All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are events happening in the next couple of weeks or so:
Sunday 26th September 10:00 am Morning Prayer (followed by socially distanced coffee in hall) 3:30 pm Holy Communion with Father Tom
Wednesday 29th September Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30 Friday 1st October Macmillan Coffee morning 10:00 am- 12:00 in the hall (socially distanced)
Sunday 3rd October 10:00 am Holy Communion (followed by socially distanced coffee)
Wednesday 6th October Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Friday 8th October Coffee morning 10:00 am- 12:00 in the hall (socially distanced)
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
Dear friends, Our verse for this month encourages us to be still and know the presence of God. This is something I am sure that throughout the lockdown, we have all done, perhaps when feeling lonely or isolated? I wonder what the time of isolation and lockdown has taught us? Have we become better people, do we care more about our neighbours, has our faith grown stronger? As a nation, I sense a more caring attitude for others, and in the church I hear stories of how we have all looked out for each other, which is a terrific testimony to the love and care of the congregation at All Saints.
On the 19th of this month, we meet in church to give thanks and reflect on dear friends we have lost in the pandemic, and have not been able to say goodbye properly with the church being closed. The seven people we will remember added something precious to the life of the church, and we thank God for the fragrant memory we have of them.
As life comes back to being normal (sort of) we now need to look to the future, to what God has planned for us. Looking at events for this month, it seems so sparse compared to 2019. Let us continue in prayer to discover what mission events for 2022 we can plan knowing that they can be used by the Holy Spirit for the extension of the Kingdom of God.
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