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We are a Church of England Church and are proud of our strong relationship with the community of Kesgrave. You may see us out and about at Kesgrave's community meetings, retirement homes, regular community services, primary and secondary schools.

Every Blessing 

Rev Robin Spittle

Vicar


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 REVISED Thursday  6th of May  2021

A message from your Vicar

We wish to assure you that as a church we are continually  monitoring and  updating our decisions and practices with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of national and world-wide uncertainty, we will of course continue to adhere to rules and guidance as set out by the Government, The Church of England and the Diocese of St.Edmundsbury. Please see below details of our Online  and In-Person  Services:  

                  



Pub Quiz

Friday 7th of May 2021- 7.00pm- 8.30pm- ZOOM PUB QUIZ

Description:

Please join us for a fun evening of questions and laughter via Zoom. Children are very welcome, with some questions even complied by our younger members. No need to form a team, our Quiz Master  will work that all out for us!

Here's the link to join : 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82808043543?pwd=K2UxMy92eVJpRkwxVWFCOWdjWm1RUT09

Meeting ID: 828 0804 3543

Passcode: 497765

Please note:

If you encounter any difficulties  in joining this Service, please contact  Ollie Scase  for assistance askyouthwork@gmail.com     


                                  

All Saints

Sunday 9th of May 2021- 8.30am-9.15am- Holy Communion at ASK

Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will also be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. An uplifting way to start any Sunday. Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it comforting.  

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines, including physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and wipes, and regular cleaning of the Churches.
Pre-booking is required for track and trace.

To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.

Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings.     
     


Holy Habits

Sunday 9th of May 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Benefice ZOOM CHURCH- "Holy Habits"- PRAYER
We would love you to join our Benefice Zoom Church-  at 10.00 am !!!

Please click the link below to join :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85465471275?pwd=WmNLWm4xWWZvaXBYNFB6YTk4SjhPQT09

Meeting ID:854 6547 1275
Passcode: 918720

Please note:
If you encounter any difficulties  in joining this Service, please contact  Ollie Scase  for assistance askyouthwork@gmail.com  

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities.

This week at our 10am Zoom service, we are continuing our 'Holy Habits' series and our theme will be 'Prayer'.  Hands are often a key feature of prayer - we may put our hands together when we pray, use each finger on our hands to remind us of things to pray for and during our prayers ask God to help us to use our hands wisely in our everyday lives to help and serve others. So, for our activity this week we are asking you to draw around your hands and decorate them, and then write or draw your prayer requests onto the fingers and thumbs.  On one of your hands you might like to write the names of those in need of prayer, and on the other hand write or draw different situations that you'd like to pray about.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Hands prayers


For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm



Playford

Sunday 9th of May 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Family Communion at PLAYFORD

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines, including physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and wipes, and regular cleaning of the Churches. There will be social distancing rules in operation except for family members who can--of course--sit together. Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. Toilets are available for emergency use only. Pre-booking or signing a register are requirements for track and trace. For Sunday and Festival services, we can only guarantee a place if you book first. If numbers grow for mid-week services, booking may be introduced for these also.

To book a place , please contact Rev Gary Jones or churchwarden Corinne Jarvis-Fear (for Little Bealings) or churchwarden Colin Hedgley (for Playford).

Rev Gary Jones: 07714 614095  gary.jones590@ntlworld.com

Corinne: 07810 355511  churchwardens1@outlook.com

Colin:    01473 738468 colinhedgley@aol.com


All Saints  Window

Sunday 9th of May 2021- 12.00pm-12.45pm-  Service at ASK
Quiet traditional Common worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. 
 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines, including physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and wipes, and regular cleaning of the Churches.
Pre-booking is required for track and trace.   
To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.

Polite reminder:

Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings.  


Playford

Monday 10th of May 2021-9.30am - 10.30am- APCM- St Mary's at Playford

APCM - ST Mary's at Playford-  Monday 10th May - 9.30am

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting for St Mary's at Playford  is to be held  at All Saints Church Kesgrave on Monday 10th May, commencing at 9.30am. 

