All Saints Guildford

  • Vicarage Gate
  • Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU2 7QJ

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All Saints 50th Anniversary celebrations

In 1967, All Saints Church in Onslow Village laid the foundation stone of a modern, airy, building to replace the small “tin tabernacle” that had previously served the congregation. This year, to celebrate its golden anniversary, the church is holding fifty days of celebration, from Easter to Pentecost, with special services and visits from both of Guildford Diocese’s bishops.

The celebrations will start with the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, leading the main Eucharist on Easter Day, 16 April. Past vicars and other people with a close connection to the church over the years will be invited.

There will be special services during the following weeks where people who have been baptised or married in the church are invited to come and renew their vows. The vicar, the Reverend Beverly Watson, would like to hear from anyone who wants to do so. (Click on image for video introduction)

Local schools and community groups will be invited to choose hymns for a special “Songs of Praise service, and the Bishop of Dorking, Jo Wells will preside at a confirmation service on Ascension Day.

The fifty days will finish with a family-friendly and informal “Worship for Everyone” service at Pentecost, 4 June, to which local community groups will also be invited, followed by a Hog Roast Picnic with entertainment in the church field.

Throughout the celebrations there will be a display in the church showing the history of its construction and use. There will also be a dedicated prayer area in the Holy Family Chapel for those wanting to offer thanks and prayers for the church.

The Vicar of All Saints’, the Revd Beverly Watson, said “We are a church that is firmly rooted in its local area, and we want to involve the community in our celebrations. We will give thanks for all the good memories of our past fifty years, and look forward to all that God has in store for us in the years ahead”.


Dates for Your Diary

Easter Day Celebration with Bishop Andrew – Sunday 16th April, 8am and 10am

Songs of Praise for 50 Years – Sunday 30th April, 4pm

May Day Pilgrimage to Willow Grange – Monday 1st May

Celebration of Baptism – Sunday 7th May, 10am

Celebration of Marriage – Sunday 14th May, 10am

Confirmation Service with Bishop Jo – Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm

Pentecost Celebration and Hog Roast – Sunday 4th June, 10am and 1pm