All Saints Walsoken

All Saints' Church Walsoken

All Saints WalsokenRev. A.R. Landall (Rector) 01945 583740
Tony Peppercorn (Warden) 01945 461757
Peter Wadlow (Warden) 01945 463743
All Saints' Church and Rectory
Church Road
Walsoken
Wisbech
PE13 3RA

 

Services

Our Sunday Services are meaningful and enjoyable, being designed to meet the needs of all ages whether regulars or newcomers. They normally follow the pattern below. There is always a talk at the 8.00 am service and a sermon at 10.30 am service.

A shorter, more informal talk (frequently with participation from the congregation) is given at the 10.30 am Family Service for Children and All. There is always an emphasis on explanatory preaching from the Scriptures and full details are always available from the Rector.

 

1st Sunday in the month.

8.00 am Holy Communion. (1662) (said service).

10.30 am Family Communion. (Common Worship).

2nd Sunday in the month.

8.00 am Holy Communion. (1662) (said service).

10.30 am Family Service. (An informal service for all).

3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays.

8.00 am Holy Communion. (1662) (said service).

10.30 am Morning Worship.

 

Tea and coffee are served after all our 10.30am services for fellowship and an opportunity to meet one another informally.

 

Our Belief

We believe that the man Jesus of Nazareth, who lived in Palestine 2000 years ago, was indeed God in human form, sent to earth by His Father to live as a man amongst us. He was sent to teach the truth about God and to die on the Cross.  His death was totally unique in all of human history.  Jesus was without sin and those who actively believe in Him, will be forgiven their own sin and be granted eternal life.

Although Jesus died, He rose again from the dead after three days and appeared to His disciples as testimony to the truth of His claims and His teaching.  He has promised that all, who accept His authority over their lives, will be raised again from the dead, just as He also rose again.

Throughout His earthly life Jesus performed many miracles and healed many people and showed us what God is really like.  Those who were actually there and were eyewitnesses to these events, recorded their experiences in writing. These documents were kept by the church and over time became our New Testament.  We believe that the Bible contains all necessary information to know the truth about God, His Son Jesus Christ and the way of salvation.

Belief in Christ means a life of active discipleship, and being a regular member of a local worshipping community.  That community is the church, the Christian family which all believers are called to be active members of and we welcome anyone in His name.

Communion at All Saints' Church, Walsoken.

On the night before Jesus died he shared a meal with his disciples.  Loaves of bread  & cups of wine.  Jesus took these familiar things and gave them a new meaning. Jesus broke a loaf of bread and said;   "This my body given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me".

He took a cup of wine and said;  "This is my blood, poured out to forgive the sins of many".

Our service of Holy Communion is a time when we come together to remember that Christ died for us.   We start by remembering the summary of the ten commandments which Jesus quoted;

The first commandment is this,   "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength". The second is this: "Love your neighbour as yourself".  There is no other commandment greater than these".

We are then invited to draw near with faith to receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for us, and his blood which he shed for us, and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

Communion Equipment at All Saints Church, Walsoken.

One of the duties imposed on Churchwardens is to ensure that the Church has suitable vessels for the proper administration of Holy Communion. Here at Walsoken this is not an arduous task as we have an impressive collection of plate. Communion Plate comprises a chalice to hold the wine and a paten for the wafers together with flagons for storing the wine and water together with a wafer box. The flagons and wafer box are kept on the side table in the Sanctuary during the Communion Service and the chalice and paten are kept on the altar and covered by a burse and veil. At our Family Communion Service we use a chalice and paten given by Mrs Mavis Russell in memory of her mother Mrs Haigh who was a member of the church for many years. At the 8o’clock Communion Service we use a silver chalice given in memory of Mr Alfred George Gigney and a small paten dated 1918. The tray on the side table during Communion is inscribed “To memory of Constance Lillian Tawn 2nd February 1912 – 10th August 1977”. The wine flagon is inscribed “In memory of Mrs Minnie Williams 1901 – 1993”and the water jug is inscribed “In memory of Miss Lillian Warby 1923 – 1993”. The Communion Set is completed by the wafer box which is inscribed “In memory of Mrs Dorothy Oliver 1923 – 1993”. At Christmas and Easter I always select for use a splendid large chalice and paten dating from 1897. These were given to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The chalice is 8 inches in height and has a cast stem and open work fretted foot. Our oldest Plate is a tall chalice and paten dated 1720 and we also have a 2 handled chalice dated 1729 and given by Mr and Mrs Charles Phillips in 1956. Mr and Mrs Phillips were very generous benefactors and in the same year also presented to the church a 12 inch solid silver tray. In addition to these valuable items we also have other Plate including a silver bread box in memory of Mrs Gigney, a plated flagon in memory of Mr Reg Manning and a four piece set for use with the sick in memory of Mrs Gwen Palmby. Our Church Plate is a very valuable collection of English silver work and is stored securely and fully insured. It is regularly cleaned by Mrs Phyllis Fox who also cleans all our brasses. We usually display the silver during our Gift Weekend but any member of the church is welcome to view it at any time in the year.