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The Church of All Saints Church, Berkhamsted

 
 
 

A Warm Welcome

All Saints is a family church which draws on a variety of traditions in its worship. At All Saints we recognise that we are all on a journey together, seeking to be in a closer relationship with Jesus Christ in all that we do.

Why not join us on that journey, and discover the amazing love that God has for each one of us.

We look forward to welcoming you to All Saints.

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Rev. Rachael Hawkins, Minister

 


 

What's changed on this website recently?

Homepage – sections added (scroll down to see them):

  • July services poster added
  • Sunday 21 July service details

About/Photo Gallery

  • new album of roof overhaul photos

Activities/Calendar

  • All planned services in June – August entered

Remember – when looking at the calendar, you can click on the actual event to see more information about it!

 

Roof overhaul

Work on the overhaul of our roof is underway!

The work is expected to last until mid/late August and entails:

  • erection of scaffolding
  • removal of existing tiles (for reuse)
  • removal of the wooden battens on which the tiles hang (the 100 year-old nails holding the battens in place are rusting away so the tiles are at risk of falling off) and the old roofing felt
  • fixing of new battens, insulating material and roofing felt
  • replacement of existing tiles

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The double gates into our grounds at the junction of Cross Oak Road with Charles Street/Shrublands Road will be locked for safety reasons from Mondays until Friday afternoons.  Access to the halls and church during those days is down the footpath adjacent to All Saints House (and via the lower hall into the church).

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The work is creating a lot of black dust in the church. It is being swept up, but more will settle!  We suggest avoiding light coloured clothing when you come to church!

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The current expectation is that the work will cost around £425,000 including VAT.

As a listed building and a place of worship, we are eligible for Government grants equal to the VAT element of the cost (approximately £70,000).

We have been saving in a “Roof Fund” since 1998 for this expenditure, and this will meet most of the ex-VAT cost.

We have applied for grants from several potential funders, and will also welcome any donations towards the balance of the cost.

Please see our Support us page for how to donate.

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Our Photo Gallery has an album showing some of the work.

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Sunday 28 July - Ninth Sunday after Trinity

10.00am  Holy Communion led by Revd Rachael Hawkins

  • The Zoom link will be here
  • The notices sheet including details of the hymns and readings will be here

Last Sunday was “Action for Children Sunday” and the service included a “red bucket” collection to support the work of this charity.  See the AfC website here. 

To date, a total of £1,639 (including gift aid) has been raised.

Any further donations should preferably be made soon through online banking into All Saints’ CAF Bank account: sort code 40-52-40, account number 00021409, account name “All Saints Church Berkhamsted”. Please quote AfC and your surname as your reference.  Alternatively, cheques payable to “All Saints Church Berkhamsted” may be given to the treasurer.

Whichever way you donate, we will add 25% to your donation by claiming Gift Aid on it where we already hold a declaration from you.

 

 

Compline/Night Prayer -Thursday 1 August, 8.45pm

 

on Zoom only, not in church

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium).  It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.

The Zoom link to join will be here

Please log in soon after 8.40pm. We are not able to let you in after the service has begun.  Remember to mute yourself before we begin the service.

At the end we leave in silence.

All are very welcome to join us.

 

 

 

Tuesday morning Eucharist

This service is normally held at 9.30am every Tuesday, in the apse, lasting 30 minutes, and usually led by Revd Stuart Owen.

Morning Prayer is normally held at 9.00am every Tuesday, lasting about 15 minutes.

Evening Prayer is normally held at 4.00pm every Friday.

 

 

Messy Church

 

Our Messy Church meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon, in most months of the year.

More information and dates are here

 

 

Afternoon Concert

Saturday 21 September 4pm-6pm

All Saints’ Church presents Hemel Hempstead Band & Hexachord in An Afternoon Concert celebrating the repairs to our roof! This is an event for everyone so please join us for an entertaining afternoon of music.

Adults £10, accompanied children FREE

Click here to book tickets (or to make a donation)

 

All Saints Facebook Group

Our Facebook Group is “public”and is open for all to view.

You do not have be a Facebook user/member to look at this, or provide any personal information!

The posts from members are mainly to give information about upcoming services and events, and usually include photos or other pictures.

Click here or on the Follow us on Facebook logo in the “grey” section above to see the All Saints’ Church Berkhamsted Facebook Group.

 

 

 

Collections

Nearly all of our regular congregation are donating to the church by monthly bank standing order so we are not receiving offertory collections during our services, but there is usually a plate by the door for a retiring collection.

All Saints’ relies on donations to support its work.  On average, our annual expenditure is about £100,000 (equal to £1,900 per week).

You can donate to us in several ways.  Please see our Support Us page for more information.

 

 

July 2024 services

 

Here are this month’s services:

 

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Our “More Information page (under “About”) has links to a variety of documents, including our Safeguarding Policy