All Saints Parish ChurchServing the Community of Southport
Below are events happening in the next couple of weeks or so:
Sunday 21st November 10:00 am Holy Communion (followed by socially distanced coffee in hall)
Wednesday 24th November Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30 Friday 26th November Coffee morning 10:00 am- 12:00 in the hall (socially distanced) Sunday 28th November 10:00 a.m. Advent Communion (followed by socially distanced coffee in hall) and 3:30 pm Advent Service of Light
Wednesday 1st December Church open for prayer at 9:45 am and Holy Communion at 10:30
Friday 3rd December 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
Last month at the “Time to Remember” service, we gave thanks for the fragrant memory of seven lovely people, as due to the pandemic, we had been unable to say a final goodbye.
This month we remember all, who in the military, paid the supreme price of giving their lives that we might live in freedom. As we look back over more than 100 years, it seems that conflict never ceases, due to mankind’s lust and desire for power.
We still live with the threat of terrorism on our own shores, and are thankful to our military and intelligence services who keep us safe.
It is in these days of uncertainty that one thing remains constant and that is the love of God for each one of us. God’s love is given to us in his son Jesus Christ.
As we remember those who in the military who gave their lives for our freedom, so we remember God’s love for us in sending Jesus to suffer on the cross, in order that we might have freedom from the consequences and judgement for our sins.
Perhaps as we spend personal moments of reflection this month for those who have given their lives in the service of country, we need also to reflect that Jesus gave his life for our sins on the cross, that we might have eternal life
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