Welcome to Christ with All Saints’ Church

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Welcome to All Saints’ Church.

We are a church which believe every person is beautifully created in God’s image and we therefore welcome everybody: not regardless of, but because of; your gender, your mental health condition, your physical ability/disability, your race or whether you are gay, straight, bisexual or trans-gendered. We believe because God creates us all wonderfully uniquely, we all have important gifts to bring. We also welcome you if you simply got lost on Lancashire Hill roundabout trying to find the way into town and needed the loo!

We hope you will be able to find what you are looking for on these pages. Christ with All Saints’ is an exciting place to be, with something for everybody; from various services to suit all people, the choir for those who enjoy singing, artistic groups like the Embroidery Group and Flower Arrangers, the many groups aimed at young people, groups for people who are alone and the thriving social life connected with the church. Please do take time to look through the drop down menu.

Whatever it is you are looking for we hope you will find it at CwAS. If you can’t, let us know and we will see what we can offer!

God bless!

Diane Brownhill, Team Vicar

NOTICES

MORNING PRAYER: 7am on weekdays. 9:30am on bank holidays and school holidays. 10am Sundays.

THE ORGAN: The Hardy pipe organ (built at the Hanover Organ Works, Lancashire Hill, Heaton Norris, in 1889) is an integral part of the worship and outreach at Christ with All Saints'; used for Sunday worship, the Saturday music school for children, teaching children and adults, concerts, recitals and with the brass band. We now need a final push to raise the money for the essential maintenance on the old girl! She is now 130 years old and is one of fewer than twenty remaining Stockport-made organs in the world, and certainly the last one remaining in Stockport itself. She is unchanged since the day she was built, except for the addition of an electric blower in the 1930s and is abeautiful instrument. If you can help, no matter how little or how much, please call Phil on 07821307909 or email pwaddington2@gmail.com and help restore not only a part of our town’s heritage, but also an essential part of the mission of Christ with All Saints’.

SUNDAY CLUB FOR CHILDREN: First and last Sunday of the month, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Craft, art, stories, singing and a snack! All children and young people welcome; it’s free and fun! As with all our groups, we welcome and embrace those with special needs; however seriousALL ARE WELCOMED BY GOD, and by All Saints’.

ALL SAINTS’ BRASS BAND: We are looking for new members; if you play a brass instrument at any level, and are interested, email Josh jhmgaskell@gmail.com or call 07523 179434 We rehearse on Monday evenings at 7:30pm.

FOODBANK: There are two boxes in church for your donations to the local foodbank. Please give generously to help those in our community who are struggling at this time.  “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink” S. Matthew.

THIS WEEK AT ALL SAINTS’

THE COLLECT (today’s special prayer): Almighty God,  through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ  you have overcome death and opened to us  the gate of everlasting life:  grant that, as by your grace going before us  you put into our minds good desires,  so by your continual help  we may bring them to good effect;  through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,  who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,  one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER INTENTIONS THIS WEEK: PRAYER INTENTIONS THIS WEEK: Monday: Children and young people; All Saints’  and Whitehill Primary Schools; teachers and learners; CwAS youth groups; CwAS uniformed organisations (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides); Belmont and Lancashire Hill Children’s Centre.  Also Holy Trinity Coldhurst and St Stephen and All Martyrs Oldham (Benefice) Tuesday: Our parish and community; the elderly and those who live alone; local housing associations. Also St Paul, Oldham and St Thomas, Werneth (Benefice) Wednesday: Heaton Norris Health Centre; doctors, nurses, carers and social workers; Stepping Hill Hospital; Fire Service; the sick; the disabled; the terminally ill. Also St Paul, Royton and Holy Trinity Shaw Benefice comprising St Paul, Royton and Holy Trinity, Shaw Thursday: Local businesses in Heaton Norris; Police and magistrates; Councillors and our MP; the unemployed. Also Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Royton Friday: World peace; the armed forces; all charities. Also Parishes in the Deanery of Rochdale Saturday: Church choir and all musicians; CwAS Music School; All Saints’ Brass Band; sports people; all who travel. Also Benefice of Healey, Hamer and Belfield comprising Christ Church, Healey; All Saints, Hamer and St Ann, Belfield Sunday: Mission and outreach from CwAS. 

PLEASE ALSO PRAY: For Christians who are persecuted throughout the world.

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE SICK THROUGHOUT THE WEEK: Elizabeth Hall, Eunice Wilshaw, Lee, Christopher, Neave Pollitt, Margaret Hoyle, Evelyn, Dorothy, Linda, William, Eileen and Tom Reedy, Gerald, Pauline Murdock, Tim Johnstone, Jane Schofield, Pauline Lester, Brenda Graham, Steve Dutton, Darren Neild, Frank Boland, Elizabeth Hall, Shiela Haldane, Mavis Wardle, Anne, Diane and Stefan.

OF YOUR CHARITY please pray for the souls of all who have died this week, and those whose years mind falls at this time. Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them. 

MONDAY 20th May,  Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804

7:00am Church gardens open

7:00am Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

6pm-9:pm Brownies and Guides

7:30pm All Saints’ Brass Band rehearsal

TUESDAY 21st May,  Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330

7:00am Church gardens open

7:00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship) 

9:05am All Saints’ CE Primary School assembly

7:00pm – 8:30pm 6th Stockport (Christ with All Saints’) Cubs

WEDNESDAY 22nd May, 

7:00am Church gardens open

7:00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship)

10:00am Aerobics

7:30pm Stockport Choral Society rehearsal

THURSDAY 23rd May,  

7:00am Church gardens open

7:00am Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

12:30pm – 3pm  Belmont and Lancashire Hill Children’s Centre ‘Stay and Play’ 

6:00pm – 7:15pm – 6th Stockport (Christ with All Saints’) Beavers

6:45pm All Saints’ Church Choir practice

FRIDAY 24th May, John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788

7:00am Church gardens open

7:00am Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

6pm ‘Lightning Martial Arts’ Karate/Keep Fit for Ladies

7:15pm –  9:30pm 6th Stockport (Christ with All Saints’) Scouts

SATURDAY 25th May, The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735, Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, 709

7:00am Church gardens open

No 10:00am Christ with All Saints’ Music School. Resumes in September

SUNDAY 26th May, 6th Sunday of EASTERAugustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605, John Calvin, Reformer, 1564Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595

7:00am Church gardens open

10:00am Matins (Book of Common Prayer, traditional language) 

10:30am Choir practice 

11:30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship, contemporary language)

4:30pm: Evensong (BCP)