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
TOGETHER E-NEWS 14th MAY 2021
There are services at both St Michael’s and All Saints’ this Sunday. Please allow additional time to sign in at the door on arrival. Thank you. Reverend David will livestream the service via Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/benefice.newforest
-Sunday 16th May.Readings Acts 115-17. 21-end. John 17.6-19.
-St Michael’s – 8am Holy Communion BCP
-St Michael’s – 9:30am Service of Hope and Healing with Holy Communion followed by a short PCC meeting to agree the annual report.
-All Saints’ – 11am Parish Holy Communion, with Lynda Mead
-All Saints’ – 6pm Taiźe
-Sunday 23rd May, Pentecost Sunday. Readings Acts 2.1-21. John 15.26-27;16.4b-15.
-St Michael’s – 8am Holy Communion BCP
-St Michael’s – 9:30am Service of the Word
-Christ Church – 11am Parish Holy Communion
-All Saints’ – 9:30am Funday Sunday – Come and build a lighthouse with us!
-Sunday 30th May. Readings Isaiah 6.1-8. John 3.1-17.
-St Michael’s- 8am Holy Communion BCP
-St Michael’s – 9:30am Service of the Word and APCM during the morning service. Join us as we reflect on the past year and plan for a new year, serving our community.
-All Saints’ – 11am Service of the Word
-Church opening days and times for private prayer
St Michael’s – NOW opening Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
Christ Church – Wednesdays 1 – 4pm.
All Saints’ – Wednesdays for prayer 8am – 12 midday
From 1st June, St Michael’s will be open for private Prayer every day from 10am to 4pm. We are looking for volunteers to support the opening and closing rota. If you’re able to help, please contact Kate firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
YOU ARE LOVED – St Michael’s – We are looking for volunteers this week to sort the ‘You are Loved’ postcards into street-packs ready for delivery. Please contact Reverend David if you’re able to help email@example.com / 07468 527820
Similar help will be required for Christ Church and Minstead.
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.
FABRIC 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 Fabric 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
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.