Welcome to the website for All Souls Parish, North Warwickshire
Sadly we are in lockdown again. After much prayer and reflection the PCC and Church Wardens have taken the reluctant decision to move all services to ONLINE. Please see the amended programme below. This is considered the safest thing to do in the light of the ability of the new variant to spread, the design of our churches, the difficulty in ensuring COVID secure conditions and the general age of both the congregation and those that lead. We hope that you understand our decision and we look forward to welcoming you to our online services. Your safety is our priority.
Please join us in pray for the New Year
Help us to look forward to a year full of the Hope of Jesus, of His love, His joy and His peace. May 2021 be a year of family and friendships where we are able to share your love fully with those around us. Help us to be always mindful of others and for your hand on all of our lives in the coming year.
January 2021 (Access to online services will be detailed below when being used)
Sunday 3rd January 8.30 - Holy Communion at Austrey - NOW CANCELLED - our apologies for any disappointment caused
10.30 - Morning Worship - this will be relaxed and informal; coffee/cake will be encouraged!
Sunday 10th January 10.30 - Family Worship - Online
Sunday 17th January 10.30 - Morning Worship - Online
Sunday 24th January 6.00 - Evening Prayer - Online
Sunday 31st January 10.30 - Morning Worship - Online
Sunday 7th February 10.30 - Soul Café - Online
Sunday 14th February 10.30 - Family Worship - Online
To join us for an ONLINE service, you will need the meeting ID and the Password as below. Just click on the link to take you to it - you may be given some further instructions - follow them. It is easy (promise) to do. The service will NOT be recorded.
Sunday 24th January at 6PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 6061 0492
THE AUTUMN/CHRISTMAS EDITION OF THE DOVE ON-LINE IS AVAILABLE HERE
Our COVID-19 statement can be found by clicking here and there are helpful resources that can be found by clicking on the Resources for prayer and worship 'tab' above.
All Souls Parish is a wide and varied parish of 6 villages, with five church buildings and three C of E primary schools and a total of almost 3,800 parishioners. Currently we are in an interregnum, which means that we have no vicar in the parish. We are praying for a new Vicar to join us soon.
During this time the running of All Souls Parish is the joint responsibility of the five churchwardens:
Heather Cooke Austrey
Shirley Faulkner Newton Regis
Anne Bufton-McCoy Seckington/Shuttington
Dawn Cole Warton
Richard Meredith Warton
They will be acting under the guiding hand of the Area Dean, Revd Canon Louise Shaw. Contact details for Area Dean and Church Wardens.
BIBLE VERSE FOR JANUARY
“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 23:18)
For our JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER click here.
Archbishop Justin Welby has just launched a free call line to hear songs of worship - 0800 804 8044. Click here for further details.
We would be delighted to welcome you to all or any of our activities - There is something for everyone and you are guaranteed a warm welcome wherever you choose to join us.
Services differ in style - we have traditional services, and these are the earlier morning and the evening services across the parish but we also have a child friendly, more informal service using a band to lead worship at our 10.30 services (either Warton or Austrey) and during term time we also offer, on a monthly basis, Soul Cafe which is a 'cafe style' worship, including puppets and lots of interaction (fun for all ages) held at one of our schools in the parish. A different one each term! There are more details under 'Festivals and more'
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions , prayer requests or simply wish to offer help in any way - you are very welcome.
If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact your churchwarden or the PCC Secretary Alison Meredith (Tel: 01827 892796)
For information regarding our Safeguarding policy please click HERE
Parish Cycle Ride -
We're very sorry but we are unable to reconvene whilst in Tier 4.
Some musing on cycling and life!
There are many reasons that people ride a bicycle, from the love of fresh air, to the need for speed and everything in between and also, some ride to find contentment. Some ride mountain bikes, hybrids, ride road bikes and some all types… but many of us who love cycling just like to be on two wheels.
Sometimes, as in life, things go wrong or to keep with the cycling analogy, the wheels come off! Is this a time to give up or is this a time to dig deep and find your inner strength and to grasp the challenge ahead of you? I can’t answer for anyone, but I do know this: When the challenges of life (and cycling) appear too large and overwhelming, the greatest help we can have is in Jesus. He says “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11 v 28-30). So why not reach out to Jesus when you are finding it tough to work your way through difficult times (or actually, just why not anyway?) and remember that Jesus is always there for you, His promise is for anyone, young, old or in-between. I know that doing this for me has given me a whole new perspective on life, a sense of belonging and also a peace I wouldn’t otherwise experience
Started at a new school?
If you or anyone you know is starting at a new school, you may want to click the link below. This will take you to a further page where there are 6 links to some thoughts about how Jesus may be able to help you. There are some video clips to watch, music to enjoy and some reflective activities to do if you wish. It follows six themes:
Being the Best you can
This may also be of some help for anyone facing a change in their situation, such as a new job or moving house. You may need to bear in mind that it is written at an age specific audience but there are some helpful insights for all ages! I learnt some things!