Church Building Open for Private Prayer
BEGINNING: Monday 15th June 2020
As lockdown restrictions are eased, we are very pleased to announce that the parish church will be open for private prayer each day until 5pm.
Public worship remains suspended until further notice.
The church bell will remain silent until public worship resumes. In the meantime, 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.
Join us on Zoom! All Saints’ coffee and chat every Thursday
from 10.30 – 11.10am
Make your own coffee or tea grab a chair and enjoy an informal chat with whoever comes.
The host will be our Vicar The Rev’d Peter Edwards. When you join the meeting, he will make a quick announcement to say who has just arrived.
There is no agenda and no pressure to say anything; just an opportunity to see one another. You can join or leave the meeting at any point during the 40 minute window.
If you do not yet have Zoom, The easiest way to join is to click on the link below and it will take you through the necessary steps.
The Id and Password for the meetings will remain the same each week and are shown below:
Morning Worship and Choral Evensong for 28.6.20
Morning Worship and Choral Evensong for 21.6.20
Morning Worship and Choral Evensong for Sunday 14th June
Morning Worship and Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday 7.6.2020
Morning Worship and Choral Evensong for 31.5.2020
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:
The building is closed …
In accordance with Government and Church of England regulations, every church building must remain closed. This decision has not been taken lightly, but with serious consideration in our duty of care to all during the Coronavirus pandemic.
… but the church is open!
the church is the people, not the building!
Join us for worship, Bible study and prayer on this website, and keep in touch on FaceBook.
Each Sunday we will produce a morning and evening online service. The most recent of these will be available on this homepage, and you can find all the services on our YouTube channel at:
Although the church bell will no longer ring, Morning & 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, which is free to download and use.
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 are encouraging 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.
From our Priest-in-Charge, the 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!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org