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          All Saints' Church, All Saints Road, Cheltenham. GL52 2HG              

         Mission Statement

             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 Gothic style.
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

Sundays
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.

Thursday
11.15am,  Said Communion service on Thursday mornings, followed by refreshments.

We have a regular and active team of servers taking part in services
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,
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 projects.
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 admin@northchelt.org.uk

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 Nicolas';
The Parish of St Lawrence, Swindon Village and St Peter;
The Parish of St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke with Uckington.
 

The Team Office is at St Nicolas, Swindon Lane,  Prestbury and is staffed on weekday mornings
Please contact by E-mail or by telephone on 01242 244373.
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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