The Good Shepherd

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jesus cares for us!

Dear Friends,

One of the most abiding images from both the Old and New Testaments is that of God as our shepherd.  It is an image of a shepherd who loves and leads his flock, one who knows each one by name. This is an image of safety and security and one in which we can firmly trust.

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter will be from Acts 2:42-47, 1 Peter 2:19-25, and John 10:1-10, and we will be singing the hymns Hail the Day; The Lord’s my Shepherd (And I will trust in You alone); The Lord’s my Shepherd; and The King of love my Shepherd is!

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

Last Week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon by Father Iain, “Why did he die?”, can be found here!

On 6 May 2023 there will be a ‘Garden Party’ at the Consul’s Garden from 11am until 6pm to celebrate the
coronation of King Charles III.

It’s a festival of great food, music & fun for the whole family … not just for British & Commonwealth expats, but for people from everywhere … especially Chiang Mai locals. There will be something for everyone.


The Coronation Procession starts at Thapae Gate, led by the British Ambassador H.E. Mr. Mark Gooding. The vehicles will proceed around the walls of Chiang Mai city, and then on to The Consul’s Garden on the river Ping. Participants include: Classic Cars of Lanna, Mini Club Chiang Mai, Triumph Rider’s Club, and Royal Enfield Rider’s Club.

THE MAIN EVENT (11am – 6pm)

FOOD: we have a tantalising range of quality food and drink on offer.

ACTIVITIES: There will be lots of fun activities for children … some based on traditional British games others involving skill-building workshops organized by local international schools. There will be fun cutouts of British icons for children to take photos. There will also be free guided kayak trips for kids and their parents on the river Ping.

ENTERTAINMENT: We have sourced great music and dance from all around the world: Scottish bagpipes, Australian didgeridoo, Celtic folk music, Bollywood dancers, Blues from Burma, and colourful cabaret and song acts from Suman and Gate Theatre.

EXHIBITION: There will be an exhibition depicting the close historical ties between the monarchies of the Thailand and the UK, and about the first British explorers to reach Chiang Mai.

RAFFLE DRAW AT 4PM: Winners of the major prizes must be at the draw to claim their prizes. Many local businesses – both big and small – have generously donated OVER 300,000 BAHT WORTH OF PRIZES.


Ticket price is 100 baht per person, but for children 12 years and under it’s free. To avoid disappointment, and to skip the queues by using the fast-track gate at the event, you can purchase tickets in advance in person at: All Saints on Sundays, Laughing Monkey in Hang Dong / Wild Hog Saloon / Fashion King / Ratilana Riverside Resort / 137 Pillars House / Lanna International School / Prem International School / The Consul’s Garden.

Each paid entry ticket will entitle you to one free raffle ticket. Extra raffle tickets can be purchased for 100 baht each.

All proceeds go the following charities: Foundation Of Child Understanding (FOCUS) and Mother Child Concern Foundation (MCC).  FOCUS works to prevent abuse of children and women, and to combat child sex trafficking in Northern Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. MCC in partnership with Thai Myanmar Friendship Group delivers humanitarian aid to displaced children fleeing from civil strife on Thailand’s northern borders, and within Myanmar.

Spring Retreat: 12th – 14th May

Our Spring Retreat will run from Friday 12th May – Sunday 14th May.  We are hiring a whole resort, RungNara Pool Villa, in SanSai, just outside Chiang Mai. 

It is only 30 minutes drive from church so should be easy for everyone to get there!  There are only ten rooms, so please let Katie know if you are coming.  There is a sign-up sheet at church!

It will be a time of relaxation and fun!

Archbishop Ron’s Visit – Next Sunday!

We are delighted that Archbishop Ron Langham will again be visiting and preaching on Sunday 7th May. The service will be followed by a potluck lunch.  Please sign up this week to say what you can bring.

Chili Night 

Some of the group!

Chili Night will be back this Tuesday, 2nd May, at the usual time of 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


One response to “The Good Shepherd

  1. Thung Dong Farm

    Hello Iain,

    Thanks for the News Letter and a special thanks for including the event for the Coronation on the 6th May. I know that you are not a Monarchist so double thanks for including it in the AS News Letter, I’m not a great fan of either of these two myself and would have preferred it going straight to Willian and Kate.

    It sounds like fun but I guess I’ll be watching it on the TV from home!

    Thank you again.

    Warren. ________________________________

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