Rector’s message 13th May 2022

This Sunday 15th May it is the Annual Church Meeting. It will take place in person in The Cornerstone main hall at 11am. This is when we meet as a church together to hear from our Parochial Church Council (PCC), which is the church’s governing and trustee body;  and talk about  what it has done … Read more

Rector’s message 6th May 2022

The impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine started to feel more even more real to us last Sunday.  We met  some of the Ukrainian families  who have been welcomed to Wokingham, with their hosts, at a tea party in The Cornerstone last Sunday. This was a Churches Together in Wokingham event organised by Reverend Becky … Read more

A first for churches at Wokingham May Fayre

Wokingham’s Town Mayor Cllr Tony Lack and Mayoress, Mrs Claire Lack, try out the wedding cutout at the May Fayre stall It was another first time event for Wokingham churches, All Saints and St Paul’s, when they jointly ran a stall at Wokingham’s May Fayre on the May Day Bank Holiday Monday. Clergy from both … Read more

Ukrainian refugees welcome party

Ukrainian refugees and their hosts in Wokingham were welcomed at a special tea party held in The Cornerstone . The event gave the opportunity for Ukrainian families newly-arrived in Wokingham Borough to meet one another and for hosts to meet other hosts or potential hosts. The event was organised by All Saints’ curate, The Reverend … Read more

To cover or uncover our faces?

All Saints Church is discussing whether the request  for everyone (except those medically exempt) to wear face-coverings at its main Sunday services should now be discontinued. A show of hands of the congregation last Sunday 1st May revealed that about 65% of those present would be comfortable if face-coverings were no longer worn; about 20%  … Read more

Registration no longer required before services

Registration before attending an All Saints service on Sunday morning is now discontinued with effect from Sunday 8th May. At times during the last two years it was mandatory for the church to keep records of those attending for track and trace purposes. When this became no longer required by law, registration was continued  for … Read more

Collection plate coming back into use

All Saints Church Council (PCC) has decided to re-introduce the collection plate at church services in a limited way, following its suspension in 2020 because of coronavirus. The collection plate will be available for gifts to be offered as people enter the Cornerstone foyer before morning services. Those who give regularly directly from their bank … Read more

Rector’s message 29th April 2022

This weekend the month of May arrives. It’s definitely in the top three favourite months of the year for me and I guess lots of people feel the same, if ranking months is your thing! In the church’s year it falls mostly  in the Alleluia! season – the six weeks after Easter when we continue … Read more

Rector’s message 22nd April 2022

I was delighted by how well everyone seemed able to adapt to holding the Easter services in The Cornerstone last weekend. Of course there were differences but the meaning and the significance of our worship remained powerful for those able to participate. The spaceforall project moves into a new phase next week . Our contractors, … Read more

Easter message from the Rector April 2022

As more news of shocking atrocities comes out of the war in Ukraine, the message of Easter hope has never been needed more than it is now. As we celebrate this weekend the passion and resurrection of Christ, what can these mean to us now,  in this crisis-ridden world? We celebrate  Easter Sunday only after … Read more

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