All Saints' Church, Blakeney

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A very warm welcome to All Saints' Church, Blakeney...

A Victorian parish church between the Forest of Dean and the Severn estuary, All Saints' dates C1820 with apparent changes around 1900. Further, more recent renovation and up-date projects took place between 2007 and 2010. All Saints' is a warm (modern, efficient heating system), bright (recently decorated) church worshiping in 'traditional' C of E style. We have a wonderful public address and loop induction system, disabled lavatory facilities and ramped access from outside. After-service refreshments are served from our fully-equipped kitchen.

We have a regular congregation every Sunday morning, and new faces are guaranteed a warm welcome. Many of our church members have been born and raised in Blakeney; others have "come in on the tide" of settlers in the beautiful Forest of Dean - recognised as one of the best places in Britain to raise a family!

Our Vicar is Rev'd. Dr. Rob James. Rob and his wife Jean joined us in April 2014. Rob served his curacy in Suffolk then took up secular employment, he has been working as a self-supportive associate priest in the Mid-Wyedean benefice (in the Forest of Dean) before returning to stipendary ministry. Retired priests; Rev. Sarah Hobbs and Rev. Fred Long assist in the parish along with our two readers, Liz and Brian Brobyn. In 2010 we purchased a Johannus Electronic Organ, which is superb (unfortunately our old pipe organ was beyond economic repair) We are very fortunate to have our own resident organist; Mr Guy Reeves for all our services.

During Lent, a special Mothering Sunday service of family worship is a traditional and much-loved feature of All Saints' Church which continues by popular demand; everyone attending receives a posy of spring flowers in gratitude for their mothers, wherever they may be.

Good Friday is acknowledged by a service in the afternoon, and Easter Sunday sees family worship in church to celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour in song, prayer, readings and music. Eucharist's take place regularly along with a service of Morning Worship and a Family  Service.
Harvest is celebrated with a Service and harvest Supper and later in the Autumn, All Saints' Day and Remembrance Sunday are kept. Each year we also remember all those who have sadly departed us with a Memorial Service. We have regular concerts, events, sales and monthly Lunches in the church, as well as a Flower Club, and regular social activities.

Reach us by car on A48 between Gloucester and Chepstow. Buses run regularly to Blakeney, and the nearest train station is at Lydney.

Our village has good accommodation for visitors at the Cock Inn, various B&Bs and holiday apartments to let. We have an award-winning fish and chip shop, and meals are served at both of the local pubs; cream teas and snacks are available in the village.

Please browse through the pages and view our calendar of events for more details -

We look forward to seeing you at All Saints' Blakeney; very soon.

 

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Saturday Lunches in the Church
Lunches are served in the Church and gardens (weather permitting) once a month, on the third Saturday. We use fresh local produce in our lunch menus as far as possible, so choices will vary according to food in season. Typically, our menus include home-made soup and bread, Cottage pie, Sausage and Chips, Lasagne, Ploughman's lunch, Jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings and a selection of puddings including fruit crumbles and pies, flans, trifle and cheesecakes. Fairtrade coffee and tea are avaialbe. Reasonably priced at �1.75 for soup and bread, �3.50 for a main course, �2.00 for pudding coffee or tea available. Where else could you get a home-made, three course meal with generous portions at bargain prices - that's Value! All ingredients, time and service are donated; all proceeds towards the running expenses of the Church.
Every third Saturday at 12:00 PM
Ends Friday 15th December 2017.
Resumes Monday 18th December 2017
for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Memorial and thanksgiving for All Souls
A service for "All Souls" of thanks and praise for the life of those no longer with us but always in our hearts.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 40 minutes
Refreshments
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Traditional book of common prayer communion Service
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Ends Friday 10th November 2017.
Resumes Monday 13th November 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Services of Holy Communion using common worship liturgy
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Worship
Morning worship (A service of the word) with hymns / Songs and suitable for all the family.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 35 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
"New Style" Family Worship "people Jesus met"
Our family service is what it say's, relaxed family worship with songs and music suitable for all age's. Children are free to wander, join in, play or take part in an activity.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Saturday

Saturday Lunches in the Church
Lunches are served in the Church and gardens (weather permitting) once a month, on the third Saturday. We use fresh local produce in our lunch menus as far as possible, so choices will vary according to food in season. Typically, our menus include home-made soup and bread, Cottage pie, Sausage and Chips, Lasagne, Ploughman's lunch, Jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings and a selection of puddings including fruit crumbles and pies, flans, trifle and cheesecakes. Fairtrade coffee and tea are avaialbe. Reasonably priced at �1.75 for soup and bread, �3.50 for a main course, �2.00 for pudding coffee or tea available. Where else could you get a home-made, three course meal with generous portions at bargain prices - that's Value! All ingredients, time and service are donated; all proceeds towards the running expenses of the Church.
Every third Saturday at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Ends Friday 15th December 2017.
Resumes Monday 18th December 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
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All Saint's Day Benefice Holy Communion at Blakeney
All Saint's Day Benefice service
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Memorial and thanksgiving for All Souls
A service for "All Souls" of thanks and praise for the life of those no longer with us but always in our hearts.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for 40 minutes
Refreshments
Service of Remembrance led by Rev. Dr. Rob James
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Festival of Snowmen and Christmas Lunches
Viewing 11.00am - 5.00pm Christmas Lunches served 12noon - 2.00pm (no booking - just turn up!)
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 11:00 AM
Carol Service
Traditional carol Service to Close the Christmas Festival Weekend
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Christingle Service & Carols
A lovely service led by Rev. Dr. Rob James and Liz (Reader)
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:30 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Day Family Communion
Bring the family!
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass
Organ

     
Church Open Normally Open 9am - 5pm daily. Note: You are advised to contact a Churchwarden before you make a special trip to view the Church in case the Church has been Closed for some reason. (Churchwardens can be contacted via the website link)
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Robert William JAMES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14087
Built: c1820
Architect: Samuel Hewlett
Style of worship: Traditional C of E
Our Patron: Habadashers Company
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: FOREST, SOUTH (16104)
Benefice: Newnham w Awre and Blakeney (16/167BH)
Parish Legal Name: Blakeney (160051 )
CofE Church Info: (616051 16/51)
Short URL: acny.uk/14087/
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The current editor is: Shaun Thomas

This page was last updated on Friday 6th October 2017
 
 
 
All Saints' Church : Church Square, Blakeney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4DS - Situated in the centre of the village at the side of the A48 road.Public Car parks are available in Millend Road and All Saints' Road. A drop off / collection space is available outside the Church.

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