News and Magazine

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.

For further information or to purchase the magazine,  please contact the editor
at  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

Thank you for supporting our Quiz on Saturday 14th July - it was a fun evening and raised £274.50 for church funds.  Special thanks to Paul Simon for being our guest quiz master.

We were all sad that Fiona and Paul are moving away, they will be sadly missed - this is Fiona's letter from the May magazine:

Every month Margaret, our magazine editor kindly gives me Vicar’s privilege  of  submitting  my  article a week after everyone else and always saves me the front page. This month I deliberately held out until  the  last  minute  to  write  my article as I wanted to report the important announcements from yesterday’s Annual Parochial Church Council  where  some important decisions were take and important announcements made.

If you read the April edition of the magazine you will recall that we were planning to make a decision on  a proposed Memorial Garden. Members of the electoral role were all eligible to vote and the outcome was as follows:  25 people in favour, 36 against and 8 people did not mind. The decision not to go forward with the proposal was accepted by the meeting and David Harding who had originally asked the PCC to look at the project voiced his thanks for the way the matter had been handled. A decision to have a book of remembrance in the church was well received and will be implemented by the new PCC.

Plans to change the Sunday morning service pattern were also shared.   As  of  May  the normal monthly pattern will become : 1st Sunday of the month 8am communion and 10am J service (All age worship)  and other Sundays 9:30 Sung Holy Communion and 11am Connect service in the hall. The 8 O’clock congregation who will no longer have weekly services had been consulted and agreed that, due to dwindling congregation numbers and the challenge of resourcing  three services on a Sunday morning, it was the right decision.  

The APCM also gave the opportunity to make some important ministry team announcements:-

Firstly that Mark Oliver is coming to the end of his curacy and will be licensed to serve the parish in an assistant minister role in July.

Secondly that Jenny Phillips has made the decision to retire as Choir Mistress after Christmas. She has overseen the choir here for many years (she wouldn’t give me a number!) and feels that it is now right to ‘hang up her baton’ and make room for someone new to come in and continue to develop our music ministry.

Thirdly that my husband Paul and I will sadly be saying goodbye to New Haw in the summer when  we move to Brussels. Paul has taken up a 3 year assignment there with his company  and I will take up a position on the ministry team at Holy Trinity, the Anglican church in Brussels.   I spoke about this fully at the meeting, and a copy of the report given with an explanation of ‘why’ and ‘what next’ can be seen on the website ( reports) or a paper copy picked up from the back of Church. 

Our last Sunday at All Saints’ will be the 15th July, but in the meantime it  will  be  business  as  usual  and  there  is  much  to  look  forward to with lots of Baptisms at Pentecost and the mission outreach at the Mid-summer Event.                

Every Blessing, Fiona    



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