All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are events happening in the next couple of weeks or so:
Sunday 17th October 10:00 am Holy Communion (followed by socially distanced coffee)
Wednesday 20th October Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Friday 22nd October Coffee morning 10:00 am- 12:00 in the hall (socially distanced)
Sunday 24th October 10:00 am Morning Prayer (followed by socially distanced coffee in hall) 3:30 pm Holy Communion with Father Tom Wednesday 27th October Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30 Friday 29th 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, After what seems a long year’s wait we look with joy for a belated 40th anniversary celebration with Bishop Cyril Ashton on 31st October at 11 00am.
It will be a time, maybe, to catch up with old friends who have moved on to pastures new and have returned for the special service. Perhaps a time to reflect what God has done these past 40 years in the parish of All Saints.
Perhaps to think about what our being in All Saints as a member of God’s church has done for us and maybe what we have been able to do for others, both inside and outside of the church.
We can give thanks to God of what part God has asked us to play in the life of the parish, serving others and being there for one another, and the ministry that we have received and supported, and maybe been a part of.
But, while we look back and thank God for what has been accomplished these past years, we need to face the challenges of the future. Covid-19 has affected us all, and we need to recuperate with mission outreach as we approach 2022. Perhaps we can spend the last few months of this year, asking God “what do you want me to do in the service of the Gospel” in 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