Welcome to All Saints Church
We're drawing the circle wider!
"What's all that going on up there with the tents?"
"Oh, it's probably those All Saints people. They do stuff like
All Saints Anglican Church, located on the corner of King and
Queen Streets in downtown Hamilton is currently dergoing redevelopment of its
property and the community is temporarily relocated in Erskine Presbyterian
Church. Our services are at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and always include a
celebration of the Eucharist. All are welcome.
All Saints has a long history
of commitment to social justice, advocacy, mental health and supporting those
who are marginalized in our city. Our mission to “Draw the
Circle Wide” includes extending God’s compassion and justice to our non-human
friends as well.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
We have a dedicated group of people who meet monthly for fellowship and to knit prayer shawls which are then blessed during the service and distributed to people in need. The shawls are a warm and gentle reminder to the one who receives it that they are loved and prayed for. If you would like to join the group but don't know how to knit - no problem! Someone will show you. If you have other talents or crafts you would like to work on in the context of the fellowship, please know you are still, most welcome to come out and join us.
The blessing of the shawls.
Double-click to edit text, or drag to move.The All Saints choir is a small but enthusiastic group that meets Monday afternoons at Caroline Place where they sing with a fabulous choir at Caroline Place, led by our talented organist John Beaver. Everyone has a blast and we are always looking for new members.
The Caroline Place singers at their year end concert.
St. Matthew's House & other community needs
We worshipped at Queens Gardens for four years as we waited for our new home to be built. The new home took longer than expected to be built and we eventually had to move to our new temporary home at Erskine Presbyterian Church, but we haven't forgotten our friends and once a month have a full communion service there. All made possible by a small group of dedicated All Saints volunteers!
(Above) Our littlest helper likes to hand out hymn books.
Every week All Saints collects food for St. Matthews House. Over the course of the year, this adds up to hundreds of pounds of food. We also collect for other needs, such as backpacks and school supplies for children. Last May, in celebration of Mother's Day we collected baby clothes and items for new mothers to be given to Grace Haven Home for single young mothers. In June, to celebrate Father's Day we collected items for men: socks, shaving kits, etc.
Do you go to the Santa Clause Parade? If you do, stop by at All Saints (where the parade begins) and we will offer you a smile, a warm drink and homemade treat. A long tradition at All Saints - Hope to see you there! (As of 2016 this long tradition has been suspended so that the new building can be erected. Once it is up, plan to see us back at the parade, welcoming all who pass by!)
It really wouldn't be an Anglican church without food, would it?
Jesus did most of his ministry around the table and we honor that in our Sunday worship which is always a communion service (with the exception of St. Francis Fair).
Table fellowship opens the path to real relationship. It builds community and is a balm against the deep loneliness that touches so many of our lives. Our food ministries come in the way of special dinners, just so we can visit with one another, games days, pot lucks, bazaars and our most important: Annual Christmas Morning Breakfast - for anyone who wishes to join us. Look for updates in the news section of the website
(left) At our Elvis fundraiser, a dedication: "You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog" to a wonderful service dog. RIP Gibson.
"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family you did it to me.’" Matthew 25:40