Wath Parish Church has been here for more than 1000 years as a sign and symbol of God’s love and welcome for all.
A calendar of forthcoming events can be seen on the Church Near You Website
Church services of Holy Communion are:
9:30 am Thursdays.
8:30 am and 10:30 am Sundays.
Family Services are held at 10:30 am every second Sunday of each month instead of Holy Communion.
Download or print the pew sheet for Sunday 15th May 2022 (pdf file)
Sunday school is at 10:30 every week during term-time, except the second Sunday of the month when there is a family service instead. All are welcome.
Tiddlers and Toddlers
This is held every Monday at 1 pm in the St James room.
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We still have some 2022 Calendars left if anyone’s interested. This features our congregation’s pets. £9 each, all proceeds to the church. Please order from Sheila Yerrell 07794 553686
Your Church Online
There are regular letters and thoughts for the week to help you see God’s Word operating in your life, published on our Facebook page and on this website – either in the top menu or the list of posts in the sidebar or at the foot of every page if you are using a smartphone.
Rev. John Parker
Parish Magazine Subscriptions
If you wish to receive the Parish Magazine throughout 2022, please telephone Geoffrey or Gill Fellows on 01709 873905
The cost is £3.85
Should you wish to subscribe without leaving home, you can now pay online.
A Letter from the Vicar
My Dear Friends
Thankfully, the situation is vastly improved with regards to the CV19 virus, and things are starting to get back to normal. We have restarted our weekly services of Worship on Thursdays and Sundays, although we are still unable to sing or share the common cup during Holy Communion.
I said in my previous ‘letter from the Vicar’ that, ‘the Church is not a building, but a body of people and this present situation does not stop us functioning as that body, showing forth the love of God whenever and wherever opportunity comes’. This has proved to be true during the past 14 months, prayer has continued, worship has continued, mutual support has continued, and maybe most importantly the work of God has continued, often unseen and under the radar, but nonetheless still going on.
Some of us have had to develop new skills with regards to putting services online, praying via Zoom and sending out a weekly ‘thoughts for the day’, which we have now finished.
Whilst the Church never closed, although the building may have been, we are now fully open. Open to serve this great community of Wath in a variety of ways. For weddings, baptisms, funerals, worship, and in serving whoever needs our help. Our primary reason for existing is to bring the love and life of God into every situation that we the body of Christ in Wath encounter.
We are called to live out the ‘life of Christ’, and although we often make mistakes, we continue to pursue that calling with love and generosity.
And now may the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. And the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
May God Bless You!
Your Church belongs to you and you belong to God. Here is a blessing:
All Saints Church Mission Statement
All Saints Church in the Parish of Wath upon Dearne is a place where we share Christ’s hospitality, open for all to come and worship God and to pray, to give thanks and to celebrate, to seek help and find comfort and to offer themselves in discipleship and service. We are seeking to follow the way of Christ, to be His body on earth in this time and place, as we involve ourselves in the life and work of the local community and watch for opportunities to live and proclaim God’s Kingdom. This prayer inspires us.
Christ has no body now on earth but ours;
No hands but ours, no feet but ours;
Ours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion
is to look out to the earth;
Ours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good;
And ours are the hands by which He is to bless us now. Amen
St. Teresa of Avila
Diocese of Sheffield Vision for Flourishing Mission
The Lord’s Prayer
This is the prayer that our saviour, Jesus Christ gave to us.
It is always a great comfort to all people wherever they are when said in time of trouble.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Other Online Activities
We work to provide opportunities for those who seek God – who is with us all ways.
There are regular online prayer meetings and quizzes by video conferencing, enabling us to keep a sense of belonging as members of a warm and accepting community, and we are continually working to develop new ways of reaching out to people.
The Church continues to support communities far and wide, even in times of social distancing, using online technologies.
As well as our own online church services, there are other online resources such as:
- The St Peter’s page
- The Church of England virtual Services
- Thy Kingdom Come
- The Archbishop of Canterbury has some very meaningful words
The Daily Hope
The Church of England has a free national phone line to provide a simple way that praise and worship can enter people’s homes. Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Please pass this information on to anyone you know who would be glad of this.
Support Your Church
If you wish to support our mission to make this a better world, please get in touch or make a donation to help fund our Centenary Project Worker.
The Centenary Project seeks to equip the local church to effectively engage, grow and disciple a new generation of young people, children and families.