All Saints Church is part of the United Benefice of Lyndhurst, Emery Down and Minstead.
- Rector: Rev David Potterton email@example.com or 07468 527820
Access under current COVID restrictions:
The church is open twice a week:
- on Sundays for Morning Service; between 10.30am and 12 noon. The service begins at 11am and booking is essential.
- on Wednesdays for private prayer between 8am and 12 noon. No booking needed.
The building has been prepared so that all visitors can be safe.
Please see information about News, Services and Events by clicking Church News 18th October 2020. Booking your place for services can be done through the Benefice website or by phoning Kate on 07776 221663.
For further information contact the Benefice Office on 023 8028 3175, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARVEST FESTIVAL 2020
Please click Harvest Festival 2020 to read a special letter from the Reverend David and our Churchwardens.
CLEARING THE CHURCHYARD 17th OCTOBER 2020
It seems that the Probation Service will not be able to clear the long grass this year. Without the clearance there will be very few wild flowers so I would like to invite all to help in a work party on Saturday 17th October from 10 till 12. I would like to clear as much of the west side a possible as this where the majority of the flowers are.
We will need strimmers, mowers that can be raised high, rakes, wheelbarrows and bodies. Do come and help if you can and pass the word, It looks like being a nice day.
Come one come all.
All Saints Treasurer 07940 838168
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 email@example.com
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.
- Annual Parochial Church Meeting - 21/10/2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm