Weekly notices, 28 May & 4 June 2023

Join us on Sunday, 28th May


Inside Out Series: Acts 2:1-21

9am Holy Communion 
10:45am All Age Worship and Holy Communion (no Kids Church this week)

This week @ All Saints Youth
3-5pm Orchard Hang Out

Join us on Sunday, 4th June

Word and Spirit Series

9am Holy Communion 
10:45am Service (no Kids Church or Youth this week)

Cheerful Givers Lunch
Sunday 4th June, 12.15 for 12.30pm

Come and join us for a home cooked meal and well deserved company.
All are welcome. Pull up a chair, there’s room to spare!
Sign up here

Kitchen Items

If you have borrowed any crockery, cutlery, glasses etc from the church centre kitchen, either recently or over the past months, please could we ask that you return them as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Dear All Saints Family, Sunday 11th June begins our four week journey in both a sermon series and weekly  small group sessions called ‘The Prayer Practice.’  You can find more details about the practice and resources for it here: If you are interested in joining a mid-week small group, we encourage you to get in contact with us at for more info.  If you like to read, the book ‘Praying like monks, living like fools’ will be a great companion resource for this practice.

What’s on this week (12th – 17th June)

Mon 12th June:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
Little Lights, 10-11.30am & 1-2.30pm

Tues 13th June:
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
The Raven Community, 10.30am
Heart & Soul Café Prayer Time, 2.30pm: When I pray coincidences happen.  When I don’t, they don’t. William Temple (1881-1944). Join us to hear what’s happening in the café and to pray for all the work, customers & volunteers.
Deo Gratias Choir, 7.30pm

Wed 14th June:
Junior Narrative Theatre Company, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Thurs 15th June
Heart & Soul Café, 8.45am – 2pm
Chatty Group in Heart & Soul Café, 10.30am – 12 noon
Narrative Theatre Company, 5 – 6.30pm
Rising Generation, 6.30pm

Fri 16th June
Funeral service for Gillian Coates, 10:40am at CHESTER CREMATORIUM.  Gill’s family warmly invite her friends from All Saints Church to attend and to also join them afterwards for light refreshments at The Bistro, Abbotswood.  Please dress in bright colours. Donations to Cancer Research or the RSPCA.

Sat 17th June
Chester Deo Gratias Choir Summer Concert, 7.30pm

Christian Aid Week

Thanks to all those who contributed to Christian Aid Week.  The total collected from the two church services plus the online JustGiving page was £301, from which a further £57.50 will be recovered in Gift Aid, making a total of £358.50.  Some will have given directly to Christian Aid, making the total from All Saints higher.

Opportunities to help/volunteer

On Friday 16th June, Hoole C of E Primary School are holding their Summer Fair.   Once again, All Saints will be running the ‘hook-a-duck’ and we are looking for some help from our church family between 2.30 and 5.30pm. Even if you can spare an hour, that would be very much appreciated.  Please let either Gemma or the office know.

Calling all Bakers
Would you help bless all the staff at Hoole C of E Primary School as they complete this academic year?  On Tuesday 25th July, we would like to deliver a selection of homemade cakes and biscuits for them to enjoy during their breaks and lunchtime that day.

If you’d like to bake some cakes/biscuits and bring them along to the church centre on Monday 24th July, please do have a chat with Gemma and let her know what you will provide.

Thank you in advance!

Current vacancies

Youth Worker
We are looking for a full-time youth worker (37.5 hours per week) to carry on the thriving work with our amazing youth. If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact me for further details: or check out the job description here.
Operations Manager
We are looking for a part-time Operations Manager (30 hours per week) to help the church translate our vision into effective implementation. This will include liaising with the various PCC committees, supervising the administrative staff and having operational oversight of the church’s resources. If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact me for further details: or check out the job description here.


This will be a short joint service of celebration and thanksgiving for all that God has done in the life of All Saints over the last year followed by a BBQ, fete games, inflatables, ice cream van and hopefully sunshine!
If you would like to get involved in preparing for this event
please speak to Gemma.

Costa del Coach Tours

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th August

Bookings are now being taken for our three day 5 star holiday at home for older members of our church family and wider community.

We would love you to join us as a guest or helper. Come for 1, 2 or all 3 days. Booking forms are available in the main church building. For more information pick up a brochure, send us an email at  or speak to one of the Costa team: Vicki Bulgin, Gill Brown, Elaine Hemmings or Paula Warren. 

We are going to have a fabulous time!

Launch of “All Saints Free Cycle” Facebook Group

Most of us have things lying around at home that have been outgrown or that we don’t need anymore. We now have a Facebook group which allows members to offer items for free, and also to ask for items they require, either for themselves or for others in need!

The idea is simple:

Search Facebook for “All Saints Free Cycle” and request to join the group. This is a private group and will only have members of All Saints in it.

Post photos of the items you are offering, including a brief description and any measurements if necessary.

Once someone has commented on your post that they would like your item, arrange collection. This can be either in church after a service, or picked up/dropped off privately.

This will hopefully be a great way to bless each other within our church family, and also to support those we know to be in need in our wider community. It’s also an opportunity to build connections with members of the congregation you may not often speak to in church on a Sunday! 

Any questions, feel free to speak to Helen Foden

First Saturday of every month, 10am -12 noon in Hoole Lighthouse Centre on Westminster Road.
£2.50 per family which includes snacks, drinks and bacon/veggie sausage sandwiches. Suitable for Dads or male guardians and children age from 0-11.

Promoting a Safer Church

If you ever have any safeguarding concerns relating to children and/or vulnerable adults pass these on to our Safeguarding Officers, Jeff Turnbull or Val Ornsby, either in person or by emailing
Further contact details can be found on the posters in church and the church centre or here.


Prayer focus for this week: Vicki and the Chester Deo Gratias Choir as they prepare for their Summer Concert on Saturday 17th June. 

Other News

Donation Station
We now have a second donation station which is in the centre foyer and can be used for one off donations along with donations for Little Lights and Cheerful Givers.  

The World Church
All Saints supports a number of individuals and groups around the world. Please see the noticeboard at the back of church, or visit our mission page for information on our mission partners.

West Cheshire Foodbank are in need of donations of instant mash, jams, spreads, custard, puddings, tinned vegetables, UHT juice and tinned potatoes.  Copies of their full shopping list are available in the centre foyer. Please put any donations in the collection crates in the church centre foyer. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation online. Thank you for your continued support.  If you’d like to know more about the foodbank, please go to

Greeting cards for all occasions by Gill Holt. Please have a look after the Sunday services and support the work of Tearfund.

You can also view the email copy of this newsletter, sent out to church members, using the button below. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list!

This was posted on 26 May 2023 in Weekly letters and notices

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