On Saturday, May 12, All Saints Church, Hove will be full of people on their knees, not praying but cleaning the brass and paying for the privilege.
KNOWN locally as the Cathedral of Hove, All Saints Church in Eaton Road is an imposing grade 1 listed building.
On Saturday, May 12 the congregation are inviting volunteers to help clean the brass memorials, dust the magnificently carved choir stalls or sweep the imposing aisles offering a real chance to get to know a treasure chest of art and history.
Those who have already done enough housework during the week can relax with the self-guided tour leaflet and a cup of coffee. This is an event to whom everyone is invited. All Saints is a part of the community, a church that is for the whole community, not just for committed Christians. All that is asked is that participants drop a contribution into the Christian Aid bucket on their way out.
The Vicar of all Saints Fr. Ryan Green said: “All Saint’s is a bit of a hidden treasure and its real splendour can only be experienced from the inside. Well, now’s your chance! Did you ever think you would be polishing a statue of Dante or dusting the cobwebs off Queen Victoria? For a unique way of interacting with an iconic building at the heart of Hove, to make it really sparkle, and to raise some money for Christian Aid Week, come and join us. What better way to spend a Saturday could there be?”
There will be a board inside the church with a list of jobs. Volunteers just a pick a job. Cleaning materials will be provided and members of the congregation will be on hand to answer questions.
Event: All Saints Church, Hove – Spring clean for Christian Aid week
Where: All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove, BN3 3QE
When: Saturday May 12
Time: 10am – 4pm