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allsaintsblackheath.org

Welcome to the website of All Saints', Blackheath, one of the five Church of England parish churches serving Blackheath and a member of the Churches Together in Blackheath. It offers traditional catholic worship, with a long-standing fine choral tradition and an emphasis on liturgy. Its clergy and lay staff work closely with All Saints' C of E Primary School.

Visitors are always welcome to join us at our services and there are opportunities for regular members of the church to explore their faith and to deepen their knowledge.

History: As part of the Church of England the parish church was built in 1857/8 and is now within the Diocese of Southwark. The cathedral is on Bankside west of London Bridge.

The Church of England welcomes all the baptised who are communicant members of their own churches to make their communion if they wish. Others, and all who are not Christian, are welcome to attend but are asked to refrain from receiving the sacraments. Regular training is offered for those seeking to become Christian and to profess their faith at Baptism. There are prayer and bible study groups as well as children's church. Our regular worship follows the traditional style of the Church of England. Morning and Evening Prayer are said daily according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Parish Mass on Sundays is a sung communion service with a full robed choir.

Music continues to form a major part of our worshipping life (to hear our organist Michael Bonaventure playing, click here) and the English composer Alfred Cellier (1844-1891), who conducted many premieres of G&S operettas, was the first Director of Music and Organist, from 1862. His own opera Dorothy was the longest running opera in the 19th century and he later composed operas with Gilbert.

All those seeking to arrange baptisms or funerals or to be married here should first contact the Vicar, Father Nicholas Cranfield FSA, 10 Duke Humphrey Road, Blackheath SE3 0TY. You can check that this is your parish church at http://www.achurchnearyou.com

The Church supports Parent & Baby and Toddler Groups, Advent and Lent Study Groups and Young People's Groups, Sunday School, a robed choir and a Crèche. It is a member of Churches together in Blackheath.

 

Services

There are daily masses (Mondays and Thursdays at 8am; Tuesdays at 7.30pm, Wednesdays at 10am, Fridays and Saturdays at 9am) and morning prayer and evening prayer are said according to the Book of Common Prayer daily (except Saturday evening) at 8.30am and 5.00pm. Additional services are as advertised on the church notice boards and on the website.

On Sunday Holy Communion is at 8am, the Parish Mass at 10.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. Additional masses are celebrated on major feasts of the church's year. The church porch is kept open daily and affords a space for quiet prayer.

There are five Anglican churches that cover SE3 and Blackheath; before enquiring about arrangements for baptism, marriage or a funeral please ensure that this is your parish church.

 

See the pewsheet for latest information.

This is available by clicking on the link here.

Calendar of events

Parish charity

This year’s parish charity is the Amos Trust, which supports the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza City. To mark our 160th anniversary as a church and parish you are invited to make a thanksgiving donation to the charity in the form of a multiple of 160: £1.60, £16, £160 etc. If you – or your colleagues at work, neighbours or friends – would like to get involved in fund-raising for the Trust, please speak to Father William. The sermon on Sunday 24 June, the feast of St John the Baptist, marks the formal launch of our year-long pledge to support the Trust.

 

New steward ship initiative

As part of planning for a new stewardship initiative for All Saints’ in the autumn, we’d be really interested to find out what you think and feel about giving. Do you lack information about what happens to the money you give? How well is it managed and controlled and how are decisions made? How easy are the arrangements for regular giving in this church? How could they be improved? Do you give to other charities as well? How important is your giving and what motivates you to give?

Would you come to one of the focus groups we are planning during July and give us your views? This is NOT a covert way of signing you up to any new giving initiative! It is entirely about gathering your views about the whole question of giving. The results will help us shape the stewardship initiative in the autumn – addressing the concerns you may have and building on the understanding we can gain.

Please complete the form (link); either print it out and leave it at the back of the church or email your preferences to me d.quarmby@btinternet.com or call 020 8858 7371.

David Quarmby on behalf of the PCC June/July 2018


 

 

 

DAILY PRAYER

is offered in the parish church as on the weekly sheet.

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Holy Communion

Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England website,
© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004

All Saints' School

Anflican Online

Bible Gateway
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