Welcome to the website of All Saints', Blackheath
Welcome to All Saints’ Blackheath.
On Sundays the said early communion at 8am lasts about forty minutes and the 10.30am Parish Mass, with singing by members of the choir, lasts about an hour. A sermon is preached at both.
The church is open daily (seven days a week, outside service times) for private prayer from 8am to 3pm. There is a votive stand in front of the statue of St Nicholas.
Please enter through the west doors. You are most welcome.
Welcome to the website of All Saints', Blackheath, one of the five Church of England churches serving Blackheath and a member of Churches Together in Blackheath. We offer traditional catholic worship, with a long-standing fine choral tradition and an emphasis on liturgy. We work closely with All Saints' C of E Primary School . The links highlighted below take you to the relevant pages on our website and you can now follow us on Twitter, @ASBlackheath. Father Nicholas Cranfield
Worship.Visitors are always welcome to join us at our services and there are opportunities for regular members of the church to explore their faith and to deepen their knowledge. See our weekly pewsheet to download up-to-date information on forthcoming services and events. First time at All Saints'? Please read our guide to the different Sunday Masses.
Sermons. We are now publishing Sermons by Fr Nicholas, our Vicar, Fr William
Hon. Assistant Curate, Dr Clare Dowding - Lay Reader and friend of the parish
Fr John-Francis Friendship. This includes Fr Nicholas's Sermon on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
A safe church . Blackheath All Saints’ is committed to promoting a safer environment and culture for all. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy in common with The Church of England.
History. All Saints has been central to the life of Blackheath Village for over 160 years. As part of the Church of England, the parish church was built in 1857/8 and is now within the Diocese of Southwark. The cathedral is on Bankside next to London Bridge.
Music has always formed a major part of our worshipping life and the English composer Alfred Cellier (1844-1891), who conducted many premieres of G&S operettas, was the first Director of Music and Organist, from 1862. Matthew Dunn FRCO is our Director of Music and Organist. See the Music page and calendar for details of our frequent performances and recitals, now restarting with the lifting of COVID 19 restrictions, featuring the Autumn Concerts series.
Church life. The Church supports Parent & Baby and Toddler Groups, Advent and Lent Study Groups and Young People's Groups, Sunday School, a robed choir and a Crèche. All Saints' is a member of Churches Together in Blackheath. Concert for Ukraine. On 11 March we will be hosting a piano concert to support charities - see 'Services & events'.
Giving & Stewardship. We depend on the generosity of our congregation and wider benefactors to carry out All Saints' work and maintain the church's fabric. We are grateful for all donations, either individual gifts or regular giving. Please visit the Giving & Stewardship to learn how you can support our work and how Gift Aid can make your contributions go further.
Address: All Saints, Blackheath, All Saints Drive, London, SE3 0TH.
By train: Services run every 20 minutes from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Bridge and London Cannon Street, we're only a few moments walk from the train station.
By bus: All Saints' is served by a number of TfL Buses, 108, 54, 89, 202, 386 - alight at Royal Parade (stop G)
By car: There are a limited number of spaces for vehicles on All Saints Drive, do read local signage for pay and display information. Cars parked on the heath will be ticketed by the local authority.