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.
There is a service in All Saints’ Church every Sunday at 10:30 am.
We have Holy Communion each week at 10.30 am except for the 1st Sunday in the month when we have a lay led service of Morning Prayer.
We have informal interactive services for children and their families: Family Time at 9.00 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month and Tots’ Time at 9.00 am on the 4th Sunday of the month. Activities for children are always available at the back of church.
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Progress with our ♻️ Eco Project
Sunday June 25th a large group of the church family and friends did a massive job in the churchyard, see the Eco Church page for more information.
See our Eco Church page for information about our recent experiences with a bat colony at All Saints!
Our Next Services
Sunday 26th November
9.00am Tots Time – A Service for children 0-4 and their parents or carers. 30 mins of songs, story & play
Holy Communion 10-30am
Celebrant: Rev John Mountain
Sunday 3rd December
10.30am Worship First – Lay led service with Sara with C4K Church for Kids
4.00pm Christingle – in the school hall with Rev’d Sue
All Saints Christmas Fair
We are very grateful to our friends at Roby Mill Farm Shop who will be supplying us with a range of vegetables for our Eco Church stall at our Christmas Fair on December 9th. As well as veg demos / info / chop your own veg we will be giving visitors the chance to make bird feeders on the day using apples, pine cones, twigs, sunflower seeds and Kellogg’s Loops! We will also be selling Ros’s organic cakes for Christmas, and are hoping to have hot chestnuts for a treat as well! All this will be happening in the staff room just off the main school hall – do come and find us there!
Another new feature of the Christmas Fair this year is the big effort being made by the Friends of All Saints Church School. Karen Hazelhurst and her team will be providing all sorts of treats and games in the classroom to the right of the entrance, and here you will also find the old favorites of Hoop La and Bat The Rat. The rat has once again been refurbished following years of being battered silly by successive waves of local youngsters!
Mr Hunter will once again be inviting us to guess how many sweets are in the jar, winner taking all, and we have a record number of stalls this year selling a range of christmas gifts and services with something for everyone. Food is once again being offered by our friends at Fur Clemt.
It’s £5-00 for a family of four or more, £2 per adult and £1 per child to get into the Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!
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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 .
Midweek Communion Wednesdays at 10.30 am
Christ Church Parbold’s mid-week 10.30 service on a Wednesday will be held at the Parbold WI Hall rather than in Christ Church Parbold. Rev’d John Mountain usually takes the service.
The WI Hall address is 2 Station Rd, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7NU and it is the hall on the same side of the road as the shops in Parbold.
Our Watchword for 2023 is:
Give all your worries and cares to God for he cares about you’. 1 Peter 5 v7.(NLT)
Our watchword poster was designed by a pupil in year 5 from All Saints’ Church of England Primary School.
Pupils from each year group in the school submitted entries for a competition to design the 2023 watchword. The other entries can be seen on our recent events page
Staying Safe Post Covid 19:
For communion services, bread and wine (in individual cups) is available from the Minister or people can opt to have wine from a communal chalice if they prefer. The Chalice is available at the end of Communion administration, after those preferring individual glass cups for taking the wine have been served.
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. We expect all members of the church and visitors to abide by the requirements of these documents.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church which can be downloaded by clicking on the links 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 viewed and/or 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.