ALL HALLOWS CHURCH, TOTTENHAM
Building a Sacred Community
The church and congregation of All Hallows, Tottenham exist to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of our community, and to call them to a living faith in God through him. We seek to welcome all people into the family of the Church, irrespective of background, capability or circumstances of life.
As we do this, we seek to grow in our own discipleship of Jesus Christ and to draw others to him, so that we may grow in faith and in number ‘until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ’. Ephesians 4:13
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Committed to Spiritual Enlightenment
All Hallows, Tottenham was founded in 1150 and the oldest parts of the present building are the lower stages of the Tower which date from the early fourteenth century and the columns in the nave. Since the Church was built, there have been constant alterations and additions.
The Medieval church consisted of a tower, nave, aisles and porch. The roof was six bays long. The whole of the present east end and the barrel vault roof of the nave are the work of the Victorian architect William Butterfield who restored the church between 1875-1877.
The Church is built of various materials however the predominant materials are Kentish Rag and Brick.
Since 1544, the parish has been in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
All Hallows will celebrate a Parish Mass on Sundays at 11am and all are welcome.
Services will be held in line with Government advice and the advice of the Diocese of London. Social distancing will be in place.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continues at All Hallows.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength...Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12: 30-31
ALL HALLOWS CHURCH RECEIVES A LIFELINE GRANT FROM
THE GOVERNMENT’S CULTURE RECOVERY FUND
All Hallows Church, Tottenham has received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during the months ahead.
All Hallows has been awarded £24,000 for essential construction work which will repair a chimney that is close to collapse. The grant comes at a crucial point because, if left much longer, the chimney could have collapsed causing injury to passers-by, and seriously damaging the church roof.
Grants of up to £25,000 are being allocated to cherished heritage sites, like All Hallows, across the country to cover urgently needed maintenance and repairs. This vital funding comes from a part of the Culture Recovery Fund called the Heritage Stimulus Fund and is administered on behalf of the government by Historic England.
All Hallows has close links to our local school, St Paul's and All Hallows C of E Nursery, Infant and Junior Schools in Park Lane N17.
On 1st January 2013 the schools became part of the London Diocesan Board of Schools Academies Trust. The vision of The Trust is for excellence and equity for all children in a Christian context.
Our Inspection report says: "The school, through its distinctive Christian character is outstanding at meeting the needs of all."
OFSTED October 2017: "There is a very welcoming and caring ethos in the school and teaching is of a consistently good quality."
For more information about the school's COVID-19 advice, OFSTED Inspections and the Admissions Policy, please visit the school's website www.spah.org.uk
The school can also be contacted on 020 8801 0586
All Hallows will be open for Mass on Sundays at 11am until further notice.
Please respect the social distancing rules while in church.
Church Records and The Churchyard
All Hallows keeps parish records from the last 50 years, so from the late 20th Century.
For a building that is almost 900 years old there is a mass of local history to hold, so the the vast majority of Church Records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives. For more information please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/visitor-information/Pages/default.aspx
You can also visit the Haringey Archive Service at Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU which is just across the park from All Hallows.
The earliest monument in All Hallows Churchyard dates from around 1700 however the Churchyard was closed to burials around 1858 when Tottenham Cemetery opened. If you are looking for a family grave please visit www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2142523/tottenham-cemetery
All Hallows has a full peal of eight bells if you are interested in learning to ring them, then please visit www.bellringing.london/tottenham-all-hallows
The details of the eight bells, which date from 1696, can be found at Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
The Service Bell was originally the Garrison Bell for the French Army in Quebec and was taken by the British Army to the UK after the Battle of Quebec on 13 September 1759
Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults
It is unacceptable that children, young people or vulnerable adults experience abuse at any period in their life. To enable All Hallows to assist in helping those who are experiencing, or have experienced, abuse, the PCC has adopted the following policy:
In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018).
All Hallows is committed to:
Promoting a safer environment and culture.
Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
All Hallows will:
Create a safe and caring place for everyone
Name s church safeguarding officer (CSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices annually.
Each person who works within All Hallows will abide by the established guidelines and this policy.
The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Czerina Gibson-Matthew, who can be contacted at church or by email here
The Parish Children's Officer is John Laverick. He can be contacted at church or by email here
If you have any concerns over safeguarding or other questions, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at local rate on 020 7932 1224 or by the following this link
The NSPCC Helpline can be contacted free of charge on 0808 800 5000 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the Reverend Prebendary Roy Pearson at All Hallows for information on baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Please contact us by email if you would like to arrange a visit to All Hallows.