All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
We also 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.
Real PeopleIn the real world
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.
what's happening @church
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)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fellowship Group (in the church lounge)
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 Father Tom, our Priest in Charge
It is a great joy to be part of All Saints, and I am very grateful to Alan, Lesley and June, and all the people who have made me, and Jude, so welcome. If I haven’t had the chance to thank you personally for the very generous present you gave us, may I express my gratitude. On 17th July, the Bishop shared with me the ‘cure’, meaning the care, of your souls. This is not, for me, a formality. It means that I am responsible, with you, for the quality of your relation-ship to God. We have to work together so that you can grow in holiness. It is already my concern if you are struggling, or doubting, or distressed. Please, never think twice before contacting me if you think I could help you. The very least I can do is pray for you, as I will regularly by name, knowing better what to pray for. I can be emailed by writing to email@example.com The Vicarage is at 24 Roe Lane, telephone number 538560 I think a lot of priests end up chained to their desks, answering emails as they arrive. I hope to be out and about a good deal, getting to know the parishes and their people. So, I will begin my ministry here intend-ing to read and reply to emails once a day. Please don’t worry if you don’t have a reply immediately, I will aim to reply to parishioners’ emails within 24 hours. I mean what I say: the cure of your souls is my priority. This cure is often most deeply needed in serious illness and at the point of death. Please contact me immediately by telephone if you know a parishioner who is suffering greatly, or whose life is ending, so that they can be offered the ministry of the church. It might also be worth thinking of letting your family or friends know the number, should anything happen to you. I will always make every effort to be there quickly, or arrange for another priest to come instead. I intend to take Mondays off, and won’t answer emails on that day. I would be grateful if I were only telephoned on Mondays in an emergency of the kind just described. With my love and prayers, Father Tom
From Alan our Local Missional Leader – September 2019
For most of us, the summer holidays will be over, hopefully with happy memories. For some of us of a certain age, they will beginning. Holidays are a time of refreshment, of recharging the batteries, time for families, and maybe exploring new places. But when we go on holiday or take time out for ourselves, do we go on holiday from God? Is God left behind. The verse on the front cover reminds us that in the stillness, the letting go of all that is maybe bothering us, God is still there for us, whether we are on holiday or just at home. In all our lives, we need to make space daily for God, to hear that still small voice within that says “I love you, my child”. In all the rush and bustle of life, God can be easily squeezed out. If life is getting on top of us, and we are maybe struggling with what life throws at us, then the answer is to spend more time with God, in prayer and reading the Bible. But also the key element to finding peace, is to spend time with God being still, and knowing that He is God, and He is on your side, everyday 24/7.
Blessings Alan Buckley, Lay Minister