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Pentecost on BBC One

Worship & Prayer

Pentecost Live on BBC One

Sunday 19th May 2024

We were delighted to announce at the beginning of April that the BBC will broadcast our Pentecost morning service live on BBC One. This special airing will seamlessly integrate with our standard worship practices, likely eliminating the need for our own livestream of the service.

The service will be led by the Reverend Oliver Coss, Rector of All Saints' Church, and the preacher will be the Right Reverend Debbie Sellin, the Bishop of Peterborough on her first visit to All Saints'. The choirs will be singing a mass setting by Franz Schubert, and the anthem is Mozart's setting of Veni sancte Spiritus.

Intensive planning is now underway for the BBC Broadcast of 'A celebration for Pentecost'. While the broadcast will begin at 10.30am, we invite you to come a little earlier from 9.30am and take part in the congregational warm-ups before the service begins. This will ensure we're all in good voice ready to share our worship with the nation. Please note that it won't be possible to enter the church once the broadcast has commenced.

Please do pass the details around - it would be splendid to see a good crowd. On the day of Pentecost, you're also invited to Pentecost in the Park from 2.00 pm at Abington Park Bandstand, joining with other Christians from across the denominations to give thanks for the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Please remember our staff and volunteers in your prayers as this special act of worship approaches, and don't forget to turn up or tune in on the day itself.

The Ordination of Mr Nicolas Boisson as Deacon

Thursday 18th July 2024

We announced recently that Mr Nicolas Boisson is to become our Assistant Curate this summer. His ordination as deacon will take place in All Saints' Church on the evening of Thursday 18th July 2024, at 7.15pm. Please mark the date in your diaries. We hope that refreshments will follow.

Please pray for those to be ordained. This prayer comes from the Book of Common Prayer:

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thyself an universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear Son: Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the minds of thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons to serve in the sacred Ministry of thy Church. And to those which shall be ordained to any holy function give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday 21st April 2024

In the gospel reading from John 10 Jesus declares himself to be the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep. We recall that we are part of one flock because we have one shepherd, and that - as our Lady Chapel window pictured here shows - Jesus called Peter to feed his sheep and care for his lambs.

The preacher at 10.30am this week will be the Reverend Haydon Spenceley, Diocesan Director of Ordinands. He's visiting us following the announcement last week that Nicolas Boisson will be ordained to our parish in the summer to serve as Assistant Curate for the next three years. It's also Vocations Sunday, and we pray for vocations to the sacred ministry and to the religious life, praying that God's voice will be heard and responded to by those whom he is calling.

There's music by Stanford and Mendelssohn's epic 'I waited for the Lord' to look forward to. At 8.00am we'll celebrate Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer.

All are welcome, no charge to enter. It'll be really good.

The Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday 7th April 2024

Easter, surely the greatest festival of the Christian faith, is a celebration that lasts for eight days. The Paschal Candle has been burning throughout our worship this week, and this Sunday - known as the Octave Day of Easter - marks the end of this celebration and our settling into the season of Eastertide.

In tomorrow's gospel reading, from John 20.19-31, we'll hear about the appearance of the risen Lord to the disciples, but not to Thomas. When Thomas hears about this, reacts indignantly to the idea that Jesus has risen, and yet a week later Thomas is on his knees before the Lord, declaring 'My Lord and my God!'

Worship at All Saints takes place at 8am, 9.15am, and 10.30am tomorrow -- and all are welcome. May the light of Christ, burning in glory, aid our unbelief.

Resurrexit, sicut Dixit

Easter and the Holy Feasts for 2024

The Announcement of Easter, and of the Holy Feasts for 2024 is part of our Epiphanytide celebrations. All are welcome at our acts of worship, and there's no charge to enter. Our 10.30am Sunday services are livestreamed through the church's .

Traditionally, members of the congregation have helped sponsor the Easter candle and other essential sundries for Holy Week and Easter. This includes items such as flowers, incense, candles etc. We would be most grateful for any financial help to cover the costs this year. Please contact the wardens if you are able to help.

Sunday 24th March 2024 - Palm Sunday

8:00am Holy Communion.
10:30am Liturgy of the Palms, Procession and Solemn Mass.

Monday 25th March 2024 - Fig Monday

12:30pm Mass.

Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Temple Tuesday

12:30pm Mass.

Wednesday 27th March 2024 - Spy Wednesday

12:00 noon Stations of the Cross &Mass.
5:30pm Choral Evensong.

The Triduum Sacrum begins

Thursday 28th March 2024 - Maundy Thursday

7:45pm Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by the Gethsemane Watch.

Friday 29th March 2024 - Good Friday

12:00 noon Stations of the Cross.
1:45pm The Good Friday Liturgy.

Saturday 30th March 2024 - Holy Saturday

9:00am Morning Prayer followed by Church Cleaning & Decorating.
7:45pm The Easter Vigil.

Sunday 31st March 2024 - Easter Day

8:00am Holy Communion.
10:30am Choral Eucharist for Easter Day.

Blessing of palm branches on the portico

Palm Sunday

23rd March 2024

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and the very beginning of Holy Week. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8:00am.

As part of the Choral Eucharist at 10.30am, we gather on the portico to bless palm branches, process around the church, recalling the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The Passion according to St Mark, arranged by Lassus, will be sung.

All are welcome at any of our acts of worship. Please be advised that the annual Laforey Day parade will also be taking place on Sunday morning - please leave a little extra time for your journey

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