Jesus’ life gives us mosaic of sacred spaces, the place where he was born, the place where he healed blind Bartimaeus, the place where he died, the places people experienced the risen Jesus…This place also is holy ground.
At All Saints we are inspired by the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, and drawn to the small church where we worship because it is a prayerful and a beautiful space. Moses at the burning bush found himself on holy ground, a place of unexpected encounter with the living God. Many people visit our church whilst visiting the National Trust manor next door, and many comment in the visitors book that they have wandered upon a holy place.
We have services each Sunday, and we offer Quiet Garden days for reflection and spiritual nourishment. On a roughly quarterly basis we hold a special choral evensong led by a choir from some talented trained voices from our sister Benefice church of St Katharine’s.
When Jacob woke up from his dream of a ladder between Heaven and Earth he says, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it…How awesome is this place! This is none other than the House of God; this is the gate of heaven.” (Genesis 28: 16-17). People have worshipped in All Saints church since the 14th Century, and it holds for today’s worshippers that special resonance of a place where Christians have met with God in prayer down through the centuries.
Come and experience the place and the welcome of its people.