A growing assortment of parish documents and resources!
Church at Home
There are many other ways to engage with Church at this time.
The BBC Website hosts a daily service of worship, with previous days also available for listening. You can reach the web page here
The Church of England publish online set of prayers and words of Daily Prayer.
This is available as a set of text on-screen or you can download and App for Andoid or Apple devices.
VE Day in Grayswood
Bunting, cream teas on the lawn, picnics in the front garden....see how Grayswood marked the occasion in lockdown!
“Christ who appeared to your disciples
when the doors were shut;
appear unto all of those in the world today
who live their lives behind closed doors.”
All Saints Interactive
ALL SAINTS INTERACTIVE is a social media group connecting and supporting people aged 18-30 in the parish of Grayswood, Surrey and beyond. We know you're out there and others would like to know that too! Whether you are banker or poet, student or a chef (or all four!) - whoever you are, if you are living or working or even passing through the area we'd love for you to connect with us and tell us what you are up to. All Saints Interactive stems from the family of All Saints Church. In addition to connecting people with one another, we arrange social events and discussion forums on contemporary issues.
If you're interested, or vaguely interested, or just curious - let us know! It would be great to hear from you.
Log in to facebook and search facebook groups for All Saints Interactive
or cut and paste the following code into your browser
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A prayer from
St Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
... in recognition that the call to suspend public worship fell on St. Patrick’s day
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop before being able to choose from a range of options, including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on COVID-19.
Archbishop Justin said: “With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are. The Daily Hope service will allow people to hear hymns, prayers and words that offer comfort and hope, especially in this Easter season. I want to urge people to spread the news about this service. If there is someone you know who is particularly struggling, give them a call and let them know about the Daily Hope. I’m going to phone a friend; will you join me?”
Do you have a sewing machine and spare cotton fabric?
Could you make scrubs and scrub bags for Frimley Park Hospital?
Lent Course Reimagined
Are you getting Five a Day? How about NINE a Day! St Paul taught that as Christians we can produce the ‘Fruits of the Holy Spirit’ in our lives, and there are nine of them: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.
It is hoped that rather than gathering in the North Transept we can continue the Lent Course at home. Hopefully you will have collected a course book “Cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit, by Chris Wright”. Fi still has some copies. PCC have agreed to cover the £10 cost but donations welcome.
There is a weekly video and questions which we will upload as we get to grips with the technology! Fi x
Our Church Day 2019
In February, we took time out to explore talents within the church family and to identify ways to grow our church.
You can download a summary of the day by clicking here Church Day
There were some great ideas on the day. Could you offer to take on one of the ideas? Speak to Fi, Jane, Phil or Jackie.
Thank you to all who came to our APCM and for all your support during the year. Financial report available at the back of church.
You can download a copy of the Teams for Mission and Ministry Report clicking here Teams Report
If you would like to join one of the teams do please talk to Fi, Jackie, Judy or any of the PCC.
Please keep those families affected by Domestic Abuse in your prayers.
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Team is still working for those affected by Domestic Abuse you.
SWSDAOS needs our communities more than ever to help them continue to provide life-saving support for survivors and children, so please consider doing the following;
- Please listen out for your neighbours and call for help if you think someone is at risk.
- If safe to do so, please reach out to anyone you believe is in an abusive relationship and encourage them to contact SWSDAOS for advice and support, in particular around safety planning during these times.
- If it is not safe for the survivors themselves to contact us then SWSDAOS are always willing to support friends, family and any professional, so they can safely pass information on.
- Please keep victims and children affected by domestic abuse in your prayers.
Above all be kind, survivors and children more than ever need to know that when they are ready you are there for them and that there is support available.
Anyone needing advice can ring the SWSDAOS helpline on 01483 898884
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Your call will be answered by a trained Domestic Abuse Support Worker. If they are unable to answer please leave a short message with safe contact details and a member of staff will ring you back. SWSDAOS also have a 24 hour answerphone or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .
In an emergency dial 999
Thy Kingdom Come
Ascension Day also marks the start of Thy Kingdom Come and you will find a huge amount of resources on Thy Kingdom Come
This 10 day event culminates on Pentecost Sunday when we will again be joining with St Bartholomew's and St Christopher's for a United Benefice Service. More details nearer the time.
Weʼre raising £2,000 to support charities working in less developed countries affected by the Coronavirus pandemic through a 'Family and Friends Musicathon'
Over the past months I have been increasingly aware that a lot of Coronavirus fundraising has been directed towards charities administering help in the UK. I have been learning of the terrible situation both medically, physically and financially that people from less developed countries are facing. My goal is to raise awareness and funds for three charities that are addressing this problem by involving family and friends in an 'at home' musical challenge!
Church Mission Society
Read more from Jimmy, Katia, Joanna & Davi Rocks - the misson partners we support in Brazil
And a Thank you to all their supporters
We supported CMS as our quarterly mission - and received a thank you card from them at Easter