Church

Welcome

Enjoy All Saints’ website.  Welcome.  There’s plenty of practical and local information here and if you have suggestions or questions just get in touch.  All Saints is a small and friendly parish church in the centre of Hale Barns, not far from Manchester Airport.

The tradition here is liberal Catholic and the Eucharist is the main act of worship every Sunday. Services are thoughtful, joyful, down to earth and reflective. The building is modern, warm, light and comfortable. Everyone is welcome.

The words below are used in Coventry Cathedral. It reflects the kind of welcome All Saints wants to offer.

‘We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down at heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion.’ (We’re not that keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on the M56 and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters… and you!’