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.
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Resources: All of the previous Faith Moment videos; messages from our ministry team and many videos for children are available on our Appley Bridge All Saints You Tube Channel . Our Digital Resources page includes weekly recorded services from Christ Church Parbold – this will continue whist live indoor worship is on hold. Information All Saints’ full programme of services is published on our coming soon page.
Indoor services are paused at present
We have currently paused services in the church building. PCC Standing Committee are monitoring the local situation carefully and are regularly reviewing when we feel it will be best for us to start again. Please do keep us in your prayers – it’s not easy! Until then we will continue to meet online with the aim of blending some more outdoor services (with woollies!) into the mix. The Bishop asks that we have a midweek service while Sunday worship has paused, this will be a small, joint service at Christ Church due to space as below.
Currently, All Saints’ Sunday morning services will be live, but online. We’ll start at 10.30am to allow the online family services to happen beforehand. You can join from home by video or phone – details of how to join are on the Sunday Link letter which can be downloaded below.
10.00 am Tuesday 27th October live said service of Holy Communion at Christ Church Parbold.
This is a very quiet brief service with no muisc (Please remember to bring a piece of bread). This service will be held regularly each Tuesday.
Sunday 1st November
9.00 am Family Time online
Family Time is a lively interactive service for children of primary school age and their families. It features games, songs and prayers. Diane and Mr Hunter will be leading the service. It will be 30 mins of very interactive games, story and songs. The style is very relaxed.
We’ve changed the Family Time date from the usual 2nd Sunday in the month for November to accommodate the outdoor service.
There’ll be 3 games and you will need for each child (and adult if you want to!)
- A straight drinking straw (you could make one out of A4 paper and Sellotape if you don’t happen to have any straws in the house)
- A piece of kitchen foil to scrunch into a small ball ( about the size of a ping-pong ball when scrunched)
10.30 am All Saints’ Day online
All Saints’ Day is like the church’s birthday. There”ll be prayers, readings and music from the All Saints’ Team. We’ll have a special online service with Rev’d John Mountain and Diane which will include communion – remembering the Lord’s Supper.
There’ll also be a couple of surprises!
Sunday 8th November Remembrance Sunday
10.30 Remembrance Sunday outdoors on All Saints’ School field with DJ Danny & the All Saints’ team
You’ll need to wrap up warm for our outdoor service for Remembrance Sunday 2020 which will be on the school field. If you are shielding you may wish to listen to the service in your car on the top school car park.
Please be aware that is a service of worship rather than a community act of remembrance or a social event.
We will be honouring those who have fallen in wars for our freedom and we will be praying for peace.
We will commit ourselves to God’s work afresh as members of All Saints’ Church as it falls just after All Saints’ Day. We‘ll also take up a special offering for God’s work at All Saints’ Church at the outdoor service on 8th November (if it rains please keep hold of it and we’ll collect it later!)
FM 77 Faith Moment Autumn Series Tunnels Part 1
Beginning with the idea of the light at the end of the tunnel, Rev’d John Mountain shares some of his experiences of interacting with the Holy Spirit. He shares some of the blessings which from flow the steams of living water that God placed in his heart.
Fair Trade Real Advent Calendars
Would you like to support our church and Fair Trade and share the Christmas story? See below. http://bit.ly/AllSaints-AdventCalendar
Have a look at the Diocese of Blackburn You Tube Channel if you missed the October 2020 “pick me up” online conference. The theme was Hearts on Fire with love for you. The videos show some of the amazing work which has been going on across our diocese during the Covid Pandemic. There is some very encouraging material there where our hearts can be warmed by the fire of God’s love.
The Compline Service, also known as Night Prayer, is a lovely service of prayer and refection which has been used by Christians at the end of the day for generations. This shortened version of the Compline Service is led by Rev’d John Mountain – it’s designed to ask the Lord to grant us a good night’s sleep. Diane and Phil Green also help out with muisc and prayers.
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.