All Saints' Church, All Saints Road, Cheltenham. GL52 2HG
Our Christian Mission is to proclaim and
witness to the Gospel of Christ
Worshipping Serving Growing
Sharing the Good News
INTRODUCING ALL SAINTS
All Saints is A Victorian, Grade 1 listed church building built in the French
The church is open to the public on Saturdays, during Heritage Open Weekend and
for a variety of concerts and events
and attracts a number of visitors throughout the year.
SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS
8.00am Said Communion Service
10:30am Sung Parish Mass , led by the choir with coffee to follow.
6.30pm Choral Evensong, with Benediction on the last
Sunday each month.
11.15am, Said Communion service on Thursday mornings, followed by
We have a regular and active team of servers taking part in
Members of the congregation lead readings and prayers on a rota basis. M
They are also involved in the pastoral care team led by our Team Deacon.
All Saints choir of adult and child voices offers a wide variety of music at
sservices on Sundays and Holy days
Sung services are accompanied by the organ, with an additional instrumental
ensemble on special occasions,
The first organist at All Saints was Adolf von Holst, father of composer Gustav
Holst's parents were married at the church and he himself was baptised there and
sang in the choir.
Register entries for these marriage and baptism records can be viewed at the
Gloucester Records Office,
or at the church itself during our Heritage Open Weekend in September.
Past and present local residents have also been able to find their own family
entries in our registers.
We have strong links with the Holst Museum and the Holst Birthplace Trust,
who stage concerts at All Saints and include us in their various community
The Church is a regular arts and concert venue throughout the year for many and
varied local societies
It acts as a ‘fringe’ venue during the annual Cheltenham Music Festival
All Saints is engaged in a mission and development plan for the future life of
the Parish.called Stepping Stones,
The Friends of All Saints organisation supports All Saints by fund raising
activities, including social events, regular talks and two outings a year.
Tempo, a social group for older people meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
in the John Wood Room to the rear of the church.
There is an afternoon Craft Group on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
All Saints have a small Team of flower-arrangers who provide arrangements for
services and special events.
The team also offer occasional flower-arranging workshops.
Our church-sponsored Scout Group is one of the oldest Groups within Cheltenham.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet weekly at the Scout Hut in Pittville Park and take
part in Scout camps and other Scouting events.
Members of the Scout Group are involved occasionally in services at the church.
All Saints playgroup is an independent pre-school group using the Church
Function Room during term-time.
The Playgroup has been running for 25 years and draws children from the
immediate community, most of whom then go on to attend local primary schools.
All Saints has good links with local schools, some of which use our building for
services and concerts.
We also maintain links with former pupils of the old All Saints C of E Secondary
School, which closed in 1978, and also with some former All Saints Scouts.
The church is a collection point for donations to the local Oakley Food Bank and
supports other local charities.
Part of the church-owned land is divided up and let as small allotments, taken
up by 16 members of the local community.
There is a waiting list for vacant plots.
For further information about any of the activities or services at All Saints,
contact the Team Office by Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wider Team
All Saints is part of the
North Cheltenham Team Ministry,
in the Diocese of Gloucester, and
comprises 4 Anglican parishes:
All Saints, Pittville;
The Parish of Prestbury, comprising both St Mary's and St
The Parish of St Lawrence, Swindon Village and St Peter;
Parish of St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke with Uckington.
The Team Office is at St Nicolas, Swindon Lane, Prestbury
and is staffed on
Please contact by E-mail
or by telephone on 01242
Messages may be left on the answering machine at any time.
You can find out about weddings or baptisms by visiting St Nicolas Church on Saturday
mornings, between 10:30 and 11.00am
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