Social distancing restrictions imposed  and those wishing to the attend the Annual meeting should contact Robin (Rev R Spittle, (623388 or email robinspittle@btinternet.com or  Colin Hedgley Churchwarden  at Playford Church

colinhedgley@aol.com     01473 738468) to ensure permitted numbers are not exceeded. 

You may also have wish to  "attend"  the APCM on Zoom 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87553587767?pwd=YmdJUDlPQnkyYmlJY21OYXRCTjJodz09

Meeting ID: 875 5358 7767
Passcode: 299334

Polite reminder:
Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings.  



Silver Screen LITE

Monday 10th of May 2021- 2.30pm- 3.30pm- Silver Screen LITE at ASK
Silver Screen Lite” will be showing " Dads Army".  The session will run from 2.30pm to 3.30pmon Monday 10th of May. Because our toilets can only be used in the event of necessity, we are proposing the whole thing to last no longer than an hour with the practicality of leaving at the half way point if needed.

 Either indicate through the Help Centre that you would like to attend or let Robin know by either phone 623388 or email robinspittle@btinternet.com  

Numbers are limited by the need to sit at least 2 metres apart from people who are not in our household.                




coffee  chat

Tuesday 11th of May 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Zoom Coffee & Chat

Tuesday 11th May 2021 will be Zoom Coffee & Chat. Alternating with Messy Church we hope to offer a chance for carers and their little ones to have a catch up with one another over a coffee. There’ll also be chance for our younger members to ‘show & tell’ any creations or achievements from the past week! 10am onwards. We look forward to seeing you!


Please click here to email for a link to Coffee & Chat

(Please note that for safeguarding purposes all participants must be prepared to share video for the duration of the service.  Thank you.) 

Jennie & the team 



   alpha

Tuesday 11th of May 2021- 7.30pm-9.00pm- ALPHA ONLINE
Alpha Online is a course designed to give you the space and time to ask challenging questions about life, faith and meaning from the comfort of your own home.

It is ideal for those new to faith, those sitting on the fence regarding faith, and those of us who want to know Jesus more.

Each film is designed to create conversation around a topic such as: is there more to life than this, who is Jesus, what proof is there that he existed, what is the meaning of life, why is there suffering in this world.
Each week we watch the short film prior to the meeting, and then join the Zoom meeting for 1hr 30 mins where we explore life’s big questions.

We invite all of you along, but especially ask you, do you know anyone who might benefit from this course? Perhaps someone struggling, feeling a little lost, or wondering about faith and whether it might be for them. If so, please suggest they join us.

If you would like to join us at ANY point of the course, please contact Helen Wittgreffe at helen.wittgreffe@btinternet.com  


 

Holy Habits

Tuesday 11th of May 2021- 8.00pm- 9.00pm-  ZOOM BIBLE STUDY- "Holy Habits"- PRAYER

This  Bible Study will mainly focus around our new Zoom theme which is entitled “Holy Habits” from the Bible Reading Fellowship. On Sunday the 9th of May we will include a sermon on  one of the “Habits” - PRAYER  and  this Bible Study is a deeper exploring the meaning of prayer  and how it plays its part in our lives. 

There is an incredible wealth of material available for viewing and purchase on the Bible Reading Fellowship website for those who would like to take this excellent series further for themselves

www.brfonline.org.uk/collections/holy-habits

The ten “Holy Habits” are:
Fellowship, Prayer, Gladness and Generosity, Serving, Worship, Sharing Resources, Making New Disciples, Breaking Bread, Eating Together and Bible Teaching

To register your interest please respond to Robin by email  robinspittle@btinternet.com or          text 07443924285.

New and familiar faces are very welcome!


Little Bealings- winter

Wednesday 12th of May 2021- 9.30am-12.00pm-  Private Prayer at LITTLE BEALING
Little Bealings church will be open for private prayer every Wednesday from 9:30am until 12:00pm. Spend some special quiet time in our beautiful church, where chairs will be set out in front of the sanctuary for prayer. There is also the opportunity to light a candle for your prayer. We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. Toilets are available for emergency use only.


