• Welcome to All Saints

    Canterbury, Kent.

    Loving God, loving our community, being disciples

  • ABOUT ALL SAINTS

    We're on a mission.

     

    We try to be the focus for a Christian intergenerational family that worships God joyfully each day of our lives, while serving God in our community. As a church we try very hard to remove any barriers that might stop people coming to church, we really do try and welcome everyone.

     

    As a community we love to pray together in faith and play together in fellowship. We care about family life and people in need. We share our resources of time, ability and wealth and share our hope in Jesus, growing in discipleship, responsibility and love of God who has been revealed to us by His Son, Jesus.

     

    On Sundays we meet at:

     

    9.30am for a quiet, traditional Holy Communion service

    11am: Our informal family worship service

    refreshments are served before and after each service and we have groups for
    children and young people twice a month,

    but where we can, we worship together as one big intergenerational family!

     

    For enquiries about our services, including Baptisms, please contact Rev. Phil Greig

    (Baptisms are conducted during the 11am service once a month)

  • WHO WE ARE

    The 'Senior' Staff Team

    Rev. Phil Greig

    Mission Priest

    Phil joined us in November 2014 with his family, Lucy his wife and their four year old daughter Iona. Phil is our Mission Priest which means he is here to help us become a church congregation whose purpose is to worship God, be out in the community on mission and be the best disciples of Jesus we can be.

     

    email: revphilgreig@me.com

    Bee Levings

    Churchwarden

    Bee is our second churchwarden. She joined the warden team in May 2015 and in that time has had many an adventure with the Cathedral archives, building contractors and architects. Bee and Will are a new team of church wardens together looking after the building but more importantly, the people within it.

    Will Gravenor

    Churchwarden

    Will is our new church warden, and the first time in such a role. He will be supporting Bee in her senior warden role over the coming year.

    Carole Jeff

    Treasurer

    Carole is our wonderful treasurer. She looks after all things financial and keeps the PCC up to date with what we need to know. We'd be lost without her!

    Gavin Netherton

    Reader

    Gavin was licensed as Reader to All Saints in September 2015 at Canterbury Cathedral. He helps out with the ministry of preaching, leading, praying and sits on our PCC as our Health & Safety Officer.

  • The PCC

    We've got a top notch team!

    Holly Adams

    PCC Secretary

    Deanery Synod

    Louise Spratt

    Jemma Johnson

    Katie Gravenor

    John Jarvis

    Andrew Pantling

    David Bedford

    Bev Austin

    Deanery Synod

  • WHAT WE DO

    It is very important for us to reach out to the local community with the message that Jesus brings, that he loves everyone, there is forgiveness and there is hope. We don't just reach out from a distance but live, work, socialise and be in the community around us. Our church isn't just on Military Road but wherever we are making a difference for God. Here are just a couple of the projects we are involved in at the moment: 

    Morning prayer

    Every Tuesday and Thursday

    Tuesday: 8.15am in The Vicarage

    Thursday: 9am at ASDA cafe

     

    if you can't make it at these times but would like to participate where you are, please email Phil G for a copy of the liturgy. We use a Celtic form of prayer for these services.

    Soul Food

    Join us for Midday Prayer followed by a simple soup lunch

    Wednesdays at 12.30pm

     

    As part of our weekly rhythm of prayer we meet for a short service of prayer from the Northumbria Community and then share lunch. It's a great time to share, so if you are free, please join us.  

     

    Ale Saints

    Every first Friday each month

    1st February

    1st March

    5th April

    3rd May

    7th June

    5th July

     

    From 7.30pm

     

    Join us for a drink at the Thomas Tallis on Northgate. It's an informal gathering for a drink and a chat. We will meet on the first Friday evening of each month.

