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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Cor 4:18

Welcome to All Saints Church in Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent

All Saints Church is one of four churches that is part of the Parish of South Gillingham in the Diocese of Rochester; with St Matthew's Wigmore, St Paul's Parkwood and St Peter's Bredhurst. We are part of the Church of England.

We are situated in the heart of the old village in Hempstead Road, Gillingham Kent, and can seat up to 120 people.

We have a team of ministers; both lay and ordained, that share in the daily mission and outreach of the churches.

There is a hall situated behind the church which is used frequently by the community for various clubs and events.  For more infomation about bookings please contact Ann Salter on 01634-262034.

All Saints Church
169 Hempstead Road
Hempstead
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 3QG

We have a number of church services to suit all age groups and worship styles.

Click here for a PDF document 'Welcome to All Saints Church'

 

Welcome to All Saints Church 
 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Cor 4:18

Welcome to All Saints Church in Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent

All Saints Church is one of four churches that is part of the Parish of South Gillingham in the Diocese of Rochester; with St Matthew's Wigmore, St Paul's Parkwood and St Peter's Bredhurst. We are part of the Church of England.

We are situated in the heart of the old village in Hempstead Road, Gillingham Kent, and can seat up to 120 people.

We have a team of ministers; both lay and ordained, that share in the daily mission and outreach of the churches.

There is a hall situated behind the church which is used frequently by the community for various clubs and events.  For more infomation about bookings please contact Ann Salter on 01634-262034.

All Saints Church
169 Hempstead Road
Hempstead
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 3QG

We have a number of church services to suit all age groups and worship styles.

Click here for a PDF document 'Welcome to All Saints Church'

 


  

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Our Mission at All Saints Church

Mission is about building a community and seeking to meet people at their point of need or brokeness and allow their story to touch us, and for us to be changed by that encounter. We need to recognise that each of us is called to be like Jesus and be Jesus in the world. We need to begin from a place and be aware of our own sin, brokeness and inadequacy in which we meet with Jesus.

 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

 

Our Mission at All Saints Church

Mission is about building a community and seeking to meet people at their point of need or brokeness and allow their story to touch us, and for us to be changed by that encounter. We need to recognise that each of us is called to be like Jesus and be Jesus in the world. We need to begin from a place and be aware of our own sin, brokeness and inadequacy in which we meet with Jesus.

 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

 


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The Font

The font in All Saints is the oldest artifact in the church and dates back to 1871 which makes it older than the church itself!   No one is sure how we acquired it but nevertheless it it here and is constantly used during our many baptism services.  It bears an inscription at the bottom which can just about be read:

"To the glory of God and in memory of a husband and four sons.  This offering is made by Sophia Bosworth A.D. 1871."

 

The Font

The font in All Saints is the oldest artifact in the church and dates back to 1871 which makes it older than the church itself!   No one is sure how we acquired it but nevertheless it it here and is constantly used during our many baptism services.  It bears an inscription at the bottom which can just about be read:

"To the glory of God and in memory of a husband and four sons.  This offering is made by Sophia Bosworth A.D. 1871."

 


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Associate Priest

Father Munna Mitra
26 Pear Tree Lane
Hempstead
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 3PT

Telephone: 01634-375869
E Mail: avijit@mitra1953.plus.com

Pastoral Assistants: Betty Hill 01634 232271
Ann Bessell 01634 365496

click here for directions to All Saints Church

 

Associate Priest

Father Munna Mitra
26 Pear Tree Lane
Hempstead
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 3PT

Telephone: 01634-375869
E Mail: avijit@mitra1953.plus.com

Pastoral Assistants: Betty Hill 01634 232271
Ann Bessell 01634 365496

click here for directions to All Saints Church

 


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A Brief History of the Church 

All Saints Church was built in 1911 as a Mission Church and its design is cross shaped. The Village, or Hamlet as it was known then, was beginning to grow into a larger community, approximately 69 families. It was becoming more and more frustrating for the people to walk to the nearest church, especially the elderly and therefore the locals felt strongly about building a church in Hempstead. It took time and dedication to the cause, even writing to the Bishop in hope that their persistance would eventually enable them to build a church.

Raising money was also a challenge. House-to-house collections were started and a bank account set up refered to as the building fund. 'A BIG NIGHT' in Hempstead was organised to generate funds. A huge marquee was erected with bucket lamps, flags and lanterns, musicians played and various singers performed. By August 1911 plans were drawn up; for a temporary building! 