Little Bealings

Thursday 13th of May 2021- 9.30am-10.15am- Morning Prayer at LITTLE BEALINGS
Our mid-week services are quiet, contemplative spoken services with a short talk. Initially booking is not required however you will be asked to sign a register for track and trace. We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. Toilets are available for emergency use only. Pre-booking or signing a register are requirements for track and trace. For Sunday and Festival services, we can only guarantee a place if you book first. If numbers grow for mid-week services, booking may be introduced for these also.


Fynn Valley Walk

Thursday 13th of May 2021- 10.30am-12.00pm- FYNN VALLEY WALKS
This walk through the beautiful Fynn Valley leaves at 10:30am from Little Bealings Church.
The delightful countryside of the Fynn Valley is a real treasure of Suffolk, with some of the most beautiful walking to be found, full of surprises and ever-changing flora and fauna.  All Saints Little Bealings is ideally situated for our Fynn Valley Walks. 

Our guides are Francis and John, who have both lived in Little Bealings for many years and are passionate about the delightful countryside around the church. Francis and John both know the best routes and are up to date with the latest Safeguarding training.

Our routes change each week, usually around 3-5 miles, where our distance and pace are geared according to ability and wishes of the group. Our walks are entirely free ,where those who attend regularly are encouraged to make an occasional donation to All Saints Little Bealings.

There’s no need to book, simply turn up at 10:30am on a Thursday at the church and you’ll be happily welcomed. Please wear footwear and clothing according to the weather. The weather is remarkably kind to us, though if there has been rain then walking boots are advised!

For more information including maps and photos, see "Albums" in our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/337873547528977/

More details to follow on the website or contact john.wittgreffe@btinternet.com 07857838678.  
Note that at present, Covid-19 safety guidelines for sport & exercise groups apply. 


All Saints  Window 

Thursday 13th of May 2021- 11.00am- 11.45am- Ascension Day-Thursday HOLY COMMUNION at ASK Quiet traditional BCP style worship, a simple mix of prayer, confession, thought for the day and blessing, you will  be able to listen to some music to reflect upon. Holy Communion will also be available for those who find it helpful.  

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing requirements are met. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines, including physical distancing, use of hand sanitiser and wipes, and regular cleaning of the Churches.
Pre-booking is required for track and trace.

To ensure safe social distancing and due to limited numbers please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.

Polite reminder:

Please may we ask you to follow our Government’s advice on mandatory face coverings. 




Ascension day

Thursday 13th of May 2021- 7.30pm- 8.30pm- Benefice Zoom Church- Ascension Day Service

An uplifting service of simple thoughts on the Ascension of Jesus, interspersed with our favourite hymns. 

Last year for Ascension Day we held a special service and we plan something similar this year. The service will include well known hymns / songs along with clips and Robin will link together The Lamb of God (Servant) and The Lion of Judah (King). It is such an encouragement the “King of Kings” (Jesus) was among us as “one who serves”. Do join us via Zoom between 7.30pm and 8.30pm 

We would love you to join us ! Please click the link to Join. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81360086102?pwd=ckgxNUV2TjEweHV5S3BxR2R2RG8vdz09 

Meeting ID: 813 6008 6102

Passcode:631447

Please note:
If you encounter any difficulties  in joining this Service, please contact  Ollie Scase  for assistance askyouthwork@gmail.com  

For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm




I have now produced  “Thoughts For The Times” videos and (amazingly to me) these seem to have been very well received!  They can be accessed through this  website

https://www.askesgrave.org/thoughtforthetimes.htm


To help us communicate with each other our Ministry Team are  using Zoom for Morning Prayer and a Staff Meeting each Monday

Look out for the Prayer, Listening and Practical Support Schemes that are coming into practice 

https://www.askesgrave.org/supportline.htm

You can also keep  in contact with us through our Facebook Page 

https://www.facebook.com/Askesgrave/

At the moment we are still allowing funerals at All Saints. Having said that the number that are allowed to attend is very low and the suggestion is that a basic funeral can be followed by a Thanksgiving Service later in the year. I want to reassure those who can’t attend that to simply remember their loved one at home during the time of the service is both itself appropriate and also what that loved one would want them to do.

Please be assured that the community of Kesgrave is continually in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Robin


A prayer for this time of difficulty...

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

All Saints Kesgrave Support Line