All Saints’ Church meets in a building known as the Beacon Centre, a place for the community used during the week, including the Angel Café that is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm.
The building is very modern with disabled access, toilets and kitchen. The worship area is also open at the same time and can be used for quiet reflection, hanging personal prayers on our “prayer tree” and lighting candles to help personal prayer and reflection.
Sunday worship at 11.00am has an informal atmosphere and children are welcomed and included in every service. The 2nd and 4th Sundays are Holy Communion services, but every Sunday has an air of informality within an Anglican format. On most Sundays the congregation extends back into the café area which includes sofas and tables.
The congregation ranges from 30-90 adults and children. On most Sundays we have a musician and songs are projected onto a large screen and, when possible, hymn books are offered as an option to correspond with the words on the screen.
We are a multi-cultural, evolving multi-generational congregation, meeting together as one family to worship.
At All Saints’ we see ourselves as a local church for the community, focused on engaging with the people of Chafford Hundred. Offering events such as the Alpha course, Community Fun Days, Community Carol Services, Men’s and Ladies Breakfasts, Quiz Nights and other events. We have seen an increase in infant Baptisms, and also opportunities to lead collective worship in one of the local primary schools, with 500 students over three days visiting All Saints for an Advent Carol service each year.
We also offer weekly Bible studies open to all and Family Night on Fridays for parents/carers and children to join in with fun, fellowship and finding out about faith.
There is much enthusiasm, and many members are committed to using their God-given gifts in service of the local community.
Visitors and anyone who is just looking is most welcome to come and see.
Any questions about All Saints just phone or email,
Revd Charlie Kosla
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