All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
In light of the threat posed by the new variant of Covid, the PCC has decided to close the church for public worship until further notice; this decision has been endorsed by the Bishop of Liverpool.
Here are details of what’s happening in the next week or so, please note that the church is no longer open for private prayer because of a possible outbreak of the South African variant of Covid in Southport:
Sunday 28th February 11:00 am Morning Worship on Zoom (Please contact John Lloyd on 533530 if you need help with Zoom)
Wednesday 3rd March 11:00 am Lenten Prayers and Meditation on Zoom
Friday 5th March 10:00 am Zoom Coffee Morning
Sunday 7th February 11:00am Morning Worship on Zoom (including Agape)
(Please note that Holy Trinity Church is continuing to have public worship and everyone is most welcome to attend their services.)
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 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
Once again we find ourselves in a lockdown, which seems worse in
the middle of winter than the first lockdowns in spring, summer and
autumn, together with further instructions.
Someone said to me the other day, we must be in the end times as
spoken of in the bible, with pestilence, diseases, earthquakes, fires,
floods, global warming etc. These happenings have always been with
us, but in the past 50 years, we have seen an escalation of these
phenomena. The pestilence of Covid-19 worldwide has brought home
to us all the fragility of life, to which none of us can be exempt, as we
see in our own country the devastating effect of the disease on families
Our frontispiece photo reminds us that in the storms of life, when life
around us may seem frail, our hope and security is in Jesus. The
disciples when in the storm on Lake Galilee, cried out to Jesus to save
them. We too in the circumstances we find ourselves in, need to look to
Jesus to see us through the storm. Jesus, when we ask for him to be
near us, NEVER disappoints. He hears our cry and gives us his peace.
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 01704 538560 and holytrinitysouthport@gmail,com