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.
You can find out more details about forthcoming services from our services page and other events from our coming soon page and the calendar which we share with Christ Church, Parbold. Click here to see our welcome leaflet.
To find out hiring our church premises for events / meetings etc. please see our downloads page
Sunday 25th August
10.15 am Holy Communion with Rev’d John Mountain preaching and presiding and Reader Diane leading.
Church for Kids takes a break in the school summer holidays, but there will be activities for children and young people at the back of church or in the back room depending on numbers.
Sunday 1st September
10.15 am Back to School Service. This a 45 minute lay led service. Reader Diane will be preaching and organising children’s activities and Reader Sara will be leading. School pupils and college students are invited to bring their new school bags and pencil cases to the service. We will have a time for a blessing of their school bags and a theme of Peace.
6.30 pm Service of Light
Sunday 8th September
9.00 am Family Time
10.15 am Holy Communionwith Rev’d Sue Timmins.
Bishop’s Bible Challenge 2019
Throughout August, members of our church are being asked to undertake the Bishop’s Bible Challenge which encourages people to read and respond to the Gospel of John.
If you would like to use an audio version of John’s Gospel or a movie to support you in this venture, please see our downloads page https://allsaintschurch.co.uk/downloads/
More about the Bible Challenge
OUR BISHOP Julian has introduced his Bishop’s Bible Challenge, to encourage congregations in Lancashire in his words: “To learn key verses of Scripture, to create a kind of ‘internal treasure store’ of the promises and command of God.”
The Bishop, in his introduction to the challenge, says this: “At the heart of Vision 2026 lies the call for Christians to be first and foremost disciples of Jesus Christ. That entails, in part, a deeper commitment than attendance at services of public worship, a more generous giving of time, talents and money in promoting the Gospel and growing God’s Kingdom, and a better knowledge of the Scriptures; God’s revelation of who He is, what He has done and what He requires.”
Bishop Julian sees the Challenge as part of our stated aim to have an ongoing ‘focus on discipleship’ … seeking to create ‘whole-life disciples’, living out their faith every day.
The Challenge will be a key part of our current work as a Diocese to develop ‘whole-life disciples’.
Written by Ruth Hassall, the Diocese’s Director of Discipleship, the booklet ‘Knowing The Scriptures Better’ is a focussed six week study booklet allowing you to consider the Bible more deeply, with memory verses to learn, and space for your notes as you pray and talk to God.
All Saints’ has obtained 100 copies of the booklet, which will be available to members of the congregation in church from Sunday 4th August.
There is also a Bishop’s Bible Challenge ‘memory verse’ at the top of the ‘Blackburn Prayers’ prayer diary for each day on the Diocesan website at https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/blackburn-prayers-including-daily-email.
For this year, 12 verses (one a month for a year) have been chosen for each of three Vision 2026 themes of making disciples, being witnesses and growing leaders, hence 36 verses in all.
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.