Welcome to the website for All Souls Parish, North Warwickshire

ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Services: For our current LOCKDOWN situation please click HERE.
 
Sunday 14th February  10.30  -  Family Worship - Online
ASH WEDNESDAY - Polesworth Abbey have invited us to join their service - click HERE for details
Sunday 21st February  10.30 - Morning Worship -  Online
Sunday 28th February 10.30 - Family worship     -  Online                    
Sunday 7th March         10.30 - SOUL CAFE - Online - We have some activities for you to do BEFORE we meet!  Can you make Lent                                                                 Love Cakes to bring with you? Click HERE for RECIPE and HERE for LABELS
Sunday 14th March       10.30 - Family Worship - Warton
                                         
On Sunday 21st Feb we thought about what we were seeing about us that reminded us of the hope we have in Jesus.  Click here to see our collective thoughts.  
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 7th March SOUL CAFE - 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://coventry-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/93536524799?pwd=VitEbXlDMWJteHE4LzkvYldGRDd0Zz09 

Meeting ID: 935 3652 4799

Passcode: 7+5P824R

 

Lent Bible Study Options/Groups

Option 1: The Church of England has produced a booklet of daily bible readings, prayers and reflections for use from Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April). It is aimed at encouraging all Christians to think about their calling, how to share their faith and reflect on the difference Christ makes in our lives. Each week there is also an invitation to act upon the reflections studied.  The reflections will also be available as a free app, via email, audio as well as through the Church of England’s social media accounts. However, if you would like a copy of the booklet, please contact Alison Meredith

Option 2:  The Peel Parishes in Fazeley have kindly offered to include anyone who wishes to join them in their online Bible Study group during lent.  There are a number of our church who regularly join them for Morning and Evening worship (online) so the plan is to keep all the All Souls participants together on one group.  The studies are to be done on Thursday evenings at 7.45 beginning on 25th February.  Please click HERE to take you to their website.  Once there, click on the Whats on tab and either of the two options.  You will see a calender.   Look for 25th Feb and click on the Bible Study link and it will give you further information and a link to sign up.  Come and join those of us already signed up!  

THE AUTUMN/CHRISTMAS EDITION OF THE DOVE ON-LINE IS AVAILABLE HERE  (New one coming soon!)

LENT prayers:  A collection of prayers specifically for your journey through LENT.  Click 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 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 February

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

 

For our February 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Parish Cycle Ride - 

We're very sorry but we are unable to reconvene whilst in Tier 4.  

Please contact Trish Richardson (trishrich18@gmail.com)  if you would like to join us or click this link for further information. 

     

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

Other information

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:

Friendship

Tough times

Temptation

Justice

Being the Best you can

Tool Kit

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!

LINK

Please click on 'All Souls Parish Safeguarding policy' in the footer below to access the policy documents

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