THE SANCTUARY UPDATE
On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the contoured benches were
put into place around the tree stump and prayer completing the Sanctuary Project
at All Saints Church coinciding with the All Saints Flower Festival the
It is encouraging that the Sanctuary has received a lot
of positive feedback despite the Sanctuary looking new and unnatural and the
grass brown and trampled. When the grass has regrown to its previous verdant
self, the bases have lost their white glare and the benches have toned down the
Sanctuary will blend in more with the natural setting of the churchyard and
Now the Sanctuary is open to all for prayer,
contemplation and remembrance. Also due to its quiet and natural setting people
can sit and connect with the natural world benefitting their health and
16th September members of All Saints invited their friends to a
fun-filled Italian evening. The Church Hall was decorated in the colours
of Italy; delicious authentic Italian food and drink were served; and
the music and entertainment, including a table quiz and some wonderful
mandolin playing from Steve Cook had an Italian flavour.
Before the meal even the grace was said in Italian -
with a translation into English for the benefit of the majority of us!
And, of course, we all sang 'just one cornetto'!
The event was the conceived and came to fruition through the efforts and
energy of Mish Flexman who would like to thank all the people who helped
with decorating the hall, contributed to the entertainment, acted as
waitresses and bar staff and cleared up afterwards. And we'd like to
thank her for giving everyone such an enjoyable evening.
If you weren't able to to join us this time we hope there will be
opportunities in the future to do something similar, and that we will
see you there - with your friends.
Northmoor Team joint service at All Saints Okehampton on Sunday 8th May 2016, with guest celebrant Bishop Robert of Exeter.
The balloon drop was part of our theme for the day ‘when he ascended on high he gave gifts to his people’ inspired by Eph 4:7-16.