5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)
6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)
All Saints is an inclusive, affirming community where all are welcome. You are invited to share in all our services and in the Holy Eucharist. All baptised people are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us. If browsing these pages encourages you to visit us, we shall be delighted to meet you.
Our Grade One listed Victorian church has ramp access and an amplification system with a loop for the hard of hearing. Large print and Braille liturgies are available. The toilet block is accessible for the disabled. Refreshments are served in church after the 10.30 service and we often have a sale of home-baked cakes and bread.
We have ecumenical links with the local churches. We meet together informally after all our services. Our Fellowship Group meets monthly in members’ houses.
All Saints is in the east of the county on the A714, twenty seven miles from Stranraer and about three miles off the A75. It is situated approximately two miles north of Newton Stewart.
Originally a private chapel, it was bequeathed to the Diocese in 1885. It was completely restored in 2004 and had major alterations in 2017 to enable alternative types of services and to provide an area where people can meet informally. It is a fine example of a small Victorian church and seats one hundred plus twenty in the choir stalls. It has a Harston two manual tracker organ and a small choir.
The church has its own cemetery and a large car park and exterior toilet. Both the church and the toilet have disability access. There is a loop system for the hard of hearing. All Saints is a Fair Trade church.
There are strong links with Whithorn Priory, seventeen miles away, where monthly services are held. There are also links with the local Residential homes and the housebound.
The style of worship is traditional using the Scottish Liturgies of 1970 (traditional language) and 1982 (modern language) as well as the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book for Matins. There are Pastoral and Eucharistic Assistants and Worship Leaders who assist the Priest.
The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which includes the Episcopal Churches of Commonwealth countries, the American Episcopal Church, and the Churches of England, Ireland and Wales. Through the Porvoo Agreement, we are also in communion with the Scandinavian Lutheran Churches.
We are an inclusive, affirming community where all are welcome. You are invited to share in all our services and in the Holy Eucharist. All baptised people are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us. If browsing these pages encourages you to visit us, we shall be delighted to meet you.
Building Date: 19th Century