All Saints mission is to know, show and share

the love of Jesus Christ, 

our Lord, come and join us.


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 


We’re glad that you’ve looked in on our website, and we hope that you will find all the information you need here, just click on the headings above.

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! 

Andrew Barton

     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  ian.jenkins481@btinternet.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.


Covid-19 Pandemic

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



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. 


Keep safe.


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. Click here for their latest newsletter. 


  Like so many Church of England village churches, our ministry, witness and service is to all in our parish. 

We welcome you!


All Saints Sunday Club. 

  We meet in the church centre at 10:00 am on the 3 Sundays when there is a Communion Service in church. ( On the 2nd Sunday it's a Family Service). Anyone can come along from aged 4 - 13/14 to enjoy activities which we arrange around the Christian lesson each week.


  The activities are led by experienced teachers and vary from music to drama to art/ craft to discussions about the lesson. We then go into church to receive a blessing and tell the congregation about our learning. We always join in with the Family Service each month with prayers or readings and every so often we actually run the Family Service.


  We also have Fun Days which include a bouncy castle and lots of fun and food, and we also have Messy Church days in the half term holidays. 

  Young people come from Headley, Headley Down, Lindford and Bordon. Youngsters can come for just one visit, a few or regularly. We don't mind, we love to see you! Parents do not have to stay, although we like them to come into church, but they can leave and collect their young people each week. 

For more information contact Mrs Lesley Barton ( the rector's wife) on 01428 717321


Sunday Services

                     8 am Holy Communion

                   10 am Parish Communion


Second Sunday 

                   10 am Family Service


Thursday  9.30 am Holy Communion

All Saints Parish Church



If you are a visitor or newcomer, please make yourself known to the Priest in Charge or one of the Churchwardens after the service.

If you want to speak to anyone during the week please contact Revd Dr Andrew Barton

(01428 717207). His day off is Monday.





Friends of All Saints Headley Trust (FoASH)



The purpose of the Trust is…. for the benefit of the parishioners and electoral roll members of Headley Parish and also for the general public by preserving and protecting All Saints Church, Headley through the provision of funds for the maintenance, restoration and repair of  the buildings  and fabric and curtilage of the church and churchyard.


This year we intend to begin to repair/relay churchyard paths starting with the section up to the Holme School end (called the ‘North Churchyard’). Funds from FoASH and local grants will be sought to make good, quality, lasting paths. Our Mile of Pennies event last year started this off.


Donations are welcome to help in this. The Treasurer for the FoASH Trust is Mr Bob Wilson c/o The Church Office, High St, Headley GU35 8PP. Cheques should be payable to Friends of All Saints Church Headley Trust, or you may wish to specify a donation in your will. If you wish to talk to him further about this, you may do so on 01428-713113 or at the Parish Office on 01428-717207.


Rev Andrew, Rector

All Saints’ Church has been here in the centre of our area including Headley Down, Arford, Standford, Hollywater and Lindford for well over six centuries. Whilst banks and shops and public houses have come and gone, All Saints Church has continued. It is there to be a focus of Christian worship and for the whole community to celebrate births and marriages, and for funerals and burials.

The Rector

Revd Dr Andrew Barton

All Saints Rectory

High Street


GU35 8PP

01428 717207


Assistant Curate

Revd Helen Kempster


01428 713973


Parish Administrator

Sam Gridgeman

Office open Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30-12

01428 717207


All Saints Church, Headley is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales: 1127424 

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