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Ascended!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Ready to lead worship last Sunday

Dear Friends,

Our Sunday Eucharist this week will again be at 6 p.m. Thai time.  (Midday in the UK, 1 p.m. in Europe, and 7 a.m. on the US East Coast.)  Last week, Mark, Gene, and I, were in the church (with Christa who did the technical bit), and readers from around the world took part on Zoom, as did the rest of the congregation.

Use this link to join this Sunday at 6 p.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

This Sunday is Ascension Sunday and Mark will be preaching to us as I lead the worship.

What does the Ascension mean to you?  Anything?  Or is it just an odd passage at the end of the Gospels and the beginning of Acts? The Ascension tells us that Jesus is with us for ever!  He didn’t just rise from the dead but later die again as Lazarus did.  Instead he is both at God’s right hand interceding for us, and with us in the world as we live our daily lives.

This is Good News too!

Our scripture readings for the Ascension Sunday will be Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Luke 24:44-53, and we will be singing the hymns Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise, At the Name of Jesus, Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, and Christ Be Our Light!

The liturgy can be downloaded here!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s service is available here!

People to Pray for…

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Love at Six!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Some of the worshippers last Sunday!

Dear Friends,

Our Sunday Eucharist this week will be at 6 p.m. Thai time.  (Midday in the UK, 1 p.m. in Europe, and 7 a.m. on the US East Coast.)  This will mean more friends will be able to join us from around the world! Mark, Gene, and I, will be in the church, and readers will take part on Zoom, as will the rest of the congregation.

Although figures are necessarily approximate, the current outbreak in Chiang Mai seems to be declining so we can hope that we will again be able to worship face to face soon.

Email iain@AllSaintsChiangMai.com for the Zoom link.

This week we will be focusing on God’s love for us, and the command to love one another.

Our scripture readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter will be Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6, and John 15:9-17, and we will be singing the hymns Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, We are One in the Spirit, Brother Sister Let me Serve You, and Love Divine!

The liturgy can be downloaded here!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s service is available here!

People to Pray for…

Thanks for those who prayed for my mum’s cataract operation on Thursday.  All went well.

Please continue to pray for Bill Moeller and Warren Funnell.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Are we truly Inclusive?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Zoom preaching last Sunday!


Dear Friends,

I am still in self-isolation but am looking forward to getting out and about again next Tuesday.  I shall again be preaching via Zoom this Sunday and Mark will be leading the service from the church.

This week the first reading from Acts tells the story of Philip baptising the Ethiopian eunuch.  He was the first non-Jew to be baptised and was a first on a number of levels.  I shall be looking at how this passage challenges us on the issue of inclusion!

We will again have a Holy Communion memorial this Sunday, but not a consecrated Eucharist, as there is little point in pre-consecrating the elements when people are receiving virtually at home!

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

Our scripture readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter will be Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, and John 15:1-8, and we will be singing the hymns All People that on Earth do Dwell, Called as partners in Christ’s service, Let Your Living Water Flow, and Great is Thy Faithfulness! The liturgy can be downloaded here!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Unfortunately, due to technical problems last week’s service was not recorded – but join us live this week at 10 a.m. or watch the hopefully successful recording this week!

YCF Vacation – Postponed

Last Saturday I head that the Youth Charity Foundation had reluctantly made the decision to postpone their vacation due to the Covid situation.  Obviously the children are very upset by this unavoidable decision.

They hope to reschedule for the October break if the conditions allow.  All money donated will be held until then.

People to Pray for

Please continue to pray for Bill and Warren who are experiencing health problems, and give thanks for Helga who came through her lazer eye operation last Sunday with excellent results.  She says she is now able to see out of both eyes for the first time in a year.

Also, please pray for those older people in our congregation who are feeling shut-in and isolated as they stay home because of the increase in Covid-19 in Chiang Mai.

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Good Shepherd!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Mark on Zoom last Sunday


Dear Friends,

I am back in Chiang Mai, and our worship continues on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I am required to self-isolate for two weeks as I visited Phuket and so I shall be preaching from home while Mark will lead from the church.

The theme of this week’s service is Jesus the Good Shepherd.  It is a blessing to know that wherever we are, and whether we can gather together in person or not, God is with us and cares for us as a good shepherd cares for his sheep!


 We will have a Holy Communion memorial this Sunday, but not a consecrated Eucharist, as there is little point in pre-consecrating the elements when people are receiving virtually at home!


Use this link to join this Sunday!
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our scripture readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter will be Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, and John 10:11-18, and we will be singing the hymns Christ the Lord is Risen Today,  The Lord’s My Shepherd, The Lord’s My Shepherd / I will trust in You, and The King of Love my Shepherd Is!

