All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
The Church is currently open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays 10 – 11 am
(and, subject to the Bishops’ guidance, we plan to resume
10am Sunday services from 2nd August – we will update nearer the time)
For everyone’s safety, there are a number of procedures to which we will have to adhere:
• The church has been set out to observe the 2 metre rule, with pews having being distanced to meet this requirement. There will be two welcomers on standby in the foyer to show you to a suitable seat where you can pray in safety. All carpets have been removed from the seating to ensure hygiene is not compromised, which means sitting on the wooden pew. If you think this might be uncomfortable, please feel free to bring your own cushion (and take it away as well).
• In the foyer there will be a supply of masks, disinfectant wipes, and antiseptic gel which we would ask you to use on entry and exit from the church. We will keep you informed of further updates to the situation as they arise.
If you have any queries, please contact Alan Buckley (our Local Missional Leader) on 0758 330 0856. Thank you.
All Saints consists of a caring, friendly group of believers who aim to ‘love God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength and to love their neighbours as themselves. We meet regularly for worship – on Sundays at 10am for our main service, and on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a traditional (Book of Common Prayer) service. Following the Wednesday service the church is open for prayer.
Please note There will be services of Holy Communion on Sunday 8th and 22nd March at 3:30pm in church (in addition to the 10:00am Morning Worship service on these days). This is an experiment which will run until Easter, to facilitate those who wish to receive Holy Communion every week.
We also usually meet for midweek fellowship through a house group.
As a Church we love Jesus and want others to have the opportunity of experiencing God’s love and care in their own lives.
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As a Church we also aim to look beyond ourselves and so contribute to helping mission projects overseas.
We love Jesus and want others to have the opportunity of experiencing God’s love and care in their own lives.
All Saints is also involved in a ‘Creating Community’ project. This aims to provide activities, mainly on the Church premises for local people, thus encouraging a closer community, working together and helping each other. These activities include a Toddler group, Coffee morning and Diners Club. There are also many one-off events such as Quiz nights, Art sessions and Poetry evenings run throughout the year, bringing the community together.
80% of the people living in All Saints Parish are of retirement age, so the Church aims to help the elderly through visiting and holding set services organised for those in Rest/Care homes.
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Please note, that because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we are following the advice of our Archbishops and that of the government. This means that we are suspending all church services and other meetings for the time being. We will keep you informed of updates to the situation as they arise. If you have any queries, please contact Alan Buckley (our Local Missional Leader) on 0758 330 0856. Thank you.
Wednesdays 10:30 am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion (the church is open for quiet prayer at 9:45 am, prior to this service) Bible Studies We usually meet for midweek fellowship through a house group. Fridays 10:00 – 12:00 Coffee and Cake Morning (in the church lounge). Most Tuesdays 7:00 pm Music Group practices (contact Helen Lloyd)
From Alan our Local Missional Leader – July/August 2020
As I read the newspapers this week, and talk to people, I am aware that
the lockdown is causing a lot of people health issues, especially emotional
ones. It maybe that some in our congregation are finding the lockdown and
safe distancing causing them a feeling of maybe being trapped with cabin
fever or some other issue. I want you to know that the Leadership team and
the PCC are here as your brothers and sisters in Christ, to listen and to
pray for you.
Feeling down and lonely can be a depressing spiral which can lead to real
problems of health. The poster on the front reminds us to wash our hands
as per the Covid-19 guidance, but there can be greater symbolism in
washing our hands, as we are giving to God our problems, simply washing
them away. But when we give thanks for all the good things we enjoy –
families, friends, provision of food and shelter but to name a few, we are
reminded of the blessings we do have from our Father.. We start to lift
ourselves out of feeling maybe all alone, and let God fill us with his love
There will come a time when the lockdown is over, and we will be able to
gather together in All Saints as a family. I pray that day will come sooner
than we dare think.
Blessings and stay safe
Alan Buckley, Lay Minister
Pastoral Care Just a gentle reminder that Fr. Tom is always available to offer private prayer, particularly in cases of illness, or times of distress, both to members of the congregation, and also all who live in this parish. Revd Fr Tom Carpenter; Priest in charge 07740 395154. email@example.com