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. We aim to share God’s love and helpful resources through this website.
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 will lead adults to some helpful material to support faith at home. There are resources to support families and young people on our Kids and Families page and our Youth Digital page.
Saying goodbye to loved ones who have passed away is more challenging than ever during the coronavirus crisis: it may help you to look at at our new Bereavement 2020 page where there is a video from Rev’d Sue and some other material which may help you.
Faith Moment 25 One ‘Prophetic’ Woman and her Dog.
Rev’d Peter Massey encourages us to think about modern day prophecy and about the ways in which God communicates with us.
Sunday Morning Service for 7th June
The link to the prerecorded service for Sunday 7th June will be published here.
Accompanying documents for the service will be available below
Links to some previous services are still on our digital resources page.
Extra service ‘live’ service for Sunday 7th June 3.00 pm Thanksgiving and Remembrance.
A live, personal 30min service of hymns, prayer and reflection which you can phone into or join online to remember those who have passed away. Details in box below.
Thursday 11th June 3pm All Saints Midweek Service –
For Thanksgiving & Remembrance service 7th June 3pm + Thursday 11th June 3pm Midweek service
For the Thanksgiving and Remembrance service and the midweek service Enter online by https://meetingsemea.webex.com/meet/christchurchparbold2
Or phone in by 1) Dialling 02076 608149 (it’s a normal UK toll check your tariff)
2) The voice says: ‘Enter your access code or meeting number followed by a hash’: you enter 951904685 # 3) The voice says ‘Enter your attendee ID or numeric password followed by the hash sign’: you just enter # (there’s no need to key in another number).
We don’t know yet when restrictions will lift so we’ll keep Family Time on 2nd Sunday of the month either online or in church. If you’d like to be involved and are not on our email lists please contact us via our church email email@example.com
Our next Family Times are 9am Sunday 14th June & 9am 12th July.
9th August: If we’re allowed by then, we’ve provisionally booked DJ Danny to bring his sound equipment for an outdoor service on the school fields 9th August. Picnic rugs for social distancing and brollies if needed! Watch this space and that day may start a bit later to allow the grass to dry!
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.
A Letter from Rev’d Sue Timmins
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.