All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
We have now resumed our normal pattern of services on Sundays and Wednesdays but (please be aware that, for everyone’s safety, we will be continuing to follow church and government guidelines, some of which are outlined below.
• 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 are currently 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 – 12:00 Coffee and Cake Morning (in the church lounge). (Currently 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
As I write this bulletin, we have enjoyed the reopening of church. It was
such a blessing to be able together to take Holy Communion. We have
waited five months for such an occasion, endured lock down, self
isolation, shops running out of toilet rolls etc. As we can now meet
together again in church, let us use the facility to come back to worship
in a safe environment.
But there is another joy, and that is the spirit in All Saints to look after
and care for one another. The joy of reports of people phoning others
just to check that they are alright, acts of kindness, dropping shopping
off, I could go on, but every act of kindness is known to God, and He
will reward you.
The close love and care for one another has always been a mark of All
Saints. We now need to build upon the lessons of the lock down, to
build a church where new guests are invited into the life of the church.
Who do you know whom you could invite to join us? Churches are
built by invitation and mission and not just bricks and mortar.
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