There is full lay involvement in worship. Chris
puts up the hymn numbers every week (left)
Dave, Vivienne, Barry and Michael
are the sanctuary serving team. (right)
Once a month an anthem or hymn is sung by the
All Souls Singers
– a group mixed by age, gender and race: they are always keen for others to join them.
Lay people also read the lessons, lead intercessions, do duty as welcomers/sides-people and offer refreshments at the end of services.
Everyone is welcome to volunteer for any of these ministries.
usually includes a Children’s Talk,
children’s activities under the supervision of CRB-checked adults, and an opportunity at the end of the service for children to show what they have done and learned.
Once a month (currently 2nd Sunday but check in Latest News
for details) the service is a Parade Service
and involves the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade,
both young people and leaders. See our people.
Once a month (currently 1st Sunday but check in Latest News
for details) there is a said celebration of the Mass with Homily in French
at 18:00 in the Lady Chapel.
Une fois par mois (actuellement la 1-ere dimanche, mais veuillez vérifier Latest News) il y a une célébration de la Messe avec Homélie en français, a 18:00h dans la Chapelle de la Sainte Vierge.
This is attended by people whose first/first European language is French, by students and teachers of French, by those who just like French! and by English speaking members of All Souls who come to offer their welcome.
There is a said service in the Lady Chapel
Every Monday at 19:30
Every Wednesday at 10:00
These services typically last for 20 – 30 minutes and are valued by those who attend as an opportunity for quiet, reflective worship.
Holy Days and Saints' Days
On major festivals there is a sung evening Mass on these days – details are announced on the notice sheet, on the church noticeboards and on the website.
Services are advertised in advance in 'Latest News'
. There is a full liturgical programme at Easter and at Christmas, including Triduum Ceremonies at Easter and a Midnight Mass at Christmas.
Weddings and Baptisms
All Souls welcomes people who want to make God part of their lives in these special ways. Contact Rev’d Alice at any time – and click here
for more details.
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
All Souls hosts the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ) on Sunday afternoons at 2pm. Contact Belachew Tesfa on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bishop of Ethiopia’s representative in England presents ladies’ robes to Rev’d Alice