All Saints, Bighton
A place of worship has been on the site of All Saints Church for 1,000 years. The first reference to a church on the site appears in the Domesday Book.
It has been rebuilt and altered several times over the last 1000 years. In its current form the earliest part of the church dates from 1180.
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The biggest event in our community calendar in a normal year is the Annual Fete, held in early September, which involves a large proportion of local residents. There is a wide variety of activities and events, involving a huge amount of preparation alongside on-the-day participation, and the money raised is divided equally between the Church and the Village Hall.
There is also a large attendance of 100+ at the round-the-village Carol Singing which, in normal years, begins at the Village Hall, visits various homes and then the Church; carols are sung, everyone is encouraged to embrace the true meaning and spirit of Christmas, and all the children are given an olive wood tree decoration from Bethlehem; the evening concludes with refreshments and a visit from Father Christmas. In 2020, owing to Covid restrictions, this was replaced with ‘Carols by Carlight’ in the Village Hall carpark, with our church organist playing, a sound system, our Focal Minister doing a brief and appropriate address, a visit from Father Christmas on his sleigh – and a huge turnout of community members singing loudly in their cars! Donations were collected as usual for specific local charities.
For more information about All Saints, please visit their website.
All Saints' churchwardens are:
Bob Ellis t. 01962 773 427, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and
Simon McCowen, t. 01962 732456, email: email@example.com