We would like to offer you a very warm welcome to the website of All Saints Church Kesgrave.

Please feel free to browse our site, take some time to look at our photos and read our articles.

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

Prayer for Ukraine


Literary translation by Dmytro Shostak

Боже великий, єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Волі і світу промінням
Ти її осіни.

Світлом науки і знання
Нас, дітей, просвіти,
В чистій любові до краю,
Ти нас, Боже, зрости.

Молимось, Боже єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Всі свої ласки й щедроти
Ти на люд наш зверни.

Дай йому волю, дай йому долю,
Дай доброго світу, щастя,
Дай, Боже, народу
І многая, многая літа.


Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light
Of your holy rays.
 
With learning and knowledge enlighten
Us, your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.
 
We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
All your kindness and grace.
 
Bless us with freedom, bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
For ever and evermore.


kesgrave Ukraine Mission

All Saints filled with shoeboxes for Ukraine. Thanks to those who facilitated this marvellous effort.

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 For other ways of donating, please see the Support Us page.




 REVISED Monday 23rd of May 2022

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 Explorers logo

Tuesday 24th of May 2022- 10.00am- 11.30am - LITTLE EXPLORERS at ASK
This Event will take place at the CHURCH HALL

Little Explorers sessions offer children the chance to play with toys and books and we have a biblically themed sticking activity, along with colouring, painting, the sand tray and play dough. Tea & coffee are available for carers.  After an hour of play we serve a pre-packaged snack to the little ones and move to the carpet area where we listen to the bible story, enjoy bubble prayers, and a time of singing.  

Sessions will run from 10am to 11.30am and cost £1.50 per child.  

COVID UPDATE - May 2022
As you will all be aware, there continues to be a level of Covid in schools, workplaces and the general environment. If you feel unwell with Covid-like symptoms before a session, then it would be greatly appreciated if you did not attend. Thank you for your understanding.

As always, hand sanitiser will be provided and we will still have the windows open to keep the hall as ventilated as possible, so don't forget to dress warmly.
Many thanks,
Jennie & the team


mothers' Union

Tuesday 24th  of May  2022- 2.15pm- 4.00pm- Mothers' Union at ASK
This event will be held at the CHURCH 

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.
We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning. We support families and communities both in the UK and around the world. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children in the Christian faith, Mothers’ Union has grown to over 4 million members worldwide. Our members work around the world bringing hope and practical support to millions of people every year through our parenting, literacy and community development programmes and as part of the volunteer base of local churches.

For more information contact Jenny Spittle on 01473 623388 or Jennyspittle@btinternet.com


Little Bealings- winter

Wednesday 25th of May 2022- 10.00am-11.00pm- Morning Prayer at LITTLE BEALINGS

This Service will take place at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS

Our mid-week services are quiet, contemplative spoken services with a short talk.
We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


Fynn Valley Walk

Wednesday 25th of May   2022- 10.30am-12.00pm- FYNN VALLEY WALKS
This Event will take place at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS
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 Wednesday 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 http://littlebealingschurch.org/fynn-valley-walking-group/ "or for latest updates see our Facebook pages at Fynn Valley Walks 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. 


Little Bealings Borrowers

Wednesday 25th  of May 2022- 3.10pm-4.00pm- Little Bealings BORROWERS

Little Bealings BORROWERS
Little Bealings Churchyard, Wednesdays 3:10-4:00pm 
Bring a coat, drink & snack.
Parents please stay to support your children.
An after school group for primary aged children and their families, by Little Bealings Church, Lightwave & the East Suffolk Community Partnership.

In the event of very wet weather we will either go inside the church or cancel, depending on the activity  
Do something small to be part of something BIG  

Please Contact  for more information
Ben Wale 07769183638
ben.wale@cofesuffolk.org


Stain Glass Window

Thursday 26th of May  2022- 2022- 11.00am- 12.00pm- Thursday Holy Communion at ASK-Ascension Day This Service will be held at All Saints Church Kesgrave

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 comforting.  

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


Please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation ,so don't forget to add a few layers.


