All Saints, Church Lench

Church Lench is placed at the top of a hill and has one of the best views in Worcestershire, looking across towards the Malvern Hills. The church is also well worth visiting – descriptions and pictures can be seen elsewhere on the website. The congregation is a welcoming community and offers a variety of worship experiences. There is a warm buzz of chatter as you come into a service and then, just before we begin, a moment of stillness as we prepare to meet with God.

The community enjoys engaging with God in worship, word and surprisingly often – laughter (it is allowed in church!). As in all our churches, we have a wide range of age groups represented at our different services from Holy Communion, Family Sevice, Morning Worship and a traditional early morning “Common Prayer” Communion.

Care for one another and opportunities to bring the community together to build friendships characterises All Saints. If one is going through tough times, Church Lench is a safe place to be as one will receive selfless care and love.

Images of All Saints' church, Church Lench

Services of worship

When?

Always at 11.00 am on a Sunday except the 3rd Sunday when it is an 8.30 am Book of Common Prayer service of Holy Communion. During the summer (April-September), we also have a service of Evensong at 6.30 pm on the 4th Sunday.

What's the pattern?

First Sunday: we celebrate a Holy Communion and are welcomed by the bells being rung;
Second Sunday: Morning Worship led by a team from the congregation;
Third Sunday: 8.30 am Service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer;
Fourth Sunday: Family Service, which involves our young people, and Evensong (April-September)

The Family Service is helped by a Church Council team from the village school.

Does the worship leader do it all?

Fortunately no! There is a rota of readers and an interesting way of leading the prayers which involves the congregation. In the winter months we serve tea and coffee after the first Sunday service.

Disability access

There is a ramped access across the churchyard from at the west end gate. Inside the church we store a portable ramp for access into the building on the immediate left beside the door. There are steps to the chancel and altar.

A PA and loop system is installed and covers the congregation area of the church.

Toilets are yet to be installed.

Seating Capacity 130 in the congregation area, 150 if one uses the choir stalls as well.

Parking

For normal Sunday services either on the road in front of the church, or in the village hall car park running alongside the west end of the churchyard. At well-attended funerals and weddings, park at The Lenches Club. This is situated about 100 yards west of the church, along the Ab Lench road (follow local signs).