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We are a People
- Called by God
- Committed to worship, prayer and action in Christ’s name.
Individually gifted, we seek to
- Work together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit;
- Spread the Good News as contained in the Holy Scriptures to all ages in our community
“Be doers of the Word” (James 1:22)
The foundation Stone for the original All Saints’ Church, Eltham was laid on All Saint’s Day, 1st November, 1896. The church was a small wooden building on High Street (opposite King Edward St.). At that time Eltham was part of the Hawera Parish.
In December 1901 a meeting resolved that the church be moved to the present site on King Edward Street, leaving room for a new church to be built. By now Eltham had been separated from the Hawera Parish. The old church was moved bodily on wheels and, on the completion of the new All Saints’ in 1905, became the Sunday School and parish hall until it was demolished in 1958. The Vicarage was built around 1910 and the present parish hall in 1959.
Over its more than 100 years the church has been the centre of a community of faith. Many of its fittings are bequests from the past members. As such All Saints’ is home to the past and to the future.
All Saints’ is also a haven of rest to all in the community - a place where people can come in the spirit of Christ’s words, “Come unto me all who are weary, and I will give you rest.”
As well as the usual Sunday services the church is used for baptisms, weddings and funerals.
|Phone||(06) 764 8119|
|Address||King Edward Street|
Ladies’ Home Group: Jill Pease – 764 8262
E-town: Revd Peter or Jan Barleyman – 764 8112
“Seasons”: Judy Wood – 765 6293
Kaponga: Clarrie Brown- 764 6458
PO Box 178, Eltham 4353
Revd Gaylene Anderson – 764 8031
Revd David Thompson – 764 7476
The heart of our life as a church is in our worship. At All Saints’ we have three regular services each week –
- 8.00am – a quiet Communion service without music.
- 10.00 am – a ‘family’ Communion service with a mix of familiar traditional hymns and more modern contemporary songs.
- Wednesdays – 10.00am - a quiet Communion service with prayer for healing followed by morning tea.
Services are also held at our ‘church on the hill’ – Eventide Home – with Communion on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and a Sunday service about every six weeks. A regular contingent of residents also attend the Wednesday 10.00am Communion at All Saints’.
Through the year special services are held for various special occasions.