All Saints mission is to know, show and share
the love of Jesus Christ,
our Lord, come and join us.
SAFEGUARDING and CYBER SECURITY
Our parish is committed to the care, nurture and protection of all within our community especially children and vulnerable adults. We seek to keep in line with the Diocese of Guildford's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures which can all be found here.
Please click here to read The Parish of All Saints Headley Safeguarding and Cyber Security Policies, to contact our Safeguarding officer or email
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From Rev Andrew and all at All Saints
ALL SAINTS’ PARISH CHURCH
We've been open over 4 weeks now at our services Thursday 9.30am, Sunday 8am and 10am Covid-secure Services with PPE and social distancing in place
- you are welcome too! Numbers are rising each week. Come and Join Us.
Social distancing etc and hand sanitiser available going into church.
Sit at places in pews with orange stickers - opening for private prayer ceases.
You are welcome back (please wear a mask going in and out of church unless health issues prevent it).
[All Saints will hold 50 folk approx. for this]
Click here for Initial Risk Assessment for Opening Church Buildings to the Public:
Services, weddings, baptisms and funerals
30 July Thursday
9.30am Holy Communion
2 August SUNDAY – EIGHTH SUNDAY OF TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion 1662
10.00am Parish Communion
Still shielding? See our Facebook page for a message from Rev Andrew
Funerals, Baptisms and Wedding ring Parish Office 01428-717207
See also ‘Grayshott and villages support group’ on FaceBook
And Helpline tel: 01428-748655
Don’t confuse the darkness with the light that’s coming in. (A.D.Posey)
At last we are beginning to turn the corner. After two months the number of new Covid cases and deaths are falling gradually, and lockdown is beginning to be eased. With Common Sense normal life and church life will be recommenced within a few months. But that Common Sense will mean that for a while intelligence over social distancing will be needed. It has been found that this strain of coronavirus is not that easy to catch off surfaces (although hand-washing and cleaning of surfaces will be required), but the problem is in confined spaces where many people meet and the virus is passed in droplets in the air (not airborne, though, in the technical sense). This may mean, as in German Churches currently, folk meet for services but do not sing! It will seem strange.
In the past two months one of the positives is the good spirit shown by all; the virus is hardly political, but the media have lost enormous respect with their constant attempt at fuelling strife through negativity. Such views and behaviour aren’t Christian. Dragging us back into the dark isn’t something that does anything positive and prolongs overcoming the pandemic. There will probably be Hotspots of cases if social distancing is ignored, but no scary ‘second peak’. Properly contained the virus will end its killing spree. In the winter some strain may emerge again but less dangerous and in all likelihood our own immune systems and knowledge of treatment will halt it more quickly.
St Paul writes to Christians in Philippi urging them to be positive, despite their problems faced and his imprisonment with words that would help Christians in the UK as lockdown eases.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Follow examples of being positive and we will soon meet again, and eventually sing praises together. And a new light will dawn, and we will see with a sharper 20-20 vision!
In this pandemic –
Is God good?
A few hundred years ago leading scientists and mathematicians were often philosophers too. One who was known for his optimism (which we are sore in need of, right now) was Gottfried Leibnitz (or Leibniz). He lived in Germany..........Read more
Poetry in the Pandemic. Become a published poet.
While in lockdown, or in restricted social distancing measures, we are all missing the contact with friends. Whether we have been thinking of them in a light hearted or more sombre way each friendship has meaning.
Everyone is invited, therefore, to commit their thoughts and feelings, by way of a four line poem, to reflect on how they are affected or influenced by a friend, friends or friendship. All submissions should be the original work of the author, of any age or location, with details for attribution. All entries will be considered for inclusion in a book to be published. Any participant making a donation of £5 to the Friends of All Saints Headley (FoASH) will receive a free copy of the book.
Entries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries should be submitted by 30 September 2020.
Some examples, which are my own work, are:
As quietly I sit here, for all the world alone,
Without a special partner, I come here on my own.
But still I count my blessings, grateful thanks to send
For, when turning round and smiling, I recognise my friend.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Welcome to our parish church website for All Saints’ Church, Headley in Hampshire. We are a village church proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to our small village in the Deanery of Farnham in the Diocese of Guildford in the Church of England on the Surrey Hampshire border.
Our church is ancient but welcomes all ages in our parish to the many events and worship service held each week, both ancient and modern. We have many local ecumenical events, see also
St Francis Community Church at www.StFrancisHeadleyDown.com, but also provide the many services of Baptisms (Christenings), Weddings and Funerals, as well as major Festival Events.
Our ministry is proclaiming and teaching the Gospel and following Jesus. We have a ministry to our local growing Holme Church of England Primary School, which is an Academy School for the Good Shepherd Trust.