You will be pleased to know that the Nave Roof has finally been completed. After a much delayed start, with problems of all descriptions, we now have a beautiful new Cumbrian slate roof. The slates vary in length up the slope and also in width. As the tiler said, ‘It is like playing chess to lay a roof like this’. But to see the completed roof is to see a work of art, which is a real joy, and of which we can all be very proud. It also means of course that All Saints’ remains open as a place of worship and peace for the whole of the village community for years to come, and we can remain dry while using it!
Saturday 25th March, Haslingfield Choir & Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion.
Saturday 8 April, Richard Gowers, Senior Organ Scholar, King’s College.
Saturday 13 May, SongCycle, the all cycling/all singing male voice quartet.
When the floodlighting of All Saints’ Church was installed in 2003 a sponsorship scheme was set up to ensure that funds would always be available for maintenance and the cost of electricity. The scheme offers a rather nice way of marking special occasions and remembering loved ones, with a ‘certificate’ carrying appropriate wording posted on a notice board in the church porch. By the end of 2016 the scheme will have raised more than £4600 from over 300 donations, but the number of sponsors has reduced over the years and we now need to introduce the idea to more people.
For further information, or to ask for a form on which to record your message, please contact:
For an account of the floodlighting story Read more
A reflective service for Advent using Taizé worship is taking place at All Saints’ Church in the village this Wednesday 14th December, between 7pm and 8pm.
A Taizé worship service typically involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching.
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All Saints’ Church is holding a ‘Gift and Open Morning’ on Saturday 29th October, between 10am-1pm when the church will be open for visitors to make donations, make suggestions or just come and explore our beautiful building. Do drop in for refreshments; we will have bacon sandwiches on offer, along with coffee and cake! There will also be stalls as in previous years. It’s an opportunity to meet those who currently care for and work to improve your church and its local surroundings. It will be really good to see you and we would also love to hear your suggestions on how we might serve the village in new ways in the future.
Following our Gift Day, everyone is warmly invited to our All Saint’s Celebration service the following morning at 10.30am. Read more
Do drop in for coffee and cakes and a chat between 10 and 12 on Saturday morning, 8 October. We shall be pleased to see you on your way to and from the shops !
Merle Barton/José Hopkins
Please note the 10:30 start and the service will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch at All Saints’. In organising lunch All Saints’ are bringing savoury dishes and Methodists are bringing the sweets – there is a list on the table just inside the church to check what others are bringing.
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