All Saints News Sheet

If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please pick up a welcome brochure at the back of Church or better still, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. You can also contact our Church Office (admin@allsaints.ch) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.

In common with the rest of the Diocese in Europe, we have robust procedures to ensure the safety of young children and vulnerable adults.  Our Safeguarding Team comprises Bernice Reid, Louise Bowley and Sue Shaw.  Please contact them with any queries or concerns.  The new email for the Safeguarding Team is safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

Our current service schedule continues with a more formal service of Morning Prayer with music provided by our organist Deirdre Kraege. There will be no Children’s and Youth ministry available at All Saints but this will be provided online. You can register for the service through Eventbrite (link to be sent by email on Wednesday), email CLIVE (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) or text or call CLIVE (078 710 18 60). Don’t forget to register by Saturday at 17h00.

• It’s starts at 10h00

• Wearing a facemask is mandatory if you are 14 years or older.

• You need to register by contacting Clive (+41 787101869, cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) before 17h00 on Saturday. Don’t forget to register by Saturday at 17h00.

A recorded service will be available online from Saturday morning.

(1) Check the Service Schedule
The Service Schedule is different for the months of September and October.

• The service starts at 10h00.
Please ensure that you arrive in good time in order to make the Welcomer’s job easier!

• Sunday 1: Morning Worship
No children’s and youth programmes. These will be provided online.

Sunday 2: Children’s Worship (upstairs in Church & OPEN to ALL)
With Core Jr & Sr programmes in the Church Hall

Sunday 3: Morning Worship
No children’s and youth programmes. These will be provided online.

Sunday 4: Youth Worship (upstairs in Church & OPEN to ALL)
With Climbers and Explorers programmes in the Church Hall.

(2) Register (Before Saturday @ 17h00)
Everyone needs to register. This is because capacity is limited due to social distancing rules and it means we can ensure the maximum number of people are able to come to church.

If you register and need to cancel, contact Clive directly, even on Sunday morning. This helps us know if any space is available.

(3) Bring a Mask
This is not what we want but it is what is best at least for the moment. We suggest using surgical face masks or face masks that have at least two layers. Climbers, Explorers and Core Juniors do not need to wear facemasks (under 14). Just to mention, social distancing rules still apply.

(4) When You Arrive
When you arrive, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer and confirm your contact details. These will be kept safely for 14 days and then shredded.

Once inside, a Welcomer will show you to your place. Seating is assigned to maximise the number of people who can attend. Please show lots of love to our Welcomers. This is a challenging responsibility at the moment.

(5) Finally …..
If you are feeling unwell, don’t come! Instead, let us know so we can support you and pray for you; and do make the most of the online service resources.

If having been to Church you test positive for Covid-19, please let Clive know immediately.

Hi again!

So, here’s the news for the weekend

GET EVER SO EXCITED! Sunday, 10 am, at All Saints Vevey, YOUTH CHURCH part 1: “Hip Hope” (you read right): come see what rims and tims, rap and trap can tell us about a hope that’s higher than steeples and even realer than people: invite your friends, your neighbors, your dog, SHOW UP!

If you’d like to help at the Youth Service and haven’t yet been asked to do anything, do reach out- there’s a bunch that needs doing! Our general rehearsal is Saturday, September 26th, starting at 18h.
What’s next!

ALSO SUNDAY 25th: Ripple: Refresh, 18h

NEXT MONTH: October 9th-11th is the CORE CRUNCH up in Rougemont: registration forms available NOW online : (October 9-11)

For Places2Be and Ripple dates, click here or visit the Youth page of the All Saints website.

Any newcomers with 11-18 year olds should reach out to Calen Gayle!

This Sunday (27th September) Jonny Torrance, who was was on staff at All Saints from August 2013 to December 2016 as our Youth Coordinator, will be ordained in Ely Cathedral at 16h30 Swiss Time. If you would like to join the service, you can do so via Youtube.

Les Avants to Le Cubly (via Sonloup)
If the weather is dry we will be walking the circuit from Les Avants to Le Cubly via Sonloup and back again, also known as the Chemin des narcisses. Its a relatively easy trail of 6km with a 350m climb, it should take us no more than 2 hours. There is a train from Montreux which arrives at 9h06, so we could meet at Les Avants train station, there is also plenty of parking in the area. Please feel free to invite your friends, this is open to all! And let us know you are coming in case we need to cancel or postpone due to the weather. Looking forward to seeing you there! Maxine Kibble, Emily Plank and Ursula Peutot (admin@allsaints.ch).

Our AGM, delayed from April, will take place on Wednesday evening 7th October. Please note that contrary to previous announcements, the AGM will take place in person only at All Saints. An Agenda for the meeting, Minutes of the previous AGM and a Reports Booklet, will be circulated soon.

A new small group is starting this Autumn for young professionals. For more information contact Emily Reid, 078 741 83 53. For information about other Small Groups please see the Website

All Saints is working on ways to restart Little Arrows, bearing in mind the current situation. Updates will be available soon.

As well as providing an exciting place for children to play, a very important part of Little Arrows has always been offering support to parents. Please don’t hesitate to contact the leaders if they can help you in any way.

Serve Now!

Do you have a home that needs visiting? Let Calen know if you’d like to host a Ripple gathering at yours (cooking, hosting for a couple hours on a Sunday evening, we’ll help with cleanup)

Core Senior could use some leaders! One sunday a month, study Scripture with 14-19 year-olds from the comfort of our couches: reach out to Calen Gayle or Al Bates to sign up! Or, if you’re a middle-schooler kinda person, talk to us about helping with Core Junior (again, contact Calen Gayle at allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com).

