Welcome to the website for All Souls Parish, North Warwickshire
As you will be aware we are being placed back into lockdown. Unfortunately, this means that we will not be able to conduct services of any nature (apart from funerals). We are in the process of finalising our plans for this period and the updated services will be posted shortly. Our current idea will be to return to one online service a week. We hugely apologise for any disappointment that this may cause you. Please be assured, that as a church, we continue to pray into the situation both locally and nationally and we invite you to join us in this endeavour. Stay safe one and all.
Please join us in praying for the schools in our villages and the pupils and staff that attend.
Also for our nation as we face a second lockdown, on our movements and ability to meet, work and enjoy our families.
If you are wishing to attend the online services, please scroll down for the log in details to 'Zoom'. It is easy to join so don't be put off if you are a first timer! You can access using a computer, a tablet or a smart phone BUT often you can also access using a regular telephone connection. Check with the log in details.
Sunday 1st Nov 8.30 - Holy Communion at Seckington
10.30 - SOUL CAFE Online
Sunday 8th Nov 6.00 - Evening Prayer & an Act of Remembrance via Zoom online
Sunday 15th Nov 10.30 - Family Worship via Zoom Online
Sunday 22nd Nov 10.30 - Morning Worship via Zoom online
Sunday 29th Nov: 10.30 - Family Worship via Zoom online ADVENT SUNDAY
BEREAVEMENT SERVICE: Unfortunately our plans to bring you a Bereavement Service this year have had to be laid aside. However, Fr Philip of Polesworth Abbey, who was due to preside over the service, has shared with us the link to their All Souls Day service where they spend time remembering those that have passed. If you would like to watch this and follow it please click HERE.
Also - if you would like to read through our intended service. Please click HERE to access the order of service
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.
LINK for Sunday 29th November - Advent Sunday and Family Worship at 10.30am
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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 NOVEMBER
"let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)
For our latest 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
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
In order to allow people to participate in local or national commemorations which traditionally take
place around 11 am on this day, our All Souls service of remembrance will be held online at
6.00pm, when we will remember those from the villages in our parish who laid down their lives in the two Great Wars.
You are also welcome to join in an Act of Remembrance which will be streamed from Birmingham Cathedral behind closed doors starting at 10.55 am. It can be accessed by going to the cathedral website www.birminghamcathedral.com .
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!
Parish Cycle Ride - We were back!
We will hope to be back for Saturday 7th December. In the meantime - enjoy solo riding or with one cycle 'buddy'. We look forward to meeting you all again soon. Stay safe!
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