Centenary of All Saints
All Saints Church is 100 years old in 2017. Building work began in 1915, and on September 27th 1917 the new church was dedicated. We are celebrating this important anniversary over two weeks in September, and hope that many friends, old and new, will be able to vist the church during this time.
Saturday September 16th 3.30pm
Heritage Talk and Tea in All Saints Church
Debbie Reavell, from the Heritage Society, will talk about Basingstoke and its church life at the time of the dedication of All Saints church. This wil be followed by afternoon tea in the church.
Monday 18th September -Saturday 29th September
The church will be open during the day as much as possible. Please check here for updated times.
In the week beginning Monday 18th September, the church will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm
In the week beginning Monday 25th September, the displays will still be up. We hope to have the church open between 10.00am and 4.00pm, but please check for times if you are planning a visit.
Saturday September 23rd 10.00am - 4.00pm
Living Stones, Flowers and Faith: Our Past, Our Present and God's Future
An exibition using flowers and other artefacts, to focus on what is significant in the life and faith of All Saints and the people who are part of the church, and make it the place and community it is today. .
Refreshments wil be served in church during the day.
At the same time, the bell ringers will be attempting to ring a full peal. This will be about 6 hours of non-stop ringing by the same team. If they succeed, and the ringing is judged to be of a high enough standard, the peal will be entered as a record nationally.
Sunday 24th September 3.00pm Centenary Celebration Eucharist
The Bishop of Basingstoke will join us to lead a service of thanksgiving for the past and looking to the future.
If you would like to join us for this service, please use the contact information on the website..
Wednesday 27th September 7.00pm
Sung Evensong (BCP) to celebrate the day on which All Saints church was dedicated.
This is a service which would have been familiar to the first congregation to worship in All Saints' Church a hundred years ago.
Saturday 30th September 3.30pm Messy Church
The Top of Town Messy Church will meet in All Saints church this month to continue celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church