All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are events happening in the next couple of weeks or so:
Friday 14th January 10:00 -11:00 am Prayer Meeting (please note, no coffee morning) Sunday 16th January 10:00 am Holy Communion (followed by coffee in the hall)
Wednesday 19th January Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Friday 21st January Prayer Meeting (please note, no coffee morning (next coffee morning 4th Feb)
Sunday 23rd January 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday 26th January Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Please note, wearing of masks is now mandatory 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) The first Friday in the month Fridays 10:00 – 12:00 Coffee and Chat The other Fridays in the month 10:00 – 11:00 Prayer Meeting Most Tuesdays 7:00 pm Music Group practices (contact Helen Lloyd)
Message from our Missional Leader – Alan Buckley
After a roller- coaster of a year, how wonderful it is to end it, with being able to freely worship without being in lockdown.
Truly God has been good to us in keeping us together as the Family of All Saints, in the early part of the year with our Zoom services, and lately in the service of “Time to Remember”, and the joy of celebrating 40+1 service with Bishop Cyril.
A very big thank-you must go to everyone who has cared for someone else, maybe by a visit or just a phone call to see if they are alright, and many unsung heroes who have gone the extra mile in caring for others, who will receive their reward in heaven.
We have to be so grateful that in All Saints, we have a loving caring congregation who look out for each other, and show love not only to each other but to the stranger on the doorstep.
It has been great to recently welcome new friends to the church, which is fantastic. But we need to Remember the message of Christmas that Jesus came to give life and hope to all people.
As we look forward to a new year, we need to prepare to take that message out to the community in mission. Perhaps we could use the period of rest over Christmas to prepare our selves for mission next year. On behalf of myself and the PCC, have a blessed Christmas.
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