Supporting and caring for one another.
The church never closes because the church is the community of people and we are able to keep in touch with one another and support one another throughout this crisis.
During this time please keep in touch with your church friends and neighbours you know by phone and encourage each other. Perhaps you could set up a small group – 3 or 4 – if not already set up- of your closest friends in the church community – to phone each other regularly, have a good chat, pray together on the phone, share positive messages etc.. Those who are members already of small groups or house groups could also make similar arrangements amongst themselves.
Please let us know if you would like to receive a regular check-in phone call from one of our clergy or pastoral care team. Sign up here to keep in regular contact by phone
We have a team of 20 people including our priests who are already experienced in listening and support ministry and all DBS checked etc
We have set up a dedicated phone number (available on request =- see the form below) to use if you would to talk to a member of the clergy or one of our pastoral care teams – just for a chat, to request prayer, to hear another voice – no need to have a definite request in order to call us. We will guarantee a return call the same day if the line is busy.
As a church, we are in frequent contact with other churches and other charities and statutory agencies in the Borough. We can signpost you to sources of practical help or specific advice if you are stuck.
Sadly, of course, it will not be possible for the clergy or pastoral care teams to make personal pastoral visits during this emergency. The phone will be a great help.
Practical support for people and families self-isolating, and if schools close, is also a concern for us as a church community. The clergy are in touch with other churches and with community bodies including the local council and other agencies.
Our worship, prayer and discussion have now moved online. Please do visit the All Saints Church Virtual Worship webpage to “attend” services and to pray with us.