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Last week’s Zoom service can be seen here!

He is Risen!

YCF Vacation – Still time to give!

Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation.  This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home.  It will be a great break for them by the sea.

Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  They will be away for eight nights.

Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht  x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht 
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.

Total = 5000 baht.

Some have already given, but if you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann.  So far we have raised about THB 25,000. 

The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.

Wednesday Lunch

 No lunch until further notice – everyone is away and Covid is on the rise!  We will probably recommence in May!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Christ is Risen!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Mark preaching last Sunday!


Dear Friends,

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Chiang Mai, we have now made the decision to temporarily suspend face-to-face worship.   This week’s service will be at the usual time of 10 a.m. but will be on Zoom only!

Email info@AllSaintsChiangMai.com for the Zoom link.

Although we can’t be together in person, we still share the good news that Christ is risen and that God’s love for us, and the world, never ends!

Our Congregational Pastor, Rev. Mark Crawford, will again be preaching and leading our worship this Sunday. God willing, I will be back in some form the following Sunday!

Our Easter Sunday Service can be seen here! and highlights of last week’s service can be seen here!

He is Risen!

Our scripture readings for the Third Sunday of Easter will be Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, and Luke 24:36-48.

YCF Vacation – Still time to give!

Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation.  This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home.  It will be a great break for them by the sea.

Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  They will be away for eight nights.

Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht  x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht 
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.

Total = 5000 baht.

Some have already given, but if you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann.  So far we have raised about THB 20,000. 

The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.

Wednesday Lunch

No lunch until further notice – everyone is away and Covid is on the rise!  We will probably recommence in May!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate 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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

Best Easter Ever!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Easter Celebration!


Dear Friends,

In some ways, I just celebrated my best Easter ever!  It was full of the joy of the resurrection and the promise of new life, in the forgiveness and love we have in Jesus. I was so blessed by the support, love, and encouragement offered by the wonderful people of All Saints.



Good Friday Sermon


It was the best Easter because it was the hardest Good Friday.  As you know, I was to be ordained to the episcopate on Saturday, and Mark was to be ordained to the priesthood.  Both of us, for similar reasons, felt it was not the right time, and on Thursday morning decided our ordinations would not go ahead as planned.

I had not really been aware of the level of unhappiness and misunderstanding of my plan to be ordained as a bishop for All Saints.  On the Wednesday of Holy Week this became more apparent, and for the good of the congregation I felt I had to withdraw my plan at this time.  Whether it will re-emerge in the future is in the hands of God’s people here at All Saints.

My chief concern was not the fact that I was not to be ordained, but the damage that might have been done to the church.  Related matters, rather than the ordination itself, had caused great upset to some people in the congregation, and I was aware of several people who, in different ways, felt deeply wounded.

But through the grace of God, I believe events surrounding our Good Friday service were a source of healing and reconciliation.  I preached from the heart and God was working!

My Good Friday sermon can be seen here!



He is Risen!


By Easter Sunday it was clear that healing had been given, we were together as God’s people.  Where mistakes had been made, or misunderstandings arisen, God’s love and forgiveness had brought healing!  He is risen and our Christian hope is not in vain!

I believe we have been mightily blessed by our mighty God.  Spiritual attack is a real thing, and we have been subject to attack, but Christ has won the victory!  We are together as God’s people.

Our wonderful Easter Sunday Service can be seen here!

He is Risen!

Our Congregational Pastor, Rev. Mark Crawford, will be preaching and leading our worship this Sunday! Our scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Easter will be Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-2:2, and John 20:19-31, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, The Day of Resurrection, Hail the Day, and All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

Easter Events

On Easter Sunday, Archbishop Ronald Langham preached, and our singing was led by Team Two of the All Saints Choristers.  It was a wonderful time of celebration with thirty-nine people present altogether.



Our Wonderful Choir


Bryon giving the First Reading


The gathered clergy


Hannah (and Jack) give the Second Reading


Bishop Ron reads the Gospel


Helga leads our Prayers of Intercession



Consuming the Elements


This was followed by a potluck at the MCC Office compound.  Thanks to Rebecca, Blaine, Arthur, and Phyllis, for organising all this!



Kids at the Potluck

Enjoying the Food!

YCF Vacation – Still time to give!

Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation.  This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home.  It will be a great break for them by the sea.

Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  They will be away for eight nights.

Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht  x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht 
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.

Total = 5000 baht.

Some have already given, but if you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann.

The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.

