All Saints with St Peter, Luton

Welcome to our website.

 

Our church is for our community: we want to share prayer, care and peace with all around us.

 

Everyone is welcome: all people, whoever they are, wherever they are from.

 

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/

 

Special services and forthcoming events

5 September 2021    Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

 

All Saints  9.30am Holy Communion. This service will be live streamed this Sunday.

 

St Peter's: 11.15 am Holy Communion.

 

 

 

Thursday: All Saints Holy Communion at 10.00am

 

 

12 September 2021:  Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. 

 

Jo's last service: 10.30am at St Peter's. No service at All Saints this Sunday.

 

 

3 October 2021, 3pm :  Windrush Service, All Saints Church 

 

 

 

Readings for 5 September

 

 

James 2. 1-10 [11-13] 14-17. Faith is worthless if we do not act on it.

 

 

Mark 7. 24 - end. A Greek woman encounters Jesus: she begs him to heal her daughter. At first Jesus refuses, saying that he has come to the 'children' of Israel. The woman's quick thinking reply is rewarded: Jesus heals her daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Church buildings

 

 

Even though Covid restrictions have ended, we are being cautious during services. We may sing, but ask the congregation to keep masks on.

 

 

News 

A message from Scott Eastwood of Luton BC:

 

We are launching a new campaign on Friday called “10 Minutes of Community”

 

The concept is that we will be encouraging residents to do 10 minutes of volunteering to help instil some civic pride back into their neighbourhoods. This could be anything from picking up some litter on the way back from the school run, to weeding outside their home to clearing weeds in a playground.  

 

This will have a bigger impact than asking someone to do a hour a week. Everyone can manage 10 minutes in a week. (5 people doing 10 minutes together get more done than 5 individuals doing 10 minutes separately).

 

Luton BC hopes to make a graphic of where community activity is taking place, by particpants sharing the before and after picture on social media, using the hashtag #10MinutesOfCommunity and the area.

 

We hope this can work towards a week of action to tie into the Great Big Green Week (18th -26th September) where a week of action could be taken to deliver some changes in our neighbourhoods.

 

Covid 19 Vaccine?

 

 

Are you worried about the Covid vaccine?

 

Please watch this video from Luton Borough Council:

 

Clothes Bank 

 

We have a temporary clothes bank, now located in All Saints Church. We have clothes and shoes for adult men and women, particularly for asylum seekers. We will be open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. 

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:

End of life care and funerals

We are here to help when you need it most.  Even with current restrictions, it is still possible to hold a beautiful and fitting service to celebrate and honour your loved one.

 

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 and prayer for those near death.

 

When you are planning a funeral, we will visit (or call you, during lockdown), 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.

 

More 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.

When  restrictions allow, we will meet again 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.

 

Find out more about Mothers' Union here:  https://www.mothersunion.org

Hall hire

 

All Saints Hall is available for private hire for events and regular hire, subject to restrictions, including in numbers.

 

Saint Peter's is available for regular hire but not yet for event 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 with a modern floor suitable for martial arts and other activities.

 

There is some off road parking.

All Saints Hall on Warwick Road

Call 07957 228102 or email:

dkesterton01@gmail.com

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

 

Tables and chairs are included in the cost of hire.

Contact us

Vicar: Revd David Kesterton

 

Area Dean of Luton

Email: vicar@allsaintpeter.org.uk

 

Phone: 01582 720129

All Saints Church,

 

Shaftesbury Road,

 

Luton. LU4 8AH

St Peters' Centre.

 

48 Harefield Road,

 

Luton LU1 1TH