On Tuesday evening (22nd November 2022), Rev’d Deborah Snowball was officially licenced by Bishop Alan and welcomed by Archdeacon Jane as our new Vicar.
We had a full church of over 120 people to celebrate the start of Deborah’s ministry at All Saints’ Church. We were joined by members of our local community, ministers from across the Watford Deanery, other church and faith groups, and many of our own congregation. We were also pleased to invite around 45 members of Deborah’s former church, St Mary’s in Rickmansworth.
Tomorrow is Advent Sunday, the start of the new church year, and a perfect time for Deborah to preach and share the Eucharist with us for the first time. All are welcome to join us for this service as we start our countdown to Christmas and the beginning of Deborah’s ministry at All Saints’ Church.
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)
MR JOSE FRANCISCO TAMAYO CUADRADO – CHURCHWARDEN
MR JON BOLTER – ARCHITECT
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 email@example.com 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
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 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!
2.30pm – Good Friday Service at All Saints’ Church
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
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!
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com and we can provide you with a form.
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
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.
Christmas Eve (Friday 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 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
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
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.