...we seek to be an inclusive, vibrant worshipping community.

All Saints' Church, Emscote 

...we seek to be an inclusive, vibrant worshipping community.

What's on

Regular worship at All Saints

Sunday 

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.)


Thursday

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.


Monday

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.  


Saturday

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

18 months on from sowing the seed: 
the coming together of The Big Knitted Christmas Tree!

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! 

20 feet in the air, the first thing; the star appears!
The BIG TREE is dressed from the top downwards.

Lots of lots of branches to sort and put on the tree.  The JLR team working out the best way to do it. 
The lights were up, the banner in place.  We celebrated the BIG TREE'S arrival with a very joyful Community Carols on December 1st.  All Saints was full to bursting!  Thanks to Emscote Voices, Emscote Community Singing Group, MScout cubs and beavers for their special music-making.
The JLR volunteers.  A BIG THANK YOU to them!
They also put up Christmas lights inside and outside the Church to really make it look festive.
Posing for a shot with a few more volunteers just after the scaffolding had finally been erected.  Chair of the District Council Stephen Cross and Councillor Christine Cross came to lend a hand. 
Bit by bit...branch by branch... decoration by decoration...
Dead on target!  Just before 2.30pm the tree was done. 
We were just a tad pleased with it!

Thank you to everyone who helped to grow the
THE BIG KNITTED CHRISTMAS TREE!

to All Saints Kings Heath, Birmingham for giving us the wooden trunk and cane branches from their BIG TREE;
to Vicky Okoosi and Sophia who came to inspire us. 
to Alice Jones for facebook; for organising the team from JLR; for doing 2 interviews on BBC Local Radio
to the TREE steering group
to Warwick shops, library, market
to local newspapers, BBC Local Radio
to Churches,to many knit and natter groups,
to The GAP Community Centre
to knitters local, national and global: from as far away as the Orkneys, India, Greece, Spain...
to those who helped in producing marketing for the TREE
to local schools: Emscote Infants and All Saints Juniors
to local uniformed organisations: Guides, Cubs, Beavers
to Warwick Mothers' Union and Women's Institute
to The Mission House Fund,
to Transforming Communities Officer for Warwick for press releases and help with grant application
to the scaffolding firm and their special deal
to All Saints Church members: for those who kept patient with the overflow of knitting in the back office for many months;
to the many who came to sew leaves to branches over three weeks leading up to the dressing of the tree.
to those who donated prizes for BIG TREE guessing games.
to all who've been to see THE BIG TREE since and entered into the spirit of Christmas!







KNIT TOGETHER


 IN COMMUNITY!



What a relief to find a

place where woolly 

thinking is perfectly 

acceptable - even 

encouraged!



Knit and Natter starts again at All Saints on

17th January 2019.   




The Blue and the Dim and the Gold - Lent & Easter 2018

Over Lent and Easter 2018 we hosted a very large art installation by Birmingham artist Jake Lever.  It:

  • 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 Warwick.’


Jake Lever FRSA            www.jakelever.org





























Children from All Saints Juniors reflecting on
The Blue and the Dim and the Gold. 
THOUGHTS AND FEELING FROM THE CHILDREN ON 
The Blue and the Dim and the Gold

'This picture makes me feel excited and scared.'

'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.' 

'When I see the picture it reminds me of darkness, war and fire.  I feel lonely and a bit sad.  I think that the picture is unique.' 

'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.'

'If I was in the painting I would be in the forest.  I think the boat is going down the river to the other side of the forest.  It is sunrise and forest is waking up.'

'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.'