Parish Church of Child's Hill

Welcome to All Saints’

All Saints’ is the parish church at the heart of Child’s Hill in NW2. We are an inclusive community where all are welcome regardless of who you are. As a congregation we reflect the wide range of social and ethnic backgrounds which make up the rich diversity of London. We come together weekly to support each other as we grow in our relationship with God through prayer, friendship, and fun. The Church is an oasis of serenity in the midst of the bustle of three major roads (the Finchley Road, Cricklewood Lane and The Hendon Way). If you would like to take a moment for reflection, prayer, or to shelter from the storms of the world outside, do come in and enjoy this sacred space. The building is open from Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 6pm.

Sunday Worship

8am Said Eucharist 10am Parish Eucharist

Sunday School

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.

Services

Our services have their roots in the Catholic Tradition of the Church of England. They are contemporary and engaging. The services (the music, the preaching, the prayers, and the Eucharist) are designed to help us celebrate life, to comfort us where we hurt, and to challenge us where we have grown complacent.

Wednesday Eucharists

11.00am on Wednesdays Each Wednesday a friendly group gathers in the Lady Chapel for the Eucharist. The service include a short address and the sharing of holy communion in this intimate prayerful setting. All are very welcome. On the second Wednesday of the month the...

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Social events

Royal Wedding Celebratory Tea

Sunday 20th May 2018 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm To mark the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, we will be having a specially Royal Afternoon Tea. Highlights of the events of the previous day will be shown and there will be a buffet laden with Afternoon Tea classics....

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Karaoke Night

Friday 25th May 7.30pm Come along for dinner and a good old Karaoke sing along. All your favourite songs, all evening. Families very welcome. All Saints' Church Hall Entry (including dinner) £10 per person, £20 for a...

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Wednesday Lunch Club

2nd Wednesday of the Month 11:45 am After the 11 am service on the second Wednesday of the month Wednesday Lunch Club enjoys a meal of soup, bread and cheese. All are...

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Quiz Night

Friday 20th April 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of mental stimulation £10 per head includes the two-course meal liquid refreshment on sale The quiz takes place in the church hall.

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Child’s Hill News

Annual Church Meetings

29 April 2018 – 11:15am

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners (formerly known as the Vestry meeting) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place after the 10 am Parish Eucharist on the 29th April this year. These are the meetings at which the Church reports are received, including a report on the fabric, the finances and the church activities. It is also at this meeting that the Churchwarden, Parochial Church Committee (PCC) members and representatives to the Deanery Synod are elected and the sides-people appointed. The Annual Report is available in the church or a pdf copy can be downloaded below:

Annual Report 2018

Local Elections Hustings

Local Elections Hustings

Tuesday 10th April 2018
7.45pm – 9.30pm
Childs Hill Baptist Church
Mortimer Close, London NW2 2JY

It’s that time of year again when local politicians are vying for power in our local area.

Local elections offer residents the opportunity to express their feelings about local priorities and how they are tackled.

We would like you to tell the current councillors and aspiring councillors what you think is most important for you, your family, and your community in Childs Hill. Make sure you have your say!!

Councillors & Candidates attending are from Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Socialist Party.

This event is hosted by the Granville Estate Resident’s Association (GERA) and further information can be found on the event website.

Interfaith Assembly at All Saints’ School

Interfaith Assembly at All Saints’ School

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 All Saints Church of England School, Cricklewood Lane, NW2 had a special assembly with leaders of the three Abrahamic faiths. The new Priest in Charge at All Saints Church, The Reverend Robin Sims-Williams was joined by Rabbi Dov Kaplan of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Ahmad Alkazemi from the Markaz El Tathgheef El Eslami (the Islamic Centre in the Hippodrome at Golders Green), and Steve Derby, director of Interfaith Matters.

The group first attended a whole school assembly in which three of the students, from years 1, 2 and 3 asked the faith leaders questions about their respective faith’s teachings, the purpose of prayer and their distinctive clothing. Steve Derby closed off the assembly saying, “If you take one thing away from today, let it be that you had Rabbi Dov, who is Jewish, Ahmad, who is Muslim, and Fr Robin, who is Christian, sitting together as friends, speaking to you.”

After the assembly the group visited years 4, 5 and 6 so that they could have an opportunity for greater discussion. The children and faith leaders discussed what motivated them to take up their current roles, what they had to do to take on their roles and whether science was a challenge to their faith.

“The students at All Saints’ asked such candid questions, I found myself learning so much from the discussions, and it was wonderful to see the school community engaged in dialogue with our visitors. It was a privilege to speak with and learn from Rabbi Dov and Ahmad in this setting; it is so important for the children to see devout people of different faiths working and laughing together and for us all to develop the skill of having good honest dialogue with people from different faith traditions.” – The Reverend Robin Sims-Williams, Priest in Charge, All Saints’ Church, Child’s Hill.

All Saints School serves a diverse community, and their admissions policy reserves half of the places for children from families from all faiths and none.

Community

Baptisms

If you would like to have your child Baptised (Christened) or have a Service of Thanksgiving for their birth, please contact the Vicar vicar@allsaintschildshill.com

Book 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 of England School

Phil Taylor (Headteacher) All Saints’ CofE Primary School, Cricklewood Lane, Childs Hill, London, NW2 2TH Tel (020) 8455 9091 Email office@aspnw2.barnetmail.net Website allsaintsnw2.barnet.sch.uk

Witnessing the Unexpected

Luke 24:36b-48 Jesus appears to the disciples Why don’t the children come forward as I'm going to need some help. Now, having been on holidays, I have to admit I’ve been a bit out of touch with the world. So I’ve been trying to catch up reading news...

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Buzz Word Bingo

John 20:1-18 Christ's Resurrection When visiting suppliers in Industry back before I had the collar on, I remember playing buzz word bingo with my colleagues. Looking out to catch the supplier using the buzz words and phrases that were so often used to get...

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Relationship with a Risen Christ

Mark 16:1-8 Christ's Resurrection In all walks of life, having a personal relationship with somebody can make all the difference. I can remember having meetings by video conference with colleagues in France, Germany and Spain. These kind of meetings would...

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Jesus was no PR man!

John 13.1-17,31b-35 Jesus Washing Feet When I worked for an aircraft manufacturer they began a campaign, as many companies do, to ensure they have a good image.  They invested in charities anyhow, and paid staff to volunteer with local schools and doubled...

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The Gospel in Sound bites?

John 12:20-33 'Sir we wish to see Jesus' The image of Stephen Hawking in his wheel chair and the sound of his robotic voice was in many ways iconic. He reached a level of social consciousness that very few people have ever reached. He was a symbol of the...

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John 19:25b-27 'Woman, here is your son... Here is your mother.’ At Christmas I was given a book called ‘Born a Crime’. It is by the South African comedian, Trevor Noah, who is now the host of ‘The Daily Show’ - a late night talk and news satire show. He...

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Good Feelings

John 2:13-22 Cleansing of the Temple When the children were very small I can remember being asked if they were ‘Good’ - meaning did they sleep through the night and did they refrain from crying. I’m the first to admit, a baby that sleeps through the night...

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Directions

All Saints’ Church Child’s Hill Church Walk London NW2 2TJ 020 7435 3182 vicar@allsaintschildshill.com

All Saints' Church Child’s Hill

Underground

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.

Bus

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.

By Train

Nearest Main Line station is Cricklewood, then follow directions by bus from Cricklewood.