    Bible study and prayer

    Groups meet for Bible Study fortnightly

    Please contact the vicar for further details

    Monday evenings

    Andrew's Housegroup

    7.30pm

     

    Tuesday mornings 15th, 29th Jan; 12th, 26th Feb; 12th, 26th March

    St. Gregory's Court

    10.30am

     

    Wednesday evenings 16th, 30th Jan; 13th, 27th Feb; 13th, 27th March

    The Vicarage

    7.45pm

     

    *please contact us for specific dates, or collect a noticesheet from the church

    Street Klub

    Alternate Sundays - 2pm 14th April, 12th May, 9th, 23rd June, 7th, 21st July.

    We call it 'pop-up Sunday School'

     

    Vauxhall Avenue

     

    Every other week on a Sunday we take our gazebo, lots of activities and meet children, young people and their families for an hour of fun every other Sunday afternoon. It really is great fun and something All Saints have been involved in for a number of years.

     

    Connecting Canterbury

    Community Hub and Credit Union

    Across the city, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning there are volunteers waiting to help anyone who is in any kind of need, from financial difficulty, crisis, or if you just want a listening ear, we are sure we can help.

     

    We are also branches of Kent Savers where you can open a savings account, perhaps for Christmas, or a house deposit, or something else. We can also advise on loans toos.

     

    For more information and where you can find us visit our new website page www.connectingcanterbury.org 

     

    Messy Church

    Every month on the first Sunday

    Our next event will be Messy Church on Sunday 2nd June at 12.30pm

     

    We invite families to join us for a free lunch, games, activities, arts and crafts. It's free and you and your family would be made very welcome!

    Lego Youth Group

    Youth Work Based on Lego and the Bible...anything is possible!

    Alternate Sunday evenings: 6pm to 7.30pm

     

    We started a new youth group for Years 5 to 8 in June 2018. Lots of Lego games, Lego fun, Lego discipleship...walking in the ways of Jesus...using the Bible and Lego. We have a dedicated Lego room in the church which we are 'building up' over time. Email the Vicar for more details.

    Create Mental Health Art Group

    A group for anyone with mental health issues who wish to express themselves

    creatively.

    every Friday from 1.30pm

     

    We started this group earlier for people who suffer poor mental health. It is fun volunteers who have had this experience in one way or another in the past and they would love To welcome you to their group every Friday. A very warm and safe welcome are waiting for you. There is no need to be creative but a willingness to be. The group is free and donations for hot drinks are welcome but not compulsory.

    Quiz Night

    Join us for our next Quiz Night

    Saturday 18th May 2019

    7pm

    £5 per adult

    £2 per child

    bring your own drinks and snacks

  • The Community Church Hall

    We have a church hall which is used by local community groups. Have a look at what is on offer:

    Monday

    Tai-Chi

    What better way to begin the week but with a Tai-chi class? 10am to 11am each Monday. Drop in.

     

    Porchlight Social Club

    Every Monday from 11am to 3pm Porchlight offer a drop in for local Porchlight users. There are courses on lifeskills, a fresh lunch and friendly staff on hand to chat.

     

    Rainbows and Brownies

    Rainbows meet every week in term time for girls aged 4 to 7. £2.50 per session.

    Brownies meet every week in term time for girls aged 7+. For more information please visit the girlguiding website and look up All Saints Canterbury

    Tuesday

    Canterbury Foodbank & Connecting Canterbury

    The Foodbank open from 9.30am to 11am every Tuesday of the year, even at Christmas. People can drop in for food parcels, get advice from Connecting Canterbury, and if an emergency voucher is required Citizens Advice is there to help.

     

    Darby & Joan

    A social club for the over 60s. It has met at All Saints for years. A friendly welcome is given to anyone who turns up, even the Vicar! For more information, drop in one Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm.

     

    Oyster Morris

    Every Tuesday from 8pm Morris Dancing.

     

    Portuguese Church

    Every Tuesday from 8pm

    Wednesday

    Slimming World

    For more information about when Slimming World meets, please visit the Slimming World website 

    Times of meeting: 09:30, 11:30, 17:30, 19:30

     

    Goshin Jitsu

    8pm - 10pm

    Thursday

    Baby Sing and Sign

    10am to 12noon

     

    Mustard Seed Singers

    A choir for all abilities!

