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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|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)|
The current editor is: Shaun Thomas