The annual service to remember our loved ones departed will be held on Sunday 3rd November. This earth service will start at 3:00pm.

Please note any names you would like to include on the sheet at the back of church.

Next Purple Praise Service is one Thursday 17th October  at 2:00pm in All Saints’ Church .

It will be a short, simple, relaxed service followed by tea and cakes.

All are welcome, especially older people and those living with dementia.

Why not come and join in our next Scargill Weekend which will take place from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th October 2020?

Scargill is a Christian based community of people who live, work and pray together and the purpose of the weekend is to spend time together as a church family. To get a better idea of what will be involved please see the Scargill article in this month’s newsletter.

The cost for an adult is £140 (or £160 if you are in an en-suite room). Please request an en-suite room early  if this is important to you as they were in high demand last time. For children the cost is reduced by Scargill, and further subsidies by the church. So the weekend is FREE for the under 5s; JUST £21 for 5-7s; £35 for 8s – 11s and £49 for 12s – 16s, (plus a supplement for en-suite). If anyone would be genuinely unable to attend due to cost, please have a quiet word and we will seek to help.

We ask for a 10% deposit at the time of booking – and you can pay the remainder in instalments. Deposits are not refundable after June, and full payment must be received by min – September 2020.

Booking forms can be found in this moth’s news letter, copies of which are at the back of church.

A Prayer for the week

 Almighty God,                                                                                                           You are author of life.                                                                                             We are in awe of your creation.                                                                            The vast oceans reflect your majesty.                                                                 The ever changing skies renew our lands.                                                       The deep valleys carry your peace and shelter.                                              You are saviour of the world.                                                                              We are amazed at your grace.                                                                              The nations find peace in your forgiveness.                                                  The sufferer hope in your healing hands.                                                        The burdened rest in your promise of heaven.                                              You are unconditional love.                                                                                   We are privileged to be filled by your presence.                                           The youth are filled with your vision.                                                                  The old are filled with your wisdom.                                                                  The oppressed are unchained by your freedom.                                   Almighty God, Father, Son and Spirit                                                                 We worship you!
(a prayer of praise to God from

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For those claiming church attendance:

St. Christopher’s – please bring supplementary  forms to church on Saturday 2nd November between 9:00 – 9:45am.


All Saints’ and Altham St. James – please complete and return the supplementary form direct to school, they will then contact the vicar for reference.

Thank you

This year the Christmas Shopping Trip is to Leeds. It will be on Saturday 15th November, departing from All Saints’ on the 15th November at 9:00am and returning from Leeds at 5:00pm. Return cost per person is £10. There is now a  sign- up at the back of church, please add your name if you wish to go.


Please come along and join the working party and help prepare the church for the winter moths – we are hoping to do some power washing and general tidying up outside and give the church an ‘Autumn spring clean’ inside.

Many hands make like work!

Please you can give an hour of your time to help. The Church  will be open for cleaning at 9:00 – 12:00am.

Thank you.

Clayton Baptist Church supplement the work of our local food bank by keeping basic foodstuffs and other essentials, as well as baby needs, for immediate distribution for those in need. Demand means that they would welcome extra supplies, which can be left at the back of All Saints’ Church. Thank you.

All are welcome to join our walk on 5th October – weather permitting.. It will start outside church and we will walk along the canal. The walk will start at 10:00am.