On Thursday 29th November All Saints is providing an opportunity to focus on the coming season of Advent.   We hope that you will find a moment at some point during the day to stop, reflect and ask some questions of ourselves. In the inevitable preparations that December will bring, what is it we are personally preparing for?

The simple schedule for the day is set out below and we hope you will find it useful.  It calls us all to set aside a little time when it suits your personal circumstances best. If early morning and breakfast works for your daily schedule then please join us at Luigi’s. If later in the morning is better, then come and spend some time with others being creative making Advent Rings or join us for communion in the middle of the day. If, after the day’s work is done makes more sense, perhaps set aside some time for quiet reflection in Church while visiting the Banstead Community Christmas Event. Or simply join us in the Woolpack pub for some downtime at the end of the day! Choose whatever fits your day best.

Thursday 29th November

06.30          Early morning prayers followed by breakfast together at Luigi’s Café.

09.00          Morning Prayer.

10.00          Making of Advent Rings in Church. Candles, other materials and guidance will be provided.

12.15          Eucharist with short sermon and time for reflection with an inter-active reflection/prayer station. Why not come and buy lunch with others in the Open Door Cafe after the service too?

16.30          Evening Prayer.

17.00-20.00     Banstead Community Christmas Event

  • Stall in The Orchard with prayer tree and leaves that will be added to the tree in Church afterwards.
  • There will be a clergy presence to talk to people visiting the stall.
  • Church open for quiet reflection and prayer.

19.30          Compline by candlelight said in Church.

20.30          Advent ‘Beer & Banter’ in the Woolpack – everyone very welcome to join us.



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