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All Saints Church, a historic building over 125 years old, is situated in Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz. A beautiful old English church set in its own picturesque gardens , which just lend themselves  to the wedding blessings and baptisms that are held there.

Our first Car Boot of the season on October 5th was a great success. The church grounds were heaving as everybody got settled in and the gates opened. A wonderful atmosphere and a very enjoyable day for all who took part and of course all who came. Following on from this, our next Car Boot will be Saturday November 2nd at 11am  and before we can turn around, the Christmas Car Boot on Saturday, December 7th at 11am. Our Car boots continue in 2020 on the first Saturday of the month until the last one of the season in June.  All Saints will be forming a new and exciting Rainbow Group  at our Car Boot sales for the younger members of our community. If you would like to volunteer, to form a part of this and have a few hours to spare at our Car Boots and would like more information, please phone Cheryl  635666343 .
A special Harvest Festival Service was held recently, including well known hymns to thank God for his blessings to us  all. The church was bedecked with a beautiful array of flowers, fruit and produce in grateful thanks for the fruits of the earth. Many thanks to our local schools for the gathering of the produce which was distributed to Cruz Rojo, Cruz Blanco and Santa Rita. A buffet lunch was a befitting end  to our Harvest Festival Service. Our thanks to Hilary and Andrew for providing us all with a superb buffet .
Our Bring and Share lunches are proving to be extremely popular and the next one will be on our Patronal Festival of All Saints, Sunday November 3rd. Join us for the Sung Eucharist at 11am and afterwards  in fellowship to enjoy some tasty home made food.
The Quiz season is upon us again and the next one will be on Tuesday November 12th at 6pm in the church grounds, hosted by the British Library. If you would like to come and pick your wits against our local teams and enjoy a challenging evening, there is a small entry charge of two euros. The proceeds will go to the chosen charity of the hosts of the evening.
A Beaver Scout Group is being formed at All Saints and volunteers are needed for Scout leaders and assistants. If you can spare a couple of hours a week to support this very worthwhile time for children aged six to eight years please phone Cheryl on 635666343.
Rayco, our church organist, holds a singing group in our church on Tuesday evenings from 8pm. For more information on this please phone Rayco on 699649454.
An appeal from our Church council . Two vacancies have arisen which may appeal to you. Firstly All Saints needs a Safeguarding Officer  and secondly from Jauary 2020 a Church Treasurer will be needed . If you feel you would be interested in either of these posts please phone our Church Warden Wendy Sanderson on 922320978/605486792  
Services in our church are held weekly, Holy Commu-nion on Sundays at 9.30am and 11am, with a time for a get together after the 11am Service to meet have a drink and chat with friends old and new. Wednesdays at 10am there is a Service of Holy Communion followed either by our Bible Study Group or a Prayer meeting at 11.15 after coffee. Come and take part you will be most welcome. A Taize Service is also held fortnightly on a Thursday at 5pm, the next one will be on 10th, and 24th of October. Our Service of Remembrance will be on Sunday November 10th at 10.45. As All Saints is currently in an Interregnum. Our locum priest until 28th November will be Reverend Nick Fisher who will be here with his wife Pam. If you wish to speak to Reverend Nick please phone the parsonage on 922384038 or our Church Warden Wendy Sanderson on 922320978/605486792