On behalf of the people of the Parish of Burton Dassett I warmly welcome you to our website and hope that in due course we will have the pleasure of meeting you in person.
All Saints' Church known locally as "the Cathedral in the Hills' is a community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in prayer, it’s something expressed in everything we do.
All Saints' Church has a long, proud history of serving the people of the parish of Burton Dassett.
Welcomes all individuals seeking God’s love, and keep our doors open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their hearts. We invite you to open your heart and allow His grace to penetrate into your soul.
Our church stands as a beacon of hope in in the Dassett Hills. It is a place of acceptance, peace and joy to all who are moved to visit. Our church family is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. Get in touch to find out more or join us for a service.
The Parish of Burton Dassett; (which includes Knightcote, Little Dassett, Northend and Temple Herdewyke) supports two churches: the Chapel of Ease in Northend and All Saints Church at Burton Dassett. The Parish is part of the Dassett Magna Group of Parishes.
Both All Saints' Church and the Chapel of Ease are usually open daily from early morning to late afternoon. We welcome all ages and backgrounds for personal prayer and to visit the beautiful medieval building of All Saints' church.
Unfortunately due to the COVID19 Pandemic the churches are only open for Sunday service.
As we enter another COVID-19 lockdown many are experiencing anguish and despair with an underlying fear of the unknown, that sense that the familiar has gone for ever. It hasn’t. We need to remember that there is a glimmer hope on the horizon — the vaccines. Over the last year we have learned a great deal about ourselves, our communities, our strengths and weaknesses, and have discovered a resilience and creativity we probably never knew we had.
In the Christmas season we often forget the great journey the Magi - the wise men - made made to follow the star. They must have been very tired, dusty, wondering whether they should give up; but they didn’t. They went on, following the star. God was with them, as he is with us. God is with us. That is the message of Christmas — and of lockdown — for today and always.
May the world be freed of this virus;
may those who are sick recover;
may those who grieve be comforted;
may those who are exhausted in caring for the sick be given new reserves of energy;
may those who maintain the necessities for our daily life be kept safe;
may those who fear for their livelihood, the economy and the future find hope.
May God lighten the darkness
and his love and grace lead us with the star of hope to better times in 2021. Amen.
Stay safe. We’ll get through this together. Rev’d Nicki
Worship and Prayer is key to our faith at Burton Dassett Church. We offer a number of different services to ensure you can always worship with the community either in church or online. Our service rota includes daily prayer, Holy Communion, Individual Prayer, and more.
To learn more about our services and plan your visit click on the link
SERVICES IN CHURCH & ONLINE
or to join our online services use the
ZOOM SERVICE LINK
Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in – the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.
CHRISTENINGS & CONFIRMATIONS
At Christening you are baptised with water and the Holy Spirit. It is the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family.
Confirmation is the opportunity to profess your faith before God and his people.
FUNERALS & CHURCHYARDS
The church will always be there to help you through one of life's most difficult times. A Church of England Funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as its needed.
What's it all about ?
Who is Jesus ?
Whether you are new to faith,
have been away and are coming back,
or you are just wanting to explore your faith,
the bible is a good place to start to answer that question.
Whatever your preferred reading matter the bible is full of interesting stories about, love and hate, good and evil, war and peace.
It is made up of 66 books but don't feel you need to read it in one go - you can read it in bits.
This video will give you a good summery of the bible and explain who Jesus is.
All Saints Church is a very popular venue for concerts, afternoon teas, fundraising events and a variety of church social and community events as well as for worship. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic at the moment we are only having worship services . Here is an example of some of our previous events - hopefully soon to be reinstated.
Small Pilgrim Places
Breathing Speces on the Pilgrim Journey
The Holy Well and Church at All Saints' Burton Dassett are part of the Small Pilgrim Places Network.
We welcome all visitors - Tourists, Seekers and Pilgrims.
We offer 'a place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns, descend into silence, and worship in secret.' Thomas Merton
Small Pilgrim Places are:
Spaces for pondering, breathing, meditating, praying and ‘being’
Small places, not those already on the map, well-known, or that draw crowds;
Simple, quiet and unpretentious, with the presence of the Divine;
Places of worship, gardens, ruins, open spaces, holy wells, etc.;
Welcoming and inclusive.
'Toilets and Taps'
'Toilets & Taps' is a fundraising project set up to raise money to have Toilet and Servery facilities at All Saints' Church, Burton Dassett. These facilities are essential for churches like All Saints’ wanting to increase their use through hosting a variety of worship and local community events such as concerts. Without these facilities the church is finding the holding of such events is increasingly difficult.
The fundraising team (Restoration Committee), some of whom are seen in this picture, reached the goal for the Servery which was installed in the summer of 2019. However, we are still fundraising for the Toilet!
Maintaining our church buildings and supporting the ministry of the church.
In the UK the church does not receive government or council money, so church giving is what pays for our vicar and other ministry costs, and for the upkeep of our historic church buildings.
“The person who gives freely gains more and more; A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." (Proverbs 11:24).
The regular giving and donations you make to the church make a difference. In many villages it can help to keep the doors open.
There are various ways you can donate. We pass a collection plate during services and electronic giving is also available. To set up a Standing Order for your church please use the following details:
Burton Dassett Parochial Church Council
Sort Code: 55 -70-33
Account no.: 28544420
Reverend Nicki Chatterton
Burton Dassett Vicarage