New Vestments

New Vestments for All Saints

All Saints PCC has decided to buy a Rose Chasuble and Stole in Memory of Fr Paul Wakelin, the Parish Priest, who died suddenly in 2006.

We understand that Fr Paul had been thinking about buying a set of Rose vestments before he died.

Rose Vestments can be worn on Gaudete Sunday and Laetare Sunday.


Chasuble -the outermost liturgical vestment worn by the Priest for the celebration of the Mass.   "The vestment proper to the Priest celebrant at Mass and other sacred actions directly connected with Mass is, unless otherwise indicated, the chasuble, worn over the alb and stole" Like the stole, it is normally of the liturgical colour of the Mass being celebrated.


Stole - a band of colored cloth, seven and a half to nine feet long and three to four inches wide, whose ends may be straight or may broaden out. The center of the stole is worn around the back of the neck and the two ends hang down parallel to each other in front.  The stole is almost always decorated in some way, usually with a cross or some other significant religious design. It is often decorated with contrasting galloons (ornamental trim) and fringe is usually applied to the ends of the stole following Numbers 15:38-39.


Gaudete Sunday -  (gow-DEH-teh) is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar.   The day takes its common name from the Latin word Gaudete ("Rejoice"), the first word of the introit of this day's Mass.


Laetare Sunday - (/lɛˈtɑːrɛ/), so called from the incipit of the Introit at Mass, "Laetare Jerusalem" ("Rejoice, O Jerusalem"), from Isaiah 66:10, is a name often used to denote the fourth Sunday of the season of Lent.   This Sunday is currently also known as Mothering Sunday, Refreshment Sunday, and mid-Lent Sunday.