Ascension day

Thursday 26th of May  2022- 2022- 7.30pm- 8.30pm- ZOOM Ascension Day Service

Ascension Day Service 
Thursday 26th  May at 7.30pm

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.  Do join us via Zoom between 7.30pm and 8.30pm 
We would love you to join us ! Please click the link to Join. 
Topic: Ascension Day Service  
Time: May 26, 2022 07:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89678103211?pwd=WldBYkpYajJ0ajM5T3YrbEc4ZTl1QT09

Meeting ID: 896 7810 3211
Passcode: 844835


LB

Saturday 28th of May 2022- 10.00am-12.30pm- PRIVATE Prayer at LITTLE BEALINGS
This Service will take place at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS

Little Bealings church will be open for private prayer every Saturday from 10:00am until 12:30pm. 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.

There is  a Prayer Box by the sanctuary in the church, where you can post a prayer in the prayer box using our prayer slips. This can be kept completely private and/or you can ask for it to be read at the next service, and/or included in the prayer chain.  


Additionally, there will be coffee and tea available to you.

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


ASK

Sunday 29th of May 2022- 8.30am-9.15am- Holy Communion at ASK
This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE

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. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


ASK

Sunday 29th of May 2022- 10.00am-11.0am- Holy Communion at ASK (Zoomed)

This service will be held at ALL SAINTS Church  KESGRAVE

CHURCH SERVICE (Zoomed) - Physical attendance possible. Zoom Participants are able to see and hear the service from All Saints Kesgrave.
We also aim to provide a Zoom Host who will interact and involve those watching via Zoom.

In the short term, and if practical, please continue to wear face coverings as we move towards exploring what living with Covid means.

We will also be monitoring the role of ventilation.
We would love you to join us at 10.00 am !!!

Please click the link below to join :

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86005422935?pwd=MFlTMHM3akdjbXBKMEZLNFVEdU15Zz09

Meeting ID: 860 0542 2935
Passcode: 630742

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


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


Playford

Sunday 29th  of May  2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-Morning Prayer at PLAYFORD

This Service will take place at Church of St. Mary's, PLAYFORD

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.  Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


Silver Games

Monday 30th of May  2022- 2.00pm- 4.00pm- Silver Games  at ASK
This event will be held at the All Saints CHURCH Kesgrave 
Description:

We would love for you to join us from 2.00pm - 4.00pm, come along and enjoy an afternoon of traditional games. How about a game of draughts or scrabble OR why not try our new favourite – Mexican Train Dominos!?
It has been a pleasure to see so many people get so much out of those sessions so far. Come along and enjoy laughter and companionship with us.
Whatever your interest there is sure to be something for everybody. If you don’t get too engrossed in your game there will also be tea, coffee and cakes. 

If you have not already indicated through the Help Centre that you would like to attend, please let Robin know by either phone 623388 or email robinspittle@btinternet.com


Stain Glass Window

Thursday 2nd  of June  2022- 2022- 11.00am- 12.00pm- Thursday Holy Communion at ASK This Service will be held at All Saints Church Kesgrave

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 comforting.  

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


ASK

Sunday 5th  of June 2022- 8.30am-9.15am- Holy Communion at ASK
This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE

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. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


ASK

Sunday 5th  of June 2022- 10.00am-11.0am- Morning Service at ASK (Zoomed)

This service will be held at ALL SAINTS Church  KESGRAVE

CHURCH SERVICE (Zoomed) Physical attendance possible. Zoom Participants are able to see and hear the service from All Saints Kesgrave.
We also aim to provide a Zoom Host who will interact and involve those watching via Zoom.

We would love you to join us at 10.00 am !!!

Topic: Morning Service at ASK
Jun 5, 2022 10:00 AM   
  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89221005131?pwd=NDkvR3liM3o2ZENGN3NoTVdKOExzZz09

Meeting ID: 892 2100 5131
Passcode: 360269

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

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


F.I.G

Sunday 5th of June  2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  F.I.G. Family Service at ASK ( Church Hall)

This Service will be held in the Church HALL

Families with babies and children are very welcome at Sunday services at our church!  We love to involve our children, and so every Sunday there is a service suitable for them.

F.I.G (Faith In God) Family Services at 10am in the Church Hall run in the church hall between 10am and 10.45am.Tables and chairs for families are arranged informally in the hall, and refreshments are available for the duration of the service.  Each week we aim to include some children’s worship songs, musical instruments, colouring/worksheets to complete, and activities to join in with, as well as the sermon and prayer activities. 

Come join us for a relaxed service where all ages are welcome. Families can enjoy a hot beverage as they worship, participate in prayer activities, and fellowship.


