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.
All services and all weekday activities in our church building are now on hold again for the present; details of our current revised pattens of worship are below.
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All Saints’ Church Coronavirus Update for August
All live services in church and outdoors are postponed until further notice
Special Message from Rev’d Sue
The government has announced that the local lockdown in Greater Manchester is continuing, two or more households cannot meet together in homes or gardens.
With the current Greater Manchester restrictions so close, and including part of our parish, it seemed unhelpful to open church at the moment. We’re following the government and diocesan developments carefully and will let you know soon when we hope to be back in church.
Let’s keep safe and keep worshipping our awesome God in some of the ways described below.
We will continue with our wide range of on line provision:
- At home – using our weekly pre-recorded service. The service link is available from this webpage, or facebook and is sent by email or on CD to people on our mailing lists. This will continue every week until further notice
- Live online/phone services are available – including monthly Family Time and Tots’ Time, and a fortnightly Thursday Midweek service
- Midweek Faith Moments short 10 mins videos ( usually 3 per week) available by email, facebook and via this website
Resources to Support Worship: All of the Faith Moment videos; messages from our ministry team and some videos for children are available on our Appley Bridge All Saints You Tube Channel . Our Digital Resources page and prayer page will lead adults to some helpful material to support faith at home, including some recent pre-recorded services. There are resources to support families and young people on our Kids and Families page and our Youth Digital page. We will have a digital Treasure Hunters holiday club for children running during the school summer holidays.
Faith Moment 55 A Living Hope
Rev’d John Mountain has a great and hopeful message in today’s faith moment.
Treasure Hunters continues Friday 14th August
Virtual Summer Holiday Club for children
Running for 6 weeks– Videos will be published on our new holiday club page
3 free Family Faith videos each week. 10mins of song, story + ideas to try at home with Rev Sue, Diane & Mr Hunter & puppets! To join us just keep an eye on the webpage or use firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the video links by email.
Sunday 16th August
The main pre-recorded Service for Sunday 16th August will be published with accompanying documents are below.
Thursday 20th August 3.00 pm Midweek on line service – join in by phone or by video.
A live on line service with Rev’d Sue Timmins with muisc and contributions from some of All Saints’ regular congregation. Please have a small piece of bread and some juice or water with you as we will be remembering the Lord’s last supper together.
It’s followed by some lovely social time. Joining details have been emailed out and are on the Sunday Link sheet. If you are not on our email lists and would like to join, please get in touch via our contact email email@example.com
10.30 am 27th September Outdoor All Age service on All Saints’ C of E Primary School fields.
All Saints’ Family Quiz
The All Saints’ Family Quiz is now concluded. Click here for the answers to the last round and the names of the lucky winners and the worthy runners up. Many thanks to Mark Ashley for running the quiz for us.
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.