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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 REVISED Friday  22nd of October 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 24th of October 2021- 8.30am-9.15am- Holy Communion at ASK

This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE!!

Having begun work on the Lighting Project in August, ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE is delighted to have our Services BACK AT CHURCH.

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,

The Church will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

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.

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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.


The Bible Course

Sunday 24th of October  2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- All Age Service (Zoomed)-The Bible Course

This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE!!

Having begun work on the Lighting Project in August, ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE is delighted to have our Services BACK AT CHURCH.

 All Age Service (Zoomed) will be conducted from the Church (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!

The Church will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

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

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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 FIG Zoom Church-  at 10.00 am !!!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85476588933?pwd=UzVmdVdGNlE3MkRNNlNCT1VENk1kUT09

Meeting ID: 854 7658 8933

Passcode: 400338

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


Little Bealings

Sunday 24th of October 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

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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. 



mothers' Union

Tuesday 26th of October 2021- 2.15pm- 3.30pm- Mothers' Union at ASK
This event will be held at the CHURCH 

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 2.15pm in the Church. We begin with a short service followed by a talk from a variety of speakers, as detailed below. Then a cup of tea and biscuits to end the afternoon. We are always pleased to welcome visitors or new members.

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

Wednesday 27th of October 2021- 10.00am-10.45am- 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.

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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

Wednesday 27th of October 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 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 "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. 


Little Bealings

Thursday 28th of October 2021- 10.00am-10.45am- 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.

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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  Window 

Thursday 28th of October- 11.00am- 11.45am- Thursday HOLY COMMUNION at ASK

This service will be held at ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE!!

Having begun work on the Lighting Project in August, ALL SAINTS KESGRAVE is delighted to have our Services BACK AT CHURCH.

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.

The Church will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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. 


 

The Bible Course

Thursday 28th  of October 2021- 7.30pm-8.45pm-  ZOOM BIBLE STUDY- "The Bible Course"
The Bible Course- Session 2

The theme of "Holy Habits" merged with our last message on Biblical Teaching to lead us into the next approach - 8- week "The Bible Course".

In the same way as we did in the past with our "Holy Habits” Theme, the sermon will be delivered on Sunday and then followed by a Midweek Zoom Bible Study.

An eight-session course helping you explore the BIG story.

Big, complex, old … just some of the words people use to describe the Bible. Sound familiar? That’s where The Bible Course comes in. The course will increase your confidence, equip you to read the Bible better and help you to see its relevance to daily life. The course provides a birds-eye view of the world’s bestselling book.  

Over eight interactive sessions, it combines video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings.

We would like to invite you to join us on Zoom to learn together, delve deeper into understanding Scripture  and to see how the  books of the Bible are part of one big story.

Please join our 2nd Session on  Thursday 28th of October at 7.30pm 

To Join, Please Click the Link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85499529846?pwd=Q2RMMDVTN3V5S0VBSXUxRkRyeEdwQT09

Meeting ID: 854 9952 9846
Passcode: 422703


All Saints

Sunday 31st of October 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.

The Church will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.


WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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 31st of October  2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- All Age Holy Communion( Zoomed)- PATRONAL FESTIVAL & DEDICATION

For All Saints Church Kesgrave, Sunday 31st of October 2021 will be a Sunday of celebration for  the lighting project. This will, in fact, be a triple celebration: Patronal Festival, the Dedication to the New Lighting and an opportunity to thank  three  of our ministers who have left for pastures new.

We will conclude the celebration with refreshments, so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy  cake and fellowship with each other after the service.

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.
WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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 FIG Zoom Church-  at 10.00 am !!!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85476588933?pwd=UzVmdVdGNlE3MkRNNlNCT1VENk1kUT09

Meeting ID: 854 7658 8933

Passcode: 400338

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



Little Bealings

Sunday 31st of October 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Morning Prayer 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.

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

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , 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. 


Lighting fund

Sunday 31st of October 2021- 5.00pm- 6.00pm- SONGS of PRAISE & Blessing of the New Lighting

A service of inspiring hymns and songs, led  by the Dean of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Very Reverend Joe Hawes.

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.


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 the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

WITH A CURRENT RISES OF CASES IN OUR AREA , we would like to ENCOURAGE you to use a mask IF YOU CAN as a way of helping. The choice is your and you will not be judged either way



Silver Games

Monday 1st of November 2021- 2.00pm- 4.00pm- Silver Games  at ASK
Description:

This event will be held at the CHURCH HALL

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. 

The Hall will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 
As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation ,so don't forget to add a few layers.

If you have not already indicated through the Help Centre that you would like to attend, please let Robin know by either phone623388 or email robinspittle@btinternet.com


Playford

Sunday 7th of November 2021- 10.00am- 11.00am- Morning Prayer at 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.  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

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 7th of November 2021- 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. 


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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87624701276?pwd=TDE1dS9CU3FYMWdDNTA5T1dYYkdpUT09

Meeting ID: 876 2470 1276

Passcode: 955443

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 7th of November 2021- 6.30pm- 7.15pm - 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.

The Church will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 
As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

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. 


Silver Screen

Monday 15th of November 2021- 2.00pm- 4.00pm- Silver Screen  at ASK
Description:

This event will be held at the CHURCH HALL

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. 

The Hall will be well-ventilated and please wear a mask if practical. 

As the temperatures are expected to continue getting colder, please remember we will still have the windows open to provide good ventilation, so don't forget to add a few layers.

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


Playford

Wednesday 17th of November 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. 
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 19th of November  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 : 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89309614257?pwd=TFBvTEFlVWg0M2tSbWloRm14VEZTdz09

Meeting ID: 893 0961 4257

Passcode: 686975




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.