All Saints' Church, Stock, Essex (parish of Stock Harvard)

Services resume at All Saints' Church

PLEASE NOTE: All places for 20 September have been booked for All Saints' Church but you can book ahead.


Services restart at All Saints' Church at 11am on Sunday 20 September.  Places of worship are exempt from the new six-people restrictions.  But the Covid precautions still mean there will be only up to about 30 people allowed in the congregation.


Anyone wishing to join the congregation needs to book with Fr Stephen Need - email swneed@gmail.com or call him on 01277 840422.  Worshippers will be allocated specific seats. 


Please note that the service will be vastly different from the past: there will be no choir or servers; no singing; no books, no coffee and we all must be socially distanced. Masks must be worn in church throughout the service. **Please bring your own mask**


The service will be a Said Eucharist with communion in one kind only (the host/bread) received in the hand. 

If you have any health issues or virus symptoms or feel in any way vulnerable, please stay at home and join the service by Zoom.  


We shall continue our virtual services (from the 11am Sunday services rather than the rectory) for those who are still shielding or are otherwise unable to attend - including those who miss out on seat allocations.  Please email Pauline Collier (pauline39collier@gmail.comfor the Zoom code.


Flower Festival & Fete 2021

We have had to abandon any hopes for a postponed 2020 flower festival and fete on the church glebe.  After cancelling the midsummer events because of the pandemic, we had hoped we might have been able to stage something in late September.  The festival committee regretfully put aside hopes for a 2020 event but are now planning to come back with even bigger plans for 25 to 27 June 2021.  The loss of the 2020 event has been a financialblow to the church, which made about £7,000 from last year’s festival - so please contact pauline39collier@gmail.com if you wish to make a donation.

All Saints' Church is the parish church of Stock Harvard, in the village of Stock. This ancient building is Grade 1 listed and sits beside a large graveyard, a garden of remembrance and a glebe - which is a field used for the dinner dance, flower festival and fete that is one of the biggest events in the village calendar. Please see the following introduction from Fr Stephen Need concerning our worship. And click here to find us.

An introduction to All Saints' Church from Fr Stephen Need 

The first written evidence of the existence of a church in Stock is in 1232, and it is reasonable to suppose that a church, consisting of a nave and a chancel, was erected here in the early Norman period.

The building, and the generations of Christians that have worshipped here for hundreds of years, witness to the timeless truths of the Gospel. Christ is as present with us today as he was present when All Saints was first built and the villagers first worshipped within its hallowed walls.

Stock is a village about a mile north of Billericay and 6 miles south of Chelmsford. It used to be called Stock Harvard and the ecclesiastical parish is still known by that name.

All Saints is the village parish church where Christians of different backgrounds from the village and surrounding area come together in the company of all the saints to worship the living God.

We stand within the catholic tradition of the Church of England, and at the heart of our life is the celebration of the Mass. Sunday by Sunday, and during the week, we gather to do what our Lord commanded us, to receive the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion and to hear God speak to us through the Scriptures.

As members of his Church we all seek to follow Jesus, through whom we can enjoy a living relationship with God.

If you would like to find out more about us or to discover more about the Christian faith then please get in touch, or come and visit us.

Fr Stephen Need
01277 840442

* Please contact Fr Stephen for any information on weddings, funerals and baptisms.

Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding, which may be found on the Church of England’s website at 
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Judith Sabine, who may be contacted at church or by email at judithsabine@btinternet.com

 

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