All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are events happening in the next couple of weeks or so: Wednesday 21st July Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Friday 23rd July Coffee morning 10:00 am- 12:00 in the hall (socially distanced) Sunday 25th July 10:00 am Morning Prayer (followed by socially distanced coffee in hall)
3:30 pm Holy Communion with Father Tom Wednesday 28th July Church open for prayer at 9:45 and Holy Communion at 10:30
Sunday 1st August 10:00 am Holy Communion
Please note, that although there has been a relaxation of Covid safety measures, we are still mindful of each others’ safety. Continued wearing of masks is encouraged and all services etc will continue to be socially distanced.
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. (The Church is open for quiet prayer and meditation from 9:45 on Wednesdays before this service).
We also usually meet for midweek fellowship through a house group, however, midweek meetings remain suspended due to Covid.
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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Regular Midweek Activities
Wednesdays 10:30 amBook of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion (the church is open for quiet prayer at 9:45 am, prior to this service)
We usually meet for midweek fellowship through a house group.
(Currently suspended due to Covid)Fridays 10:00 Coffee and Chat on Zoom – please contact John Lloyd on 533530 for further details.
(face-to-face coffee mornings suspended due to Covid.
Most Tuesdays 7:00 pmMusic Group practices (contact Helen Lloyd) (Currently suspended due to Covid)
Message from our Missional Leader – Alan Buckley
How often do we look forward with anticipation to good news? We had been waiting for months for an announcement that Freedom Day was definitely coming on June 21st. We may have made plans in advance but now we may have to wait until July 19th.
We go through our lives waiting, buses, babies, weddings, etc. So much waiting, and the question is what do we do with those times of waiting? Are they productive, do they give our lives direction, do they give us peace? Or are they wasted times worrying about things that will never happen!
In later life, how many of us look back on our lives with hindsight, maybe with regret, on things we should have done, a different career, moved abroad, or made a personal decision that we look back and say “if only” .
They are perhaps the saddest words we can ever say “ if only”. They might relate to missed opportunities or lost relationships or words that should never have been said. God knows all about our “if only’s”. He has a plan for our lives. Life for some may seem like the back of a tapestry, all loose ends with nothing tying up, but when the tapestry is reversed we see the whole picture. When in a future life, we stand before God, we will see that God had the right plan for our lives all along.
Alan Buckley Lay Minister
Father Tom Carpenter (our Priest-in-Charge) is always available to offer private prayer, particularly in cases of illness, or in times of distress, both to members of the congregation, and also to all who live in this parish. Father Tom can be contacted on 01704 538560 and holytrinitysouthport@gmail,com