Prayers for the planet

Members of All Saints Church were among those who gathered in Wokingham town centre last Saturday for prayers for the planet. Canon David Hodgson, Rector of All Saints Church said: “We want to stand up for climate action in solidarity with so many people across the world and we also want to pray because we … Read more

Cornerstone refurbishments completed

The new “school year” opens at The Cornerstone with refurbishments to both the kitchen and the parish office. This is the first time both rooms have been fully re-fitted since the Cornerstone opened over 15 years ago. The new kitchen design has created both more floor space and more worktop space too. The oven has … Read more

All is not lost in this planetary emergency

All Saints’ Rector, Canon David Hodgson, brought an environmental angle to the familiar parables of Jesus about the lost sheep and the lost coin in his sermon last Sunday. The good news of  God who searches and finds the lost gives us grounds for hope, and a motivation for action,  that the changes to our … Read more

Associate Priest to move house to Montague Park

The Associate Priest for the parish, The Reverend Hannah Higginson, is to move house later in September in order to become resident within the Montague Park housing area. This will allow Hannah to be more involved in the life of the neighbourhood there, to build relationships, and to be part of the development of the … Read more

Church Council calls for fresh and urgent action on climate emergency

All Saints Parochial Church Council spent time at its September meeting discussing the climate emergency. The Council committed to renewing its efforts to reduce carbon emissions of the church activities and also to encourage all parishioners in the community to redouble efforts to reduce emissions and to minimise waste and pollution. Council members agreed that … Read more

Children’s and youth leaders commissioned for the coming year

Leaders of the children’s and youth groups which meet on Sunday mornings at All Saints Church were presented to the congregation at Parish Communion on 8th September and prayers were said for them. This was the opening Sunday of the new term for Junior Church and X-plore groups which meet in The Cornerstone during the … Read more

Choose life! God’s call in a time of planetary emergency

The second sermon in the Season of Creation at All Saints Church, given by the Reverend Colin James, was a searching message urging us to respond to the planetary emergency, based on God’s call to us to choose life. God’s chief characteristic is to show mercy and pity and yet human beings, having been given … Read more

Bishop of Oxford visits church on pilgrimage through Berkshire

Tuesday 3rd September. The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Reverend Steven Croft, arrived at All Saints Church today on his pilgrimage through Berkshire parishes. He had started his walk from St George’s Owlsmoor and passed through the parish churches of  Crowthorne and St Sebastian in Nine Nile Ride, Wokingham Without. Whilst at All Saints the … Read more

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