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Ongoing Sunday Services at All Saints'
Please be assured that at the present time and in line with Government and Church advice, services will continue at 10.30am and 4pm. The move to Tier 2 measures in Essex do not affect Public Worship at this time.
We will continue to ask that our congregation respect the 2M rule and that everyone should wear a face- covering unless they have a valid reason for not doing so.
We actively monitor any new announcements which might affect the day to day running of the Church and we receive regular updates from Chelmsford Diocese.
If you do have any concerns regarding attending our services, please speak to Reverend Peter Edwards or Churchwardens Lesley Hunt and Mike Buitekant. Contact details are as follows:
Peter Edwards: 01255 675351
Lesley Hunt: 01255 317614
Mike Buitekant 01255 751061
The Sermon given by Stephen Chandler on 18.10.20 can be listened to below:
The order of service for 18.10.20 can be found here
The Notice sheet for 18.10.20 can be found here
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Church Building Open for Private Prayer
BEGINNING: Monday 18th October 2020
We would like to confirm that the Parish church continues to be open for private prayer each day until 5pm.
(This will change to 4pm when the clocks go back on 24/25th October)
Public worship resumed on Sunday 2nd August (see announcement above). T this time (18.10.20), although Essex has been placed in Tier 2 measures, public acts of worship will continue to tak place at All Saints'.
Morning and Evening Prayer will continue to be said privately in the Vicarage at 9am and 4pm. Please join in using the Church of England Daily Prayer app.
Please follow the guidance which is displayed in the church as you enter and respect social distancing.
Hand washing facilities are available in the kitchen area.
Thursday coffee & chat by Zoom will be taking a break from now on. It’s been a great way of keeping in touch, especially during the lockdown. However, recent low numbers suggest people are rediscovering the more traditional ways of linking up - which is good news! Thank you to all those who have taken part since we began at the end of May.
Church by Telephone
Do you know someone who would really appreciate resources for prayer and worship but does not have access to the internet? If so, please share this freephone number: 0800 804 8044.
The Church of England has developed this especially for those who are not online. There is a greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury, who then invites you to choose options for prayer and worship, including a selection of hymns. it is free. Please make the most of it and share with otheres!
Additional resources for prayer, especially suitable for this challenging time, are available at: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer
During these difficult times we continue to encourage everyone to look out for each other - especially those of us who are very vulnerable. A simple phone call can make all the difference. And remember: the power of prayer is not limited by any kind of quarantine! If you would like to make a prayer request, please use the Contact Us link at the top of this page.
If you need to speak to someone in connection with All Saints, here are some useful numbers.
Peter Edwards (vicar) Tel. 01255 675 351
Mike Buitekant (churchwarden) Tel. 01255 751061
Lesley Hunt (churchwarden) Tel. 01255 317614
If you would like to be in touch by email, please use the Contact Us link at the top of this page.
Welcome to our website. Whether you’re a regular visitor or member of our church, or someone from the other side of the world, I am glad that you have expressed an interest in All Saints’. We are the parish church for the beautiful seaside town of Walton-on-the-Naze in North Essex. We exist to know God’s love and to show God’s love in our community. God’s love is made known to the world in Jesus Christ, and so it is in His name that we welcome you.
The parish church is open every day of the year. It stands in the heart of the High Street, its tower overlooking the town we serve. Whenever the bell is rung, public prayer is offered: each day of the week, morning and evening. I pray that the Lord would bless you richly as you explore these pages. Do come and see us when you can!
“We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:
https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding, or on the Safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese:
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Thea Roper, who may be contacted at the Church Office or her details can be found on the noticeboard in church. Alternatively you can contact her at email@example.com