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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  17th of June  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 18th of June 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 20th of June 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.   



breakfast

Sunday 20th of June 2021-9.15am- 11.00am- 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.

Please click the link below to join :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82850336935?pwd=RGEzZjFIZ1ZRSlE2STZMbnlHSWt3dz09

Meeting ID: 828 5033 6935
Passcode: 268794

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


Holy Habits

Sunday 20th of June 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Benefice ZOOM CHURCH- "Holy Habits"- SERVING


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/82850336935?pwd=RGEzZjFIZ1ZRSlE2STZMbnlHSWt3dz09

Meeting ID: 828 5033 6935

Passcode: 268794

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 Sunday at the 10am Zoom church service we are continuing our 'Holy Habits' series and our theme will be 'Serving'. As it's Father's Day, for our prayer activity this week we are asking you to draw a picture of you and your dad, step-dad, grandpa, step-grandpa, or someone who is like a Father to you.  Colour it in brightly, and then try to think of some ways in which you could 'serve' that special person.  Perhaps you could have a go at creating 'tokens' from little pieces of paper or luggage labels like I've done below, and on them you could write some promises of things you can do for that person, such as helping with the washing up, walking the dog or weeding the garden.  You can then present the picture and tokens to them, and the tokens can be traded in at some point in the future! One of the best ways we can bless God, our Father in heaven, is to pray for others, so let's be sure to write or say a prayer for the special person in your drawing. 

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Fathers Day tokens

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  20th of June 2021- 12.00pm-12.45pm-  HOLY COMMINION 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 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.  



evensong

Sunday 20th of June 2021- 6.30pm- 7.30pm- Benefice ZOOM CHURCH- EVENSONG

An evening service of Said Evensong   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/86788608786?pwd=dGtvZC9KbTRQNWwwMmJGWCtFUFlXZz09 

Meeting ID: 867 8860 8786

Passcode: 086688

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



Silver Screen LITE

Monday 21st of June 2021- 2.30pm- 3.30pm- Silver Screen LITE at ASK
Silver Screen Lite” will be showing one of the  classic sitcoms.  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.       


Messy Church at Home

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- MESSY CHURCH at Home 
Tuesday 22nd June will be Zoom Messy Church at Home, where our theme will be 'Jeremiah down the well'.

We'd love for you to join us at 10am for some crafting, singing and story time fun, and of course bubble prayers!
You will find the following items useful...
- An A4 piece of paper or card to make a lantern
- Colouring pens or stickers to decorate
-Scissors and adult help for cutting! Glue or sticky tape.
- Bubbles
We look forward to seeing you then!

Lantern

Please click here to email for a link to the session.

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


Jennie & the team



Little Bealings

Wednesday 23rd of June 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.


Holy Habits

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021- 7.30pm-8.30pm- ZOOM BIBLE STUDY- "Holy Habits"- SERVING

This  Bible Study will mainly focus around our new Zoom theme which is entitled “Holy Habits” from the Bible Reading Fellowship.

Holy Habits is an initiative to nurture Christian discipleship. It explores Luke's model of church found in Acts 2:42-47, identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them.

 On Sunday the 20th of June we will include a sermon on one of the “Habits” - SERVING and this Bible Study is a deeper exploring of the meaning " SERVING".-

" All the believers were together and had everything in common; they sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need".


Session will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd of June (7.30pm) 

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

Thursday 24th of June 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.


Walk

Thursday 24th of June 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 24th of June 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. 




coffee  chat

Tuesday 29th of June 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Zoom Coffee & Chat

Tuesday 29th June 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 


    

after hours

Sunday 4th of July 2021- 5.00pm- 5.45pm- Zoom AFTER HOURS 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. 


Please click the link below to join our All Saints Zoom Church- After Hours:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85196646971?pwd=ZFZMNnNDSiszWjNuTXFBT0FadW9OQT09

Meeting ID: 851 9664 6971

Passcode: 794306

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


    All Saints

Sunday 4th of July 2021- 6.30pm- 7.15pm - EVENSONG at ASK
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. 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

Sunday 11th of July 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



Playford

Wednesday 21st of July 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.





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 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.