All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
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. (Please be aware that because of the changing situation, Holy Trinity Church is now no longer open for private prayer.) 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.
A prayer for the world at this difficult time:
God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right
Medicines to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you; Lord, keep us safe.
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 – June 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