Building work commenced in September and on All Saints Day,1st November 1911, the foundation stone was laid by Lady Lonsdale, the sister-in-law of Canon Robins, Vicar and Rural Dean. The Dedication service took place on December 13th 1911.

All Saints was not officially recognised by the Diocese of Rochester until after the Second World War. 

A Brief History of the Church 

All Saints Church was built in 1911 as a Mission Church and its design is cross shaped. The Village, or Hamlet as it was known then, was beginning to grow into a larger community, approximately 69 families. It was becoming more and more frustrating for the people to walk to the nearest church, especially the elderly and therefore the locals felt strongly about building a church in Hempstead. It took time and dedication to the cause, even writing to the Bishop in hope that their persistance would eventually enable them to build a church.

Raising money was also a challenge. House-to-house collections were started and a bank account set up refered to as the building fund. 'A BIG NIGHT' in Hempstead was organised to generate funds. A huge marquee was erected with bucket lamps, flags and lanterns, musicians played and various singers performed. By August 1911 plans were drawn up; for a temporary building! 

Building work commenced in September and on All Saints Day,1st November 1911, the foundation stone was laid by Lady Lonsdale, the sister-in-law of Canon Robins, Vicar and Rural Dean. The Dedication service took place on December 13th 1911.

All Saints was not officially recognised by the Diocese of Rochester until after the Second World War. 


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The Community of Hempstead

 

Hempstead prior to the 1960’s remained a small village with houses clustered round their village centre and small local shops, a close knit community. Huge growth has followed since then with the building of several estates of mostly large detached houses and the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, one of the first out of town shopping centres, with a large Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, BHS and Boots and several other smaller shops. This draws people in from much further afield, though in recent years it has faced competition from Bluewater Shopping Centre in Greenhithe and the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham.

Hempstead has an Infant and Junior school, both of which are excellent, a library, The Flying Saucer Pub, a Co-op, The Bayleaf Indian Restaurant, Elm Court Garden Centre, two doctors’ surgeries with a pharmacy adjacent, two nursing homes and a sheltered housing complex with a warden.

  

 

The Community of Hempstead

 

Hempstead prior to the 1960’s remained a small village with houses clustered round their village centre and small local shops, a close knit community. Huge growth has followed since then with the building of several estates of mostly large detached houses and the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, one of the first out of town shopping centres, with a large Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, BHS and Boots and several other smaller shops. This draws people in from much further afield, though in recent years it has faced competition from Bluewater Shopping Centre in Greenhithe and the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham.

Hempstead has an Infant and Junior school, both of which are excellent, a library, The Flying Saucer Pub, a Co-op, The Bayleaf Indian Restaurant, Elm Court Garden Centre, two doctors’ surgeries with a pharmacy adjacent, two nursing homes and a sheltered housing complex with a warden.

  

 


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When I say that “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting I am clean living
I’m whispering “I was lost but now I am found
and forgiven.”

When say I am a Christian
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
And need Christ to be my guide.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing to be weak
And need his strength to carry on.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far to visible
But God believes I am worth it.

When say I am a Christian
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon his name.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not Holier than Thou.
I’m just a simple sinner
Who receives God’s good grace..
Somehow!

When I say that “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting I am clean living
I’m whispering “I was lost but now I am found
and forgiven.”

When say I am a Christian
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
And need Christ to be my guide.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing to be weak
And need his strength to carry on.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far to visible
But God believes I am worth it.

When say I am a Christian
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon his name.

When say I am a Christian
I’m not Holier than Thou.
I’m just a simple sinner
Who receives God’s good grace..
Somehow!


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This Week 

Week commencing 24th July 2016

Sunday 24th

9.30 am Family Service

Monday

 

Tuesday 

9.00 am Morning Prayer

1.15 pm - 2.45 pm Sunbeams Baby and Toddler Music Group meet in Church - Summer break until 13th September

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday 

9.00 am  Morning Prayer  

Friday

 

Saturday

The Church is open
from
10am - 12pm
for tea & coffee

Sunday 31st July

9.30 am  Family Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week 

Week commencing 24th July 2016

Sunday 24th

9.30 am Family Service

Monday

 

Tuesday 

9.00 am Morning Prayer

1.15 pm - 2.45 pm Sunbeams Baby and Toddler Music Group meet in Church - Summer break until 13th September

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday 

9.00 am  Morning Prayer  

Friday

 

Saturday

The Church is open
from
10am - 12pm
for tea & coffee

Sunday 31st July

9.30 am  Family Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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