With effect from February 4th the start time of the Sunday Morning Service will be 10.45 am.
On the 1st Sunday of the month there is an All Age Service, everyone is welcome, especially families with young children. It is held in the Church Hall and starts at 10.45 am.
We're delighted to offer tours of our Church, including full afternoon teas for your group. We'd love to meet you and show you what our splendid Church has to offer. For more information and contact details, please click here to see our Church Tours page.
Some members of our Church participated in the Bedford Passion Play 2016 this Easter. Janet Fardell said: The play was super, we were so glad to have been part of it all,meeting new friends from different churches and feeling moved by the Easter story being depicted this way.
All Saints Church welcomes visiting groups of 10 or more who wish to have a full Afternoon Tea preceded or followed by a guided tour of this historic church (if wanted). Cost per head is £7.95 To discuss dates/times of bookings contact;- Frances Leonard 01234 852480 email email@example.com or Janet Fardell 01234 855158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Hale, Lincolnshire. Dear All, It is only two weeks since our Farewell Service and yet it seems much longer because we have been occupied with a series of contractors, renewing a bathroom, having new doors, a cupboard and bookshelves, having a new fire installed and having the whole place painted. That's not to mention opening removal boxes and unwrapping various items and putting up pictures – there are still plenty more boxes to open. We went to our local church on Mothering Sunday for a very friendly and informal service, a variation on Messy Church, but this morning we went to the Boston Stump for a more dignified Sung Eucharist, with the emphasis on making their church a place of hospitality – this is quite challenging as it is the biggest parish church in England and you can't help feeling a bit lost in it, but there was a friendly welcome. However, the purpose of this letter is to thank you all most sincerely for our tremendous and memorable send-off at the last [Read more...]
The All Saints Church Lunch Club meets once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12.30pm. We visit various pubs in the Parish to enjoy a light lunch, a drink and a chat. The itinerary is on the notice board in the church porch.
Please join us at All Saints Church, Kempston, on Sunday 28th February at 4:00pm for a leaving service for Rev Stephen Huckle.
The ancient poems we call Psalms have stood the test of time, for they address many of the problems we still face: violence, injustice, anger – and bewilderment. Why do the wicked prosper? Where is God when we suffer? Church Barn on Thursdays, 11, 18, February, 3, 10, 17 March at 7:30 p.m. Do please join us and sign up to the list in church so we can provide enough booklets.
Elaine and I came from a very different inner city parish in Stirchley in Birmingham in 2005 and, coming to live in Church End in Kempston, the first major shock was that our main neighbours were not people at all but pheasants and foxes. In fact, as we later discovered, the two parishes embrace a huge variety of people from farmers in rural Kempston to professionals in Biddenham, with substantial other groups in between, as well as pockets of poverty in Kempston, and later on the vast new estates in Great Denham and West Kempston. The priest's task is somehow to bring God to these diverse groups of people and to represent their needs before God. It was a tall order at the time and with the massive growth of the two parishes, the job has just got harder. My predecessor Richard Sutton had used the word backwater in his email address and there is a sense in which every parish is a backwater with its own very parochial concerns and we are certainly not a couple of highly visible town [Read more...]