All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are services happening in the next week or so:
Sunday 13th June 10:00 am Morning Worship 3:30 pm Holy Communion with Father Tom Wednesday 16th June Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Sunday 20th June 10:00 am Holy Communion
Wednesday 23rd June Church open for prayer at 9:45 and Holy Communion at 10:30
For services in church/hall 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.
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
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
I feel that we are slowly beginning to feel the release from the months of lockdown. We are steadily beginning to see a return to the congregation size we enjoyed before the lockdown, as folk have had their second jabs and feel safe to worship again. This is great news to be able to mix, catch up, and have fellowship around the communion table.
We are now in the season of Trinity, having just celebrated Pentecost, the birthday of the church, but also the coming of the Holy Spirit. We look in our mission to glorify God, to know and speak of Jesus, but we also need the Holy Spirit to empower us.
In thinking of the way ahead as a church, we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but we also need the direction of that same Holy Spirit. Too often churches in this country have made their plans on what seemed a good idea or because something was successful in another church.
Times have changed. We cannot go back to the way things used to be but we need God’s direction through the Holy Spirit to lead us into the plans that God has for a future All Saints
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