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From Sunday 6th September, at All Saints' Blackwell, we will be able to offer you:

08.30am  Holy Communion in church
10.30am  Holy Communion IN CHURCH and with live online access.  Plus, refreshments after the service.
16.30pm  Evening prayer on interactive Zoom

We want to keep you safe, so..

As you come into church, there is a hand sanitiser station.
Orders of service are laminated and there is a weekly sheet.
Please sit in the allocated pews or chairs and Churchwardens are on hand to advise.
Please wear a mask in church.
Holy Communion is the one kind only.
Sadly, no hymns for you to sing but music is still a part of the service.
For refreshments afterwards, it is done with minimal contact and we will use disposable cups.

We have something really special planned for the opening of the 10.30am service, we will pray for those who have lost their lives during lockdown.


There are often special acts of worship which take place throughout the year. The Vicar is very pleased to take Holy Communion to those people who are too ill or infirm to be able to attend church.
A weekly Parish Surgery is held each Wednesday at 6.45pm to arrange Weddings, Baptisms etc. Alternatively, please visit our Life Events area where you can learn more and complete an online enquiry form.

Our Regular Services

Holy CommunionSunday, 8.30am

This is a said service, taken from the modern service book (Common Worship) and including a short sermon. Some people from within the congregation are on rotas for reading lessons and administering the chalice. On some occasions, the service is followed by coffee.

Parish CommunionSunday, 10.30am

Usually, there is a sung service (with choir and hymns), taken from the modern service book (Common Worship) and including a sermon. Many people from within the congregation are on rotas for reading lessons, leading prayers and administering the chalice (the wine) ; and some young people take it in turns to serve (assist the priest at the altar). During the service there is a crèche and a Junior Church for children. Afterwards there is juice/coffee/tea and biscuits.

Evening ServiceSunday, 6.30pm

Usually Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, with monthly Choral Evensong and occasional Praise services with the music group, Taizé services and healing services.

Holy CommunionWednesday, 10.00am

This is a said service, taken from the modern service book and including a short sermon. The service is followed by coffee and biscuits.

Latest News & Events

Latest News

Revd Jennifer S. Croft says, “I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed as the next Vicar of All Saints and Salutation, Darlington with St Edwin, High Coniscliffe, & St Mary, Piercebridge.  I am so looking forward to working with such lovely and welcoming people, and I feel greatly blessed in this new appointment.  I will be praying for you all and I can’t wait to meet you in 2020.  Love and prayers assured.”

Reverend Jennifer S. Croft


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Jennifer was born in Derbyshire then moved to Tow Law in County Durham when she was 10 years old.  Her family lived in Tow Law for many years before eventually moving to Crook.  Jennifer went to Wolsingham secondary school, then studied Physiology at the University of Leeds.  She worked as a cardiovascular research scientist in Leeds and then as an occupational lung disease scientist in Birmingham, before receiving the call to ordained ministry in 1999.  Jennifer trained for the ministry at Cuddesdon in Oxford whilst studying a University of Oxford course.  She served her curacy from 2001-2005 at Leamington Spa & was the Chaplain for the Deaf in the Diocese of Coventry, before being appointed as the University Chaplain & Team Leader at Coventry University, where she served for many years.  During this time, Jennifer also lectured in physiology, so the scientific part of her life continued!  Keen to develop her academic skills, she was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at Warwick University for a 2 year project whilst being a Vicar in High Legh, Knutsford.  During this time in the parish, bearing in mind Jennifer is also an amateur astronomer, she was a co-founder of a community observatory, which was completed in 2014.

Jennifer relocated back to the north east five years ago and currently serves as a Vicar in Middlesbrough, and during this time she has been doing some postgraduate training in psychology.  During her time in Middlesbrough, she has brought more people into the church, where all ages groups are well represented.  She enjoys her work with schools in various ways, and even teaches art to year 6 pupils.  One of Jennifer’s hobbies is art, whether it’s watercolours, acrylics, etc and she finds it very relaxing.  Her church was the first in Middlesbrough to become ‘dementia friendly’, they run ‘singing for the brain’ and she co-leads a mental health and spirituality group.  She is particularly keen on the development of faith through teaching, discussion and fellowship, and building up lay people; thus, she is an enabler, a mentor, a pastor and a teacher.  She has been known to drink the occasional real ale and is a self-confessed coffee snob!

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