Mission & Outreach
At All Saints' we seek to work with all people of good will to build commitment to the social and moral transformation of our local community and of the wider world. In this we are aided by our collaboration with key partners in our community. Mission and Outreach is best understood not as an aspect of what we do, but as an attitude that permeates ALL that we do at All Saints'.
All Saints' Church of England Junior School is the only Church of England school in Warwick. Its status as a Voluntary Controlled School means that the Local Authority has the primary authority and responsibility for its maintainance and the employment of staff. The church however provides three foundation governors to serve on the governing body to support the Christian ethos of the school. The parish clergy take regular assemblies at All Saints' (as well as other local schools), and pupils and thier families attend termly services at church. At its last OFSTED inspection All Saints' was deemed to be a good school with outstanding features, as well as being an outstanding Church school.
In the summer of 2012 the Governing Bodies of All Saints' and Emscote Infants Schools federated bringing even closer and formalising our close links.
Emscote Community Day In 2008 we realised that our Summer Fair had got a little tried so we decided to see if we could resurrect Emscote Days of old - as a truly community event. This was done in collaboration with our communtiy partners:
- The Gap
- Emscote Infants School
- All Saints' Junior School
- Warwickshire Extended Services
- Warwickshire Safer Neighbourhoods
Plans are in place for the third Emscote Community Day and it has found a firm place in the community's calendar. With the exception of 2012 when we has a Golden Jubilee Street Party, Emscote Community Day has run successfully every year since.
Worship at Woodside: A pioneering project lead by one of our Readers, Margaret Douglas, seeks to offer worship opportunities to residents of Woodside Nursing Home, particularly whose with dementia. The mode of worship used draws heavily on long-term memory.
This had developed into a bi-monthly Memory Café that currently meets at The Woodloes Tavern which seeks to offer support, advice and fellowship to sufferers and their carers.
Warwick & Leamington Foodbank: All Saints' is happy to be a significant partner in this new initiative across our district. The foodbank is an ecumenical venture across Warwick District and is organised in partnership with the Trussell Trust. It launched on 1 July 2013 and the opening times can be found here. We are still seeking more volunteers to help run the foodbank - for further details please contact the foodbank on 07850293383 or email: [email protected]
St. Edith's House is managed by a group of trustees all of whom are currently members of All Saints' congregation. In partnership with Warwick District Council, Warwickshire Social Services, Bromford Housing Association and People in Action, St. Edith's has been converted into a successful supported living project for six people with learning difficulties.
Saints Alive - Lunch Club +
A new venture. A lunch with fresh home cooked meals and activities. Meets every second Friday. For further details contact Glynis Goodfellow c/o 01926 492073