• Welcome to All Saints

    Canterbury, Kent.

    Loving God, loving our community, being disciples

  • 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:
    9am: Holy Communion

    11am: Family Worship

  • 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!

  • WHO WE ARE

    Rev Lucy FJ

    Curate

    Lucy joined us at All Saints as our Curate in July 2020. She also 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.

     

    revlucyfj[at]

    allsaintscanterbury

    .co.uk

    Gavin Netherton

    Reader

    Gavin was licensed as Reader to All Saints in September 2015. He helps out with the ministry of preaching, leading, praying and sits on our PCC as our Vulernable Adults Safeguarding Officer.

    Will Gravenor

    Churchwarden

    Will has been our churchwarden since 2019. He brings his practical and electrical skills, his amazing connections, and his sense of humour.

    Jack Fellows

    Churchwarden, PCC Vice-Chair

    Jack joined the churchwarden team in 2021. He brings with him depth of insight and a desire to make thought-through decisions. He also sits on Deanery Synod.

    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!

    David Bedford

    PCC Secretary

  • The PCC

    We've got a top notch team!

    Holly Adams

    Deanery and

    General Synod

    Louise Spratt

    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.

    Emma Twyman

    Judith Thomson

    Helen Netherton

    Housegroup
    Co-ordinator

    housegroups[at]allsaintscanterbury.co.uk to enquire

    Katie Gravenor

    Jody Moseling

    Emma Sherlock

  • 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.

    Community Larder

    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

    Fridays at 1.30pm
    A group for anyone with mental health issues who wish to express themselves creatively.

    We started this group for people who suffer poor mental health. It is run by 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.

    Morning prayer

    Tuesdays at 8.30am

    Join us for morning prayer in the church on Tuesdays, for about 45 minutes.

    Soul Food

    Wednesdays at 12.30pm

    Midday Prayer followed by a simple soup lunch

    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

    First Friday of the month, 7.30pm

    at Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Northgate

    Join us for a drink at the Thomas Tallis. It's an informal gathering for a drink and a chat. We will meet on the first Friday evening of each month from 7.30pm for a couple of hours.

    Bible study and prayer

    Groups meet for bible study fortnightly

    Please contact Helen Netherton (see 'The PCC' above) for more details

    Monday evenings

    Campfire Housegroup, 7.30pm

     

    Wednesday afternoons

    All Saints Church, 2pm

     

    Wednesday evenings

    The Ark, 7.30pm

    Selah, 7pm

     

    Please contact us for specific dates

    Street Club

    One Sunday a month, 2pm
    Vauxhall Avenue

    We call it 'pop-up Sunday School'

     

    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 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 

     

    Youth Club

    Every other Sunday, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Every other 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.

  • Baptisms

    If you would like to have your child baptised, or even yourself then we can hopefully help you with that. Baptism is a wonderful step of faith in which you become a member of the worldwide church of Jesus Christ.

     

    To qualify for a baptism at All Saints you ideally need to live in the parish of All Saints. If you don't, you can talk to your local vicar who will be happy to help you. You can find your local church here.

     

    To answer any questions about what baptism is, you can visit the Church of England webpage.

     

    At All Saints we conduct baptisms once a month during our 11am service. There is an application form you need to complete which you can download here. Please discuss the date with the Vicar before you send in your form as that date may already be taken by someone else. Alternatively, come and visit us one Sunday to see what we are all about. We look forward to meeting you.

  • EcoChurch

    ‘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:

    • We hold a monthly Eco prayer and discussion meeting
    • We are working towards transforming our green space into a more wildlife friendly area
    • We are working with others across the Deanery, and in the community who care for creation
    • We have joined the Ecochurch project and in working towards gaining a silver award, we aim to be more energy efficient and sustainable.
    • We embrace through teaching, discussion and prayer, the 5th mark of mission: to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
  • Fundraising

    for our community, our building and the wider world

    Barn Dance!

    Save the date!

    Every welcome to our fundraising barn dance on Sat 21 May, 7pm.

     

    £10 adults, £8 children.

     

    Book using the contact form below!

    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

     

    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 and community groups including Canterbury Food Bank, Rainbows and Brownies, the Canterbury Operatic Society, 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.

    Supporting Others

    Toilet Twinning

    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:

    Honduras

    Zambia

    Cote D'Ivore

    Uganda

     

    You can find out more about the charity here: https://www.toilettwinning.org/

  • The Community Church Hall

    to enquire into hiring the hall please send us an email to hallbookings@allsaintscanterbury.co.uk

    Monday

    Porchlight Social Club

     

    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

     

    Goshin Jitsu

    Wednesday

    Slimming World

    Thursday

    Tai Kwondo

     

    Goshin Jitsu

    Friday

    Canterbury Film Club

     

    Canterbury Operatic Society

    Saturday

    Indian and Evangelical Orthodox Churches

    The church meets every first and third Saturday in the month

    Sunday

    9am

    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!

     

    Youth Club

    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

  • Safeguarding

    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 Katie Gravenor as our Children's Safeguarding Officer:

    childrensafeguarding[at]allsaintscanterbury.co.uk, and Gavin Netherton as our Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Officer - safeguardingva[at]allsaintscanterbury.co.uk. 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, especially so for clergy.

     

    You can read our Safeguarding policy here.

     

    You can contact Childline here.

    Data Protection

    There are two Data Review Policies for you to read; one for office holders, and one for volunteers.

     

    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.

    Covid-19

    The Church of England are keeping us up to date with all information regarding COVID-19. We will follow all advice given to us, and you can see this advice in full here.

     

    For the latest updates on COVID-19 please keep up to date with the news, and the government website here.

  • 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

    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.

  • Giving to All Saints

    Giving to the church regularly

    Use our Bank Details to give a one off
    or regular donation:

     

    Bank: Lloyds

    Sort Code: 30 91 60
    Account number: 00475445

    Name: The PCC of All Saints Canterbury

    You can now make a donation to our church through Give A Little by following this link

     

    You can download a Gift Aid form here and then email to Carole our treasurer here.

  • Our Social Media

    Twitter

     

    @allsaintsmissio

     

    Phone

     

    07830 987953

     

  • Contact Us

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