There is a service in church at 9.30am most Sundays. Members of the congregation take part in the readings and Intercessions. There is an area for young children to colour and have quiet play during services.
Coffee or tea, biscuits and squash are offered after almost all Services.
FROM AUGUST 2014
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) the congregation is usually small, service is held in North side aisle.
9.30am Morning Worship this is a non Eucharistic service with hymns.
9.30am Breakfast Church accompanied by the choir. Short half hour service, children encouraged to help with readings and leading prayers. Followed by Eucharist for those who wish to stay. Breakfast served from 9.00am (croissants, juice, tea and coffee)
6.00pm Evening Prayer or Compline (Book of Common Prayer)
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) as for 1st Sunday. 11.00am Family Service (without Communion), often based on a theme. The Music Group accompanies the hymns. No Choir. Baptisms sometimes take place during or after this service.
9.30am Parish Eucharist accompanied by the choir. Members of the congregation take part in the readings and intercessions.
5th Sunday 10.00am. Usually a Team Service (Eucharist) in one of the Churches in the Team.
The running of the Church and the enjoyment of the Services depend upon the
help of its members. If you would like to become involved you would be most
For example, the following tasks are all done by volunteer members
reading the lesson; leading intercessions; sides person duties; coffee/squash/
biscuits; church cleaning; and church flowers.
Other activities associated with the church are: choir; music group; PCC;
Children's Work; Youth Group; Village Fete group; Welcome group;
and Whiteparish Ward (at Salisbury District Hospital).
Children from 7 years old are encouraged to join the choir and do their ribbon work for the RSCM. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to come along.
Choir Practice is in the Church on Friday evening, from 6.30pm - 7.30pm
There is a regular Choir most Sundays, but numbers are boosted at Festivals, when a large four-part choir is assembled. There are occasional team services when the choirs combine, also occasional concerts. If you are interested please contact:
Adult Choir: Richard Tulloch (Choir Master) 01725 511 486
Junior Choir: Mary Odurny 884 592
We have a lively music group, which plays every month at the Family Service. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome; there are a variety of instruments from drums to flute. To find out more please contact: Michael Foster 884 498
We take our children’s safety seriously. All our workers with children
and young people are DBS checked. A copy of our child protection policy is
pinned up at the back of the Church.
CHILDREN IN CHURCH
Children are very welcome to all services at All Saints' and we hope they will join in and participate in worship with us, although some services are more appropriate for younger children.
You are welcome to bring quiet toys for younger children to play with during worship. There are toy bags provided in a basket near at the back of the church. You will find additional books underneath the hymn book stand. Please don't worry if your children make a little noise.
Once they are older children are encouraged to help with reading and leading prayers, singing in the choir and playing in the music group.
Once a month (usually the third Sunday) we have All Age Worship This is a 'child friendly' service to which children are encouraged to come, but it is specifically designed to enable the whole Church to worship together. There is a children's corner with activities.
COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
Children aged 7 upward, who worship with us regularly, may be prepared to receive Holy Communion if parents and children both wish it. Young people are encouraged to prepare for Confirmation. You should contact the Team Rector about either of these.
BABIES and TODDLER GROUP
On Monday mornings from 10-11.30 am the Lay Pastoral Assistants welcome parents with babies and toddlers under school age to come to the Church for coffee, fun and fellowship.
Whiteparish is fortunate to have a thriving little primary school, which caters for around 140 children. This draws young families to move into the village to benefit all.
The School has a very active PTA which organises many social functions throughout the year, which are open to everyone in the village. These include plays, quiz evenings, dances, and a huge firework display.
The Church and School combine forces one weekend in the summer to organise a Bands Night with Hog Roast on the Friday, Fete on the Saturday, and Songs of Praise on the Sunday; all on the Memorial Ground. This is a major fundraiser for both, and brings the whole village together.
The school welcomes help and involvement from people in the village and there are opportunities to become Foundation Governors.
For all major services, such as marriages, baptisms and funerals your first point of contact should be either the Revd Jane Dunlop or the Churchwarden, Jane Legat (884600), who will be pleased to help you contact the right person.
However there may be other times when you feel the need of some help you may like to contact one of the Lay Pastoral Assistants who are attached to All Saints' Church, or one of the Clergy.
A Lay Pastoral Assistant is a person who engages in pastoral ministry on behalf of the local church. They are trained volunteers who are licensed by the Diocese to carry out many pastoral needs like visiting the housebound or sick, supporting the bereaved or visiting families with special needs. Home Communion can also be distributed.
The lay Pastoral Assistants in Whiteparish are trusted members of All Saints' Church who believe in the power of prayer, are able to listen and care for others and, most importantly, are able to keep confidences.
Should you need their help, please contact one of them:
Patricia Boyle (01722 710570), Zoe Clewer (884550), Paul Gooderham (884528), Belinda Knapman (884468), Jane Lax (884434), Jane Legat (884600), Shirley Near (884386), Lynn Walworth (01725 513738)
For information about the Church of England’s safeguarding policies, click here.