Welcome to Church

Here at All Saints’ New Haw we welcome everyone; those who are single, married, divorced, filthy rich or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, those as thin as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or if you,  (like most of us), can’t carry a tune in a bucket! You’re welcome if you are just browsing, just woke up, or just out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since little Jack’s Christening.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit Mums, football Dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery, or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, down in the dumps, or if you don’t like organised religion - we’ve been there too!

If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a warm welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell or because Grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as a kid, or got lost on the M25 and ended up here by mistake. We welcome seekers, doubters ..........and you! 

 

All Saints'  is the Church of England Parish Church for most of the area covered by the New Haw and Woodham Wards of the Runnymede District Council.  The Parish is part of the Runnymede Deanery within the Diocese of Guildford.

All Saints', New Haw has been so called since it was erected in 1874 as a school room and a mission church.  Thus, is has been known by that name at the centre of our village community for 134 years.  It was re-dedicated in 1911, following its  closure as a school and a consequent refurbishment that included the addition of the chancel and a change of roof (from tin to tile).

Although the church building is small, we have 3 halls and a cafe which provide great flexibility and are well used throughout the week by both church and community groups.  At All Saints', we have a whole range of groups and activities to appeal to those of all different ages, outlooks and interests.

On Sunday morning the Parish Communion takes place in the church at 9:30am and it incorporates a mix of traditional and modern hymns and music. An informal service 'Connect' (incorporating groups for Children) is run in the main hall at 11am  

 

 




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