We warmly welcome you to our website.

 

Our vision is to love God, love each other and share God’s love with our community.

There is a wealth of information about what Christians believe, on the Church of England website, here:

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

 

Everyone is welcome in our churches: all people of all backgrounds, origins, histories, abilities, outlooks 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/

 

Inviting, Creative, Affirming

Service times

All Saints

Sundays

The 9.30am

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

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

Time: 1 hour.

Tea, coffee and chat afterwards.

Saint Peters

Sundays

The 11.15 am

Holy Communion, with hymns and a sermon.

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

Sunday evenings:

Second Sunday in the month

6.00pm Taizé

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

Time : 30 minutes. 

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Thursdays

10.00 am Holy Communion. 

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

Time: 30 minutes.

Tea and coffee afterwards.

 

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

Special services and forthcoming events

Saturday 14th September 2019: Hope for Huzaifah Family Fun Day 1pm to 5pm at St Peter's; run by Hazaifah's family to raise funds for his treatment.

 

Luton Peace Walk: Saturday 21st September 2019, 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Start at St Luke's Leagrave and walk via Hockwell Ring Mosque, Leagrave Methodist Church and finish at Al Hikmah School. Please join us for an annual public demonstration of community solidarity to build a stronger Luton.  See the full programme and route here: 

 

http://grassrootsluton.org.uk/news-events/peacewalk2019

 

Sunday 29th September Parenting for Faith Course starts at St Peters: 3pm to 5pm. See below for more information.

 

Saturday 5 October, Fish and Chip Supper and Quiz Night at St Peters.

 

Sunday 6 October, Harvest Festival. The Bishop's Harvest appeal this year is 'Light Up Tanzania'. Money raised will go to buy solar panels to provide electricity for remote communities.

News 

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

 

Parenting for Faith

Would you like to give your children a real Christian relationship with God, but you don't know how it is done?

 

Come and join us and other parents like you for an enjoyable 8 week course on Parenting for Faith, starting at 3pm on Sunday 29th September at St Peter's Centre on Harefield Road. To learn more, please see the course trailer below.

 

You don't have to worry about babysitting: we will provide crafts, stories and games for your children in the hall while you enjoy the course. If you can't make all 8 weeks, don't worry: we can give you the links to videos, to catch up.

 

To book your place, or for more information, please contact Jo Burke on allsaintscurate@gmail.com or 07957 385691.

Windrush celebration

22 June 2019

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Over 160 people attended our 71st anniversary celebration of the arrival of the Empire Windrush on 22 July 2019.

We are very grateful to Near Neighbours, Karen Campbell, Maureen Drummond, John Mescoll, Cherry Bell, Lydia Howe, Ian Beckles of the Revellers Steel Band, Margaret Matthews, Arran Jean-Baptiste, David Williams, Shirley Campbell, Hillborough School Choir, our VIPS from the Windrush Generation and many others who helped make this celebration very memorable.

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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.

There is a spacious hall available for your reception.

Best of all, you will start your married life in God’s loving hands!

End of life care and funerals

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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.

Please contact us now to discuss what you need.

Further information is available here:

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.

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

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

At All Saints and St Peters, we are proud of our flourishing branch of the Mothers’ Union.

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.

New members are always welcome.

Hall hire

We have two halls available for hire at competitive rates:

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

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 Peter’s Centre,

Harefield Road,

Luton.