Wednesday Lunch

 No lunch until further notice – everyone is away!  We will probably recommence in May!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


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!

He is Risen!  Hallelujah!

God bless,

Father Iain

This is Holy Week!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Palm Sunday Choristers


Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we had a great service to celebrate Palm Sunday with our new All Saints Choristers.  Team One sang last week and Team Two will sing this Easter Sunday! This week, to make up for last year, we will have three All Saints services, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

I preached on Palm Sunday and highlights of the service can be viewed here.   Father Rick Saint will be preaching on Good Friday, and Bishop Ron Langham will be preaching on Easter Sunday.  It should be a blessed and exciting time!

Easter is a time for celebrating the defeat of death, the hope that Jesus offers for the world!  Like Christmas, it is centred on the message that God is with us, but it has the added joy that even death is not the end and we are offered life eternal!

Please join us if you can to share this sad and then joyous feast.

Ready for Good Friday

Our scripture readings for Maundy Thursday will be 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and John 13:1-17, and we will sing unaccompanied.
Our scripture readings for Good Friday will be Matthew 26:17-29, Matthew 26:36-56, Mark 15:1-15, Mark 15:16-32, Matthew 27:45-54, Isaiah 52:13-53:5, and Matthew 27:62-66. We will be singing the Good Friday hymns When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, How deep the Father’s love for Us, My Song is Love  Unknown, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?, and O Love that Will Not Let Me Go.



Easter is Coming!


Our scripture readings for Easter Sunday will be Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, and John 20:1-18, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Christ is Risen Today, The Day of Resurrection, Christ is Alive, and Thine Be the Glory!

Video of our Palm Sunday service can be viewed here!

Easter Service Times

Maundy Thursday Service 1st April 7 pm
– including foot washing ceremony

Good Friday Service 2nd April 7 pm  
– a solemn Tenabrae service

Holy Saturday Ordination Service 3rd April 7pm
(This is not an official All Saints event, but it will be held in our building and all are welcome to attend.)

Easter Sunday Service 4th April 10 am 
  again with our new choir
– followed by potluck and Easter Egg hunt 
All are very welcome to join us for lunch!

YCF Vacation

Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation.  This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home.  It will be a great break for them by the sea.

Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  They will be away for eight nights.

Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht  x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht 
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.

Total = 5000 baht.

Some have already given, but if you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann.

The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.

Any Old Phone?

Do you have an old smart phone that you no longer use?  Maybe the camera is broken or the battery has gone bad. We need one for use in the church office so that we can have the church banking app on a dedicated phone which is kept in the safe. We could also use another phone for recording our services!

Let me know if you have one!

Wednesday Lunch

 No lunch until after Easter – everyone is away!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain

Hosanna!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

We have almost reached the Easter Season!  This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  Last year there were no face-to-face Easter services due to Covid, and I was stranded in the UK.

This year, to make up for last, we will have three All Saints services, on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

I will be preaching on Palm Sunday, Father Rick Saint will be preaching on Good Friday, and Bishop Ron Langham will be preaching on Easter Sunday.  It should be a blessed and exciting time!

We will also have our new choir singing for the first time this Sunday.  Eighteen children from YCF have joined our choir and they are divided into two teams.  Team One, consisting of nine children, will be singing on Palm Sunday this week, and Team Two, consisting of another nine, will be singing on Easter Sunday.



Four Choir Members


On Wednesday, Ratcha and I bought the “choir robes” for the children.  They will consist of red T-shirts and shorts with a white surplice over the top.  The surplices will have to wait, though, so for Palm Sunday and Easter they will be all in red!

Our scripture readings this week will be Mark 11:1-11, Philippians 2:5-11, and Mark 14:1-9, and we will be singing the hymns Hosanna Hosanna Hosanna in the Highest, All Glory Laud and Honour, Hosanna Loud Hosanna, Brother Sister Let me Serve You, and RideOn! Ride On in Majesty!

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Easter Services

Palm Sunday Service 28th March 10 am
– including parading of the palms
and our new children’s choir

Maundy Thursday Service 1st April 7 pm
– including foot washing ceremony

Good Friday Service 2nd April 7 pm  
– a solemn Tenabrae service

Holy Saturday Ordination Service 3rd April 7pm
(This is not an official All Saints event, but it will be held in our building and all are welcome to attend.)

Easter Sunday Service 4th April 10 am 
  again with our new choir
– followed by potluck and Easter Egg hunt 

Easter Ordinations – Saturday 3rd April


All Saints is a part of the one holy catholic and apostolic church, but in terms of denominational allegiance we stand alone.  But we do embrace the traditional three-fold order of ministry, of bishop, priest, and deacon, and hither-to we have had the latter two present.

