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


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ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE CHURCH SERVICES
and PRIVATE PRAYER

All Saints Kesgrave are delighted to announce to be hosting Three CHURCH SERVICES a week:

8.30am -8.50am        Sunday Morning Service
12.00pm - 12.20pm Sunday Afternoon Service
11.00am- 11.20am   Thursday Morning Service

All three services will be 20 min long, traditional BCP style or Common 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.
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.

Please note we will also have church open for PRIVATE PRAYER weekly:
11.30am-12.00pm - Thursday
12.30pm-13.00pm - Sunday


We hope you have found some comfort and joy in attending our Zoom ASK Services and Events. We are hoping to continue with those and will be sending updates and links to those on our email ASK Directory or alternatively you may also see our updates here on this page bellow. 
We are trying to regularly update notices and information as they become available, as well as adding items onto our pages on The Church of England's 'A Church Near You' site - https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2061/
If you are on Facebook, please like and follow us on our page - All Saints Church Kesgrave
https://www.facebook.com/Askesgrave/
- where we will also upload important developments and information, videos and ideas for prayer and worship.
Social distancing had been a big part of our preparation. Please watch the video below explaining how All Saints are ready to welcome visitors for Private Prayer.


COVID-19 - REVISED Sunday  5th of July 2020

A message from your Vicar

We wish to assure you that as a church we are continuing to monitor and if necessary, update 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 Church services:


Tuesday 7th  of July -10.00am-11.00am - MESSY CHURCH at Home

This coming Tuesday 7th July will be Zoom Messy Church at Home, where our theme will be ‘Loaves & Fishes'.
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...

- A piece of paper to draw a plate, knife and fork, or a colouring sheet printed using this link from 'Little Miss Craft':-

http://littlemisscraft.com/files/image/post/227/print-Drawing-dinnerplate.pdf

Colouring pens/crayons, paint or pictures cut from magazines etc. to decorate your plate with your favourite foods.

Duplo, Lego, or play dough if you'd rather build or shape food than colour!

A square piece of paper to make an origami fish.

Bubbles!

We look forward to seeing you then!

Please click on the link below to join us at 10am on Zoom!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86964617186?pwd=b1NpSVg0OUpXQTBMSWtIYkhDNWlUdz09

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

Tuesday 7th of July -7.00pm - 8.00pm - ZOOM ALPHA

Exploring is good. We’re built for it. But for all our searching – it’s rare to find time to think, and talk, about the big questions of life; about faith and reason and God and meaning.

Light wave are running a midweek Alpha on Zoom. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It runs all around the globe, and everyone's welcome to join for as often as you wish.

If you are interested in attending please contact Charlotte Cook by email Charlotte.cook@cofesuffolk.org


Thursday 9th of July 2020-11.00am-11.20am - THURSDAY MORNING SERVICE
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
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.


Thursday 9th of July  -11.30am -12.00pm ASK PRIVATE PRAYER 
The Government has allowed access to places of worship for individual prayer therefore All Saints opening up for private prayer. Social distancing had been a big part of our preparation. If you find  All Saints Kesgrave as a helpful place to be in to pray and reflect, then please come and see us during this hour. 

Friday 10th of July  -6.30pm -8.00pm ASK ZOOM PUB QUIZ
Please join us for a fun evening of questions and laughter via Zoom. Children are very welcome, with one round of questions even complied by our younger members. No need to form a team, our Quiz Master Ollie will work that all out for us – he really is rather brilliant at all this online stuff!
Here's the link to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82689878680?pwd=NmpxU3dEYi9LcUtubDJDRUZlK21MQT09

Sunday 12th of July 2020-8.30am-8.50am - SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
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.
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.

Sunday 12th of July 2020- 10.00am- 11.00am ASK ZOOM CHURCH-  Fruit of the Spirit –     'Self-Control'
We would love you to join our All Saints Zoom Church- Fruit of the Spirit –                               
'Self-Control' -12.07.20 at 10.00 am !!!
Please click the link below to join :
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88607402477?pwd=Z2dqK25NSEc2R0NzdVViQUhSdmIrdz09

You will be able to listen to a sermon, join in with worship and prayer-time activities.This coming Sunday at the 10am church service, we continue our series ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ and our theme this week will be ‘self-control’. Our activity (or should I say challenge!) will involve having some colourful sweets like Smarties or Skittles, and using each colour to focus our prayers like we have done in the past. BUT, this time there’s a difference! We have to test how strong our self-control is, and see if we can wait until the end of the service before we’re allowed to finally eat the sweets! Can you do it?!
So, throughout the service, spend some time praying for different people and situations based on the colour themes shown below, and then we’ll see how many sweets are left at the end!


smarties    smartie prayersPlease can you let us know in advance of any upcoming Birthdays or Anniversaries between 12.07.20 – 19.07.20 if you wish to mention them in the Service. Please email robin.spittle@btinternet.com

For those joining Zoom for the first time ,
There are some simple instructions how to join
https://www.askesgrave.org/howtojoin.htm
You can watch this Service live on : 
if you wish to view our recorded All Saints  Zoom  Church Services on our Website

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

Sunday 12th of July 2020- 10.00am- 10.30am HOLY COMMUNION at Playford 
The services will last for approximately 20 minutes and 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. While we are all getting used to this strange new world, we hope that you will come along and join us since we don’t know when we will get back to church as it used to be!
In order to safeguard all, we have to limit attendance so please call (leave a message) or email to book a place.
Please contact Churchwarden at  Playford Church Colin Hedgley 
by email  
colinhedgley@aol.com  or phone 01473 738468
Please contact Churchwarden at Little Bealings Church  Corinne Fear by email  corinnejarvis@hotmail.co.uk  or phone 07810 355511  

Sunday 12th of July 2020-12.00pm-12.20pm - SUNDAY AFTERNOON SERVICE
Quiet traditional Common 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
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.

Sunday 12th of July  -12.30pm -1.00pm ASK PRIVATE PRAYER 
The Government has allowed access to places of worship for individual prayer therefore All Saints opening up for private prayer. Social distancing had been a big part of our preparation. If you find  All Saints Kesgrave as a helpful place to be in to pray and reflect, then please come and see us during this hour. 

We also continue with an option of watching  Songs of Praise (1.15pm on BBC 1)

I have now produced  “Thoughts For The Times” videos and (amazingly to me) these seem to have been very well received! Apparently you can subscribe to get updates about future “episodes”. They can be accessed through this  website
https://www.askesgrave.org/thoughtforthetimes.htm
or here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL7_EWd9SRQ

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.


VIRTUALLY KESWICK CONVENTION 
27th of July -31st of July 

Virtually Keswick Convention is an exciting, new five-day online event this Summer. Virtually Keswick Convention will feature teaching, sung worship and seminars for adults, youth and children. The engaging sessions will be available free online for everyone.

For more information and booking details please visit:
  https://keswickministries.org/convention-2020/


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