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 this difficult time:
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love, for your name’s sake.
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; in Lent this year we are joining in with other churches in Ecumenical Lent Studies (see Events tab).
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; in Lent this year we are joining in with other churches in Ecumenical Lent Studies (see Events tab).
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 – April 2020
I did not expect a few months ago to be writing an Easter message in
such a vein as I now write. No one could have predicted the state our
nation is in. Fear, stress, panic buying, church services cancelled –
some might think it is even worse that the pubs are closed.
The Bible tells us in the end times, there will be fires, floods and
pestilence. These are the happenings that we see in our newspapers
yet the Bible also says these things must happen before a new heaven
and a new earth are formed.
But Jesus has promised never to leave us or forsake us, even in times
of turmoil. We need, more than ever before, to keep looking to Him in
faith to meet us in our hour of need.
The very message of Easter is one not just of resurrection, but one of
hope. New life and new beginnings after Lent herald a time of
reflection. This is now the time to apply the lessons of Lent that we
have learnt for our own lives and walk with God.
So, despite the times of uncertainty we face, let us this Easter focus
on the certainty of God’s love and care for us, and the offer of new life
that Easter has brought us through the resurrection.
Easter Blessings to you all 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. firstname.lastname@example.org