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 All Saints is now open daily for private prayer and a socially distanced Sunday service at 6.30pm

 IN LIGHT OF THE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AROUND NON-ESSENTIAL CONTACT, THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK HAVE ISSUED ADVICE THAT PUBLIC WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

New service times starting 12th JULY

3 July 2020

SERVICES IN ST MICHAEL’S AND ALL SAINTS     published   03.07.20

The Wardens and Ministers in the benefice have met and for July and possibly for the duration of the Vacancy before Chris Davey arrives we hope to be able to offer the following services – open to everyone. A chance to worship in each other’s churches.

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July 2020 News from Saxtead

24 June 2020

July 2020 News from Saxtead
The slow pace imposed on us by the lockdown
has seemed to make each glorious phase this
spring far more memorable than before. The
whole length of Saxtead Green has been a
carpet of celandine dotted with cowslips, giving
way to a sea of buttercups, followed by a
hundred thousand oxeye daisies together with
the delicate lacework of the cow parsley swaying
in the wind. Our beautiful ancient church, All
Saints, Saxtead, is now open again, but for the
time being only for private prayer. In order to
follow government Covid-19 safety guidelines we
ask that only four visitors enter the church at any
one time, and that they wipe the door catches on
leaving with the wipes provided.
Percolation tests in Saxtead!
No this is not some strange coffee test in the
village. Rather some holes in the Churchyard
with proper permission. The PCC at Saxtead is
considering moving onto the long hoped for
Phase 2 which means considering a simple
‘kitchen’ facility and the possibility of a toilet at
the back of the Church. Part of this means
checking the soil capacity for drainage.
The PCC thank Bill Roberts and John Speight for
digging 3 holes and testing how the water
seeped (percolated) away. To the best of my
knowledge they didn’t even have a cup of coffee
while doing so! The PCC will learn about the
results at the meeting next week. Christina

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All Saints, Saxtead now open daily for private prayer

16 June 2020

On Monday afternoon June 15th 2020 All Saints, Saxtead, opened it’s enormous medieval door to the public for the first time for nearly four months. A notice invites to followself-distancing and disinfectant rules, using gel from a dispenser on entry and wiping the door handles on leaving, and to wear a mask if vulnerable.

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June 2020 news from Saxtead

27 May 2020

News from Saxtead June 2020


At All Saints, Saxtead, the glorious Mount Fuji cherry tree has shed its blossom which now forms a pink silk carpet up to the locked medieval door of the silent church. It has not been possible for the PCC to meet due to the isolation and distancing guidelines, and Sarah Rimmer has sadly notified us that our annual Church Fete has had to be cancelled. She is hoping that something can be arranged, if allowed, in the autumn.
The Loo Committee and Bill Roberts were unable to meet in the garden at Trust Farm due to distancing numbers, however the budget has been accepted and the architect will be asked to go ahead with the preparation of tender documents to be sent to a number of contractors.
The Saxtead PCC sewing group have sent more than 2 dozen masks, 5 sets of scrubs and 10 laundry bags to Foxearth so far. Sandra, the Housekeeper at Foxearth, rang to say how grateful they are for them and please could they have more masks and scrubs. So many village houses were swathed in bunting for VE Day. Everyone in the village over 70 will have been very much aware of VE Day all their lives as we were surrounded by people who had fought in the war. Very few families had no member who had died in action, paying the price for our freedom. Christina

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May 2020 News from Saxtead

20 April 2020

News from Saxtead We have tremendous help in the village for the vulnerable isolated households, many kind people running errands for their neighbours, and in particular Sarah and Bill Rimmer’s son who brings wonderfully fresh fruit and veg to Saxtead weekly from a wholesaler near Ipswich. Our retired postman Andrew Walne fetches prescriptions from the Framlingham surgery weekly, and our post lady Sally Anna delivered a box of children’s cards as an Easter present from All Saints Church to 9 village households with small children and said they were thrilled with them!

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April News 2020

27 March 2020

News from Saxtead

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March News from Saxtead

1 March 2020

News from Saxtead Narch 2020

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February News from Saxtead

29 January 2020

February Services at All Saints Saxtead 
2nd Candlemas Joint Christingle Service at St Michael’s at 11.00am 
9th 11.15am Holy Communion (BCP) 
16th 11.15am Holy Communion (CW)
23rd 11.15am Morning Prayer 
March Services at All Saints Saxtead 
1st 11.15am Holy Communion (CW) 
8th 11.15am Holy Communion (BCP) 
15th 11.15am Holy Communion (CW) 
22nd 11.15am  Holy Communion (CW) 
29th 11.15 am Morning Prayer 
 
News from Saxtead 
First of all, a reminder that on 2nd February, (Candlemas), there is a joint Christingle service at St Michaels at 11.00 am, so no service at Saxtead that day. For Communion, there is the 8am service at St Michael’s; see the schedule of services on reverse. Saxtead PCC has decided to start the exploration about getting a toilet and water into Church and to get our architect to help us begin the work. A small group has been formed to work with the Architect to consider the possibilities for water and for waste and the possible designs. They will need to work at the costings and consider phasing the work. The PCC also considered the possibilities for the Cremation plot in the Churchyard and is taking some advice on the possibilities of what is possible and what would be allowed. Alpha Course We got off to a good start with plates of steaming Red Poll cottage pie for our fifteen guests who came from as far as Debenham and Brandeston, as well as from Framlingham and Saxtead! We have a selection of books to borrow and a manual to guide Participants through the talks. Christina:  Email: cdb1946@icloud.com  

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