Playford

Sunday 5th  of June  2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-Morning Prayer at PLAYFORD

This Service will take place at Church of St. Mary's, PLAYFORD

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.  Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


after hours

Sunday 5th of June 2022- 5.00pm- 5.45pm- Zoom AFTER HOURS

Description

It would be wonderful if you could all join us for inspiring video-led worship. You will be able to listen to a themed sermon and enjoy some uplifting hymns. 

Singing is a beautiful and powerful channel that can delight, encourage and inspire. In our communion with God, singing is one of the upmost of our expressions of praise, worship, and thanks. It is right and acceptable to God when done sincerely and from an honest heart – even if it is not perfectly in tune.

Please click the link below to join our Zoom  After Hours:

Topic: Zoom AFTER HOURS
Time: Jun 5, 2022 05:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83182082017?pwd=UCtlUm1tcDUrWWt5UmlEWHBkVVJFdz09

Meeting ID: 831 8208 2017
Passcode: 287943

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


evensong

Sunday 5th  of June  2022- 6.30pm- 7.30pm - EVENSONG at ASK
This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE

A simple traditional  Book of Common Prayer evening  service.  We look forward to welcoming you!

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.  Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. The services will be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


Silver Screen

Monday 6th of June  2022- 2.00pm- 4.00pm- Silver Screen  at ASK
This event will be held at the CHURCH HALL
Description:

It has been a pleasure to see so many people get so much out of those sessions so far. Come along for an enjoyable afternoon and companionship.

Our full length films have been highly anticipated by our many and we are delighted to be back with full sessions in the coming months! 

Each session runs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

If you have not already indicated through the Help Centre that you would like to attend, please let Robin know by either phone 623388 or email robinspittle@btinternet.com


Coffee chat play   

Tuesday 7th of June 2022- 10.00am-11.30am- Coffee, Chat & Play at ASK
This event takes place at All Saints Church Hall

At Coffee, Chat and Play, sessions start and finish with a time for free play in our light, spacious hall.  A healthy snack is served to children at 10.45am. Tea & coffee are available for carers throughout. We aim to provide welcoming, stimulating environments that enable our young members to have fun and form friendships.

 Sessions are held in the church hall and take place on a Tuesday morning at 10am (during term time only) and cost £1.50 per child.  They provide a great opportunity for a cuppa and a chat with other carers and their children, in a fun, friendly environment.

In order for us to plan for numbers, it would help us greatly if you felt able to, to let us know each week if you plan on coming to our sessions.  Please email me - Jennie Fidler - Children & Family worker and session leader.  We completely understand that life with little ones doesn't always go to plan however, so please do not worry if you either can't make sessions or only decide to come at the last minute!  You can be sure of a very warm welcome.  We look forward to seeing you!

COVID UPDATE -June 2022
As you will all be aware, there continues to be a level of Covid in schools, workplaces and the general environment. If you feel unwell with Covid-like symptoms before a session, then it would be greatly appreciated if you did not attend. Thank you for your understanding.

As always, hand sanitiser will be provided and please remember we will still have the windows open to keep the hall as ventilated as possible, so don't forget to dress warmly.
Many thanks,
Jennie & the team

Knitting

Wednesday 8th of June  2022- 2.00pm-4.00pm- Silver Crafters at ASK
This event will be held at the CHURCH 

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!!!
SILVER CRAFTERS

There is a new and exciting addition coming to the Silver group of activities.
It will be for all those who are crafters and those who wish to learn.
Meeting monthly in the church of All Saints Kesgrave, from 2pm till 4pm
For all who knit, crochet, embroider, or who wish to learn there is sure to be someone around who can help.

All welcome.
Plus we will have the usual refreshments

For more details contact
Chris or Mike Bryer
01473 611143


quiz

Friday 10th June  2022- 7.00pm- 8.30pm- ZOOM  PUB QUIZ

Description:

Please join our Zoom Pub Quiz for more Rounds of questions and answers. 
The Zoom Pub Quiz has been one of our favourite events ever since it began, and it is still a favourite among family, friends, and church members, who gather to test their knowledge and memory. Please join us for a fun evening of questions and laughter via Zoom.
Here's the link to join:

Topic: ZOOM PUB QUIZ
Time: Jun 10, 2022 07:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87869955236?pwd=NTA2Vk41K05Hc29kaitNNU9jclBadz09

Meeting ID: 878 6995 5236
Passcode: 948976


LB

Saturday 11th of June  2022- 10.00am-12.30pm- PRIVATE Prayer at LITTLE BEALINGS
This Service will take place at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS

Little Bealings church will be open for private prayer every Saturday from 10:00am until 12:30pm. 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.

