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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  22nd of July  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:  

                     


All Saints

Sunday 25th of July 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.
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.
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.

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 



Church Online

Sunday 25th of July  2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- BENEFICE ZOOM CHURCH

This Service will be conducted from All Saints Kesgrave. Therefore, you are welcome to attend this service as well!

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. Pre-booking is required for track and trace.   

Please email Robin Spittle on robinspittle@btinternet.com or phone 01473 623388 to confirm your attendance.
As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 

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/88317292846?pwd=eGZ5ak0xWjk5S1U4eDFzVDQ3WlBjZz09

Meeting ID: 883 1729 2846
Passcode:959329

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, we will be celebrating the baptism of a member of the congregation! For our prayer activity we are asking you to colour in and write your prayers on paper flowers.  Having cut the flowers out, you then fold the petals over the middle, one at a time, to hide the prayer (crease well).  Then, carefully place the bottom of the shape on top of some water (in a bowl or the sink) so that they float.  Gradually the flowers will open out, which releases the prayers to God.  The flowers will then float on top of the water as shown in the photographs below!  This will take some time to happen, so there is plenty of opportunity to watch and reflect on the prayers and the fact that water gives us life.  

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Please click here for the colouring sheet.

Floating flower prayers

Floating prayers bowl

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



Little Bealings

Sunday 25th of July 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Family Communion at 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.  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

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 


Little Bealings

Wednesday 28th of July 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.  Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. Toilets are available for emergency use only.

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 




Little Bealings

Thursday 29th of July 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. 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.
As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 


Walk

Thursday 29th of July 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 29th of July 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. 
The services will  be adapted to conform to all government guidelines.
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.

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 



All Saints

Sunday 1st of August 2021- 8.30am-9.15am- Holy Communion at ASK

This service will be held at the CHURCH HALL

As of August, the All Saints Kesgrave will start work on the Lighting Project, which is expected to take 8-10 weeks. During this period, the church will be closed to everyone except the installers. This will keep health & safety risks to a minimum. Alternative worship arrangements therefore had to be provided.

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,
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.

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way.


Holy Habits

Sunday 1st of August 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- FIG ZOOM CHURCH- "Holy Habits"- BREAKING BREAD
This service will be held at the CHURCH HALL

As of 1st of August, Benefice Zoom Services at 10.00am (renamed to FIG ZOOM CHURCH) will be conducted from the Church Hall (as long as restrictions / advice and the need dictates).Therefore, in addition to Zoom (which will continue) you are welcome to attend in person if you prefer!

In a relaxed service format similar to former (pre-Covid) FIG  Family Services, where we welcome all ages and families for an optional cup of hot beverage and a biscuit for worship, prayer activities for children and fellowship. The Hall will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

If you would rather participate via Zoom, you may do so from either home or away. Simply use the Link below.

Those in the Church Hall who prefer to stay off camera can do so in a " camera free zone". 

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 

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/88317292846?pwd=eGZ5ak0xWjk5S1U4eDFzVDQ3WlBjZz09

Meeting ID: 883 1729 2846
Passcode:959329

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, we will be continuing our 'Holy Habits' series and our theme will be 'Breaking Bread'.  For our prayer activity this morning we are asking you to decorate the picture of a communion wafer with pictures and words which represent your prayers to God.  These can be prayers that say thank you, sorry and please, and which remember the names of those in need - anything that you wish to bring before God. 
When we break bread and then eat it, it becomes a part of us. In the same way, when we pray for others and different situations, the concern and how we feel about them becomes a part of us too.  
We look forward to seeing your creations!

Please click here for the colouring sheet.

Communion wafer

For those joining Zoom for the first time ,There are some simple instructions how to join

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


Playford

Sunday 1st of August 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Morning Prayer at PLAYFORD
This service will be held at St. Mary's Playford

As of August, the All Saints Kesgrave will start work on the Lighting Project, which is expected to take 8-10 weeks. During this period, the church will be closed to everyone except the installers. This will keep health & safety risks to a minimum. Alternative worship arrangements therefore had to be provided.

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.  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

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 



after hours

Sunday 1st of August 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



Silver Screen LITE

Monday 2nd of August 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  


Little Bealings

Wednesday 4th of August 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. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser on entry. Toilets are available for emergency use only.

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 




Holy Habits

Wednesday 4th  of August 2021- 7.30pm-8.30pm- ZOOM BIBLE STUDY- "Holy Habits"- BREAKING BREAD

In our next two Bible studies in July, we'll continue our Zoom theme of "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.

For those who wish to further their study of this excellent series, there is a huge wealth of information available for purchase and viewing on the Bible Reading Fellowship website.

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

On August 1st, the sermon will focus on another "Holy Habit" - BREAKING BREAD, and the Bible Study will examine how early Christians found God in everything and shared their lives together. They made mistakes, they didn’t always share and yet they found something so special that they tried to follow Christ’s example. So they, like him, took bread, the ordinary and everyday; they gave thanks to God, they broke it, they shared it and they consumed it. Through breaking bread, we too are invited to gather and take the everyday; thanking God for it, breaking it, sharing it and eating it. The words Jesus used at the Last Supper and the use of both "breaking bread AND eating together" show that "breaking bread" included whatever they did for Holy Communion.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

Please join our session on Wednesday 4th of August (7.30pm)  

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 5th of August 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. 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.
As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 


Walk

Thursday 5th of August 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 5th of August 2021- 11.00am- 11.45am- Thursday HOLY COMMUNION at ASK This service will be held at the CHURCH HALL

As of August, the All Saints Kesgrave will start work on the Lighting Project, which is expected to take 8-10 weeks. During this period, the church will be closed to everyone except the installers. This will keep health & safety risks to a minimum. Alternative worship arrangements therefore had to be provided.

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

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 



Playford

Sunday 8th of August 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Family Communion at PLAYFORD
This service will be held at St. Mary's Playford

As of August, the All Saints Kesgrave will start work on the Lighting Project, which is expected to take 8-10 weeks. During this period, the church will be closed to everyone except the installers. This will keep health & safety risks to a minimum. Alternative worship arrangements therefore had to be provided.

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.  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

As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 



breakfast

Sunday 15th of August 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.

Please click the link below to join :

LINK TO FOLLOW


evensong

Sunday 15th of August 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:

LINK TO FOLLOW



Playford

Wednesday 18th of August 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. 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
. As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 


  

All Saints

Sunday 5th of September 2021- 6.30pm- 7.15pm - EVENSONG at ASK

This service will be held in Fred Upson Hall
( Former Royal British Legion Hall)

As of August, the All Saints Kesgrave will start work on the Lighting Project, which is expected to take 8-10 weeks. During this period, the church will be closed to everyone except the installers. This will keep health & safety risks to a minimum. Alternative worship arrangements therefore had to be provided.

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.  


As of the 19th of July, face coverings are not mandatory, but we would like to encourage you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is yours and you will not be judged either way. 


Pub Quiz

Friday 10th of September  2021- 7.00pm- 8.30pm- ZOOM PUB QUIZ

Description:

We have enjoyed Zoom Pub Quiz since it began over a year ago, and it continues to be one of our favourites’, when family, friends, and members of the congregation gather to test some knowledge and memory and have fun.

No need to form a team, our Quiz Master  will work that all out for us!

Here's the link to join : 

LINK TO FOLLOW





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.