December 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 Morning Prayer
6pm Carol Service
A very special village service for all ages when we try and fill the church with our singing as well as with people. Mulled wine and mince pies to end with. Celebrate Saxtead with a special Christmas service
9.15am Holy Communion and Christmas Carols
All are very welcome to join us
29th 10am Joint Holy Communion Saxtead Church hosts all congregations to worship
News from All Saints Saxtead
The 2019 Sunday Remembrance Service took place at All Saints Saxtead with an at-tendance of fourteen peo-ple. The age range was from teenagers to those who remembered personally the events of 1939 to 1946. The eight names of those who died in the two world wars of the twentieth century were reverently spoken and the two minutes silence were observed. with the last post and the reveille being heard from the organist's Ipad. Saxtead's churchyard is a village one, full of country atmosphere. The blend of old and new contributed to a respectful and mean-ingful observance of this very necessary act of remembrance, not just of those from Sax-tead, but of all who have suffered in the cause of right, everywhere. The prayers of resolve that those present would seek for a better future were spoken with sincerity and purpose. Terry Gilder.
I shall never forget the many happy years I have spent relating what goes on in Saxtead, indeed what matters to Saxtead. From wed-dings to rubbish clearance , from the Church bike ride to Teas on the Green , from the great
events in our lives to all those little activities that make Saxtead what it is.
I leave on a positive note: since the ap-proaches to the Green and the ponds at Little Green were cleared a few years ago, Saxtead is a more welcoming place to live in. Moreover, the number of young people is growing. If the recent young persons' concert in the Church marking the climax of the festival is anything to go by, we are in safe hands. The community spirit as shown by all those involved in Celebrating Saxtead lives on.
It is time not for a new face but for a fresh set of eyes , a younger generation, to take the helm and present our village to the world. Thank you Saxtead, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Sue Ward
(Abiding memory: the scarecrows!)
Firstly, greetings to all , especially to those recently bereaved, suffering from long term illness or quietly coping with living alone in later life. Please don't hesitate to ask, if you need them, for lifts to Christmas events which this year are as follows:
Ladies' coffee morning at Lorette's Wednesday 11 December, 10.30 a.m.
Another seasonal sizzler from Ruth and Nick, Village Christmas lunch, Tuesday 17th December 12 for 12.30; please book with the Old Mill House on 685064
Carols for all, The Old Mill House, Friday 20 December, From 7.30
A rousing start to the weekend! Come ye, one and all!