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What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. Find out what it's all about on this three-minute video. Turn your speakers on! At the bottom of the page there are details on how to ask any questions you may have.

 

Who is Jesus?

He’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.
 

Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

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But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.
 

Why did Jesus come? To be killed

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People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.
 

Why did Jesus come? To rise again

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Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!
 

What does it mean for us?

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So, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?


Questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to go through your questions.

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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

Whether you've just moved to the area, have lived here all your life or are just visiting, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about All Saints’Church, Croxley Green.  We would love to see you!

What facilities are available at the church to enable access for all?
♦ We have temporary ramps available on request for step free access; however, we are looking to
   improve access for those with mobility challenges.
♦ There is a loop system for those using a hearing aid.
♦ Our church hall opposite has toilets; one of which is a disabled toilet with changing facilities for
   babies.
♦ There is street parking available around the church.
♦ Large print copies of the service booklet and hymn books are available.
♦ Our Sunday service is also shown on a large screen.
♦ Some services are available on our facebook page.

What should I wear?
Come as you are, wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing; whether it’s jeans or your Sunday best.

What will happen when you arrive?
You will be welcomed and given everything you need for the service. We always aim to start on time but don’t worry if you arrive late.

What will happen during the service?
Some services are more formal than others (see below), but generally they will include hymns and/or worship songs, prayers, Bible readings and a talk. During a service of Holy Communion you will be invited to go forward for Communion or a personal blessing should you wish.
 
What about children?
Although we do not have a Sunday school, we feel children enhance our intergenerational worship through their openness and engagement with God; therefore they are welcome at all our services. There is also a selection of toys and activities available for them. 

What about money?
The church is completely reliant on donations to cover its running costs and so a collection is taken during our services, where cash or card donations can be made if you wish. 
  
What happens after the service?
There are refreshments available after our Sunday main service. We would love you to join us so we can get to know each other better.

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Our Services

Sunday Worship

Sunday's - something for everyone

 

Due to the Covid-19 virus some of the services below are currently cancelled. Please check the Church Calendar for up to date information on our services.

8.00am    Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer.
(alternate weeks see Diary for 8.00am Holy Communion dates)
A simple and reflective Communion service using traditional language from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. It is a said service so there are no hymns. The service lasts about 35 minutes.

9.45am    Parish Communion
A formal service of Communion using the Common Worship Service Book. There is a robed choir and both traditional and contemporary hymns are sung. The service lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes followed by tea and coffee in the hall.

10.45am    #First Sunday Service (First Sunday of the Month)
On the First Sunday of the month the communion service is slightly shorter in duration (1 hour or less) and has a more informal feel to it. It is especially appropriate for people exploring their faith and families.  Tea and freshly brewed coffee are available in the hall afterwards.

11.30am    Family Service (Third Sunday of the Month)
This very informal service is particularly geared towards children and their families with songs, bible story prayer and a Family Activity Creative time.  The service lasts for about 30-40 minutes. Tea, freshly brewed coffee, squash, etc. are available at the back of church at the end of the service.

2.00pm    Forest Church (Second Sunday of the Month)
Forest Church is a fresh expression of church which recognises and celebrates the presence of God in nature. This provides for a new way of exploring creation and engaging with God in local woods. Forest Church is open to people of all ages. Meet outside the Church and then go to the woods. We will finish up in the church garden to reflect and have refreshments. Forest Church lasts for 2 hours.

6.00pm    Evening Worship
(alternate weeks see Diary for 6.00pm Evening Worship dates)
Normally Evening Worship takes the form of Evensong alternating between the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship. Sometimes there may be an informal service such as Songs of Praise, Taize, or other reflective styles of worship.

Midweek

7.05am    Morning Prayer (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
A simple, informal and reflective service at the start of the day based on the Common Worship order of service.  The service lasts about 20 minutes.

9.30am    Holy Communion (Thursdays)
A said service of Holy Communion lasting for 30 minutes, followed by refreshments.

The church is open daily 10am-2pm for private prayer and reflection.
 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

 Miriam Mugan  
Vicar
Revd. Canon Miriam Mugan
 
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Miriam