We see ourselves as God’s people, called by Jesus to be his hands and feet in the world. We seek to grow in faith together in practical ways, as we invite the Holy Spirit to equip us to serve him in the communities we’re part of each week. We all bring to the Lord our unique experience of life and journey with Jesus—life is messy, but God is good! We know that the Lord loves us and will use those experiences to grow us and others in faith, to his glory. While there are many more people who could appear here, below you can check out the stories of just a few!
Paul, Sheree and their three girls came to Dedworth in July 2021. He and Sheree became followers of Jesus after looking for a church to get married in and seeing the love of Jesus at work in those in the Church. Paul said, ‘We’re excited to be part of a Church community in Dedworth that is focused on making Jesus known through radical acts of love. I’m so thankful that God’s spirit is clearly at work in and through his people. This season of life is giving us new and exciting opportunities to see where Jesus is at work and boldly join in.’
Sue stepped up from the music team to become churchwarden in 2019. She is held in very high regard as a talented musician, a leader and preacher at our services and at the heart of our extensive pastoral care. She sprang into action at the start of the Covid lockdown setting up a Zone system of care across all the congregation and later stood in the church gardens in the middle of Dedworth for public prayer twice every day whatever the weather to show our love for God and the community
I have been at All Saints 20 years, leading services and preaching, playing on the keyboard and several other instruments during the services and leading our singing. We make music together and sing God’s praise from our hearts .
“Dedworth is a great place to be and I have grown to love the people. As a Companion of the Northumbria Community, I believe in the power of prayer and devote much of my spare time to reading the bible; I am currently running our bible group. At church I love seeing this power at work amongst our congregation and enjoy supporting all my friends in the congregation with God’s love and helping them see Him in action”
Ken Kilner has been a widely respected member of the PCC for several years. Despite the significant demands of his senior role in the police, Ken has agreed to take on the role of Churchwarden for which he is admirably suited with his strong faith, cheery efficiency and common sense. His wise counsel has been in demand during the last few eventful years and will be needed as we prepare for a new vicar.
“Having moved to Windsor in 2000 with my wife and young family, we didn’t have to look far for a welcoming church! I’ve now been a member of All Saints for the past 20 years and after previously being active as a Youth Leader and at the numerous social and fundraising events I decided it was time to join the PCC. I am extremely keen on the church and it’s representation within the community and how we can bring Gods message of love not just to Dedworth but to the world!
All Saints has been a main-stay in mine and my family’s life. It’s not just a church building, it’s a community, a life line – an extended family! Yeah there are some odds and sods in there (mostly on the PCC!), but a more social and caring church you will find hard to find!”
In my spare time I like to beat all the rubbish golfers at All Saints! And trust me, if I can beat them, they’re definitely rubbish!!
So if you are already a member, stop me and say hello, and if you’ve never been to All Saints then what are you waiting for!!!
Assistant Church warden
Over the last few years Jackie Sadler has taken on ever more responsibilities in the church. She is much involved in church life, helping and advising and doing many unseen jobs around the church, including cleaning and preparation of the church and helping out with the café and is particularly friendly and welcoming. She is also a care worker for Crossroads our social care partners, previously managing the Manor Farm care home. She is highly respected, just gets on with it, working well with everyone and we are pleased that she has agreed to become Assistant Churchwarden. She is a great asset.
“I am here to help and serve others – whether this be someone who sets foot in our church for the first time, or people I see every day. I love the atmosphere of fun, hard work and mutual support here and go home feeling that I have achieved something every day.”
Andrew has been at All Saints for 38 years and does the admin side of the church warden role, having stepped down from an eventful period as churchwarden in October 2020. He also hires out rooms and looks after the church diary and is responsible for the many church newsletters issued which has been extremely important for many congregation members during the covid restrictions. He is always keen to see the funny side of things and cheer people up.
“I find the rich diversity and the talents of the different charitable groups coming to our church every week humbling. Their response to our warmth and hospitality is wonderful. We have many regulars who we regard as friends and partners and I love talking to all the different groups, finding out what they need and trying to give them the kind of welcome into our family that honours our Lord Jesus. I’m involved occasionally with sermons and bible studies and see my role principally as supporting and encouraging others and making them laugh in this amazing church. I’m retired now playing Badminton, Bridge and Golf – all badly!”
Insurance Officer, PCC Member
Malcolm has been attending at All Saints for nearly 40 years and one of the unsung heroes. He has tackled several jobs around the church with quiet efficiency, including church preparation and cleaning and is now our Insurance Officer. Malcom was Chairman of the Friends of Windsor Museum and is a trustee of Slough and Windsor Railway Society. He helps with “Men’s Matters,” a support group for men that meet at our church
Gloria and I have always appreciated the peaceful content of the early service and have made many friends in the congregation during our time here. We enjoy participating in the many activities of All Saints and making our own contribution to God’s kingdom
Parish Safeguarding Officer, PCC Member
Jackie has been involved in many church initiatives during her 25 years at All Saints. With her husband, John, she has run All Saints’ Film Night once a month for some years. She is part of the Pastoral Team. and currently our Parish Safeguarding Officer. Her work promoting safeguarding in church has been commended by the Deanery. During the period of Covid lockdowns and social isolation, she has demonstrated her faith and commitment to the community by editing our church’s newsletter and by becoming a trustee of the West Windsor Hub.
‘Safeguarding is all about caring for each other and keeping each other safe. I enjoy spending time with people of all ages and backgrounds and am passionate about human rights, equality and inclusion. I see safeguarding as essential to the mindset of Christianity and our faith in Jesus and will do my best to promote our church as a place of safety, where all can feel accepted and secure and become confident to find God and be themselves.’
Head of schools team, Deanery Synod Representative
Ruth has been at our church for 40 years and is behind many of the key outreach activities and events for the church with her dynamism, organisational ability and willingness to take the initiative. She has developed links with all the local schools with regular “roadshows” to each, runs our God and Play activities and is a key representative for Christian Aid for Windsor. Undeterred by self-isolation she has simply switched everything to online, including the 2020 Christmas show for schools which was recorded in people’s homes!
“Working with children and young people is where I am most happy, but helping to spread God’s love in the community wherever and whenever I can makes my day. I praise God for the opportunity to engage with so many young people in our Parish in a way that would never be possible otherwise and seeing them learn more about God’s love for them all. My love for my garden is a developing passion, along with learning more about and caring for our beautiful world.”
Deanery Synod Representative, Head of Building and Grounds
Peter has just stepped down from Treasurer, a post he has held sinceAutumn 2018. He has transformed the way our finances are managed. As well as managing the building, Peter has been regularly involved in organising a wide variety of church events (including running the bar!) and we benefit from his wide knowledge and experience. Peter remains on the PCC for his wisdom and to ensure a smooth handover to our new Treasurer.
“I have been a member of All Saints for 40 years. During that time I have served on the PCC for around 25 years and was a Church Warden for 6 years. I also oversee work on the church building and surrounding grounds. My mantra as Church Treasurer was that the Lord’s kingdom is not served by money sat in Church bank accounts. Winemaking is a hobby – we turn the grapes from the church vine into our communion wine. A group of us also have a vineyard of 100 vines in Clewer Fuel Allotments. Golf is another passion of mine as are Walking and Travel. “
Paul plans to develop his role as our Treasurer which he has taken on in January 2021. Paul has spent his career in Banking and Finance so is confident that he can manage the Church finances and add value to the role . Paul is usually found on the IT desk for the 9:30 service on Sunday, trying to ensure the messages on the screen matches the music over the speakers, and he has helped us stay online with Zoom during the pandemic. His one remaining ambition is to become one of the ‘slightly better’ golf players on the PCC!
I’ve always enjoyed helping to choose hymns which match the theme of our services which I regard as a sacred time – and being part of the delivery team, including the prayers before we start. I love the atmosphere at All Saints and the people and am pleased to be part of the effort to keep us able to deliver God’s promises to congregation and community.
Children & youth leader
Michelle has been with us for 9 years and has developed our Youth activities, from weekly events across the age range to big community -wide events such as our Annual “Light Event” around Halloween. Immensely hard working, she is able to enthuse all around her and build a committed team from her work with the children. She is a magnet for the children and youth, building strong relationships with them and their parents and also with her committed team
“I lead the children and young people at All Saints. This includes Sunday School, GAP (toddler group), Youth Group and Holiday clubs. I love working with our youngsters – they make me laugh all the time and it’s great showing them how much God loves them and has an amazing plan for them. I am also a mum of twins and a Paediatric nurse.”
Worship Leader, Web Admin, AV tech
John has been with All Saints Church for 6 Years and is Worship Leader with a strong IT and superior practical skills, which he brings from his senior electrical and electronic engineering role for a major company. His work editing our online services during Covid has been stupendous and his ability to fix situations, systems and things in any situation has been a great asset, along with his huge commitment.
“You will find me up the front most Sundays singing and playing bass. I love being able to share the gift of music within our worship times. I get involved with anything technical and administer the church website. When I’m not at church you will find me doing DIY, playing with my children or enjoying cooking/eating great food. When lockdown happened, I really felt called to continue leading worship every Sunday even if this would be in a very different format. I was able to get the equipment and software together to live stream our first service from our church and from then on, from people’s homes using pre-recorded videos that people have shared – I enjoyed many hours of putting it all together. We are getting very high hits from existing church and further. Right from the start we tried to keep our online content relevant, spirit led and interesting to watch and to get involvement from different voices during the video, including our special ‘Family News’ section.”
PCC Member, Worship team member
Michael is a senior member of the team and has been giving sermons and taking part in worship activities during 2020 despite his top role in a local secondary school. His organisational ability and wisdom is masked by his great sense of humour. His willing family feature in many of our services!
“I’ve been a member part of All Saints since 2005 and have never known a church which feels more like a family. I enjoy playing the keyboard in worship and being part of a caring community that seeks to understand God’s purpose for our lives. When not at church I enjoy time with my young family and like keeping active and being outdoors. I also help run the pre-school in Old Windsor as a trustee.”
Licenced Lay Minister
Mike and his wife Jacki have been coming to All Saints for 4 years. Since lockdown they have been leading, organising and preaching at our 9:30pm traditional services when we have opened during the last year. Although focussing more on our traditional service Mike and Jacki also give sermons across all our worship activity. Mike is well connected in the diocese and has sorted out a strong program of traditional worship during our time without a vicar with good sense and humour. His wisdom and experience from working in the diocese and his career in business at senior level has been of great value during the lockdown and our interregnum.
“I have been an LLM since 1995. Since retiring in 2016 I have worked as spokesman for the Christian Charity Tearfund and am now Chairman of the Trustees of a charity, partly funded by Tearfund, called Pregnancy Twinning. Currently my key activity and role is Chaplain and deputy Chairman for Coworth Flexlands school in Sunningdale. I spend most of my time in my garden where I grow fruit and veg as well as flowers and shrubs, and occasionally you will find me on the golf course!”
Licenced Lay Minister
Jacki and Mike work well together as a committed team, complementing one another. They have added an extra dimension to our worship and we have been enriched by Jacki’s doctoral studies of hospital chaplaincy enhancing her sermons. She has recently published a book “Salt in a Secular Society” which brings out Jacki’s spiritual insights, she is also great at ‘compassionate listening’ and supporting others
“I am passionate about helping people to become the person God made them to be. Through preaching and leading services I seek to help our congregation to understand God’s word, realize the relevance for themselves today and inspire them to put their faith into practice. I’ve drawn on my experience – as an LLM since 1991, as a Spiritual Director, as a hospice chaplain (now retired) and from my doctoral research. . It is a privilege to preach and lead services but when not preparing to do so I’m on the golf course, swimming or gardening. I also love music and reading and have enjoyed writing my book which I hope will help people find God in everyday life.”
A note about Licenced Lay Ministers (LLMs) : LLMs are trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral care. They take funerals, and undertake evangelistic as well as liturgical work. They officiate at “Communion by Extension”, conduct wedding dedications (after a civil marriage has been conducted) and in an emergency conduct a Baptism with the permission of the Bishop.
Mary has been a member of All Saints for 38 years. She has been involved in many activities, supporting and encouraging many initiatives behind the scenes while running a wellness business for many years. Possessed of a shrewd common sense and quiet faith, she is proving an asset on the PCC which is benefitting from her business experience
“I have a lot of friends at church and enjoy being part of this community. It has been great that while I have been self-isolating I can take part in services and chat to people on the phone or on Zoom to keep in touch with what is going on”
Angela has been coming to All Saints for 10 years. With a strong focus on pastoral care, she has been a committed member of the small team providing the weekly community lunch. She has also been an enthusiastic volunteer with Night Shelter project across Windsor for the homeless doing night shifts and cooking meals. For many years she was a trustee for our partner care company, Crossroads, and was Chairman for several years too.
