We will begin Remembrance weekend by showing a 2017 film – ‘Journey’s End’. It is  based on a play by RC Sheriff and is set in Northern France in March 1018.It is a story of innocence lost and courage found. The Times called it ‘ The First World War film to end them all’. Venue is All Saints’ Church. Entry by donation to Combat Stress.

This year the Remembrance day services at both churches will begin at 10:00 am. We will join the international ringing of bells for peace at 7:05pm.

By popular demand, we will be returning to Chester – Saturday 17th November. Price £8.50 per person. Please sign up at the back of church if you wish to go.

Thanks.

On the 4th November there will be a joint Benefice service at 11am in All Saints’, followed by a Benefice lunch at Enfield Cricket Club. Sign up sheet in church!

If you have a supplementary admission form for All Saints’ or St Christopher’s which you would like Rev. Toby to sign, please bring it to church on Saturday 3rd November between 9:30 – 10:30.

Thank you.

 

 

‘Scargill, wow what a wonderful fabulous restful weekend had with our All Saints family.
In the most beautiful setting, Scargill and its community were so welcoming – making us feel at home almost straight away. The chapel was beautiful suited to any worship; my favourite was Friday night quiet evening prayer, prayerful time in silence looking out of the windows at Gods wonderful creations in the beautiful setting.
The activities were really good, workshops for adults and the children had their own sessions at the same time. The children all loved every second of the weekend, they all looked after one and another and really got to know each other having an amazing time.

We also enjoyed a great “long” family walk Saturday afternoon to the local village followed by a fun family quiz night  and the toasting marshmallows on the campfire on Saturday evening

The food and service was amazing, little small touches at all times to help for a more enjoyable experience. As a busy working mum I found it wonderful to have food prepared and not have to think about anything other than relaxing all weekend.
It was really good to be together with our church family, I think it has made us closer, brought us together cemented friendships and gave us such a strong sense of community spirit.With fantastic weather to match, great activities, great company, fantastic food what more could we ask for!’ (Adele)

‘The last weekend in September approximately 80 people from the parish when for a two night holiday to Scargill House – ages ranged between new-born (Toby & Rebecca’s to eighty year olds. The house is situated near the beautiful village of Kettlewell, north Yorkshire.

We all soon found that the Christian Community who ran the house were arm, friendly and very welcoming. We had an programme scheduled for all ages (non – compulsory). A prayer session on St Luke’s Gospel chapter 24, when we learnt in depth about the Road to Emmaus. This was lead by Lucy the resident Chaplin. At such quite times, children were occupied by Caroline & Wendy – in their den, the art room on the outside playing area. Families were also free to go for walks or do whatever they wanted. We had an organised walk around he estate on Saturday afternoon and in the evening, after evening prayer and meal (which incidentally was very good) there was a bonfire and hot chocolate! 

The house was light & spacious with picturesque windows overlooking the beautiful countryside. One could sit and watch the variety of birds which were attracted to the bird stand with it’s six feeders.

The whole weekend was happy & relaxing. It was lovely to see all ages coming together in a Christian Community, with a feeling of true Christian spirit…. 

…. Last but not least the weather was absolutely brilliant!’ (Marion)

We were both made to feel very welcome on our arrival at Scargill House. The warmth of the greeting and the hospitality shown to us throughout the weekend were outstanding. We relaxed in the Marsh Lounge and marvelling at the stunning views of Upper Wharfedale bathed in autumn sunshine. We participated in various acts of worship and discussed the moving ‘Road to Emmaus’ story. We enjoyed access to the lovely Walled Garden. We joined the lively Tree Walk on the Saturday afternoon followed by a group walk into picturesque Kettlewell. The Communion service in the beautiful Chapel on Sunday morning was another highlight. The service was well attended and everyone joined in with great enthusiasm. Our abiding memories however will be of the opportunities given at Scargill House for members of our church community to chat and spend time together, and we look forward to another Parish Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales in the future. We wish to express our appreciation to all concerned for the work they put in to make the experience so memorable. (Caroline & David)

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During October you’ll be hearing quite a lot about Christian giving and the idea of Christian stewardship at All Saints’.  We occasionally talk about money and giving in sermons, and there is always a reflection on our needs at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  But it can be really helpful every few years to think more deeply about our giving – why we give and what we give for.  It can give the opportunity for each of us to review what we give and whether its realistic and generous.

