All Saints with St Peter, Luton

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We warmly welcome you to our website.

 

Our church is here for our community: we want to provide care, learning, prayer and peace to all those around us.

 

Everyone is welcome: all people of all backgrounds, histories, abilities and understandings.

 

This includes you.

 

We belong to the Inclusive Church Network:

 

https://www.inclusive-church.org

 

Safeguarding

 

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Pam Johnson.    Contact Pam on 07716 099135

 

The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer is Jez Hirst    Contact Jez on 01727 818107 or  07867 350886 or     safeguardingatstalbans@anglican.org

 

See our safeguarding policy at:     https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/7738/page/48712/view/

 

Service times

All Saints

Saint Peters

Sundays

The 9.30am

Sundays

The 11.15 am

A sung Eucharist, with hymns and a sermon. This is the main service of the week. 

Holy Communion, with hymns and a sermon.

On the first Sunday in the month, communion is followed by prayers for healing.

Time : about an hour, with tea and coffee in the hall afterwards. 

Time: 1 hour.

Tea, coffee and chat afterwards.

Sunday evenings:

Second Sunday in the month

Thursdays at All Saints

6.00pm Taizé

10.00 am Holy Communion. 

An informal communion service: with one hymn and a short sermon or reflection. 

A peaceful and prayerful interlude with just Taizé chants and silence.

Time: 30 minutes.

Followed by: Place of Welcome which is open to all.

Time : 30 minutes. 

Special services and forthcoming events

 

Sunday 8th December  10.00am  Christingle Eucharist All Saints

13-15th December Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints

Tuesday 17th December  7.30pm Peace Light service at All Saints with the Scouts and Guides. An interfaith service open to those of all faiths or none, to celebrate the arrival of the Peace Flame from Bethlehem.  See below for further details.

Wednesday 18th December 6.00pm Carol singing outside Oakdale Methodist Church

Sunday 22nd December 9.30  Sung Eucharist

 

Christmas Eve

4.00 Crib service St Peters Dallow Rd

11.30 Midnight Mass All Saints

 

Christmas Day

10.00 am All Saints. Family service with Ghanaian church and Oakdale 

Methodist Church

 

Boxing Day - Feast of St Stephen   10.00am Holy Communion

News 

A Christmas message from the diocese of St Albans....

A Place of Welcome

 

We are delighted to invite our neighbours of all faiths or none to share a hot or cold drink and biscuits with us on Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 12 noon. 

 

Especially if you are new to the area, this is a safe space open to you to come and meet new people, have a chat, and find guidance or information about what is available in this part of Luton. 

 

https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/places-of-welcome

Peacelight

Each year All Saints is delighted to host the annual Peace Light service. A flame is lit from the grotto in Bethlehem and sent out around the world as a symbol of the light of Christ. A member of the Scouts collects it from Dover to bring to us in Luton. 

 

On 17 December this year the flame will arrive at All Saints. The first candle will be lit by Thakor Moraji and then passed from person to person around the church. Other churches are very welcome to send representatives to collect the flame and take it (safely) away to burn over Christmas.

 

We look forward to welcoming the scouts and guides, guests from all faiths and none, and all who wish to share in this very special and beautiful service.

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St Peter's job vacancy 

 

St Peter's are looking for someone to to help hall bookings and/or grass cutting. If you are interested in this paid role, please contact Revd. David Kesterton on (01582) 720129 or email : vicar@allsaintsluton.org

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Christenings

We would be delighted to talk to you about Christening (which is also called baptism),  for your baby, your older child or even for yourself.

Baptism is a first step along a journey of faith.  In baptism we welcome a new member into the church of God.

Follow this link to find more information:

We are very happy to hold a christening as part of our main church service on a Sunday, or as a private service.

Marriage

How do you organise your wedding ceremony in All Saints Church?

Come and talk to us. Visit a service at the church in Shaftesbury Road, or contact us on:

01582 720129

vicar(at)allsaintsluton.org. [Substituting @ for (at)]

 

You can also find lots of help on this Church of England website:

All Saints can seat up to 400 guests. Music sounds wonderful in the church: we have ample room for your musicians too.

End of life care and funerals

We are here to help when you need it most. You don’t have to do this alone.

 

End of life care from a church is more than just providing a funeral.  We will support you, visit you and listen to you, as you - or your loved one - are approaching the end of life.

 

We can offer our presence, prayer, Home Communion and anointing for those near death.

 

When you are planning a funeral, we will visit, help you understand what to expect, and help you to plan a service that will feel personal, and will reflect the distinctive life and personality of your loved one. We can help you choose hymns, music and readings, and can help you write a fitting eulogy.

A funeral service might be a very private short service at the crematorium, or a memorial service for 400 with a horse drawn hearse and a burial afterwards. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Afterwards we go on praying and caring, and will continue to visit if you find it helpful.

 

Further information is available here:

Please contact us now to discuss what you need.

Mothers' Union

The Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity with members worldwide. It works with people of all faiths and none to build up communities, strengthen families and advocate for change.

We meet at All Saints Vestry on the first Wednesday of the month for a short service and a talk from a visiting speaker.

 

We are very active in fundraising and are strong supporters of the inmates at Yarlswood detention centre at Bedford.

 

You don’t have to be a mother, a parent or even a woman to join.

 

New members are always welcome.

 

The gallery shows some of us and guests on our boat trip in June.

 

Find out more here:  https://www.mothersunion.org

Hall hire

We have two halls available for hire at competitive rates: currently £25 per hour

(terms and conditions apply)

St Peter’s Centre on the corner of Dallow Road and Harefield Road.

St Peters has a kitchen and a hall for a dance floor or other activities.

 

Tables and chairs are available and included in the cost of hire.

 

There is no PA system. 

 

There is some off road parking.

To hire, please call 07927 952460

All Saints Hall on Warwick Road

A large dance floor with a stage and a separate kitchen.

 

Tables and chairs are included in the cost of hire.

 

There is no PA system. 

Call 01582 720129 or email:

We value our relationships with our neighbours. Please remember that both our halls are in residential areas and keep litter and late night noise (music, car doors etc… )  to a minimum.

Contact us

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Vicar: Revd David Kesterton

 

Chaplain to Luton Town F.C.

Area Dean of Luton

Email: vicar(at)allsaintsluton.org

 

Phone: 01582 720129

Curate: Revd Jo Burke

 

Email: allsaintscurate(at)gmail.com

All Saints Church,

 

Shaftesbury Road,

 

Luton. LU4 8AH

St Peters' Centre.

 

48 Harefield Road,

 

Luton LU1 1TH