Welcome to the website for All Souls Parish, North Warwickshire
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Along with the nation we offer our condolences to The Queen and the Royal Family as they mourn the death of Prince Philip, husband, father, consort to the Queen.
If you are wanting to offer your condolences, you can click on the link below that will take you to a virtual book of condolences that you can sign. The second link takes you to the Diocesan statement and further resources.
Services: For our current LOCKDOWN situation please click HERE.
From here on we will be offering a blend of online and face to face services observing SD requirements.
PLEASE can you email the appropriate Church Warden if you are wishing to attend a 'Live' service. Click here for Church Warden's contact details.
Friday 2nd April 2-3pm - Good Friday Meditation, readings and prayers - WARTON
Sunday 4th April 10.30 - Easter Family Communion - AUSTREY
(EASTER DAY) 6.00pm - Easter Praise Communion - NEWTON REGIS
Sunday 11th April 10.30 - Family Worship - ONLINE
Sunday 18th April 10.30 - Family Worship - AUSTREY PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REVISED PLAN FOR 18TH APRIL
6.00pm - Holy Communion - WARTON
Sunday 25th April 10.30 - Morning Worship - ONLINE
6.00pm - Evening Prayer - SHUTTINGTON
Sunday May 2nd 8.30 - Holy Communion - SECKINGTON (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED)
10.30 - Soul Cafe - 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.
Links to service SUNDAY 11th April:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 935 3652 4799
Churches of Austrey, Newton Regis, Seckington, Shuttington and Warton
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
Monday 26th April 2021 @ 7.30pm
This is to be conducted ONLINE: the link will be posted here nearer the time - and also available via the prayer circle and Soul Cafe Facebook page.
All parishioners are welcome, and members of the Electoral Roll are encouraged to attend.
For our April 2021 NEWSLETTER click here.
Huge apologies - The website editor has not had time to convert the current edition of the DOVE to an online version.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the Diocese has appointed Revd. Joanne Dyer to be the Vicar of All Souls. Full details will be announced in due course.
Thank you for all your prayers.
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 awaiting the arrival of our new vicar. This means that we continue to have no vicar in the parish for the time being. 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 APRIL
"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time". 1 Timothy 2 vs 5-6
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
Archbishop Justin Welby has launched a free call line to hear songs of worship - 0800 804 8044. Click here for further details.
Parish Cycle Ride -
We are back! Next ride will be Saturday 1st May 2021
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!