All Saint's Church Paston

"Sharing fun, friendship and the peace of knowing God's love with everyone"

© All Saints Paston 2017

Welcome

 

As you have arrived at the home page of All Saints Paston may I take this opportunity before you navigate further of welcoming you to our web site and indeed welcoming you to the fellowship that is All Saints.

All Saints is Church of England and our parish covers the areas of Paston, Walton and Gunthorpe. The Church family will be preparing in 2017 to celebrate our 800 years of sharing the good news of Jesus with the people we serve and minister to.

Although the church has been here over many generations the thread that binds us together is the love that God has for us in Jesus Christ and our desire to renew and recreate our communities through that love.

Our Web site is in the process of being weekly recreated (rather like, we hope, ourselves and our church) and if you have comments over how we can make it better or if there is a question or information not answered or found on the web site then please contact us.

With this church’s warmest wishes as you now explore our site further.

 

Mark Bridgen

Rector (since October, 2015)

ALL SAINTS CHURCH 800TH ANNIVERSARY – 1217 TO 2017

PRESS RELEASE

 

2017 is the 800th anniversary of All Saints Church, Paston in Peterborough and there is a year full of activities and events planned to celebrate this major milestone.

The first of these events is our HISTORY WEEK from FEBRUARY 11—17TH. The church will be opened from 9:30am to 4pm – excluding Sunday 12th.

Entrance is free (donations welcome) and inside the church there will be many displays of the history of the church and area of Gunthorpe, Walton and Paston these 800 years. There will be many artefacts, exhibition material, photographs, maps and registers – some dating from 1291! View the history of one of the largest roads in Peterborough, Fulbridge Road; the coming of the railways and the ways the community was built up from fields to the present conurbations of Gunthorpe, Paston and Walton. The church as a building is full of interesting architecture to view – carvings, stained glass and even our own church mice!

The church will be welcoming local schools to visit and the children will be taken round by costumed guides such as: The Rev Joseph Pratt (60 years of ministry at the church) and who was so eloquent a speaker that a gallery (no longer present) had to be built to accommodate the congregation; and, as well, Edmund Mountseven who built almshouses on Paston Ridings.

Refreshments will be available.

 

For more information please contact the Rector, Rev Mark Bridgen on 01733579778 or mark.bridgen@btinternet.com