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AUGUST 2020 MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE.

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JULY 2020 MAGAZINE IS ALSO STILL AVAILABLE. 

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If you wish to contact the Editor, plese send your email to: magazine@allsaints-newhaw.org.uk

Like many churches throughout the country, All Saints' has its own magazine which contains news and
information about parish activities, as well as a selection of articles covering a multitude of topics!

Magazines can be collected from the back of Church or you can use the link below to
request local free delivery or by post, for which postage is charged.  

The All Saints' magazine is produced monthly and the cost is 50p per copy.  However,
if you wish to enjoy all 12 magazines during the year, then there is a reduced cost of £5.
 

Copies can also be sent to you via email.

For further information or to purchase the magazine,  please contact the editor
at magazine@allsaints-newhaw.org.uk This link can also be used to send
your articles for inclusion in future editions or you may be a local company who wish to
appear in our Advertising Directory. Space permitting, we are also pleased to include
details of local events which are being held in support of good causes.  Happy reading, Margaret


This is the August letter from our Vicar - Rev Andy Reid

At last!... This month we are able to return to our church buildings again for Worship for the first time since March.   As  I write this, I’m eagerly awaiting that first opportunity to gather as ‘The Body of Christ’ (the Church) in New Haw with all that that means.

Sadly it is still with some rather tight restrictions, but we remain thankful that those of us who can and want to can do so, even if it is with limited numbers. We’ll be meeting in the Main Hall rather than the church itself to allow for as many people to come and worship as possible!

September will also see a return to taking Holy Communion together.  The Eucharist (another name for Holy Communion) is for me THE most precious sacrament that we celebrate together as church, and not being able to share Communion is something I know that many of us have lamented upon since lockdown began.

During lockdown, Jenny Phillips, Mark Oliver and I agreed that, whilst we could have celebrated Communion as a church, with only the clergy actually receiving the bread and the wine, we did not feel that it was right that we should have the privilege of receiving them when no-one else in our parish was able to do so.  Why should we benefit or gain whilst our parishioners could not?

As September approaches, the sense of anticipation and excitement that we can once again celebrate the Eucharist together is building.  ‘Eucharist’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘Thanksgiving’ – and it is my sense that as we are able, once again, to celebrate Communion together there will be a particularly heightened sense of Thanksgiving for this special sacrament.

About a dozen years ago, I discovered a depth and significance to sharing Communion that I had never realised before.  In receiving the bread and the wine we symbolically remember that as Christians, Christ becomes a part of us – as we share in the Bread representing His body and the wine representing His blood, so we become a part of Christ.  And as we share the bread and the wine together as Church, we are united with one another.  As the Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12 v 27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, each one of you is a part of it.”  What a privilege!  What a joy!

God bless you,

Rev Andy K Reid


After the Coronavirus has gone, Claire's Cafe will be open again every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9.15 to 12.15.  Everyone welcome - come and chat while donating to Church Funds.  


 

 

 




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