A very warm welcome to the church whose congregation has, since it was established in 1884, worshipped in two schools and three churches.
Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.
The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.
When someone becomes a follower of Jesus they are baptized. (Or, if they have already been baptized, they will confirm for themselves the promises made at their baptism.) During this service a series of questions will be asked – in most respects the questions asked today are the same as those new Christians were asked in the earliest days of the Church.
Brothers and sisters, I ask you to profess together the faith of the Church.
The colours of the web site reflect the traditional historic colours of All Saints.
Blue signifying Divine Contemplation, Red, emblematic of the Passion of Our Lord and also the emblem of Martyrdom.
Gold was added, the emblem of Brightness and Glory.
Christians believe that love is at the heart of God’s will for our lives – love for God and love for others.
Loving God and loving neighbour belong together, and the best, most fruitful life is lived in loving communion with God our Creator, as well as with our fellow human beings.
See how other Christians are serving and living out their faith in these videos.
See videos here.
Revd Chris Wragg - vicar of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) Church.
Laurie Cowie - PCC Member, Church Warden and Deanery Synod Rep.
Hilary Lygoe - PCC Member, Church Warden, Deanery Synod Rep. and an Evangelist Enabler.
Bob Wickington - PCC Member and the Church Treasurer.
Malcolm Hollis - Choir Master.
Richard Benson - Authorised Lay Preacher.
Jim Rimell - Church Organist
Kate Higgs - Children’s Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Pat Baumber - PCC Member.
Andrew Maxey - PCC Member and the Electoral Roll Officer.
Peter Cocks - PCC Member.
"They say we are a congregation that has worshipped in two schools and three churches"
This History of All Saints Squirrels Heath is taken from that compiled by John Winn. The original is sub-titled " The Story of a congregation who have worshipped in two schools and three churches"
Rev. Chris Wragg
01708 446571 / 07714507147
Squirrels Heath, All Saints (Ardleigh Green)
Ardleigh Green Rd, Hornchurch Essex. UK RM11 2LU
Our Sunday services are a mix of Family Communion, Parish Communion, Family Parade and an informal Cafe Service. All held at 10.30am. We have separate Children's Groups during most Services. Enjoy a tea or coffee and a chat after the services.
Every Sunday @ 8:30am Holy Communion (Informal said service with sermon)