All Saints’ Appley Bridge is a small and welcoming Church of England Church. We seek to share God’s love with our community. Whether you are confident in your faith, or wanting to explore more, there is a place for you here in our Christian family.
In line with Church of England policy, all services and weekday activities in our church building are on hold until further notice.
Rev’d Sue’s newest letter below offers comfort and advice. Our Digital Resources page will lead adults to some helpful material to support faith at home, including Rev’d Sue’s new Faith Moments video messages. There are resources to support families are on our Kids and Families page.
Faith Moments 4 – a new message from Rev’d Sue Mon 30th March
Rev’d Sue is producing encouraging video messages to help people at this time when we are unable to meet. Her latest video is all about praising God Faith Moments 4. It has great ideas for children and families too.
The three previous videos are available on our digital resources page.
Our digital service for Sunday 29th March
Click here to see the service
Please note that the songs, for copyright reasons, are played without words on the screen.
You can download the sheets to go with this Sunday’s service below.
A New Message from Rev’d Sue Timmins 27th March
Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary: they will walk and not grow weak. Isaiah 40.
To our wonderful Church family,
Our services and gatherings in church remain suspended at this time including our midweek, children and youth groups. Our Confirmation Service will of course be re-arranged and we’ve received a lovely message of support from Bishop Jill. Her message and many resources to use in worship are on our digital resources page. Our Facebook page has some resources too.
We are aiming to pre-record a service ready for Sunday morning, a link for which will be emailed out by Saturday evening so that we can worship together in our homes. If you are able to watch it at the time we would normally be in church please do, otherwise whenever works for you. If you have not been receiving the email and you would like to please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As we journey with God in these days our response as a Church will continue to be in 3 broad areas:
Prayer, Praise and People.
Prayer: We continue to pray earnestly for our families, medical workers, schools and local businesses. We are praying for the vulnerable in our country and across the world and, that God will halt the flow of this virus.
We can no longer open our churches for daily prayer, but as many of us that can let’s pray quietly in our own homes 9-10am daily, so that we pray together. Family faith ideas and resources are on our website.
Praise: Let’s fill our homes with worship, there are lots of ideas on our Kids and Families page.
People: Let’s pick up the phone, email a message of support, use social media, pray and do all that we can to encourage and support others. And please contact us through the church website if you need any support.
Let’s do all that we can to share God’s love with one another and the wider community.
God bless and keep you
With much love
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Promoting A Safer Church
At All Saints’ we have a robust and thorough approach to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults. As a parish, we have adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church which can be downloaded below
Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in our ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who’ which can be downloaded below
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church this can also be downloaded below
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
Click Here to see more about safeguarding, find out how to report a concern and for further helpful information.