There is  a Prayer Box by the sanctuary in the church, where you can post a prayer in the prayer box using our prayer slips. This can be kept completely private and/or you can ask for it to be read at the next service, and/or included in the prayer chain.  


Additionally, there will be coffee and tea available to you.
We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


               

     ASK                  

Sunday 12th  of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  Holy Communion at ASK ( NON-Zoomed)
This service will be held at ALL SAINTS Church  KESGRAVE

CHURCH SERVICE (Non-Zoomed) - Physical attendance possible. 
In the short term, and if practical, please continue to wear face coverings as we move towards exploring what living with Covid means.

We will also be monitoring the role of ventilation.

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


zoom

Sunday 12th of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  ZOOM Only Morning Service at ASK 

Zoom ONLY Morning Service at ASK

Please join us via Zoom, you may do so from either home or away. Simply use the Link below. 

We would love you to join us at 10.00 am !!!
Please click the link below to join:

Topic: Morning Service at ASK
Jun 12, 2022 10:00 AM   
  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89221005131?pwd=NDkvR3liM3o2ZENGN3NoTVdKOExzZz09

Meeting ID: 892 2100 5131
Passcode: 360269

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


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


Little Bealings

Sunday 12th of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  Morning Prayer at Little Bealings
This service will be held at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines. Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.  

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

Corinne: 07810 355511  churchwardens1@outlook.com

Cafe

Sunday 12th of June  2022- 4.00pm- 5.00pm-  Silver Café at ASK

This event will take place at All Saints CHURCH Kesgrave 
4.00pm - Silver Café  followed by  Songs of Praise with the Brass Band at 5.00 pm


Songs of Praise

 Sunday 12th of June  2022- 5.00pm- 6.00pm-   Songs Of  PRAISE at ASK
This event will take place at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS 

Please join us for the uplifting Songs of Praise  performed by the Brass Band.


Playford

Wednesday 15th of June  2022- 11.00am-11.45am- Holy Communion at PLAYFORD
This Service will take place at Church of St. Mary's, PLAYFORD
Our mid-week services are quiet, contemplative spoken services with a short talk. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


breakfast

Saturday 18th of June 2022- 9.00am-10.00am-Men's & Ladies' Breakfast

Men's & Ladies' Breakfast

Join us at the FARMHOUSE

A chance for fellowship and a tasty breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.
Men's and Ladies' Breakfasts take place in separate rooms.
All ages welcome.

Please contact Gary Jones at gary.jones590@ntlworld.com   or  Anita Jones anitajones805@gmail.com to reserve your place.


breakfast

Sunday 19th of June  2022- 9.15am- 10.00am- BREAKFAST Special at ASK ( Church Hall)
This Event will be held in the Church HALL

Chance to socialise and enjoy your breakfast before the service.

We are delighted to invite you to share breakfast with us and spend time with one another.


F.I.G

Sunday 19th  of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  F.I.G. Family Service at ASK ( Church Hall)

This Service will be held in the Church HALL

Families with babies and children are very welcome at Sunday services at our church!  We love to involve our children, and so every Sunday there is a service suitable for them.

F.I.G (Faith In God) Family Services at 10am in the Church Hall run in the church hall between 10am and 10.45am.Tables and chairs for families are arranged informally in the hall, and refreshments are available for the duration of the service.  Each week we aim to include some children’s worship songs, musical instruments, colouring/worksheets to complete, and activities to join in with, as well as the sermon and prayer activities. 

Come join us for a relaxed service where all ages are welcome. Families can enjoy a hot beverage as they worship, participate in prayer activities, and fellowship.


Playford

Sunday 19th  of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-Family Communion at PLAYFORD

This Service will take place at Church of St. Mary's, PLAYFORD

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.  Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe. 


evensong

Sunday 19th  of June  2022- 6.30pm- 7.30pm - EVENSONG at ASK
This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE

A simple traditional  Book of Common Prayer evening  service.  We look forward to welcoming you!

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.  Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. The services will be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.


Little Bealings

Sunday 26th of June 2022- 10.00am- 11.00am-  Family Communion at Little Bealings
This service will be held at All Saints LITTLE BEALINGS

The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines. Please note that services will vary from church to church. 

We are taking great care to make your visit safe.  

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

Corinne: 07810 355511  churchwardens1@outlook.com






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

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

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


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.