The rebuilding Group and PCC are determined to rebuild All Saints as we believe God has inspired us to do – to the honour him and serve his people for generations to come.
A preliminary planning response from Hart District Council is still awaited, but expected any day.
We will be officially launching our fundraising campaign on 31st October & 1st November – the Feast of All Saints. Please be sure to be around on that weekend. We believe that unless we put as much effort into praying the project as we do into working for it, the project will not succeed. Therefore we are asking everyone to use the prayer below, daily, in their own prayers and with others.
A Prayer for the Rebuilding of All Saints Church
Heavenly father, we want to rebuild our church in such a way that it will honour you and serve our community, yet we know that unless YOU are the builder we labour in vain.
Therefore, we place this project into YOUR hands.
May we build upon the foundations of your will and purpose for us.
May we work together to achieve something lovely for you.
May all obstacles be swept away on a tide of your grace.
May the money, resources, good will and wise counsel, that we need to complete the task be released to us in abundance.
Finally, keep us steadfast in our determination, and firm in our faith, especially when we are discouraged or distracted.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ – Craftsman, Saviour and Lord. Amen.
Click on the video below to view the presentation of the latest plans as presented to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 19 April 2018 or click here to view the video full screen .This video has no sound.
Join Fleet Fun Walk (FFW 2018) organised by Fleet Rotary
on Saturday 28th April 2018.
100% of all your sponsor funds will go to All Saints Fund
Our Vicar, Revd Mark Hayton, will be walking in aid of All Saints Fund – please join him on the walk if you can! You can also sposor hime here: http://ariseallsaints.uk/sponsor-marks-walk-for-all-saints
The walk is around Fleet for 8.2 miles over flat paths with an opt-out at 4.5 miles
Visit Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve, Ancell’s Farm, Fleet Pond, Basingstoke Canal Towpath
How about a Parish Lunch at Sandy Bay?
Start/Finish: Calthorpe Park
Start 0900-1200 hours
The latest, and we hope final, plans for the rebuilding of All Saints will be unveiled at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 19th April at 7.30 pm in Ss Philip & James.
Update Sunday 15 April: Following the meeting, the plans will be submitted for preliminary approval by the Diocesean Advisory Committee and Hart District Council. These are the main authorities responsible for approving any plans, but they will consult others including conservation bodies.
Meanwhile, a heating feasibility study is being done to determine the best system for the new building. This will include an exploration of solar and ground source heating.
All members of our church family are welcome to attend.
Please pray for our Architects, David Spragg and David Finlay as they prepare the latest set of plans for approval.
More details of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting together with the Parish Annual Report and Annual Accounts, can be found on the Parish website. The Annual Report will have a summary of the progress on rebuilding.
The Accounts of The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints Fleet, (Charity No. 1129190) includes the All Saints Fund.
We remain determined to bring good out of a bad event by not only rebuilding All Saints, but also improving it, for our generation
and generations to come. Although there are conservation groups that have prevented us from doing what we believed we should do, we are still pressing on to provide our community with the best church building possible.
Any delay has been caused by those have the power to grant us their permission, or not; not by our architects or rebuilding committee, all of whom are working very hard to get this project done.
We have more hurdles to get over, but we are working as fast as we can and making good progress. Please pray that no more obstacles
will stand in our way, and please share all of this with those you know in the community who are interested. Thank you for your patience, prayers, and good will.
We are making fast and steady progress in drawing up detailed plans for the rebuilding.
We have been visited by the diocesan heating advisor, and by our electrical and mechanical designer.
We have also had a visit from our tree consultant.
All this is vital in enabling our architects to draw up detailed plans, which will be unveiled when they are completed and submitted to the local authority for their response.
We are putting together a fundraising group – ideas or experience in this area, please speak to the Vicar.