Weekly notices, 8 Jan 2023

What’s on this week (Mon 6th Feb – Sat 11th Feb)

Monday 6th:
8.45am-2pm Heart & Soul Café
10-11.30am Little Lights

Tuesday 7th:
8.45am-2pm Heart & Soul Café
7.30pm Deo Gratias Choir

Wednesday 8th:
9.55-11.30am Bible Study Fellowship
4.30-5.30pm Junior Narrative Theatre Company

Thursday 9th:
8.45am-2pm Heart & Soul Café
10.30am-12noon Chatty Group in Heart & Soul Café
5-6.30pm Narrative Theatre Company
6.30pm Rising Generation

Friday 4th:
1.30pm Craft Club

Cheerful Givers Lunch

This Sunday, 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!
You can sign up here
or by emailing making sure you include any dietary requirements or by phoning the church office on 01244 322056.

At All Saints we take our responsibility to store your data in accordance with GDPR regulations very seriously. For that reason, we will be soon sending out requests for you to give consent for us to store your information on ChurchSuite. Please do this even if you have previously given consent. If you no longer wish to consent, and want to be removed from our mailing list (please note that you will then no longer receive any All Saints mailings, including the weekly newsletter), please contact Rachel Kirkland (email address below) or phone the church office on 01244 322056.

Please be aware that consenting to All Saints storing your information in our database on ChurchSuite means that only the necessary members of staff will be able to view your data. If you are happy to let any or all of your information (i.e. your name, email address, phone number, postal address) be visible to other church members for ease of communication then this is done through My ChurchSuite which can be used via an app or on a browser. If you would like help with using My ChurchSuite then please contact

Hi! My name is Andy and I am the new Ministry Assistant at All Saints. I have been married to Susie for thirteen years and we have three children: Molly aged nine; Nina aged seven and Thomas aged three. We moved to Chester from Liverpool in 2011 and currently live in Boughton. 

I work as a self-employed driving instructor which I have now been doing for 13 years and am also in my third year of study for an MA in Mission and Leadership with Cliff College.

I love sports in general but particularly football and support Liverpool FC. I also enjoying hiking, music, spending time with family and friends, eating good food and drinking coffee.

I am passionate to see the church flourish, function effectively and fulfil its purpose on earth. I believe that the church through, and in, Jesus, is the hope of the world. To me, the Biblical vision and mission of the church is stunningly beautiful and I think it is our privilege to be called to partake and participate in it. This Biblical vision and mission of church captivated my heart early on in my Christian journey and has continued to increasingly fuel a desire to want to play my part in serving and helping the church fulfil its purpose. What this has looked like for me over the years has varied but for the past 15 years I have been in some form of leadership in churches, most latterly as an Elder within a broader Eldership team until March 2020. God spoke to us at the beginning of 2020 that He was turning the page in our lives and that we were about to embark on a new chapter in a new place. This led us to All Saints at the end of 2021. We feel sure that God has led us here and we are loving being here, it has been such a blessing to us. We feel very connected with the people, the heart and the vision of the church here and are excited for what lies ahead.

I will be functioning as a ministry assistant, so I will be ‘assisting’ the ministry in the church in whatever way I can. This will mean I will be getting more involved in the life of the church during the week and on Sundays. I will also be working voluntarily at the church on Tuesday mornings, shadowing Sam, in order to learn and grow in confidence and understanding with how church leadership works at All Saints. 

Costa del Holidays 2023: Save the Date!

Our plans for this year’s holiday at home have begun. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for 3 wonderful days from Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th August 2023 so please save the dates.  Further details will follow soon. 

Kids Church Helpers

We need you!! Can you offer one Sunday morning a month? This may be less, depending on how many people sign up. Being a kids church helper requires no planning or prep, it’s literally a support role to the leaders and the kids during the session. Because we are so blessed with so many children and young people, we desperately need more people to help so we don’t have to start limiting our numbers, which we really don’t want to do. This is also a great way to see what we get up to in kids church and be encouraged by the wonderful faith our precious children have in learning more about Jesus. If you want more information or want to sign up to help, please talk to Gemma Gaudion or email: This role requires a DBS check which the office will process for you.

Who Let the Dads Out?

Who Let the Dads Out? is a once a month group that gives dads, father figures and their children the opportunity to spend time together and have fun. It’s run at Hoole Lighthouse Centre, Westminster Road, Hoole, on the first Saturday of every month, from 10am-12noon.

Bacon/veggie sausage butties, filter coffee, tea, cold drinks and biscuits as well as toys for babies and children approximately under the age of 8.

It’s a great chance for dads to get together and talk about life and raising children from their vantage point.

If you would like any further info, please look on the WLTDO website:

The next sessions are Saturdays February 4th and March 4th.

News from Hoole Church of England Primary School

“Our school vision is ‘Let your light shine’ (Matthew 5:16). We seek to provide opportunities for children’s light to shine in so many different ways as we recognise that pupils have unique skills and talents.

We celebrate children’s sporting achievements outside of school via our weekly school newsletter. Pupils proudly bring in certificates and awards they have been presented with from their clubs and we celebrate everyone who starts and perseveres with new sporting ventures.

In addition, to this, we access an array of local competitions and tournaments so that children can try out and participate with different sports. We send children of all sporting abilities to local events. This year to date, we have played in netball, football, kurling, multi-sports, boccia and athletics events. An ex- pupil of our school who now plays for Sale Sharks rugby team visited us with the wheelchair rugby team and children in Year five had the opportunity to take part in wheelchair rugby matches.

We were very proud to present athletics medals to a group of children in a recent worship. The medals were presented by the West Cheshire Athletics Club who ran a competition comprising of four races. Leon in Year five won the gold medal for the strongest performance over the series of races and our Year five boys’ team were presented with a medal for their winning teamwork.

