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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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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
Church Services are unlikely to start until July
So every Sunday 10am
Facebook Streaming Service @
All Saints Parish Church Headley
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
From Rev Andrew and all at All Saints
All Saints Headley is closed until lockdown eases.
Graveside funerals only
Services: Facebook streaming Sundays 10am (All Saints Parish Church Headley)
And website info:
See also ‘Grayshott and villages support group’ on FaceBook
And Helpline tel: 01428-748655
CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS UPDATE - CHURCH CLOSURE (as of 17/3/20)
From today, in light of the advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury on suspension of Services, and following the completion of the Church of England compliance list:
Thursday 9.30am service and Voluntary Care Coffee after is CANCELLED until further notice
Occasional Offices (limited numbers):
Funerals where booked will be undertaken using all appropriate care.
Weddings will not be undertaken.
In a clear directive from Guildford Diocese today (20/3/120) all corporate and public services, worship (including Mothering Sunday) and social activities have now been cancelled. On Sundays Revs Andrew will carry out a short act of worship streamed live on Facebook on behalf of everyone in our communities. The Church building will remain closed at all times.
However, we will do all we can to keep our Church family together, united in Christ and engaged with the needs of others. It is important that we all stay strong in faith through these difficult times, and gather and share together although isolated in our own homes.
Prayers will continue to be offered throughout our communities during these challenging weeks; do please join in from your own home, and let clergy or Parish Office know if you have any specific prayer requests.
With love and continuing prayers, Revs Andrew and Helen
For those self-isolating, the Church of England website gives lists of broadcast services online. See also www.cofeguildford.org.uk for further information. If it is not possible for people to worship together, the various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer. Click here for all services
Alongside them, we have crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound, or who are unable to attend church.
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.