Join us to sing Community Carols outside All Saints Church on Saturday 16 December at 4.00pm.
This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Fleet Parish Community Centre afterwards.
All Saints Church, Church Road, Fleet, GU51 4NB
Our day of prayer to mark the 2nd anniversary of All Saints fire is now underway. It would be great to see lots of people here to pray today for the rebuild but if you’re not able to make it you can still join us from home by using the attached prayer booklet.
If you come to the church you will find a number of different prayer stations with prompts for prayer – tactile things like sweets, bubbles and string, and also verses for meditation and space for reflection. The presentation of the plans for the building will be running continually in the hall and there will be refreshments in the coffee bar through until 3.30pm. The presentation of the plans for the building is also available online.
Some of the Crew who responded to the fire from Fleet Fire Station joined us for a coffee and photo.
PRAYER DAY – Thursday 22nd June, 9am-4pm.
All are invited to join in prayer for a short time on this day, the 2nd anniversary of the fire in All Saints Church. Prayer stations will be set up around the outside of the church and in the FPCC and sheets will be available for people to use if staying at home to pray. Please consider signing up to commit to a 15min slot during the day so that we can be sure that we have prayer cover for the whole time. The day will start with praying together at 9am and the rest of the day will be self-guided with materials provided.
FUNDRAISING CONCERT – Hungarian ‘Cellist Pal Banda will be performing in St Mary’s Church, Winchfield, on Saturday 13th May, 5.00pm, in aid of All Saints Fund. Tickets £10, numbers are limited so be sure to buy yours early! Contact Kate Wickenden, email@example.com or the Parish Office on 812114.
Pal Banda and his wife Zsuzsa Berenyi are very well known musicians who like to give charity concerts in aid of churches in need of restoration.
You can find more about them at
Congratulations to all the runners in the Fleet Half Marathon. Arise All Saints was proud to be nominated as the local charity for the 35th annual event.
Our particular thanks must go to our team of runners who were raising sponsorship for All Saints Fund, and the team of parishioners manning our stand in Calthorpe Park, rattling collection buckets and manning the refreshment points. The runners’ sponsorship pages are still open or you can make donations to All Saints Fund on our My Donate webpage.
More pictures to come!
Here are (almost) all the runners!
From Eagle Radio News: A Farnham runner returns to his childhood town today – to help raise funds for repairs to a burnt out church in Fleet.
Stuart Williamson is one of a group of people who will be pounding the pavements for the All Saints Church in Church Road.
On the 20th March 2016, the annual Fleet Half Marathon will take place and it is celebrating a very special birthday – 35 years of the event.
The run is the biggest sporting event in Fleet and over the years hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for both National and Local charities by the runners taking part. It is organised by Fleet & Crookham AC who are themselves a registered charity, raising funds to help develop running and athletics in the town.
But the organising committee of the 2016 event also wanted to support the Arise All Saints campaign after the tragic fire in the summer of 2015. Race Director Penny Abbott said “… it seemed most appropriate in 2016 to support the efforts of Arise All Saints to restore the church to its former state but also support the development of All Saints as a community building to be used for other things as well as religious worship. Our running event is at the heart of the community and the future varied uses of All Saints will also be at the heart of the community.”
We are, of course, very pleased that Arise All Saints has been chosen in this way, and grateful to Penny and her team for all the support they have already given us. We will have a team of 12 runners who are directly raising money for us through sponsorship – any of them would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to support their individual efforts:
Amy Diver https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/amydiver1
Chris Jones https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/christopherjones1
Dave Hart https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davidhart3
Linda Tyler https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindatyler2
Lindsay Blackburn https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Nick Cole https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nickcole2
Nick Doran https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nickdoran
Richard Howard https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/richardhoward2
Sarah Williamson https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Stuart Williamson https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Many other runners in the event have also expressed interest and have been sent information about All Saints.
On race day we will have a stand in Calthorpe Park where people can find out more about our progress and plans for All Saints and, hopefully, make donations too. We will also be helping the organisers by manning a water station in Elvetham Road. This is Palm Sunday, but it is also a unique opportunity to raise our profile at a major community event and we really need volunteers to assist both in Calthorpe Park and Elvetham Road. It will be a fun day whatever the weather, so if you would like to help please contact either Nick Doran (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Claire Holt (email@example.com) or the Parish Office.
On the 20th March 2016, the annual Fleet Half Marathon will take place and is celebrating a very special birthday – 35 years of the event. The run is the biggest sporting event in Fleet and over the years hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for both National and Local charities by the runners taking part.
The run, organised by Fleet & Crookham AC, who themselves are a registered charity, also raises vital funds to help develop running and athletics in the town. But the organising committee of the 2016 event also wanted to support the Arise All Saints campaign after the tragic fire in the summer of 2015.
Race Director Penny Abbott says “The race has always supported the national charity Bloodwise (formally Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) since it started in 1982, but the last few years we have also been associated to a local charity as well as supporting all of the community groups which help with volunteers on the day. It seemed most appropriate in 2016 to support the efforts of Arise All Saints to restore the church to it former state but also support the development of All Saints as a community building to be used for other things as well as religious worship. Our running event is at the heart of the community and the future varied uses of All Saints will also be at the heart of the community.
10 places were donated to the church to give to supporters to run for sponsorship and also all runners are given the option to tick for more information on how they could get involved in the campaign/raise sponsor monies.
All Saints will also have a presence on the day within Calthorpe Park where residents can find out more about the plans and donate to the cause should they wish to.
The Fleet Half Marathon has always brought the residents of Fleet and the surrounding villages out in support. It is a fantastic day when the town can really come together and this year there will be another local reason to support it. So many communities have lost the ability to come together for annual events, but Fleet still does and long may it continue”.
For more information and to enter the race, visit the Fleet Half Marathon website but don’t leave it too long, places are filling up very fast.
‘All Saints will rise again’ says reverend as Fleet church fund reaches £19,000
The community is being asked what sort of building they want for the future, as church leaders say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support.
Link to article in Fleet News & Mail:
We will be holding three open meetings to consult with congregations and with the community about the future of All Saints Church.
The questions we will be asking are:
What purposes do we want the new All Saints to serve?
How do we best rebuild All Saints to meet these needs?
The meetings will be on:
They will all be held in the Fleet Parish Community Centre (beside All Saints Church).
Please do come along to one of these meetings and have your say!
It will be possible to submit written responses, but attending the meeting, and hearing all the facts, will be the best way to make an informed contribution.
Please pray for this process, and for the clearance team as they continue their work.