Welcome to All Saints’
The Church is in a serenely rural setting being on Church Walk, which is in itself bounded by a triangle of three major roads. It is located behind the All Saints’ School in Cricklewood Lane and has a flat roof and no spire. A single bell is rung before all principle services.
The Church is open for prayer every day, apart from Mondays, and it serves the Parish of Child’s Hill, which is north-west of Hampstead. The Interior is simple and uncluttered having been rebuilt after a fire devastated it on midsummer’s day 1939, which was the eve of the blitz. Whereas the old Church was very Victorian the present building has a sense of modernity, which we take for granted today.
In terms of tradition, we are firmly in the catholic tradition of the Anglican church. Having said that the Church does not live in the past and can be described as contemporary in terms of outlook. The main service on Sunday is the Parish Communion at 10 am and we trust that our worship is accessible to all who attend. Hopefully, we blend simple ceremonial with a sense that the Gospel is preached in relevant terms to the congregation. The congregation is mixed both ethnically and socially, which mirrors the community here in Child’s Hill. There is also a Sunday School for children, which takes place in the adjoining Church Hall.
I believe that in worshipping at All Saints, you will find not only a sense of God’s presence but also friendship with others. We have a full range of social activities from karaoke to quizzes to an annual fayre and a lot more too. These are advertised on the notice board inside the Church All are welcome to All Saints, both young and old alike.
10am Parish Communion
Every Sunday at 10am in Church Hall (not during school holidays). The children’s activities take place in the Church hall and then they join the Church Service for a blessing. Under 3-years-olds must be accompanied.
All Saints’ Church Child’s Hill
We aim to:
Share God’s love and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, through worship,pastoral care and outreach. Build a welcoming, friendly and inclusive community for all. Actively encourage young people into our church.
Friday 12th Mayread more
All Saints Church will be having a Dedication Festival on Sunday 16th Julyread more
Friday 23rd June 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of mental stimulation. £10 per head includes the two-course meal and one free raffle ticket, liquid refreshment on sale. The quiz takes place in the church hall.read more
Child’s Hill Community
Dr Peter Rudge and Mrs Sian Davies were reelected as Church Wardens. The Church Council (PCC) was reelected with the addition of Nick Bird.
The state of finances was reasonable with income matching expenditure. The congregation was thanked for their support in this respect. The state of the buildings needs constant attention and this has been maintained in the last year.
The Vicar, Fr John, spoke about it being an interesting year for the Church as a whole. People of faith received a negative press and this in part was due to the activities of religious extremists and terrorists. He said that the vast majority of Muslims were peace loving people but unfortunately it was always the extremists who set the agenda.
He spoke about the C of E being a broad church which was its strength and weakness. In part this was due to it being a decentralize body in spite of having a hierarchy of bishops. He spoke about it being a national church whose role was to serve everyone in its parishes and to be physically present across the whole country. It was here to serve all people be they worshippers or not.
He spoke about the present. Statistics from the last census showed an increasing number of people from others faiths and no faith at all. This expressed itself in relatively fewer baptisms and weddings taking place in church.
He said that there appeared to be few signs of a religious revival taking place but the Church has always been concerned with the long haul however it needs to address the challenges confronting it in the 21st century. He spoke too about the new Bishop and Archdeacon and was of the opinion that they would be more proactive with high expectations. He spoke about the assets of the church building and the necessity of maximizing what we already have. Pubs, Libraries, Halls, Post Of ces and shops close because they are not used by local communities, this must not happen to the Church.
Buildings matter so too does a sense of community. In many respects we’ve got to adapt and the church has been doing this for two thousand years. We have to be willing to change in order to advance the Kingdom of God. Church buildings were not just for services and sacraments but should reflect the world which is the greater sacrament of God’s presence.
The new Bishop is due to deliver his insights in July and it is the task of every church community to seek answers. Coming down to every day matters he thanked all those who supported All Saints in every aspect of its life. He also thanked those present for their support and prayers and looked forward to
The application to demolish the House and erect 5 houses and 38 flats has been turned down by the LB Barnet’s Planning Committee. This is the second application to be rejected. If nothing else it shows the fairness of the planning process, so far.
But the proposed large development of 132 new homes on the green space on the Granville Estate (rejected last year by Barnet Council) has been appealed by the developer and goes to Public Inquiry on June 28th. None of these homes are for social housing. To help stop them winning this appeal and to keep our green spaces please log on to the government supported Crowd Funding site for legal fees www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/granville and pledge even a small sum.
More than £2,700 has been raised to date but the target is £5,000 to pay the legal team. The Crowd Fund closes in 16 days so please hurry. Alternatively put a pledge in an envelope headed Granville inquiry with you name and contact details and give it to Fr. Wainwright
If you would like to have your child Baptised (Christened) or have a Service of Thanksgiving for their birth
All Saints' CE Primary School
All Saints’ CofE Primary School
Childs Hill, London, NW2 2TH
Tel: (020) 8455 9091
Books on sale
There is a comprehensive selection of books on sale at the back of the Church! Both hard and paper backed books cost 50p.
Helps Church Funds.
All Saints’ Church Child’s Hill
Church Walk, London NW2 2TJ
020 8452 8840
All Saints Church Child’s Hill
From Golders Green take the 13,139 or 328 along Finchley Road get off bus at Church Walk, cross the road and walk down Church Walk.
From Cricklewood take the 245, 260 or 460 towards Golders Green/North Finchley. Get off the bus at Lyndale Avenue, cross road and walk up Lyndale Avenue, Church Walk is first turning on the left.
Nearest underground station is Golders Green (Northern Line) or Willesden Green (Jubilee Line)
Take Northern Line to Golders Green and follow directions by bus from Golders Green.
Take Jubilee Line to Willesden Green and catch 260 or 460 towards Golders Green/North Finchley. Follow direction by bus from Cricklewood.
Nearest Main Line station is Cricklewood, then follow directions by bus from Cricklewood.