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 Morning (in the church lounge)
Most Tuesdays 7:00 pm Music Group practices (contact Helen Lloyd)
From Alan our Local Missional Leader – March 2019
March this year is the month we start our period of Lent in the church’s year. Lent to a lot of people means self-denial, giving up lots of favourite foods or pastimes, but it’s also a time of self-examination, and maybe of repentance.
The Bulletin frontispiece (logo illustrating the Cross, prayer, fasting, acts of love) gives us a good guide to make our Lenten journey of 40 days positive, purposeful and productive. Let’s look at these three aspects:
Prayer – Lent gives us the opportunity to spend that little extra time in prayer as a discipline (we can continue after Lent). We can pray for people on our minds who especially need the touch of Jesus, and for the church to grow; ask God to show you what to pray for.
Fasting – may seem a bit extreme to many, but the times of denying or going without really sharpen the mind and focus our walk and relationship with God.
Works of Love – really should be part of our normal Christian life and service. But Lent challenges us to go that extra mile in helping and serving others. In Church we have notices of how we can help and support the local food bank. Maybe we could, as a church this Lent, take the challenge to give, say, 40 pence each for 40 days?
Alan Buckley (Local Missional Leader}