Wath All Saints Parish Church

Here for more than 1000 years as a sign and symbol of God’s love and welcome for all.

My Dear Friends

The message from HM Government is clear: please stay at home.  If you have need of anything and find that for whatever reason you cannot obtain it, then please contact me as there are a number of people who are willing to offer help.

We have been informed that we have to close our Church building and to keep it closed.  There are to be no more Baptisms or Weddings for the time being.  Please pray for the mercy and deliverance of God, and for those in our community who are in need.  Please care for the vulnerable and be gentle with yourself.  Please do what you can, even from home, even while you are separated from family, friends and neighbours, to show your love and support for them.  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.

It is our intention to send out an email with some ‘thoughts for the day’ covering the next 7 days [probably on Wednesday evening], & possibly even to record us actually speaking those same thoughts so that the link can go on the Website & Facebook [I have had a practice at this & I can see why I did not take up acting!!].  We will also send out some links to Churches that are streaming their services. (edit: see our weekly video services and thoughts for the day pages)

Apart from keeping in touch with those we know are particularly isolated and vulnerable there is not much more that we can do at this time.  But we can pray, read the scriptures and keep in contact with others.

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.

Every Blessing

Rev John Parker

01709 872788

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

Safeguarding

Our PCC is committed to making All Saints, Wath upon Dearne a safe place for everyone. If you have safeguarding concerns about a child or vulnerable adult in All Saints Church, please speak directly to the Vicar Revd John Parker Tel 01709 872788, or our Parish Safeguarding Officer Carol Wild on 01709 877760. Or contact one of the following confidential services.

Sheffield Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser 01709 309151 / 309100

NSPCC helpline, for anyone concerned about a child, 0808 800 5000.

Childline, for young people and children, 0800 1111

Rotherham Council Safeguarding 01709 336080

South Yorkshire Police 101

Protecting People

Our PCC and all who serve here seek to promote the wholeness of the person within God’s loving purpose for us all. Our aim is to create a safe place for every member of the Church community, whatever their age. We understand that it is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and adults from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and from neglect. Together we can build a safe place for our community, where everyone can flourish.

Safeguarding Policies

To see our Safeguarding policies, please click on the links below.

All Saints Safeguarding Officer – Carol Wild 01709 877760

Policy for Responding to Domestic Violence;

domestic abuse 2019

Policy for Safeguarding Children;

safeguarding children 2019

Policy for Vulnerable Adult Protection;

vulnerable adult 2019

Links

Diocese of Sheffield

Church of England

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Facebook page

Mothers Union

Sheffield Mothers’ Union

Christian Aid

Make a Donation

We rely on the generosity of our local community in order to keep All Saints Church financially afloat and donations, however small, are greatly appreciated.

You can help via one of the following:

  • Make a one-off gift
  • Set up a standing order
  • Consider leaving a gift in your Will

To learn more, please feel free to discuss with the vicar or alternatively, our planned giving officer Mike Underwood (Telephone 07846 960313 or email using the form)

Thank You!

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