All Hallows

All HallowsAll Hallows’ is a medieval building with elements of its 12th century foundation remaining. The church was re-ordered in the late 19th century which opened up the light and enhanced the beauty of the setting. 

In 1990 an interconnecting parish hall with a lounge for smaller meetings, kitchen and toilets was added. This is a real asset and well used by the church and community alike. There is a closed graveyard with a garden of remembrance in current use.

Many members of the congregation are involved in some form of ministry. Loyal volunteers attend to flowers, gardening and maintenance as well as promoting many varied types of entertainment which are well supported by church members and wider community. Others offer more direct service through the Community Café, Baptism Preparation and Home Communion ministries to local care homes.

All Hallows’ has a lay pastoral network and prayer support group. Pastoral care of the congregation is shared by “Links” each responsible for a group within the congregation. Prayer ministry works through a smaller dedicated group who hold all those on the Intercessions list in their prayers and for those who have requested this ministry. A Healing Service is held on the first Saturday of each month.

The church is the base for the active parish Mothers’ Union. Members of this branch work in the tea bar at a local women and young offenders’ prison. A dedicated team of tower bell ringers calls people to worship every Sunday and also rings for special occasions. We are fortunate to have good organists and a small, but enthusiastic, mixed choir to lead our Eucharist and Choral Evensong. All Hallows’ is the only church in the area to continue holding a weekly Sunday Evensong which attracts people on a regular basis from outside of the parish. 

A parent and Toddler group "Little Hallows" meets on each Monday morning during term time at 9 a.m.