All Saints’ Church has long cherished its well-deserved reputation for friendliness, and we would love to welcome you into our fellowship. We are small enough that you can get to know most of our members, and large enough to have plenty going on.
Patterns of Worship
Full details of our worship patterns are given in our Services page.
We are currently meeting for worship at 10am every Sunday, alternating between Communion and a more informal Morning Worship. You are welcome equally to join us in church or live on Zoom (joining details in weekly emails to members or from our Associate Vicar).
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10am: The Sunday morning service alternates between Holy Communion and a more informal Morning Worship.
Music is provided by one of our two classically trained pianists and includes the best of both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs.
Morning Worship is often led by a lay member of the church, and in all our services we strive to engage the children in reading etc.
During term time, the children and teenagers go to the hall for their separate activities in several age-related groups. At other times, worksheets are sent out by email for them to complete during the service. In both cases, a highlight of the service is towards the end when they are encouraged to share their work with the whole congregation.
You can join the service either in person in the church building or online (joining details are emailed to church members or may be obtained from our Associate Vicar or a church member to whom you are known)
Our innovative use of Zoom allows online participants to engage on an equal basis by offering a reading or intercessions, and for children to show their work, displayed on the screen for the church congregation.
For the time being (Autumn 2021) and whilst the shadow of Covid and its variants still hang over us we are continuing the pattern or worship above established at the start of the pandemic with the flexibility to worship online or in person however people feel most comfortable.
Discussions are underway for the longer term as to whether we continue with one service or revert to the pre-pandemic pattern of separate communion and more informal services. Whilst we have greatly appreciated meeting together as one congregation and the sense of unity that has brought, we also know that people meet with God in different ways and want to encourage spiritual health in all our members.
Extra detail, and potentially variations, for services in the near future may be found in the pew leaflet, which is circulated by email via the mailing list, and is available for downloading on our “What’s On” page.
Members of All Saints meet together in various groups outside of the Sunday and midweek services. They are always open to new members or for occasional visitors. All groups include Christian fellowship and pastoral care and are a good way to grow in faith and get more involved with the community of All Saints.
Specific themes of groups include Bible study, Christian nurture and parenting courses. Lent courses are also organised and open to all.
Most church groups are suspended during the pandemic but are expected to resume when this becomes possible.