Chedgrave: All Saints, Chedgrave

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All Saints, Chedgrave is a medieval church with two fine Norman doorways. There has been worship at this site for over 1,000 years. The Church is open during daylight hours and we welcome visitors, offering you a chance to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and also use the loo!  Some early 12th Century wall paintings were recently found in the vestry and it has been suggested that the Romans used the site, possibly for military purposes. Much of the stained glass in the East Window is medieval, a lot of it originally from a monastery in Germany.

We cater for a variety of styles of worship, supporting our own and our benefice ‘Committed to Growth’ initiatives. We look for ways to engage with those who prefer a modern style of worship (first and third Sundays), while also providing worship for those with a love of more traditional forms (second and fourth Sundays). On fifth Sundays, the benefice comes together in one of the parishes for shared worship.

On the first Sunday of each month we hold Xpressions Cafe, a form of drop-in church which runs from 10:00 to 12:00. Come and have as much good coffee and cake as you like (free, of course) or go upstairs and participate in Xpressions with its family-oriented craft, songs and stories; or go into the medieval church for discussion or contemporary worship with participation, video, songs and reflection.

On the third Sunday we have All Together Worship, a service deliberately designed to have something for everyone. it has elements which are traditional and some that are contemporary; we value silence and we also value activity and participation; we like to reflect and we like to express ourselves.

We also have more traditional communion services (Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship) on the second and fourth Sundays, respectively; as well as an informal communion on the first Sunday.

In 1993 a two-story extension was opened. this is used by local community groups as well as for church meetings and services.

"Chet News" is produced 10 times per year and is distributed, free of charge, to every household in Chedgrave, Hardley & Langley. On the river Chet there are a number of small boatyards and a caravan site serving the Norfolk Broads holiday trade.

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Informal Communion
A said reflective communion, often in a non-traditional or Celtic style
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Holy Communion (BCP)
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
All Together Worship
All Together Worship aims to have something for everyone; no matter what their age of preferred style of worship: traditional and modern; quiet and noisy; reflective and active. We look forward to seeing you.
In January, March, June and September we start at 11:00 and follow with a bring-and-share lunch, to which everyone is welcome. There's always plenty of food, so please stay even if you haven't brought anything.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Holy Communion (Common Worship)
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Xpressions Cafe
Xpressions Café opens at 10:00 and closes at about 12:00. Downstairs in the All Saints Church Centre we have Xpresso, where Fairtrade tea and coffee are served (as much as you like) and there are cakes and Sunday papers. We do not do anything "˜religious' in Xpresso. Upstairs in the Church Centre we have Xpressions, running from 10:00 to about 11:10. This is mainly for children and families but everyone is welcome. There are craft activities, games, food-making, songs, stories, prayers and so on. In the medieval church we have Xplore, which is in two parts. From 10:30 to 11:00 Xplore Further will take up the theme of the day and explore in, perhaps by discussion, perhaps by group activity (last Café the group wrote a letter from St Paul to "˜the saints in the Chet Valley), or maybe with prayer stations or other reflective activity. At 11:30 we invite everyone to join together in church for Xplore Together, a multimedia interactive session which develops the theme of the day (drawn from one of the day's lectionary readings). In practice it's very flexible: people wander from session to session as they choose and the informality is part of our DNA.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2860
Style of worship: Select
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: LODDON (26204)
Parish Legal Name: Chedgrave (260341 )
CofE Church Info: (626341 26/341)
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This page was last updated on Saturday 5th November 2016
Chedgrave: All Saints : Off Hardley Road, Chedgrave, Norfolk, NR14 6NQ - The church is just off the road, somewhat hidden. Turn right just after Church Close (going towards Hardley) and there is the Pits car park, which also serves that church.

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