Scroll down for more information re our schools outreach, Youth 139, Lighthouse Stay and Play, choir and our monthly Parish Ride
Lighthouse Stay and Play
We are delighted to be returning for year 2 of 'Lighthouse' on Tuesday 5th September between 10-11.30 at Newton Regis School. This will continue to run throughout the school term time.
We will be offering a relaxed place to come with your pre-school children and chat whilst they will be able to play. We also provide a snack style refreshment and there will be some space for a story time and a song.
We would be so pleased to see you and your children. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact John Larkin (07967928282) for more information or - just turn up on the day.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the team leaders are DBS checked, it is important that you remain with your children throughout the session
Youth 139 (Y139)
Our Youth group is almost 1!. Youth 139 is aimed at 10-15yr olds and offers a place for fun activities including some games/sports, craft, chill time, and much more besides.
Y139 will start back after the summer break on Thursday 7th September at 6pm and it will continue to run throughout term time. It will be held at Austrey School
If you are interested and would like to join/find out more about this, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Withey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All volunteers are fully DBS checked
There are three C of E Primary schools within the Parish of All Souls.
All benefit from small class sizes and are recognised for their friendly, nurturing approach to education. All three schools are part of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust - Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (bdmatschools.com) Visits are welcome at any time by appointment with the Headteacher.
Austrey CE Primary School, St Nicholas Close, Austrey.
Headteacher: Mrs Sara Eley
Tel: 01827 830248
Website: Austrey (bdmat.org.uk)
Newton Regis Primary School, Austrey Lane, Newton Regis.
Headteacher: Mrs Sara Eley
Tel: 01827 830220
Click here to read profile for Mrs Sara Eley)
Warton Nethersoles Primary School, Maypole Road, Warton.
Headteacher: Mis Susan Friend
Tel: 01827 894182
School Assembly Teams
We have three teams of assembly leaders. Each team is assigned to one of our three church schools and visits approximately three times a term. The Team leads the school assembly; telling the children a Bible story- usually with lots of acting, which is great fun, leading songs and prayers in an interactive way. The assemblies are well received by the pupils and we try to build up lasting relationships with the children and families.
We are always looking for additional volunteers to help with the teams. If you'd like to join us please contact Anne Bufton-McCoy - email@example.com
Parish Cycle Ride: First Saturday of the month
Every month (weather permitting) a group of us join together to 'ride the parish'. Trish rides the route (click here for route and profile) and will start at the bottom of the hill any time from 10.05. We aim to be at the Garden Centre around 11am. The ride is suitable for ALL ages, abilities and bikes. The route is on the road and does include the climb from the M42 to Linden Lodge but is otherwise fairly even. People join us as we go through the villages and we generally disband after coffee. Some of us head off home via Seckington, others complete the loop on their own - up to you! Children must be accompanied by an adult, but otherwise, one simple rule - you MUST wear a helmet. Please note - the decision and responsibility to ride is yours - we are just a bunch of enthusiastic riders.
And the good news is the Garden centre cafe is back open and they have bike racks! We still need to observe social distancing, so please be mindful of this. We would LOVE to have you join us.
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
Please contact Trish Richardson for any further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The parish of All Souls N. Warks has an occasional choir. We call it a 'scratch choir'. The choir is formed three times a year: Harvest, Christmas and Easter. All are welcome to join us - not just regular attenders. In fact, the more the merrier. The choir usually try to have 2 practices prior to the service. There are two services at Harvest on consecutive weeks, two carol services at Christmas and one at Easter. If you are interested in joining us please contact Trish Richardson email@example.com You will be received with open arms!