All Saints’ is a church in the Parish of Putney, part of the Diocese of Southwark in the Church of England. We are a community of people who worship God and seek to love our neighbour both locally and across the world.
We aim to be an inclusive church, and are committed to the Inclusive Church statement:
“We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.
We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is
scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
We strive to be a place where everyone is welcomed and included, and we want to be challenged when we fall short of this.
All Saints’ is known for its music. Our worship is supported by professional and volunteer musicians, and services include choral music for eleven months of the year. While we are rooted in traditional church music, we sometimes explore other styles and always try to be responsive to the needs of our community. Our children’s choir, Treblemakers, sings regularly in our worship, and there are plans to
establish a successor choir for older children. The music department is run by our Director of Music, Alexander Turner.
All Saints’ is a popular place to rehearse, perform, and teach, and is the home of the 1885 Singers, a local choir. Other local musicians use the church for practice and concerts, and ABRSM examinations often take place here. We value music both for its beauty and for the power it has to bring people together.
All Saints’ seeks to be engaged with our local community and with issues of peace, justice, and well-being more widely. We have strong links with All Saints’ Primary School, and families with children are welcome at all our services, which often have specific child-friendly provision.
Our Senior Social morning provides a place for older people to gather, and together with St Mary’s we run various groups and courses. ‘Parish Action’, formed of members of both All Saints’ and St Mary’s, identifies areas of need and works to raise awareness, raise money, and encourage people to get involved. As well as being a place of worship, we want to be a force for good in Putney and beyond.