All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are details of what is happening in the next week or so:
Sunday 11th April 10:00 am Morning Worship 3:30 pm Holy Communion with Father Tom
Wednesday 14th April Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30 Friday 16th April 10:00 am Zoom Coffee morning Sunday 18th April 10:00 am Holy Communion with Canon Rod Garner For services in church we all need to: sanitise our hands on entry, wear a face mask and sign in. We still have to socially distance and exit as directed, with no mingling.
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
What a joy to be back in church to worship together as one, in one place, just like the early church. The early church loved to meet together for fellowship and share their faith. This is something we have been unable to do for the past year spasmodically.
Thankfully, Zoom has kept us together in perhaps an unfamiliar way, and we thank God for the technology and those who have been instrumental in church in providing the weekly links.
But now we are able to meet together as one in church, what is our vision for 2021 and beyond? Do we feel fired up with being able to meet again in church with the message of the resurrection? Hopefully, in July normal contact can be made with each other as restrictions are lifted. Have we a vision for new events, and ways we can make Jesus known to perhaps many hurting people in the parish?
Through the Cross we have victory in Jesus, and we are commanded to share the good news with others. May we, this Eastertide, share with the community what Jesus has done for us. He can also do this for others.
Have a happy and blessed Easter.
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