Special Services

At particular seasons and times of year we have services with a particular theme. The information below will give general information. You will need to look at our calendar for particular dates and times

photograph of Nativity Crib at children''s Crib Service in All Saints Church basingstoke

Advent and Christmas

We hold additional services in this season, which include a Christingle service, our carol service on the Sunday before Christmas. On Christmas Eve  we have a crib service, which is suitable for  children of all ages, and later,  Midnight Mass and a service on Christmas morning.

 

 

 

photograph of basket of Palm Crosses at All saints Church basingstokeLent and Easter

We hold a service on Ash Wednesday to mark the start of Lent. At this service those who come can be marked with a cross made from ashes as a sign of repentance and renewal.

photograph of Easter candle on Easter morning at All saints Church basingstokeHoly Week and Good Friday (the week before Easter)    

There often are additional services which are often quiet and reflective as we approach Good Friday and Easter.

Easter Day 

The service at 10.00am is a joyful celebration of the Resurrection for all ages. We begin with lighting the Easter Fire and end with an Easter egg hunt in church.

 

 

 

 

Harvest Festival 

This service is normally held at the end of September.  This year (2015) Harvest Festival will be on Sunday September 27th.

 

 

 

 

 

All Souls

Every year in early November, we have a special service where we can  remember and give thanks for those we knew and love who have died, either recently or many years ago.  We include the names of all those whose funerals we have taken in the last 12 months, and those  whose family requests this. There is also an opportunity to light a candle for those who have died.

This year the service is at 4.00pm on Sunday November 6th. Anyone is welcome to come.If you would like a name included among those we read out, please use the contact form to get it to us.