Regular worship at All Saints
10.30am PARISH MASS
The main weekly 'sung' celebration with Holy Communion.
3rd Sunday of month
10.30am SIMPLY WORSHIP
We're on the way! We're developing a shorter, lively all age celebration with Communion, in which children can play their part.
Come and see! (NB:No Simply Worship in August.)
10am MIDWEEK MASS
A 'said' celebration lasting 35 minutes. In the Lady Chapel. Followed by refreshments.
Monday to Thursday
9.00am MORNING PRAYER
Part of the daily tradition of the Church, with Bible readings, and prayer for those in need. 25 minutes. Lady Chapel.
9.45am LITTLE SAINTS
Praise and play - with stories and singing, simple crafts, toys and refreshments. For babies, toddlers and their parents/carers.
(School term time)
Tuesday (2nd of month)
19.30 JULIAN GROUP
Part of the Church's silent, contemplative prayer tradition.
40 minutes. Lady Chapel. Followed by refreshments.
5.30pm VIGIL OFFICE
A form of Evening Prayer for the eve of a Sunday or main festival. Lady Chapel. 25 minutes.
(Not all Saturdays. Please check with the office)
The day we built the BIG TREE - 23rd November 2018
9am. The beginning of the Big Tree Build Day. Branches stacked and sorted. The BIG TREE trunk starts to be erected.
Ten young volunteers from Jaguar Landrover come to help build the tree. A first job was to erect the scaffolding tower in order to dress the tree and reach the top!
What a relief to find a
place where woolly
thinking is perfectly
acceptable - even
Knit and Natter starts again at All Saints on
17th January 2019.
The Blue and the Dim and the Gold - Lent & Easter 2018
- inspired and challenged us in our Sunday and weekday worship
- encouraged a number of guest preachers to share their gifts and insights;
- was the focus for a Saturday Quiet Day;
- led us to be flexible with our worship space through Lent and Passiontide;
- led us to a social evening, and a chance to watch together the film 'The Way' starring Martin Sheen - about the pilgrimage to St James, Compostella;
- welcomed the children from All Saints juniors for a day of exploration on 'Artistry' within the Church. See 'Schools'
And it all began on Lent 1 with the question:
Where's the Boat..?
WELCOME TO THE ARTIST 15th April 2018
We welcomed Jake Lever to 'Simply Worship' at All Saints' Church on Sunday 15th April (10.30am) to hear what inspired him to create The Blue and the Dim and the Gold.
It was a chance to share with him our thoughts and feelings too as we have journeyed with it.
This was our last Sunday with the artwork.
Here's what Jake has to say about his work:
‘I approach my work as a spiritual exercise, a contemplative practice through which I seek a deeper understanding of myself, and my place in the world. Whilst my practice references a diverse range of historical influences including Neolithic carvings, Byzantine icons and Chinese painting, I seek to make work that is an authentic, soulful response to living now.
I trained in Fine Art at Reading
University (BA) and Birmingham City University (MA) and have since exhibited
widely, showing my work in public and private galleries and in sacred spaces of
all kinds. I am also an experienced art educator, teaching across all phases in
formal and informal settings, including galleries. Currently I work as a
freelance artist, and as an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of
Jake Lever FRSA www.jakelever.org
Children from All Saints Juniors reflecting on
The Blue and the Dim and the Gold.
The Blue and the Dim and the Gold
'This painting makes me feel safe, strange as well. It makes me think of a forest in daylight and if I were painted into it I would be a tree, reaching for the stars in the night sky. I would not choose to live there though.'
'It makes me feel scary, unusual and deep. I think it's when the world turned black when Jesus dies and the red is his blood. I think the gold is God forgiving sins and when the Holy Spirit came.'
'I think it's 'The Tempest' because it looks like magic is coming out of the boat.'
'In the picture I see a backwards G and an O, D to spell GOD. The picture is huge as I think of shows God's love. I think it means friendship. The dark is his death and the gold is his resurrection.'
'It makes me feel confused. Hate/life/beauty/death/reflection/sadness/world/peace/wounds/people.'
'If you look carefully at the bottom of the picture, you can see and boat and person in it. I think the person is Jesus and he is calming the sea. Personally, I love this picture. Because it's so big I think this indicates how much God loves US!'
'Path/powerful/boat/dawn/melting/creativity/opening up/stepping in to the unknown.'
'Where is the man on the boat going? Why did Jake pick a name like that? Why is it so moody and sad? Was there a huge fight? Why does it look like blood dripping from the clouds?'
'...Why is the sky made of bricks? Why are there splat balls on the trees?'
'The picture has some differences. Its golden top looks a bit like heaven, but the dark forest is a bit like earth and the wrong things we do. Why does the bottom look li
'I would put myself in the gold because all I want is happiness. The person in the boat might be trying to get away form the dark, sad place and trying to find happiness and love.'