Events


  

Wonderful words inscribed above church door.

We hold a number of events thoughout the year.  Please drop by this page to see the latest details

We are happy to say that All Saints is open for private prayer each Wednesday morning (10.00 until 12.00 noon) 

On Wednesday pews are available for prayers so that present social distancing guidelines can be observed. Church of England guidelines ask people  to wear masks for main worship services. People are on hand to direct you and sanitizing gel is available for you to cleanse hands on entry and exit.On Sundays more chairs are free and we usually manage to fit in everyone wanting to come along

Due to the lockdown from 5th November to 2nd December 2020, the church will not be holding any services during this period.  The church will be open for private prayer on Wednesday as above.

8th November 2020 - Remembrance Sunday - This service will now be online, details to follow

On 8th November we will have Morning worship at 10.30 am followed immediately at 11.30am  by an outside service (which will be much shorter) plus as usual we wil be online.

Poppies are available in church.

NB: In view of the pending lockdown, we will review this service once an announcement is made.

 

15th November 2020 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Service - This service will now be online, details to follow.

In our 10.30am service we will be blessing the shoe boxes before they go on their journey to those in need.

 

Christmas Services

In the light of COVID-19, most of our Christmas Services will be online, however, we are still intending to do services in church each Sunday at 10.30am and this will include midnight Holy Communion at 11pm on Christmas Eve and our Christmas Morning service at 10am on Christmas Day.  The church is planning to have a Christmas Tableau that will be in the grounds of the church where people will be able to safely access.

 

   

Regular Events All Events cancelled due to Covid 19 Emergency as of 17/03/20

Every 1st, 2nd 3rd Saturday's at 9.30am Puppet team practice in Church come and join us if you are 8 years old or over 

Bell ringers practice each Tuesday night  at 7.30pm

Millicent Minnies every Thursday at 1.30pm in the Village Hall for under fives and parents

Home groups on Mondays, Fridays by Zoom, ask for details 1st Saturdays Mens group #happening each week.

J Club each 1st and 3rd Sunday's we have Sunday School (J Club) for Primary aged children.  

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Roof Appeal NOW completed and all paid for! Praise be to God.

 

PRESS RELEASE  (Written by Mr Lindsay Shaw, Press officer)

6 March 2020

All Saints celebrates as roof restoration is completed

After four months of skilled restoration and ten months of fundraising, All Saints Church in Lydiard Millicent has a new chancel roof. And All Saints congregation and representatives of organisations that funded the work lost no time to celebrate.

The church chose the day associated with Saint David for a special “topping out” service in the church yard. With the sun putting in a rare appearance, the thankful party were able to see the stonework sparkling in all its glory.

Revd Tudor Vaughan Roberts led church members and others from the local community in a service specially written by Revd Tricia Roberts. It began with an expression of thanks to builders Michael Rixon Ltd, the scaffolders, architect, and the village project team and fundraisers who had led the project. Trust organisations the Garfield Trust, Wiltshire Historic Churches, All Churches Trust and Crapper and Son (Community First), who helped fund the work were also thanked.

Together, the party gave thanks to God for the life and worship of the church over more than nine centuries. They then dedicated the building again as a centre of worship, witness and welcome for the Parish of North West Swindon and Lydiard Millicent.

All Saints’ vicar, Mr Roberts, said he had been “amazed by the courage and skill of the builders. When the scaffolding came down and covers came off the windows and light flooded back into the church, it was like getting a new church building”.

Some 5 tonnes of handcut reclaimed Cotswold slates went into the restored roof and a third of the supporting timbers had to be cut away and replaced with new wood. Approximately 1,500 of the slates were new - around 50 per cent of the total – and the others were restored and recycled from before. The current church at Lydiard Millicent dates from the 14th century, although the chancel was constructed in 1871.

For more information, contact Revd Tudor Roberts, 01793 772417 or 07880 611337
email 
tudor.roberts.aslm@gmail.com

 


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