A Message from the Wardens – 30th July 2020

Dear Friends Well, here we are, at the end of July, and as lockdown has eased (including for our shielded friends from 1 August), and people are thinking of getting away, we thought we would have a break as well. So, this will be our last newsletter for a while, certainly throughout August. It will […]

A Message from the Wardens – 23rd July 2020

Dear Friends, Every morning, apart from Sunday, our alarm wakes us up with the sound of the Today program. Depending on the headlines, we are either lulled back into slumber or grumpily awakened. Sunday however is generally a much calmer mood, focussing on matters ethical and religious and followed by Sunday Worship. We heard this […]

A Message from the Wardens – 16th July 2020

Dear Friends, Like me, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the first couplet of this poem, but I’d never read the rest of it: WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare? — No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as […]

Church Reopening Updates – 12th July 2020

Closed but still here… Dear Friends Our services remain cancelled until further notice due to social distancing and the associated requirements. The news this week from the diocese is that churches should aim to open by September. As such, the PCC of All Saints have begun to make plans to enable this to happen.  These […]

A Message from the Wardens – 9th July 2020

Dear Friends, Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20 “Know your limitations!” an often quoted phrase, employed sometimes when to make a supreme effort feels like just too much. It’s a phrase I often […]

A Message from the Wardens – 2nd July 2020

Dear Friends, Welcome to week 15 of our letters. Goodness it seems a long time since these strange times began. We wonder what your plans are moving forward? Angela has been thinking about holidays. With further easing of the lockdown many people are beginning to think about taking a holiday, and at the time of […]

A Message from the Wardens – 25th June 2020

Dear Friends, I’ve spent a very happy hour browsing through our church’s magazines which run from 1922, when our church was still at the planning and fund-raising stage, up to 1967. They can be found on the Totley History Group’s website (click on Documents/Parish magazines/All Saints Totley). The Totley Church of England Mission had ‘broken […]

A Message from the Wardens – 18th June 2020

Dear Friends, This week saw some children returning to school and the opening of some non essential shops. Whilst for some of us, this may not have been of any concern, there are many for whom these events will have been met with mixed emotions. We all take decisions daily based on our perception of […]

A Message from the Wardens – 11th June 2020

Dear Friends, As life slowly starts to move towards some sort of new normal there seems to be a great deal of confusion as to just what is and isn’t permitted. The announcement that churches may open for private prayer from Monday 15th June is one such example. The bishop has made it clear that […]

Private Prayer Update – 9th June 2020

Dear Friends The government has indicated that places of worship may open for private prayer from Monday June 15th. All Saints Church was not open for private prayer before the lockdown and this will continue once restrictions are lifted. This is a time of great challenge, uncertainty and anxiety and members of our church family […]