We also celebrated our football team being invited to the Cheshire Schools finals in Crewe. Once again, the team showed determination and enthusiasm on behalf of our school family.

Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for our school.”

Rosalind Flanders, Headteacher

New Wine 2023

Week A: Wednesday 26 July — Sunday 30 July
Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

To book, request All Saints Hoole along with our postcode CH2 3HZ.
0-2: free 0-4: £90 5-11: £125 11-18: £145  Adult: £175

We hope you all enjoyed the wonderful services held at All Saints over the Christmas period and thought it would be nice to share some of the feedback we have received both in person and via email . . .


“The All Age Nativity was wonderful. It felt really inclusive and gave such a powerful message that we are all invited to join the shepherds and wise men and angels in worshiping at the manger and all are invited into the kingdom. It was such a joyous church family occasion and people stayed for ages afterwards talking to each other”


“just wow! Vicki and the choir were amazing and absolutely nailed o holy night”


“lovely service especially the end when everyone stood with their Christingles lit circling the church and sang silent night; that was beautiful”

“very peaceful, yet powerful”


“What a joy to be part of the congregation on Christmas morn.  A wonderful service with a clear message for all ages – well done!  A full church, a congregation of all ages, brilliant leadership and uplifting singing – what a way to start our Christmas day visiting the family” 

– a visitor from Long Eaton

New Year Prayer Space

The start of the new year, especially the month of January, can sometimes be a difficult time. At All Saints we believe that prayer is a powerful and transforming part of our faith and offering space to meet with God is so important.

On Monday 16th January we will be hosting a prayer space from 10am to 3pm in the church centre for anyone to come and spend time in.  There will also be a very simple time of led reflection and prayer at 12:30pm.

This will be a space for personal prayer and simple activities to help our prayer lives.

New Year Worship Night

Hosted by Rising Generation (youth worship band) on Monday 16th January, 5:30-7pm in church.

Rising Generation will be leading us in an informal and relaxed evening of worship. You are invited to come and spend time in sung worship as we prepare our hearts for the year ahead.

New Wine 2023

Week A: Wednesday 26 July — Sunday 30 July
Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

To book, request All Saints Hoole along with our postcode CH2 3HZ. For Early Bird rates, you must pay at least the first instalment (50% of each ticket) by 19 January 2023. All remaining fees must be paid by 6 April 2023.
0-2: free   0-4: £90   5-11: £125   11-18: £145   Adult: £175

We have been astounded by your generous support.  

The current amount raised is £3,641.57 (£625 Gift Aid)

GRAND TOTAL £4,266.57

In the three years of using JustGiving together we have raised £9,696!!!!

I’ll close our 2022 appeal at the end of January. 

If you’ve missed the chance to sponsor us, it’s not too late! We have a
JustGiving page
or we will have a traditional sponsor form if you would prefer?

Happy New Year and thank you – Adam, Eric and Ian

Other News

Cheerful Givers 
From the start of 2023 Cheerful Givers will no longer be run independently by Andy and Paula but will become a mission run by All Saints Hoole. With this in mind it has been agreed that the small amount of money which has built up over the last four years, will be used in the following ways:
· A small amount will be retained to enable Cheerful Givers to start again in February.
· The remainder will be split between West Cheshire Foodbank and Soul Kitchen, a charity that Andy and Paula have supported for a few years. 
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 Food Bank are in need of donations of unopened, within date, items – particularly tinned potatoes, instant mash, jams, spreads, custard, UHT juice and tinned meat.  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!

Donation Station Update
Do you want to help those in need a little around All Saints this winter? I hope most are aware that the café has a kindness bowl which is used to provide a hot drink and food to those who cannot afford and wish to shelter from the cold. You can give to this cause via the donation station which now has three options – All Saints, Café Kindness Bowl and Ukraine Christian Ministries. Tap the screen and give!  Thank you in advance for your support. Garnett

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

Lost property
There are a number of items (especially black gloves) in our lost property box. Please do take the time to have a look to see if anything belongs to you!


This week’s prayer focus is for our PCC as they meet over the coming weeks.

Pray for the sick, especially for Len Morris, Sarah, Sharon Newall, Georgia Harding, Dean Wilson, John & Sheila Douglas, Angela Underhill, Elijah (baby son of Rachel Collier’s friend), Matt Banks, Richard Jones, Alastair Vize, Florence Petri, Viv Sumner,  Alex Haslam, Cath Wells, Steve Bubb, Christopher Wilkinson, Cathy Armstrong, Doris  Holland, Su Jones, Rachel Kirkland, Anne Blundell (Jane Speare’s sister), Frazer & Nicky Budd, Jean Price (Laura Walker’s mum) and Cora Fielding.

Pray for the long-term sick, especially for Doreen Edwards, Hilary Shergold, Mary Maddocks, Jane Ashford, Stephen Beveridge, Reg & Jane Bolton, Mina Bowles, Katy Durdant-Hollamby, Audrey Davies, Peter Fabian, Ron Griffiths, Gill Holt, Jeannie Hughes, Pip Jones, Elizabeth Lusty (Pawson), Cath Reeve, Tony & Margaret Thackray, Raphael Vize, Paula Warren, Catherine Wilson and others at home especially Sheila Davies, Gladys Heppell and Joyce Kirby.

Pray for the bereaved, especially for the family and friends of the late Ruth Dutton, Mavis Goodwin (Sarah Mason’s mum) and Michael Peers.

Pray for those bereaved a year ago, especially for the family and friends of the late Susan Matthias.

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This was posted on 11 January 2023 in Weekly letters and notices

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