All Saints Church is part of the United Benefice of Lyndhurst, Emery Down and Minstead.
- Rev David Potterton email@example.com or 07468 527820
- Alison McGhee, 07842 502956, firstname.lastname@example.org
- PCC Secretary:
- Hilary Bates, email@example.com
BENEFICE NEWS 15TH NOVEMBER 2020
So here we are, just over a week into our new lockdown ‘routine’. We are keeping up with digital activities so please make sure you are following us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/benefice.newforest. Where possible, we also share to our Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOjetLI_-NZ7M3Kpy1tH8w?view_as=subscriber
We start this email with a request. Do you have a copy of ‘The Snowman’ DVD that Reverend David could borrow in December? Please let Kate know if you do – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07776221663.
THIS COMING WEEK
Sunday Worship – Sunday 15th November at 9:30am
LIVE on Facebook from St Michael all Angels Church
Morning Prayer – Tuesday to Saturday at 9:30am
LIVE on Facebook. Do you have any prayer requests? Please let Reverend David know. If you would like to lead daily prayer, please contact Kate email@example.com
As part of our support for St Michael’s School, last year we provided booklets for every child in the infant school, sharing the story of Advent. They were really appreciated by the school, the parents and worth their £75.00 cost. Last Christmas we were fortunate enough for someone to fund this cost. If you’d like to support the Advent booklets for the school this year, please contact Kate, 07776 221663. Thank you kindly.
Information to follow next week on this years Advent course. Planned dates – Tuesday evenings on Zoom – 1st, 8th and 15th December.
Sunday Worship – Sunday 22nd November at 9:30am
LIVE on Facebook from Christ Church
Evening Prayer – Tuesday to Saturday at 5pm
LIVE on Facebook. Please send any prayer requested to Reverend David.
The first PCC meeting for St Michael’s is Thursday 26th November, on Zoom at 7pm
CONTACTING REVEREND DAVID
To have a chat with Reverend David or to make an appointment to see him, you are warmly invited to contact him on 07468 527820.
TOWER FUND APPEAL
As you may be aware our much loved Church is in need of funds to keep this beautiful building in good repair.
Do you have any unwanted possessions, in reasonable condition, which you would be willing to donate to the Tower Fund Appeal?
If so either Helen Bennett or Sylvia Dibben (details below), authorised by All Saints Church PCC, will visit you with their identification. You will be asked to give written confirmation of your gift. the process will be confidential and, if you wish, anonymous. Items will be sold or, as appropriate, auctioned, using reputable local auction houses
Anything suitable for sale/auction will be acceptable, for example, Pictures, Paintings, Rugs, Ornaments, Crockery, Small Furniture etc etc
On behalf of All Saints Church Minstead PCC please contact:
Sylvia Dibben tel 02380 812967 e.mail Sylvia@dibben.net
Helen Bennett tel 02380 812358 e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints History
In the 12th century a Norman Church was built and various additions have since been made. Although the present church building is not mentioned before 1272, the list of Rectors dates from 1279 and parts of the church are definitely of an earlier period. The 17th century three decker pulpit is one of the most interesting features in the church. The lowest ‘deck’ was used by the Parish Clerk and was entered from the Nave, where he sat and was responsible for saying the ‘Amens’. The Parish Clerk today is responsible for the maintenance of the Parochial Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths, but is no longer required to participate in services. The middle and top levels were entered from the Chancel and were used respectively for the reading of the Scriptures and Preaching of the Sermon, as they are today. This type of pulpit is very rare and few examples exist. The Font is possibly Saxon. In 1893 Henry James Abbott, who was doing some gardening, dug it up in the Old Rectory garden. He wheeled it up to the Church in his wheelbarrow and it was placed where it belonged.