You are very welcome to join us at our Sunday service - 9.30am every week. And our church is also open during daylight hours most days of the week. We can also provide facilities and activities for visits from Primary schools - see the tab to the left for more details.
Below is some key information that will ensure you get the most out of visiting us at All Hallows.
Who are we? All Hallows has a relatively small but very welcoming congregation, many of whom have long standing family connections with the church and the Mitton area so are a font of local knowledge. Families are welcomed and there are areas where children can do activities or just be themselves.
What happens on Sunday: Our Sunday services starts at 9.30am and last for about 45-50mins, after which tea, coffee and biscuits (cakes on some occasions!) are served at the back of the church so that we have a chance to socialise and chat.
When you arrive at church you will be greeted at the door by a couple of our regular worshippers who will give you the service books and information about the service and upcoming events. They can also give you a brief introduction to the church and, if you have children with you, will point out where the play areas are.
By the way we do have a car park which is situated on the opposite side of the lane to the church, about 50m down from the church. Parking by the church gates is reserved for those with limited mobility. For more details on how to find us check out the Find Us page on this website.
What to expect: We know that going somewhere for the first time can be a bit nerve-racking and so here is a quick summary of what you can expect at All Hallows.
First, we are not super-spiritual beings and we all remember having a "first day" at church. If you don't understand part of the service or want clarification then do ask - we are a friendly bunch and do appreciate that some of the services can be confusing, as much as we try to make the service sheets user-friendly.
Our worship usually starts with a welcome from the vicar - or whoever is taking the service - and he or she may spend a few minutes giving out notices for the coming weeks. Our worship time follows a service sheet interspersed with hymns, bible readings and prayers. Members of our congregation are actively involved in the service, doing the readings and leading us in prayers. And we have been known to restart a hymn if the tune is unfamiliar to us !
What we believe: We are a Christian church and part of the Church of England family. We believe that all can have a relationship with God and that this is possible because of Jesus (God's only son) who invites us to follow him. Our approach to worship is largely on the traditional side of the Church of England, whereas our sister churches in Hurst Green and Ribchester, follow slightly different approaches to their worship. As well as the Sunday services we run regular sessions where people can explore the Christian faith. We also have a Pop=up Bible study group who meet informally every couple of weeks.
For those with special requirement: We aim to be an all-inclusive church. We have made the church as accessible as we can, given that it is a medieval building. To access the church from the front door there are no steps and seating is available at the back of the church as there are several steps down to the main body of the church. We have an accessible toilet, the audio is amplified and we have a hearing loop. Large print versions of our hymn book and most service sheets are available - just ask one of the welcome team.
Those with limited mobility are welcome to park by the church gates, please note that there is a short walk from the gates to the front door of the church but this is on a level, paved path.
We hope the above information helps you with planning your visit to All Hallows. We also have a Ministry to Visitors team who are primarily involved in arranging group and individual visits to the church during the year. Details are on the Contact us page of this website.