Welcome to the Sutton Team Parish, St. Helens
The website for All Saints, St. Nicholas’ and St. Michael’s & All Angels Churches in Sutton, St. Helen’s
Sutton Parish Churches Sunday Service
Sunday 25th October
St Michaels at 10.00 a.m.
St Nicholas at 10.30am
12 noon All Saints (at St Nicholas)
Social distancing rules apply and face masks compulsory
In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches can open for Sunday Worship, times and dates as above. For those who are self isolating or having to shield, we are still continuing with our online and social media worship. The church continues to be alive and active. Our worship of God and our care for each other continue.
During this time, we are using various means to connect with one another and for worship and prayer.
- We are using Worship at Home booklets for Morning and Night Prayer
- We have a church whatsapp group for daily updates and prayer requests and encouragement
- We are posting daily videos on You-Tube under the title ‘suttonministryteam’
- If you would like a ‘Worship at Home’ Booklet to be posted to you, or to be added to the WhatsApp group, or to have help in finding thhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUYKurfUQs&t=3se you-tube videos please do let us know (Louise and Simon 01744 602871).
If you need practical help, or to talk to us or to be prayed for- please don’t hesitate to call us on the number above.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Matthew 12:30-31
with our love and prayers for you,
Rev’ds Louise and Simon Moore (Rectors of Sutton)
Beauty from Ashes
All Saints Church Sutton,suffered a devastating accidental fire on 17th Sept 2020 which reduced the 127 year old altar to a heap of ash, and left the whole building severely damaged by smoke requiring months of work to restore and recover.
The congregation and community, devastated by what happened, initially believed the cross which stood on the altar to have been lost in the blaze. However, days later the cross was discovered under the ash and is being lovingly restored as a sign of hope.
On Sunday 11th October the Bishop of Liverpool the Right Reverend Paul Bayes was welcomed to Sutton by Rectors Louise and Simon Moore and Headteacher of Sutton Oak Cof EPrimary School, Mr. Iwan Williams and led prayers at school and then outside All Saints. He encouraged the assembled people to continue to be ‘the loving, welcoming heart-beat of God in this part of St. Helens’, and commented that as he looked around him he saw beauty, not ashes.
The faith community continue to hold onto a vision that out of this tragedy, good will come, and that the church will emerge like a phoenix from the ashes to love and serve the community as a worship centre and community hub for many years to come.
Work has begun in the church to clean and restore the building, and will be ongoing through the winter months.
We are very grateful for the love, prayers and support of the community.
If you have any enquiries we may be able to help with, whether to do with a Wedding, Christening, Services or Spiritual help, then please contact us at our Parish Office.
We will be glad to help you however we can.
All enquiries should be made to the Parish Office, Eaves Lane, Sutton, St. Helens, WA9 3UB.
Office Hours are 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Telephone 01744 813841; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one, then your Funeral Director should make the arrangements on your behalf. They will liaise with our Parish Office regarding costs and availability of a minister and church.
As Christians we believe in the love of God, shown to all the world through God sending His one and only Son, Jesus, to free us from our sins which have distanced us as a people from God.
Jesus as our Lord and Saviour teaches us that God is very close to us, and wants dwell within our hearts and be part of our everyday lives. God, through His Holy Spirit that is God’s very self, equips us so we can serve Him with joy in this life, and look forward to eternal life through the death and Resurrection of His Son.
If you would like to further your own spiritual journey or learn about the Christian faith, then please contact one of our clergy team through the Parish Office, who will be more than happy to help.
Church of England Safeguarding
“Sutton Parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding”