Arise All Saints
The PCC and community of All Saints have been heartened by the support we have received from the community of Fleet following the fire at All Saints Church. We are hugely grateful for all the offers of help and support, both financial and otherwise.
Memories, Prayers & Hopes
The true Church is the people of God, united in Christ Jesus. As such, it remains intact and strong in the Parish of Fleet. We thank God that no-one was hurt and pray for His power to grow from the ashes, stronger than before.
At least the brickwork is relatively intact. As an Architect I am ever hopeful that she will be rebuilt. Prayers with you all. A very sad day. Mum and Dad, both Grandparents and Great-Grandparents on Mum’s side were all married at All Saints. We feel the loss. Thank God no one was injured. Love to all in the Parish from Diem and I in Vietnam.
I speak for all the children at all saints school including my son will be devastated!
They enjoy their time at the church. I just hope as a community we can rebuild in the future x
Our latest memory of All Saints church Is the service held to celebrate 150 years of All Saints school, it was a magical evening and we couldn’t stop marvelling the beauty of the church. My daughter had built many memories there, we pray that all the community and church people will work together to rebuild the church.
This church is part of our community. It is a terrible sadness that it has burnt down but im sure we can all pull together and help. We have many many happy memories – christenings, carol services. It is a truly great church x
My son was christened at All Saints Church on his first birthday. Happy memories. A very sad loss to all.
I am so sad about what has happened to All Saints Church . I have fond memories as a child attending the church with my school,St Nicks. I was also confirmed there over 20 years ago. More recently i got married there and i attend both All Saints and P and J on a sunday. Such a beautiful church with so many memories . I really hope it can be rebuilt in the future and with Gods guidance it will x x
Many prayers for you. Curate in the parish 1990-1993
Our love and prayers are with you at this time
From at Holy Spirit Southsea
Every Tuesday my son and the little girl I mind go to praise and play. My son,Toby, calls it candle playgroup because we light a candle at the beginning and blow it out at the end. Kate organises wonderful Bible stories and all kinds of activities relating to God and we sing, play instruments and have fun. The children know the church, feel happy there, know where to go as soon as we enter through the heavy double doors and as I follow them down the church to praise and play I never failed to marvel at the beautiful interior. I am so very sad we will never do this part of praise and play again – I organised our week around it because we all enjoyed it so much. This is a very sad day.
We live on Church Rd & heard & saw a lot of the sadness. My son who attends All Saints school is absolutely devastated – his words last night of “that’s our school church” brought tears to my eyes. I just hope as a community we can help rebuild this what was a beautiful building.
Such a sad loss for Fleet and the Parish. We have very special memories of All Saints Church, as our Daughter, Karen married her Husband, John there in 1998, with both of their children, Eloise and Matilda being Christened at the Church in the following years. Our other 2 Grandchildren, Amelia and Finley were also Christened there, so all of the family are feeling the impact of the fire. We send our wishes to all those affected and trust that the church can be rebuilt and live again.
Beautiful building with amazing memories. Watching my son perform with his school. Homework projects and Sunday mornings all age worships. The people of Fleet feel the loss.
We were shocked and devastated to hear about this terrible fire. We were deeply involved with All Saints church for many years before we moved to Salisbury. Our five children were born in Fleet christened in the church and we were part of church life. Most sadly our little daughter Lucy’s funeral was at this church and is buried in Fleet – the church has been our spiritual home. We know that you will find the strength and inspiration to rebuild but this does not take away what is lost and grief comes before renewal. Was the remembrance book lost in the fire? Is there any way of recreating it. We send you our love and prayers. Xx
I got married there on the 7th July 2012. Very saddend
I visited All Saints Church several times as I was in All Saints school. I was always struck by how beautiful the Church was inside and out. My whole family are very upset about the fire last night and are praying for the Church
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at All Saints Fleet this morning, as you come to terms with the news and look to the future together. Best wishes from all of us at Crookham Infant School, Katharine Bowen, Headteacher.
We are both saddened and heartbroken to hear of and see the damage to such an iconic building. Couldn’t believe it!
Our thoughts and prayers are with all in the Parish at this time.
We can both empathise and sympathise at the loss of the church building as the focus of worship, We too are still without our church after the flooding last year. God bless you all
Such wonderful memories of glorious services and concerts. As a member of Hart Voices I have loved singing in that fantastic acoustic accompanied by that magnificent organ. Such a sad day. I hope and pray that the church can be restored to its full glory and I will do all I can to support that effort.
I’ve lived in Fleet for 44 years. I was in the choir as a young girl and was married in the church in 1987 by Reverend Jobson. Both my boys were christened there and they both attended All Saints School. Such a shock to see such an iconic Fleet building destroyed but I’m sure it will rise again and continue to be an important part of so many of our lives. Very sad day.
So sorry to hear the news about the Church. I worked in Fleet for many years and have friends there. May God use this sad event to build you all up strong and sure in the Faith, knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. May you have the grace, too, to forgive those who did this. Be assured that many will be praying for you.