to public worship

We will be holding our first service of Holy Communion in church at 10:30am on Sunday 23rd August.  If you are planning to attend please contact Canon Pam Wise as we have a limit on numbers due to social distancing.

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
  • You are welcome to bring your own bottle of water but there will be no refreshments available
  • When you arrive you will be seated according to social distancing regulations – only members of one household will sit together
  • There are arrows on the floor to guide you through the one way flow

It is really good to be back together to worship and for many of us this will be the first Holy Communion we have received for over 5 months – it is quite a milestone.  It is our first service following the regulations and it will, undoubtedly, feel a bit strange to start with but we will iron out any little issues as the weeks progress. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

If you are not able to attend the service, you will still be able to watch the live stream on Facebook Live as usual.

Our buidling 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.

Update – June 2020

Sadly our building is closed but we are still very active. If you would like someone to pray with you or simply time in quiet prayer please contact Canon Pam Wise. Don’t forget we have a live streamed service every Sunday at 10:30am. We also have a zoomed short act of worship each Thursday at 10:30am – please contact Pam if you would like to join us.

Visit our Contact Us page for all our email adresses and phone numbers.

Giving / Donating

We receive no external funding and rely on your donations as well as money from fundraising and hall hire to cover our costs. While the church building is closed, we are faced with a significant shortfall in our income. It may be several months before our letting’s income returns in full. We are also losing income we would normally get through the collection plate on Thursday and Sunday services and the closure of the Hatch. As such, our income is currently £3000 per month less than normal.

The PCC continues to meet virtually and we have recently taken some very difficult decisions to reduce our costs. However, many of these continue, including insurance, regular servicing, maintenance and utility bills (although we are seeing some savings with lower use of the building).

The quickest and easiest way to give while the church building is closed is to donate through the JustGiving website by clicking on the button below.

If you are a tax payer, please gift aid your donation by selecting “Yes, add gift aid” when prompted and completing your details on the JustGiving website.

If you are able to make a regular donation, please visit our Giving page for details on how you can set up a monthly Direct Debit.

Thanks you

Holy Week and Easter 2020

Holy Week and Easter may be different this year, but we will providing regular live stream prayers and services all through the week. Whilst church buildings may be closed, we can still pray and worship together from our own homes and with the worldwide Christian community.

All services will be live streamed on Facebook Live or the Live page of this website. If you miss them live, they will be available to watch after the live stream finishes.

Daily Prayer – Live Stream

Monday to Friday at 12noon

Liz will be bringing a short daily prayer live stream from her home each day this week at 12noon. Pray with us at this dfficult time as we travel together through this Holy Week and look towards Christ’s sacrifice for us.

Maundy Thursday – Live Stream

Thursday 9th 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 when he washed the feet of his disciples and set us the example of how to live as Christians.

Good Friday – Live Stream

Friday 10th April – 2.45pm
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Please join us virtually as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made as he suffered on the cross for us.

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.

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Easter Day – Live Stream

Sunday 12th April – 10.30am

Pascal Candle

Pascal Candle

Come and join our virtual celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the light of Christ coming into the world.

While we may be separated at this time, we can join together across the parish to worship the risen Lord and look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Easter Eggs

Update on contacts and streaming worship

Sadly because of the importance of social distancing we will be unable to hold public services until further notice. We will, however, be maintaining regular worship which anyone can access. If you would like to join us for a short Mothering Sunday service tomorrow at 10:30am just go to allsaintsoxhey.org.uk/live or like our Facebook Page to join us on Facebook Live. We will be streaming a service every Sunday at this time for as long as necessary. Please join us!

Each day we will also stream a short time of prayer – check our Live page for times or to watch the most recent session. If you need help at any other time do not hesitate to ring the Revd. Pam Wise on 020 8421 5949 or the Revd. Liz Guest on 020 3270 0091.

Please stay well!

UPDATE (23/03/2020): The church building will be closed during this time (previous version of this post mentioned opening for two hours a day, three days per week – this will now not happen)