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Come and join us in weekly worship, a warm welcome awaits you at All Saints Church in Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz.

Our Services are as follows: Holy Communion on Sunday at 9.30am and Sung Eucharist at 11am followed by refreshments in the church grounds  and a chance to have a browse in our church boutique and church stall.Holy Communion on Wed-nesdays at 10am followed by either a Prayer Meeting or a Bible Study led by our locum priest of the time. On Wednesday January 22nd there will be a difference as we are holding a “Songs Of Praise” at 10am in the church. This is an inter chaplaincy event led by Alan Chopping from our sister church of La Palma. Afterwards,  there will be one of our ever popular “Bring and Share” lunches. These are really taking off and getting to be a date in everyone’s diary. We hold a joint Taize Service with our Lutheran brothers and sisters every other Thursday at 5.30pm, the next one being January 23rd and then a fortnight later on February 6th.
Now some long awaited joyful news for the congregation of All Saints. A permanent priest has been appointed to lead us , Reverend Ron Corne who hails from Winchester will be starting in March as our full time chaplain.We pray that his time with us will be a time of growth at All Saints and a Blessing for us all. There is a message from Father Ron on our Facebook site  “ALL Saints Church, Puerto de la Cruz , Tenerife “ or alternatively on our Web Site “ allsaintstenerife.org”.
Some dates for your diaries: the next Car Boot will be on Saturday February 1st in the church grounds, enjoy a great atmosphere, pies, jams and cakes available to purchase plus books, odds and ends, refreshment áreas, Why not sample one of our famous burgers whilst you are there. Everything to make for a fun day out . Gates open 11am.
The next Inter Quiz will be held on Tuesday February 11th at 7pm in the church grounds and will be hosted by the British Games Club. Entrance is 2 euros which is given to a charity by the hosting team. If you are a bit of a quiz buff or even if just for enjoyment, come along and take part.
We have several groups that meet during the week if you feel you would like to turn your hand to one of the following with like minded people come along you will be most welcome. We have a Garden-ing Group that meets every Tuesday at 10am, and a Sewing and Maintenance group that meet on a Thursday at 10 am. So if you have a couple of hours free and would like to while away some time with us all we would be very pleased to see you.
An appeal from our Chur-chwarden and Chaplaincy Church Council, two vacancies have arisen which may appeal to you. Firstly a Safeguarding Officer is required , At All Saints we are committed to the safeguarding and care of everyone within our church community. The Safeguarding Officer is the first port of call in any alleged bullying or abuse. You will liaise with the Diocese of Europe London office and follow their guidelines, training will be given although ex-perience is preferred. We are now also in need of a Church Treasurer,do you enjoy account-ing, mathematics and are com-puter literate with the Excel programme, then this could be for you.
For more information on either of these posts please phone our Churchwarden Wendy on 922320978/605486792.
As we are in an interregnum until March our locum priest until 30th January is Reverend Neville Griffiths and from then,  till our full time incumbent comes ,Reverend Paul Skirrow. If you wish to speak to the locums please phone the parsonage on 922384038 or our Churchwarden Wendy on the numbers above .