From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Trans people and church members last year!

Dear Friends,

Our annual Season of Remembrance concludes with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Every year several hundred people are killed, often in the most brutal way, because of their gender expression.  Many are subject to extreme domestic violence and others are targeted by strangers. At a time when trans women themselves, are often portrayed as a threat to society in the western media, we need to stand in solidarity with this persecuted minority.

Of course, domestic violence is not limited to transwomen.  Many women of all sorts are subjected to the most terrible treatment, and we remember them too.

The bible readings for this Transgender Day of Remembrance will be Jeremiah 23:1-6, Galatians 3:23-29, and Matthew 5:1-11, and we will be singing the hymns Stand up stand up for Jesus; Lord, we make this cry for freedom; Beauty for Brokenness; and Let Us Build a House!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Service

Highlights of last week’s service for Remembrance Sunday can be seen here!  This includes the sermon, Last Post, and Two Minutes’ Silence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This Sunday, 20th November, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  We have a special service to remember all those who have been killed this year as a result of their gender or gender expression.  We will be joined by guests from MPlus – the Chiang Mai LGBT advocacy organisation.  All are welcome!

Advent Sunday!

Decorating the church!

Next Sunday, 27th November, is Advent Sunday, and we will be joined by our All Saints Choristers from the Youth Charity Foundation. We will decorate the church following morning worship and this will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage where we will also decorate the Christmas tree!

There is a sign-up sheet for the potluck at the back of the church!

Christmas Events – Coming Soon!

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Volunteers are still needed to help with setting-up, refreshments, etc.  Please see Chris Tananone.

Do I Stay Christian?

Our book study will continue from now until Christmas!

You can join on Tuesday at noon at Bella Goose.  Copies of the book are available from church.

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for the last three months of 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Sunday 20th November    
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday 27th November    
First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 4th December    
Second Sunday of Advent

Saturday 10th December    
Festival of Christmas Carols

Sunday 11th December  
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch

Chili Night 

Some of the group!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain

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