    5pm

     

    Tai Kwondo

    6.15pm to 7.15pm

     

    Guides

    7pm to 9pm

    Friday

    Cre-ate Mental Health Art Group

    This meets every Friday from 1.30pm.

    Saturday

    Indian Orthodox Church

    The church meets every first and second Saturday in the month

    Sunday

    9.30am

    A small, quiet service of Holy Communion

     

    11am

    OUr family worship service, very relaxed and informal. We have activities for children, although we love it when we worship all together!

     

    12.30pm
    Messy Church - every month on the first Sunday.

     

    Youth Group and Lego Youth Group

    6pm for any kids aged 9 to 19!

  • Legal bits and bobs

    Hall Hire

    You can hire our hall for events, birthdays, baptism parties, dances, clubs and most other things.

     

    If you would like to talk about perhaps hiring our hall for something you are planning, please contact our hall bookings secretary, Jemma and she will be glad to help you. You can email her by clicking here. Please put 'Hall Booking' in your subject line.

    Safeguarding

    Children, Vulnerable Adults & all of God's people

     

    At All Saints our doors are open to everyone, and we try really hard to welcome all. As such it is important that we take care of everyone who joins us in worship, and in our activities, in that it is a safe space and place for all.

     

    The PCC's Safeguarding policy is something that we take seriously, and follow its procedures the best we can. We have appointed Lin Lindley as our Safeguarding Officer, and the PCC annually reviews and adopts the policy produced by the Diocese of Canterbury.

     

    We also follow the Safer Recruitment procedures when appointing new staff and volunteers and make sure that training happens, and the Diocese keep a list of who has completed it and when.

     

    You can read our Safeguarding policy here and also, did you know that every Diocese in England is having their Safeguarding policies and procedures independently audited? Canterbury Diocese has just received their independent report published and you can read that here.

     

    It is the turn of The Church of England to come under the inquiry of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Bishop of Dover has written a letter which you can read here about the inquiry, and you can follow the proceedings here.

    Data Protection

    As with every other organisation in the land we have been getting ready for the new rules coming into force on the 25th May relating to how we hold people's data. We have conducted our audits, secured the information and sought consent to contact people.

     

    There are two Data Review Policies for you to read; one for office holders, and one for volunteers. Click on the links to download.

     

    If you would like to give us your consent to contact you about the different things that we do for children, young people, families etc, then please do download our consent form and email to the church.

     

    We will be uploading our Data Protection policy in due course.

  • Our Church School

    St. John's Church of England Primary School

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

    We are privileged to have strong links with our church school. Our vicar is a foundation governor, a chaplain, leads collective worship, loves and supports the school lots of other ways.

     

    At the last OFSTED inspection we were delighted to receive a GOOD (Nov 2018) with OUTSTANDING Early Years. You can read the report here.

     

    We are also expecting SIAMS in 2019 which is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.

     

    St. John's is a bright, fun, loving, caring school with the children at the absolute heart of everything the school seek to achieve. The children embody these qualities beautifully, and it is a joy to be a part of the community.

     

    You can visit their website here.

  • Sermons

    Listen to a selection of sermons and talks from the All Saints team

  • Our Social Media

    Twitter

     

    @allsaintsmissio

     

    Phone

     

    01227 450669

     

    Money Matters

    People often ask how they can make a donation to the church (they really do!).

     

    Our account details are:

     

    Bank: Lloyds

    Sort: 30 91 60

    Acc: 00475445

    CHILDLINE

    If you need someone to talk to click here.

  • Contact Us

    To enquire about weddings, funerals, baptisms, hall hire or anything else...

  • WHERE TO FIND US

     

    You can find All Saints just a stone's throw from the city of Canterbury. Nestled in between the sorting office of the Royal Mail and Canterbury City Council you will find us ready to welcome you at one of our services each Sunday morning and/or at one of our events. We look forward to welcoming you!