You have reached the website of All Saints' Church, Hacheston.
We aim to be a welcoming place, growing in God and serving our local community. Outside things are constantly changing, but inside our wonderful C12 church building, the strength of our commitment remains as firm as ever. Please explore the website which explains a little about the church community and our glorious building. Better still come and meet us. We are part of a group of churches and the prayer below is one we are using as we seek to grow together as Christian communities and outwards in our service to God and to our villages.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has decided that all church services should be cancelled until further notice in the light of the risks from the Covid-19 virus in order to keep people safe and well.
If you need to speak to someone about weddings, christenings or funerals, please use the link to the Contact Us page and contact the Revd Canon Graham Hedger or one of the churchwardens.
During the period when we cannot have physical services in our church, you may find the following link (pdf format) from Graham helpful as a way of having a virtual service on the days we would have had a main service in the church. There will also be a link to a daily morning and evening service for those who would find this helpful. The intention is to update this page on a regular basis..
Graham has also provided a link to a short document on Responding to the pandemic (pdf format) which you may find helpful during these difficult times.
Under government regulations, places of worship may now re-open for private prayer, providing certain conditions are met. Across the benefice each church council has made a decision based on those regulations.
The following churches are open for private prayer from Sunday 21st June:
Brandeston; daily; 10am - 4pm
Campsea Ashe: Sunday 1.30 - 5pm; Thursday 10.30am - 1pm
Hacheston: Wednesday 10am - 4pm (from 1st July)
Kettleburgh; daily; 8am - 6pm
Marlesford; Sunday 11am - 6pm, Wednesday 8.30am - 6pm
The remaining churches may re-open at a later date.
Orebec Benefice Prayer
Open our hearts to your love, Father God, as we journey with you;
Renew us each day, as we dwell in your presence.
Encourage us when we feel downtrodden,
Bring us comfort when we are sad.
Enliven us so that we may always be ready to serve You, and
Care for others in the strength of God’s love.
Kindle, we pray, all that works towards the coming of your kingdom.
The Rev'd Canon Graham Hedger
Priest in Charge of the Orebeck Benefice
(Brandeston, Campsea Ashe, Easton, Hacheston, Kettleburgh, Marlesford and Parham)
5th July 2020