The title and theme of the programme we will follow is ‘Giving in Grace’.  It is the opposite of banging a drum of ‘the church is in desperate need, please give us your coppers’ or of inducing giving out of guilt or obligation.  The keynote is grace – reflecting on God’s grace to us and how that might affect the entire way we look at what we have and how we might graciously in turn give to the work of God today.

I hope that you will find the sermons during October informative and interesting as well as challenging.  Please don’t stay away!  It is only a few weeks and it really is an important topic for all of us to address as we seek to grow as Christians.  Those who are on our electoral roll or parish database, including current planned givers, will all be receiving a personal letter and leaflet – and there will be plenty of copies for anyone not on these lists.  Do give the literature your attention and reply in the confidential envelopes before or on 4th November.  Thank you.

On 4th November, as we celebrate All Saints’ Sunday, we will bring our stewardship programme to a conclusion and give thanks for all God’s blessings past, present and future.  After the Eucharist we will have a potato pie lunch at Enfield Cricket Club (as per last year) and then at 4pm will hold our annual Memorial service for the faithful departed.  Look out for sheets to book for the lunch and to list loved ones departed for inclusion in the list later this month.

During October you’ll be hearing quite a lot about Christian giving and the idea of Christian stewardship at All Saints’.  We occasionally talk about money and giving in sermons, and there is always a reflection on our needs at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  But it can be really helpful every few years to think more deeply about our giving – why we give and what we give for.  It can give the opportunity for each of us to review what we give and whether its realistic and generous.

The title and theme of the programme we will follow is ‘Giving in Grace’.  It is the opposite of banging a drum of ‘the church is in desperate need, please give us your coppers’ or of inducing giving out of guilt or obligation.  The keynote is grace – reflecting on God’s grace to us and how that might affect the entire way we look at what we have and how we might graciously in turn give to the work of God today.

I hope that you will find the sermons during October informative and interesting as well as challenging.  Please don’t stay away!  It is only a few weeks and it really is an important topic for all of us to address as we seek to grow as Christians.  Those who are on our electoral roll or parish database, including current planned givers, will all be receiving a personal letter and leaflet – and there will be plenty of copies for anyone not on these lists.  Do give the literature your attention and reply in the confidential envelopeson or before the 4th November.  Thank you.

On 4th November, as we celebrate All Saints’ Sunday, we will bring our stewardship programme to a conclusion and give thanks for all God’s blessings past, present and future.  After the Eucharist we will have a potato pie lunch at Enfield Cricket Club (as per last year) and then at 4pm will hold our annual Memorial service for the faithful departed.  Look out for sheets to book for the lunch and to list loved ones departed for inclusion in the list later this month.

On the birth of your lovely baby boy – Aidan, we are delighted that mother and baby are doing well.

Very best wishes to you and your family from all the congregation.

The day was wet but members turned out despite the weather. Thanks to all those who turned up for the event, for those who organised welcomed refreshments and for all those that sponsored the walkers.

Mothers’ Union is a unique community of over 4 million members across the world, running projects to make a difference in their communities. This includes parenting programmes, literacy circles, prison parent and child centres, disaster relief and much more.

If you would like to find out more about our Mother’s Union why not visit  their All Saints’ website page.

Everyone who went to the church weekend away at Scargill House near Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales had a wonderful time.

Scargill Christian community were very warm and  welcoming. They put on fun activities for the children; who thoroughly enjoyed themselves; and ran a range of thought provoking workshops  around ‘The journey to Emmaus’ for the rest of us. There was time to wander the beautiful gardens, go for exhilarating walks or just sit, relax and watch the great variety of birds that came to the bird feeders.

It was lovely to see that the full cross – section of our church community was represented –  little Aidan at just 2 weeks old, young families as well  as some of our older members of the congregation. It was great to spend quality time talking to each other and getting to know our ‘fellow church- goes’ better.

The weekend culminated in an all inclusive quite informal Sunday Service followed by lunch!

The setting of Scargill House and the lovely weather helped to make the weekend special.

A big thank you to all those involved in organising the event.