Upcoming Events




8.00am       Holy Communion   (BCP p.71) (Stephen)

10.00am    The Civic Service  Celebrant: Stephen

Preacher the Very Reverend Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford

(Printed order of service)

There will not be a Eucharist during this service


4.00pm  Parish Eucharist    (Celebrant and Preacher: Stephen)

Readings: Revelation 19: 6-10; John 2:1-11   (RCL p474)


This morning Alan will be taking the services at St Michael’s and St Margaret’s




MARCH 21st &23rd  A PASSION PLAY   8.00pm





This is going to be a major event in the life of our parish next year, both in fundraising and bringing many visitors to our church.

If it is to be a success we will need LOTS OF HELP. If you are willing to help on one of the days of the Festival, particularly with catering and stewarding, you are invited to an Open Meeting of the hospitality committee on Tuesday 9th January in church at 2.00pm.

If you cannot come to the meeting please let the churchwardens know if you will be able to help in May.


As you will have read in November’s magazine, All Saints’ Church will be the venue for a new event. All Saint’s Arts Festival will take place from 25th to 29th May 2018.

The Festival Directors are Sally Pudney and Graham Bell. Graham has had a career in sales and marketing and has been running his own company for the last ten years. Sally was a Primary school teacher for twenty-five years, before leaving to concentrate on a new career as an artist. Together they have a track record of organising and running the very successful Lexden Arts Festival in Colchester since 2012.

All Saint’s Arts Festival will have three elements:

  • An Art and Craft ‘selling’ exhibition by 14 invited professional artists and makers from all over East Anglia
  • A Festival Café, will be open each day.
  • Evening events on a theme of art and artists, and a Festival evening service on Sunday

The Festival will also have three aims:

  • To bring people into the church who do not normally come and give them a welcoming and enjoyable experience.
  • To raise the profile of All Saint’s church in the surrounding area.
  • To be a fund raising event for the church through a number of income streams. These are - sponsorship from local businesses, which will be sought to cover all expenses; a commission of 25% to be deducted from all art sales; profits to be made by the café; and ticket sales from evening events.

A Festival website will be set up to facilitate ticket bookings and publicise the exhibition and events, and social media will also be used for awareness, along with local radio and press.

Special flower arrangements will also be set up in the nave and chancel which it is hoped will attract additional donations, as well as giving more pleasure to our visitors.

Sally and Graham are hoping that there will be many people from the congregation and wider community who will be keen to support the Festival. They will be looking for volunteers to take a turn in the kitchen, or take a shift stewarding the exhibition with Sally, or be ‘on the door’ at an evening event.

If you would like to be involved please email sally@sallypudneyartist.co.uk or speak to one of the ministry team. 






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