On Thursday 7th December
At 7:00pm
In All Saints Church


A special Candlelit service hosted by All Saints’ together with Champs. 

A time to remember our departed loved ones on this run up to Christmas. There will also be a chance to add their names to a Christmas Tree.


First Sunday of Advent


This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings as there will not appear on screen.


First  Reading: Isaiah 64: 1-9

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    that the mountains would tremble before you!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze
    and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
    and cause the nations to quake before you!
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
    you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
You come to the help of those who gladly do right,
    who remember your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them,
    you were angry.
    How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
No one calls on your name
    or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us
    and have given us over to[b] our sins.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
    We are the clay, you are the potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be angry beyond measure, Lord;
    do not remember our sins forever.
Oh, look on us, we pray,
    for we are all your people.

Second reading: Mark 13: 24 – 37

 “But in those days, following that distress,

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[a]

26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[b] is near, right at the door.30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert[c]! You do not know when that time will come.34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”


Next church cleaning session

 Saturday 16th December  between 9:00 – 10:30am. 

All welcome to come along and help!

We are all members of the God’s church, so it would be lovely if you  could spend just half hour or so  to help make the church look nice and clean; you don’t have to stop the whole time. The more helpers we have the quicker it can be done!

The more the merrier!

Thank you your help will be greatly appreciated


 Friday Praise

1st December

 All Saints’ Church at 6:00pm

A short service especially geared to young families, but everyone is welcome.



Tots’ Praise 

 Wednesday 8th November  from 2:00pm

Tots’ Praise is for the youngest – under 5s together with their parents/carers – gather between 2 and 2:15, all done in time for school pick up.

Also – we are looking for someone to join the team to work along side Barbara at this important ministry to our young parents and youngest children.

Could this be you?


Advent readings from Revelations

This Advent our bishops are encouraging us to read through bits of Revelations.

There is a reading highlighted for each day of Advent and each one is accompanied by thought on each reading by different lay and ordained ministers in the diocese.

Please feel free to take a copy – they are to be found on the table at the back of church.

All Saints’ Church

are hosting a beautiful deanery carol service to mark the start of Advent.

Sunday 3rd December at 6:30pm

Do come and enter into this powerful season of preparation through words and music.

 Purple Praise  

In All Saints Church at 2:00pm

 It will be a short, simple, relaxed service followed by tea and cakes. All are welcome, especially older people and those living with dementia.

All welcome.

23rd November

And on Friday 15th December afternoon tea in the school.


Lunches will be fortnightly through winter months this year.

The dates to Christmas are  Fridays- 

24th November

8th December

22nd December.

Come and enjoy a warm welcome in a warm space, plenty of brews, soup, sandwich and cakes

between 11:30 – 1:00pm.

No charge, but if you are able to give a small donation towards costs that would be greatly appreciated.

Tickets are now available for

the Altham St Jame Church  Grand Christmas Raffle

First prize is £500 generously donated by Willowbrook (Hynburn) Ltd.