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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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His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh – 9 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip

The Staff and whole Church family of All Saints Kesgrave with All Saints Little Bealings and St Mary’s Playford are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 

Benefice Rector, Rev Robin Spittle, has said “On behalf of all our communities, our thoughts at this very sad time are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family”.    

As a mark of respect, the Kesgrave Church flag will be flown at half-mast and follow all recommended timings. For an online Book of Condolence people can join with that placed at, www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences

The Royal Family have issued the following statement, “During the public health situation, Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign.” In respect for these wishes, please direct people to the online books of condolence on the  St Edmundsbury Cathedral website (click HERE) or the Church of England website (click HERE). 

If any Kesgrave parishioners wish to lay a floral tribute, they may do so at the Royal British Legion War Memorial, Legion Green (nr All Saints roundabout).  

Further announcements of any other events and timings will be added when details are known.




 REVISED Tuesday  13th of April 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:                   

               

Little Bealings- winter

Wednesday 14th of April 2021- 9.30am-12.00pm-  Private Prayer at LITTLE BEALINGS

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.


Playford

Wednesday 14th of April 2021- 11.00am-11.45am- Holy Communion at PLAYFORD
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.


                         Bible Study                     

Wednesday 14th of April 2021- 7.15pm-8.15pm- Zoom BIBLE STUDY
THE BLESSING OF SERMON PREPARATION
Many of us are already familiar with and enjoying this format of Bible Study.
Robin would like to develop further the spiritual insight that comes from preparing a Bible passage for a sermon. Once again we will use a randomly chosen Bible passage to work out (under Robin's guidance) how it could be preached. We will look together at context, main message and how illustration work together to make a sermon. Finally, at the end, Robin will preach “our”7-minute sermon back to the group!

This is suitable for all levels of Bible knowledge and no one would be placed under any pressure to contribute. Robin has long wanted to encourage All Saints to find the encouragement that comes from reading a Bible passage with a deeper understanding and he is excited about the possibilities. Working with different passages “Sermon Preparation” sessions will be taking place on Wednesday 14th of April (7.15pm- Old Testament) and Thursday15th of April (8.00pm – New Testament)

To register your interest please respond to Robin by email  robinspittle@btinternet.com or          text 07443924285.
Both sessions will last about an hour.
New and familiar faces are very welcome!


Little Bealings

Thursday 15th of April 2021- 9.30am-10.15am- Holy Communion 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 15th of April 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 15th of April 2021- 11.00am- 11.45am- 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. 



   Bible Study                     

Thursday 15th of April 2021- 8.00pm-9.00pm- Zoom BIBLE STUDY
THE BLESSING OF SERMON PREPARATION
Many of us are already familiar with and enjoying this format of Bible Study.
Robin would like to develop further the spiritual insight that comes from preparing a Bible passage for a sermon. Once again we will use a randomly chosen Bible passage to work out (under Robin's guidance) how it could be preached. We will look together at context, main message and how illustration work together to make a sermon. Finally, at the end, Robin will preach “our”7-minute sermon back to the group!

This is suitable for all levels of Bible knowledge and no one would be placed under any pressure to contribute. Robin has long wanted to encourage All Saints to find the encouragement that comes from reading a Bible passage with a deeper understanding and he is excited about the possibilities. Working with different passages “Sermon Preparation” sessions will be taking place on Wednesday 14th of April (7.15pm- Old Testament) and Thursday15th of April (8.00pm – New Testament)

To register your interest please respond to Robin by email  robinspittle@btinternet.com or          text 07443924285.
Both sessions will last about an hour.
New and familiar faces are very welcome!


breakfast

Sunday 18th of April 2021-9.15am- 10.00am- Benefice Zoom  BREAKFAST SPECIAL
Virtual Breakfast Special (bring your Breakfast)! Chance to socialise and enjoy your breakfast before the service.

We miss our Breakfast Special .. the smell of bacon and sausages, toast, selection of cereals, yoghurts, all  lovingly prepared by our Mothers' Union.. !
So we would like to invite you to get your favourite breakfast ready and enjoy fellowship together.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81662676146?pwd=ZGJyTUFZdENwQnU4Y3k0emt5bXRyUT09

Meeting ID: 816 6267 6146
Passcode: 418438

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  


benefice Zoom Church

Sunday 18th of April 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Benefice ZOOM CHURCH
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/81662676146?pwd=ZGJyTUFZdENwQnU4Y3k0emt5bXRyUT09

Meeting ID: 816 6267 6146
Passcode: 418438

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 coming Sunday at our 10am Zoom church service, our Bible passage will explore what happened when Jesus appeared to the disciples. They were “startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost” but Jesus “opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures”. Perhaps the scriptures were written in a book or on a scroll?
For our prayer activity this week we would love for you to join us in writing or drawing your prayers on a scroll or in a little prayer book, like the ones shown below.
Please click here to print out a copy of the scroll.
We look forward to seeing your creations!

Prayer scroll Prayer book

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




All Saints  Window

Sunday 18th of April 2021- 12.00pm-12.45pm-  HOLY COMMUNION 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. 
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.  


   ev

Sunday 18th of April 2021- 6.30pm- 7.30pm- Benefice Zoom EVENSONG

An evening service of Said Evensong on Sunday 18th of April at 6.30pm  using the Book of Common Prayer liturgy. Enjoy traditional hymns, a short sermon and the Evensong canticles of the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis

Do join us on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728757670?pwd=cHhCaTdZRzNaWmJxUUtDNVlKNVZtZz09

Meeting ID: 837 2875 7670
Passcode: 436856

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


                                      

  alpha

Tuesday 20th of April  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   
  


Pub Quiz Friday 23rd of April 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                                       

  


coffee  chat

Tuesday 27th of April  2021-10.00am- 11.00am- 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



                 

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