ABOUT ALL SAINTS
We're on a mission.
We aim to be the focus for an inclusive Christian intergenerational family that worships God joyfully each day of our lives, while serving God in our community. As a church we work 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.
JOIN US ON SUNDAY:
9.30am: Holy Communion
11am: Family Worship
WHO WE ARE
The 'Senior' Staff Team
Rev. Phil Greig
Priest in Charge
Phil joined us in November 2014 with his family, Lucy his wife and their four year old daughter Iona. After five years Phil has been made Priest in Charge which means a change of title, but the work remains the same. 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.
Rev. Lucy Fyfe-Jamieson
Lucy joined us at All Saints as our Curate in July 2020. She leads our Eco Church team and helps us all think about our environment and how we engage with the world in a more sustainable way. We are so glad she is with us and a part of the team!
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 and Vulernable Adults Safeguarding Officer.
Will is our first church warden. He brings his practical skills, his amazing connections and sense of humour. Will very supportive and we appreciate all he does for us while working full time!
Jack is our church warden. He has just joined the warden team this June and brings with him depth of insight, a sense of humour and a desire to make good, and thought through decisions. He also sits on Deanery Synod.
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!
Louise is also our Sunday Superstars leader. She is incredibly creative, and brings a wonderful depth of teaching and discipleship to our children and young people. She is an inspiration to all of us.
email housegroups[at]allsaintscanterbury.co.uk to enquire
‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.’ Psalm 24:1-2
As a church, we recognise the catastrophic effects of climate change on the planet, wildlife and on our fellow human beings around the world. We recognise that we need to take responsibility for our part in this.
These are some of the steps All Saints are taking towards caring for all of God’s creation:
COVID19 NEWS AND UPDATES
The Church of England are keeping us up to date with all information regarding COVID19. We will follow all advice given to us, and you can see this advice in full here. All Saints PCC have agreed to REOPEN the church for Sunday Services from Sunday 26th July.
We have completed our Risk Assessment, which you can read here (updated 6th August 2020). Things will be different for a while, as you might expect. The first change is that the 9.30am service will now be at 9am. We can't offer hymn books (no singing!) and service books will be placed at least two days before the service and you will be asked to keep it, take it home and bring it back each week. Following guidance from the Church of England, we will be offering communion in one kind only, and I will administer the bread at your seat wearing a mask. We will also be worshipping in the main church rather than the chapel as this will give us lots more space. Changing the time of the service allows us extra time to prepare for the next service which will remain at 11am.
Our 11am service will remain largely unchanged in style and format, we won't be allowed to sing for a while but that doesn't mean we won't be doing any action songs :0).
What is important to communicate is that once the service is finished everyone will need to vacate the building straight away (sorry!!) so we can clean it. With the new rules which came in on Monday 14th September we can no longer mingle outside.
On face masks, it is mandatory that you wear a face covering unless you have an exemption. You can purchase a face mask here.
for our community, our building and the wider world
Why are we fundraising?
Donate a financial gift here
We are situated in the old Garrison Church of St. Alban that served the local barracks from the middle of the 19th Century until 1970. After the Diocese bought the church and remodelled it, it was reconsecrated as All Saints church on All Saints Day in 1976. Over 40 years on the building now requires major repair and updating.
What repairs need to take place?
We are on a five year mission over two stages:
Stage One: to replace the roof and repair the exterior walls of the church
Stage Two: to update the internal spaces of the building
Our phase one goal is to reach £100,000.
Why is All Saints important for the community?
The building provides a worship space for a regular and committed church congregation. It is also a vital community space for multiple charities including Canterbury Food Bank, Rainbows and Brownies, the Canterbury Operatics, Mustard Seed Singers, Porchlight Social Club and the Catching Lives Night Shelter. There are many more local groups and small businesses which are listed here.
This year we have decided to twin the four toilets at All Saints with toilets across the world. We have twinned our toilets with ones in the following countries:
You can find out more about the charity here: https://www.toilettwinning.org/
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 few of the projects we are involved in at the moment.
A stop gap, non-referral foodbank
every Friday at 10am to 12noon
If you are in need for food on a very short term basis while you wait for a payment, or a Foodbank delivery you are welcome to come along and see if we can help you.
If you need a full three day foodbank parcel from Canterbury Foodbank, click here and complete the form.
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.
Tuesday: 8.15am in The Vicarage
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.
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.
Every first Friday each month
1st Friday of each month
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 on a fortnightly basis
Wednesday afternoons on a fortnightly basis
All Saints Church
Wednesday evening on a fortnightly basis
*please contact us for specific dates, or collect a noticesheet from the church
Alternate Sundays - 2pm
We call it 'pop-up Sunday School'
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.
Community Hub and Credit Union
Across the city, on 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.
Thursday: Canterbury Baptist Church 11am to 1pm
Friday: All Saints Church: 10am to 12noon
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 too.
For more information and where you can find us visit our new website page www.connectingcanterbury.org
Every Sunday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm
Each Sunday evening we meet in the church hall for a variety of programmed activities, games, console games, music, friendship and food (sometimes!). For young people aged 8 to 18.
The Community Church Hall
All community groups are suspended until further notice.
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. (on a break)
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
8pm - 10pm (back meeting again)
Baby Sing and Sign
10am to 12noon
Mustard Seed Singers
A choir for all abilities!
6.15pm to 7.15pm
8pm - 10pm
Cre-ate Mental Health Art Group
This meets every Friday from 1.30pm.
Canterbury Film Club
Every 2nd Friday in the month.
10am to 12noon. (restarting 2021)
Canterbury Operatic Society
During the winter months rehearsals take place for their big Marlowe production in the Spring.
Indian and Evangelical Orthodox Churches
The church meets every first and third Saturday in the month
A small, quiet service of Holy Communion
Our family worship service, very relaxed and informal. We have activities for children, although we love it when we worship all together!
We have launched a brand new youth club for children and young people aged 9 to 18. FREE entry. 6pm to 7.30pm on a fortnightly basis:
Sunday 13th September 2020 and every two weeks following...
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 using the form below.
Our Church School
St. John's Church of England Primary School
St. John's is All Saints' church school and the link between the school and the church is a partnership in community life and ministry. Our vicar is a foundation governor, a chaplain, leads collective worship, and supports the school in lots of other ways too.
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 also had a SIAMS inspection which is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, and you can read the report here.
St. John's is a bright, fun, loving, caring school with the children at the absolute heart of everything the school. The children embody these qualities beautifully, and it is a joy to be a part of the community.
You can visit their website here.
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