Welcome to All Saints

Following further Guidance from the Government and the Church of England, All Saints Church in Grayswood will be closed and remain so for the forseeable future.

 

Everyone is welcome at All Saints' Church whatever their tradition or background. You'll find us in the centre of Grayswood, a pretty Surrey village. Not just geographically in the centre but the social heart of this small community, part of the lives of the people of Grayswood since 1902.

Once the threat of the coronavirus has passed, whether you want to pray, give thanks or find hope in times of despair, our beautiful Grade II listed church will be open again for you every day from around 9am until dusk in winter, and until 6pm in summer.

7th Sunday of Easter - 24th May 2020

Dear all, This week the service is on Zoom again (hopefully you have received your invitation). The weekly noticesheet has also been sent by email so do check your inbox. Look forward to seeing you, love Fi xzoom meeting icon

Join us on Zoom for our Service this Sunday   - You will receive an invitation by email - please contact Fi (revfigwynn@gmail.com) if you have not received an invitation

The readings are from: Acts 1 6-14, Psalm 68 1-10, 32-35, John 17. 1-11

Click here to download Fi's sermon (pdf)    Download the Intercessions (pdf)

The hymns chosen for today:
At the name of Jesus
Thy Kingdom Come song for 2020

And the closing music:

🎶 A socially-distanced rendition of the famous 'Hallelujah Chorus' from Handel's Messiah here

Children: Have fun watching the video that Angela has selected and complete an activity sheet: Click on Children at Home

Pentecost - 31st May 2020

United Benefice Service for Pentecost  - St Barts will be live-streaming for all to join

Sunday 31 May – 10 am Holy Communion for Pentecost

A special service to celebrate Pentecost – order of service and link to youtube channel can be found on the live-streaming area of the St Barts Website  - click here

Pentecost

 Diocese of Guildford -  Virtual Pentecost prayer service
We continue to do church differently in this season and so the Diocese's traditional Pentecost service is going online. Join the 6pm online Pentecost prayer service with contributions from around the world, local churches and ecumenical partners local to the diocese. Along with a dramatic and hilarious interpretation of the coming of the spirit in Acts as told as a video conference.

Join the service on Sunday 31 May at 6 pm on: 'Diocese of Guildford' on YouTube.

 

Ways of giving ...

All Saints church, like most churches in the UK, is almost entirely funded by voluntary giving from our church members.
We are truly grateful to the many people who enable the church to flourish through regular planned giving: this is usually done by a monthly standing order.
During these difficult times however, we are, like many charities seeing a drop in our regular giving as we do not have any services in church.
If you feel that you are able to make a donation to All Saints during this time then we would be most grateful.

Donate now …

Are you struggling with finances? In these difficult times you may find yourself struggling with finances. If this is the case then please do get in touch as we may be able to help you. Please send an email to revfigwynn@gmail.com or call 07769 856343 which will be treated in strictest confidence. We are here to help so please don't suffer in silence.

Thought for the Day

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Prayer for Coronavirus Outbreak

Keep us, Good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy,
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all those who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Alpha Online

Monday, 25 May 2020

From 7:45pm - 9:00pm for 12 weeks

Hosted online by St Stephen's Shottermill

Find out more: Online Alpha

Grayswood Runner


June edition now available online: What's On / Runner
If you would know of a neighbour who requires a printed copy please contact the office allsaintsgrayswood@gmail.com

Resources

We're regularly updating our Resources page

Daily HOPE - 0800 804 8044  - hymns, reflections and prayer

Latest letter from Jimmy and Katia Rocks added - our CMS mission partners in Brazil

Could you make scrubs for Frimley Park - pattern available to download

Coming soon - links to Thy Kingdom Come events including the Pentecost Zoom Beacon Event: Guildford Diocese are planning a diocesan-wide Zoom service at 6pm on the Day of Pentecost (Sunday, 31st May) as the culmination of 'Thy Kingdom Come' 2020. Please put the date in your diary, with more details to follow.

Links to the  Church at Home page (thanks to St Barts and St Christopher's)

Children at Home

Take a look at the new Children At Home page here with activity sheets and links to online stories and games

PrayARainbow.pdf

Coronavirus / Covid 19

As you are probably aware the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for all Public Services of Worship to be suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. There will be no services in any of our Benefice churches this Sunday.

The church building is now closed but please know that you are all very much in my thoughts and prayers and I am looking forward to when we can all be united again in worship. With much love, Fi  x
“The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7

For all medical advice regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) please follow this link -> www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Friends of All Saints Grayswood

The Friends of All Saints Grayswood is a registered charity that exists to raise funds for the repair, maintenance and improvement of the structure and fabric of the church so that it can be preserved for the future and continue to play a vital part in the life of the village. Looking after a Grade II listed building is costly and in addition to on-going repairs, other improvements are required to maintain the church for worship and for the community. Many people in the area are not regular churchgoers, but want the church to be there for weddings, baptisms and funerals, and also because it is a beautiful building, which forms a central point in the village. There are also those from other parts of the world with past or present links who wish to be involved. We urge all who care about All Saints Church to ensure that it continues to thrive. Our aim, therefore, is to involve the residents of Grayswood and the wider community in the care of this building and its surrounding churchyard.  For more information please call: 01428 654654 or 643798, email or visit their website

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