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

1 August 2021    Ninth Sunday after Trinity

 

All Saints  9.30am Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing.

 

St Peter's: 11.15 am Holy Communion.

 

 

 

 

Thursday: All Saints Holy Communion at 10.00am

 

 

Readings

 

 

Ephesians 4. 1-16.  Paul urges the church at Ephesus towards unity as one body and in one Spirit; when they reach unity, they will grow into the mature body of Christ.

 

John 6. 24-35. After he has fed the 5,000 Jesus tells the crowds that they were seeking him because they had eaten the bread. He teaches them that he is the bread of life: 'Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.'

 

 

 

Hymns

 

We will be singing again this Sunday, albeit still with masks. The hymns will be:

 

252 Guide me, oh thou great Redeemer 

199 Gather around for the table is spread 

 

During communion and prayers for healing:

87 Broken for me 

 + 

67 Be still for the presence of the Lord

 

38 An upper room did our Lord prepare.

 

 

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 Bishop Friday from St Vincent:

 

'The ashfall affected the water source so we have been without pipe borne water for over two consecutive days. The electricity supply was also interrupted for different periods in various places. The ashfall/lava stones have destroyed large areas of vegetation  and agricultural produce.

 

The immediate need is for water and items in the list attached along with meeting people's emotional needs.

 

This is a long journey and we are grateful for your prayers.'

 

 

A collection of items is being made at Chaul End Community Centre. The items particularly needed are:

 

Nappies (For Up To 2 Years), Baby Formula Milk, Baby Wet Wipes, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste, Soap/Shower Gel, Toilet Paper, Washing Powder, Roll On/Deodorant, Shampoo, Adult Pads/Sanitary Towels, Pain Relief Tablets, Mattress/Blow-Up Bed, Blankets, Sheets, Face Masks, Gloves, Tinned Foods, Rice, Pasta, Other Non-Perishable Food

 

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.

To hire, please call 07957 385691

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

Assistant priest: 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