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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Our church building is open. We are proceeding cautiously with changes to Covid restrictions. We ask people to: use hand sanitiser as they enter church; observe social distancing and wear face masks😷 indoors. 🎶 Singing is allowed under masks.There are options to join services by video 💻or phone 📞most Sundays.
Our children’s services are held outdoors when possible – they are risk assessed and we have safeguarding arrangements in place. We sometimes use WebEx, a secure video platform similar to Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing lists for regular updates.
Full details are in the Sunday Link letter which can be downloaded below.
Our Next Sunday Service
Sunday 26th September 10.30 am Outdoor Harvest Service ( weather permitting)
In this outdoor harvest service, we’ll be celebrating all that God has given us and remembering those in need. Our theme is “Thanking God in 2 ways, Up and Out.” Our upwards thanks will involve praising God and our outward thanks will involve giving.
Please keep and eye on this website nearer the time in case we have to use a wet weather alternative.
If you would like to bring a contribution of non-perishable food for The Brick Foodbank , your contribution will be gratefully received.
We will also be encouraging people to make a donation to Christian Aid.
The service will be followed by a church picnic on the school field. The picnic is to celebrate the fact that Church For Kids will be re-starting from the 3rd of October. See our church for kids page for details.
A briefing note is below
To access the Rise to the Moment Christian Aid prayer resource about climate change which Sara talked about on 19th September please click here
Car Park Appeal
A crowdfunding appeal for the resurfacing of the church car park has been launched see our special fundraising page for details.
Church Open for Private Prayer 🙏 Tuesday 28th September 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm
Our wardens will be opening church each Tuesday evening between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm for individuals or household groups to use for private prayer.
Wednesday 29th September at 10.30 am
Midweek Communion at Christ Church Parbold
The weekly Wednesday midweek communion will be at 10.30 am at Christ Church Parbold. Face coverings 😷 needed. You may choose to receive bread from the Minister or to bring your own bread and juice for communion.
FM 170 20.09.21 Rest Your Mind
In these times when we may feel bombarded with information and news, Rev’d Sue reminds us of the need to rest our minds in the presence of God. She highlights Psalm 131 where the believer’s peace with God is compared that of a weaned child with its mother.
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 .
Sunday 3rd October
10.30 am Worship First
Reader Diane will be leading and preaching in this Lay Led service of prayer and worship
10.30 am Church for Kids to restart in the school hall
6.30 pm Service of Light
This is a quiet monthly evening service of prayer and reflection.
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.