The bishop is the primary leader of a church in a local area.   In the UK there are around a hundred Anglican churches for every bishop, in Hong Kong, there are ten churches for each bishop, in the Province of Alexandria, there are just a handful.   It doesn’t really matter how many churches there are in an area, there should be a bishop to cover that region.

At All Saints, we will just have one bishop for one church.

Archbishop Ronald Langham, of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia, has kindly agreed to ordain me as a bishop for All Saints and Chiang Mai.  He will also ordain Pastor Mark Crawford as a priest.  He will be here from Maundy Thursday until Easter Monday. This is not an official All Saints event, but Bishop Ron will be using our building.

What changes will you notice at All Saints?  On the surface perhaps nothing, but it does mean that Mark will be able to consecrate the elements himself at the Eucharist, and I can offer future ordinations and confirmations.  And equally importantly, we are now properly organised!  Mark will still be known as Pastor Mark, or just Mark, and I will still be known as Father Iain, or just Iain.

We will not have an on-going formal relationship with the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia, but I hope we will remain good friends!

YCF Vacation

Each year the Youth Charity Foundation takes most of the children away on vacation.  This year they will be going to the Cha’Am Christian Mission Home.  It will be a great break for them by the sea.

Each child needs about THB 5,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  They will be away for eight nights.

Budget for one person
1. Food 80 baht x 27 meals = 2160 baht
2. Accommodation 130 baht  x 8 nights = 1040 baht
3. Travel = 500 baht
4. Health insurance = 500 baht 
5. Snack and pocket money = 300 baht
6. Other = 500 baht.

Total = 5000 baht.

If you could sponsor a child, please contact me or our new treasurer, Arthur Mann

The trip will be from 1st – 8th May.

Any Old Phone?

Do you have an old smart phone that you no longer use?  Maybe the camera is broken or the battery has gone bad. We need one for use in the church office so that we can have the church banking app on a dedicated phone which is kept in the safe. We could also use another phone for recording our services!

Let me know if you have one!

Wednesday Lunch

 No lunch until after Easter – everyone is away!

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain

Authority?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jesus Cleanses the Temple.

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday we had our Annual General Meeting and ratified our new 2021 Constitution, and elected four Church Council members.

The new Council members are:

  Bill Moeller
  Helga Spring
  Chris Tananone
  Hannah Alexander-Herrick
  Iain Baxter
  Mark Crawford
  Gene Bourquin

Please hold us in your prayers.

This week, our Old Testament Reading contains the Ten Commandments, and our Gospel reading tells of Jesus cleansing the Temple.  Our sermon will address the idea of authority.   Who has it, and how should it be exercised?

Our scripture readings for Sunday will be Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, and John 2:13-22, and our hymns will be Awake My Soul and with the Sun, Make Me a Channel of your Peace, Lord Jesus Christ, and Lift High the Cross!

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Free Burma Rangers Movie

Two weeks ago a group of us gathered to watch the Free Burma Rangers documentary film.  It was certainly worth watching!  Katie Wierenga, a member of All Saints, works for FBR and she is offering the opportunity to watch the film online if you missed it.

The Trailer can be viewed here!

Please invite your friends, families, and churches to participate in the March 11-13 events.

Thursday, March 11th – 7 PM, EST, 7 AM Thailand (followed by discussion) – register here

Friday, March 12th – 6 PM, EST, 6 AM Thailand  (followed by discussion) – register here

​Saturday, March 13th: 6 PM EST, 6 AM Thailand – I will have a discussion/presentation about myself and the work of the medical department in Karen State, Burma.  Register here

Lent Groups –  Anglican 101



These are held on Tuesday evenings at Mark and Christa’s home, and Wednesday afternoons at the Gymkhana Club.

The theme is not designed to convert people to one particular Christian tradition, but it will be a time for all of us to share from our traditions and get to know where we all come from.  There will be time for sharing and prayer, too!  

Next week’s topic:
Liturgy and Sacraments. –
How we worship and encounter God.


Covid Pollution Protocols at All Saints



Since recommencing face to face worship in August 2020, All Saints has been operating under the protocols developed by Dr William Aldis, which include the wearing of masks, very quiet singing, no air-conditioning, and open doors and windows.

Chiang Mai is now entering the hot and smoky season, and Dr Aldis has revised the protocols accordingly. If the AQI is above 150 or the temperature is above 28C, then we will close the windows and use the air-conditioners.  Other precautions, such as the wearing of masks, remain in force.  A new more powerful air filter has also been purchased.  The basis of these recommendations can be read here!