“I enjoy working with everyone at All Saints and there are so many people to chat to and to help that I come across! I feel at home and fulfilled when I am serving vulnerable members of our church and community and love watching them brighten up with conversation, good food and a sympathetic ear. There’s room for everyone here at All Saints – everyone can be included!”
PCC Member, Baptism & Wedding Coordinator
Penny has worshiped in this church for 25 years and has won much respect for her closeness to God and ability to give guidance from her reflections with Him. She sometimes gives sermons and is part of the church services prayer team.
I’m part of the All Saints Church team and I’m responsible for keeping the registers up to date (for weddings, banns, baptism and confirmations) liaising with the church wardens and the PCC. I was born and grew up in Windsor although I now live in Englefield Green I so much enjoy the fellowship of my church family. Love to see you in church or our cafe any time soon!
Night Shelter Co-ordinator
Liza has worked a lot with the young people in the church for several years and now has a full-time job counselling at a local secondary school. In the last few years switched to help with the Night Shelter project over the winters of 2018 and 2019. She has a strong and impressive sense of listening to God and waiting for his calling and is willing to share her faith to all around her. She also enjoys talking about her Scottish roots! She is married to Andrew and they have two children, daughter (19) and son (7). If you were to ask her what is your favourite bible verse it would be this Jerimiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. She has also been known to enjoy a bit of gentle jogging around the community.
“This year the government stepped in but the last two years working for the Homeless were amazing. The guests received at All Saints and elsewhere the most fantastic hospitality, great food, a cinema style movie and warm friendly volunteers who week by week turned out in their numbers. I feel that serving the homeless, becoming their friends and seeing the remarkable changes to their self- esteem is a privilege directly from the Holy Spirit. I’ve also been able to bring my Christian principles and experience with young people to school as I work with many girls to solve their problems which is demanding but gives me huge satisfaction “
PCC Member, Health & Safety Officer
Mike has been a huge asset to the church ever since he joined. Very close to God he is a great conversationalist and a hugely welcoming member of the church, masking a quiet efficiency at everything he does with pronounced practical ability, and steps in as our first aider when needed. Currently he works as a critical support member of the NHS, yet inspires us with a word from God on social media early every morning .
I have been a part of this Church family for over 10 years, getting involved in a variety of responsibilities including Church Warden up until 2019, to explore my calling into the Sunday School team. I’m finding new challenges and experiences to enjoy as part of this wonderfully loving & vibrant Church! I am embracing my inner child, and love sharing that sense of fun and wonder with the younger ones, as we explore scripture together. I think I am learning as much from them, as they are from me! I’m also a keen runner (though my enjoyment of it eclipses my ability) and enjoy playing Golf, and enjoy the fellowship and fun. I come from a family with an Army background, and really enjoy meeting new people, especially those with forces connections.
Come and join us for any service and see what makes All Saints’ so different from other Churches!
Head of Technology
Mike is a true hero in the church and maintains a positive and cheerful outlook whatever is going on! He has set up a number of the systems in church and kept the church IT and telecoms going, not the least by donating his own equipment. He has also fixed the systems of many people in the congregation! Mike is also now able to edit and put together services on YouTube as part of the formidable worship team effort. He and his partner Nicki give innovative sermons and lead worship and are always ready to respond in a pastoral care or building emergency where their skills are much appreciated. This is all fitted in around Mike’s busy IT job
I am very blessed to have a skill which is in so much demand and give back to a church where Nicki and I have both felt loved and appreciated for so long. Both of us give our time whenever we can amidst the demands on us, and enjoy working and having fun with our church family whenever possible. God has placed us in a lot of different situations during the last few years and we have always felt the benefits of everyone praying for us as well as offering practical help
“What can you do?”
Do you have God given skills, gifts or talents?
Could you help or serve in our church in some way, no matter how big or how small?
If so, then you could get in touch with the church wardens, the PCC or any of the people listed here to get involved…. You could also use our contact page to send a message.
We’d love to hear from you 🙂
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