Serve Later!

Do you have a son or daughter looking to serve amongst those in need?

September 25th: Etape Food Pantry Service, 14h- 18h

September 27th: Youth Church Service, 10 am at All Saints!

Early on during lockdown, we interviewed Thabbeth Cotton who shared about the needs in Zimbabwe arising from Covid-19 and the current drought. Sethule Orphan’s Trust was responding with a food distribution and invited our support. You can find a very helpful report here which describes the practical support Sethule has been able to offer with your support. Thank you for supporting the work of Sethule!!

The Church family is ready to help if you find yourself quarantined or in need of any kind. You are welcome to contact either Gilla Stead (admin@allsaints.ch) or myself (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch | 0787101860) and we will coordinate the support you need.

As Christians we find hope in our risen Lord who walks with us through life’s storms, and at this time we are particularly glad that we can turn to Him 24/7! Even so, we all recognise that the current situation we find ourselves in is a source of great concern for many of us.

We may be worried about our own health or a vulnerable loved one, not to mention the unique challenges as we learn to deal with children at home, feelings of loneliness, isolation, anxiety or financial concerns.

We can pray alone anytime, but we can also draw strength and encouragement from one another. Many of us can vouch from personal experience that it’s sometimes really helpful to have another Christian brother and sister to pray with us and listen on the end of the phone.

With this in mind the Daglish’s and Roux’s have kindly stepped in to offer you their personal phone numbers for you to call if you need prayer for any reason during this challenging time.

Every evening after 20h, weekends, Wednesday and Friday afternoons:
Claire Daglish & Jeremy Daglish (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone numbers)

Any time!:
Pieter and Rene Roux (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone number)

Let’s not underestimate the encouragement a phone call can bring. Why not set yourself the challenge of calling one person in the church family each day?

All editions of Contact Online can be watched here.

This week the Church of England launched “A Daily Hope Line”, a telephone service which allows you to listen music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0044 800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Please do be conscious of the cost thought. Standard international rates will apply but may vary depending on your contract.

You are welcome to join other members of the Church family from 07h30 – 08h00 to pray. Everyone is welcome. Contact Clive (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) to get connected.

Blonay, Vevey, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting either online or in person and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

The Leysin’s Lady’s small group is meeting every Wednesday evening at 18h00 via ‘Google Hangouts’. If you would like to join , please contact Carol via admin@allsaints.ch.

A question has arisen regarding giving, particularly for those of us who give primarily during the Offering at our Sunday services. With details available on the church website, you can make a donation at any time.

You can connect with Clive on either Facebook (Chaplain AllSaints) or Instagram (cliveatkinson68) for news from around the scattered community of All Saints.

If you are not getting our emails, it is very possible that we don’t have your GDPR permission form. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) to get connected.

All Saints’ has a Facebook Page. Please click here to Like the page. If you would like to receive details from this page, also click Get Notifications (found by clicking the arrow on the Like button). Please share articles from this page to increase publicity for our events. If you have any photographs of current or previous events, please contact Louise Bowley on email admin@allsaints.ch

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Cantonal and Federal directives and in order to reduce the risk of exposure, the Neuchâtel English Church committee has decided to postpone their AGM until later in the year.

In addition their regular formal services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and bible study are cancelled until further notice. Instead they will be joining All Saints worshipping online every Sunday and an online Bible Studay is being held on Wednesdays at 2pm.

Please periodically check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information and updates.

The Swiss Archdeaconry Retreat will be held from 15th October from 16h00 to 17th October 16h00. The leader is internationally renowned author and Bible scholar, Lois Tverberg. For more details click here.

Can you help with the first step towards a supervised Crèche? Our goal is to provide a supervised Crèche on the fourth Sunday of the month (23rd) for the next few months with the hope of extending this to twice a month on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month.

What needs to happen to make this a reality? Firstly, we need volunteers. Each Crèche needs two (potentially three depending on numbers of children) volunteers, one of whom needs to be Safeguarded. Could this be you?

Since the 23rd December you will be pleased to know that there is a special ’emergency service’ at the Providence Hospital in Vevey (not far from the Church), Ave de la Prairie 3, 1800 Vevey, which is open 7 days a week between 8h and 20h for adults and children from 4 years old for all medical problems. You do not need a rendezvous. Telephone number is 058 773 21 46.

An equivalent service is offered at the Monthey Hospital, Route de Morgins 54, 1870 Monthey. Telephone number 058 773 11 46.

For emergencies for all especially babies phone 144 or visit Hôpital Riviera-Chablais, Route du Vieux-Séquoia 20, 1847 Rennaz. To contact a duty doctor in Vaud phone 0848 133 133 and in Valais phone 0900 144 033. More information can be found here. 30 minutes free emergency parking – 2CHF per hour in main car park afterwards.

There is also a Permanence at both Montreux and Vevey Gare from 08h-18h30 each week day and 09h-13h on Saturdays. A Paediatrician will be available at Vevey Gare 50% of the time.

Bernice Reid works as a midwife at the CHUV and they are looking for clothes for newborn refugee babies and their mothers. If you can help, please contact her on breid@bluewin.ch.

The Church Council is aiming to provide two parking spaces in the Church Carpark for people with disabilities. Currently one space (by the Church Hall) is marked on Sunday mornings with a traffic cone. Thanks for respecting this! More formal signage will appear soon.

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