All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
From this Wednesday (2nd December) we are able to resume our normal pattern of worship in church! (Subject to Covid safety measures – please see below).
Here are details of what’s happening in the next week or so:
Sunday 29th November (Advent Sunday) 10:00 -10:45 Church open for private prayer (please see below for the safety arrangements that have been made for this) and at 11:00am Zoom Advent Sunday service (please contact John Lloyd on 533530 if you need help with this).
Wednesday 2nd December 9:45 -10:30am Church open for private prayer, followed by Holy Communion at 10:30am
Friday 4th December 10:00 – 10:40 am Zoom Coffee Morning
Sunday 6th December 10:00am Holy Communion
For everyone’s safety, there are a number of procedures to which we will have to adhere:
• The church has been set out to observe the 2 metre rule, with pews having being distanced to meet this requirement. There will be two welcomers on standby in the foyer to show you to a suitable seat where you can pray in safety. All carpets have been removed from the seating to ensure hygiene is not compromised, which means sitting on the wooden pew. If you think this might be uncomfortable, please feel free to bring your own cushion (and take it away as well).
• In the foyer there will be a supply of masks, disinfectant wipes, and antiseptic gel which we would ask you to use on entry and exit from the church. We will keep you informed of further updates to the situation as they arise.
If you have any queries, please contact Alan Buckley (our Local Missional Leader) on 0758 330 0856. Thank you.
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.
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Regular Midweek Activities
Wednesdays 10:30 am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Holy Communion (the church is open for quiet prayer at 9:45 am, prior to this service) Bible Studies 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 pm Music Group practices (contact Helen Lloyd) (Currently suspended due to Covid)
Message from our Missional Leader – Alan Buckley
Remembrance Sunday this year looks like being very different to other
years, because of Covid-19. Arrangements for services of
remembrance will vary throughout the country. But one thing will
remain, and that is the remembrance of those who have given their
lives in the service of their country.
And perhaps this year we will add the NHS workers who, in caring for
others, contracted Covid-19 and made the supreme sacrifice in
serving others. Perhaps also we could remember all those who have
died with this disease, especially those in nursing homes, in lonely
But also this season of remembrance draws us back to the cross,
where we remember Jesus paid the price for our sins, that we might
be made right with God. His sacrifice has opened for us a new way of
living, to walk with God in the power of the Holy Spirit, the assurance
that because of our relationship with Jesus, we can in confidence look
forward to eternal life.
Blessings and stay safe
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 07740 395154 and holytrinitysouthport@gmail,com