Last Sunday we needed to switch on the air-conditioning and it is likely that this will again be the case this week.


The Sound of Silence


To help us prepare for worship, the church bell will now be rung at 9:55 am each Sunday.  This will signal the beginning of five minutes of silence, for private prayer and reflection before our worship.

It will be rung again at 10 am as our worship begins!


 Wednesday Lunch

Lunch – last Wednesday!
Our lunch will continue next Wednesday!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain

Faith-Full?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Ash Wednesday 2021

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will have our Annual General Meeting, ratify our new 2021 Constitution, and elect four Church Council members. These may not seem very exciting events, but they are!  They set the governance and way-forward for All Saints for the next number of years!

If you are a member you should have received your online voting form on Monday.  Please vote, even if you are 100% happy with the choices, 100% unhappy with the choices, or feel your view is not important and others can decide.  We need your vote to ensure we have a sufficient voting quorum!


Last Sunday’s “Town Hall” Meeting


Lent has just begun, but Easter is coming.  It will be an exciting time of celebrating the life of Jesus and his death and resurrection.  Don’t forget – last year we were confined to our homes and worshipping on Zoom! Plans are not completely finalized, but there should be four services over the Easter period on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday!  More details to follow!

We remain faithful to God, for God is faithful to all!

Our scripture readings for Sunday will be Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16,  Romans 4:13-25, and Mark 8:31-38, and our hymns will be The God of Abraham Praise, Men of Faith, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, and Onward, Christian People.

Video of last week’s service can soon be viewed via the Audio-Visual page of the church website!

Ash Wednesday Service
Last Wednesday’s service was a moving time for all who attended!

Our congregational AGM is this Sunday, 28th February, where we will formally ratify out new constitution and elect Council members.

Copies of the constitution have been sent to people on the membership list of All Saints and were also available in church last Sunday. In addition, we had a “Town Hall” meeting following the service last Sunday so that people could ask questions about the new constitution before voting on it. 

The relevant documents are also available here:

Final revised 2021 Constitution
Notes on the formulation of All Saints 2021 Constitution
All Saints Mission, Values, and Vision Statements

Events Timeline:

Sunday 14th February 
Distribution of documents

Sunday 21st February 
Town Hall Meeting to answer questions on the 2021 constitution

22nd – 27th February                     
Online voting on Constitution and for Council Members

Sunday 28th February                  
Annual General Meeting
Formal Ratification of 2021 Constitution
Church Reports
In person voting for Council Members
Adoption of budget for 2021

New Council Members

There were only four nominations for the four elected Church Council positions:

  Bill Moeller
  Helga Spring
  Chris Tananone
  Hannah Alexander-Herrick

Members are now voting whether to confirm these nominations.

Lent Groups –  Anglican 101

These are held on Tuesday evenings at Mark and Christa’s home, and Wednesday afternoons at the Gymkhana Club.

The theme is not designed to convert people to one particular Christian tradition, but it will be a time for all of us to share from our traditions and get to know where we all come from.  There will be time for sharing and prayer, too!  Last Tuesday, the best part was the general discussion after the “Anglican” part!  

Next week’s topic:  Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and authority. – Who does what and why?

The Youth Charity Foundation – Welcome Back!

Last Saturday, YCF hosted a Welcome Back event for me and one of their teachers.  It was good to see their smiling faces once again.  Bill Moeller and Mee, and Ratcha and I, attended from All Saints.

I am meeting with their Director, Khun Tasnee, on Friday to discuss maybe starting a children’s choir with the children of YCF to help lead our worship at All Saints.  Please pray about this venture.

Movie Time – Postcards from Babylon!

Next Sunday, there will be a showing of the movie Postcards from Babylon at 5 p.m. at the MCC office.

Postcards From Babylon is a documentary featuring author and pastor Brian Zahnd as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today, a church often characterized by Christian Nationalism: How does the church stay faithful to the beautiful way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation’s history?  

Following the film, a discussion panel including Brian Zahnd, Shane Claiborne, Lisa Sharon Harper, Kristin Du Mez, Keith Giles, Peter Wehner, and filmmakers David & Kathi Peters will delve further into its themes and where we can go from here.

All are welcome – bring snacks to share!

Wednesday Lunch


Lunch – last Wednesday!
Our lunch will continue next Wednesday!  I am looking forward to being there again!  Why not come along?   (You don’t need to be a member of the Gymkhana Club to attend!) 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate online, or place your money in the basket during the service.


Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.

God bless,

Father Iain