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With the end of Lockdown on 2nd December, we will once again be able to have both Morning Worship(10.30am) and                    Choral Evensong(4.00pm) services in Church commencing Sunday 6th December.


Please also look out for announcements about Christmas Services at      All Saints'. We are planning, but will need your help! For now, it would be really helpful for you to think about whether you will be coming to church for Christmas services and who else might be with you!

We want to get as many of you in as we can.......SAFELY. Xmas tree




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Morning Worship for Advent Sunday 29th November 2020 




Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday 29th November 2020 




Morning Worship on the feast of Christ the King Sunday 22nd November 2020 



Choral Evensong for Sunday 22nd November  2020


 

Morning Worship for Sunday 15th November 2020 

 


Choral evensong for 15.11.20 




 Morning Worship for Remembrance Sunday 8.11.20



Choral Evensong on RemembranceSunday8.11.20 



Services at All Saints'

29.11.2020

 Services will resume from today.Morning Worship will begin at 10.30. The Choral Evensong Service will commence at 4.30pm.

 We will continue to be open for private prayer and the Church will be   open  each day between 9am - 4pm.


 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, please contact 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

 Many Thanks.


 


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Parish magazine

November 2020

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Please note that as from December the format of the magazine will change to  an A5 journal which will be published quarterly.

 For more information, please see this month's magazine (p.2-3) which contains an article by Rev'd Peter Edwards explaining the changes being made.

The first edition of the new journal will be available in December - watch this space!





Latest requests from the Foodbank:

Dear FoodBank Supporters,

 

This week we shall welcome donations of:

 

·         Toothbrushes

·         Washing up

·         Liquid

·         Christmas crackers

 

With many thanks as always for your generous donations

 

Kind regards

 Dick Bloxsidge, Administrator, Walton & District Community FoodBank

 




Services are currently suspended again. Please see notice above for more information.



For the time being there will be Morning Worship at 10.30am and Evening Prayer (BCP) at 4pm. Each service will be said, so there will be no hymns (although there will be music to listen to). We won’t be offering prayer ministry or refreshments, and the services will be quite short (about half an hour). 
Services of Holy Communion won’t be held for the foreseeable future. 
There will be special seating arrangements to facilitate social distancing and other measures to keep us all as safe as possible. The Welcome team will help to seat you and advise if you have any queries or qualms.

Advice from the Church of England, working closely with the Government, is that face coverings are strongly recommended when we gather indoors for worship. Please do bring one, therefore, and put it on when you enter the building. There are, of course, a few reasons why people might not be able to wear a face covering. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to say so and everyone will understand.

The weekly podcasts have now finished,(but can be found here on the podcast Archive page) but  we  will be making the morning sermon available on our website shortly after the service for those who wish to listen from home.(see above) If you wish to listen again to any of the services since Passion Sunday (29 March) - you can find all of them on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC1-dp3S3Pz69eiS43MJo3Q/videos
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We hope to see you at one of the services soon. If you wish to discuss any apspects of the re - opening, please give Peter a ring on 01255 675351



Parish News


                                           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.


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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!



Special prayers and resources for use during the pandemic:


https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer

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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.

 

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                                           From our Priest-in-Charge, the Rev’d Peter Edwards

Rev'd Peter Edwards 

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!



Safeguarding

“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: 

  

 https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding 


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 thearoperps@gmail.com 

                                                                                                                                                                      

                               

 

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