It has been 165 years since the foundations of All Saints’ church were laid. We are truly blessed and grateful to God for the last 165 years of service and ministry in this community at All Saint’ church Scotby this weekend. The bible says in Joshua, “In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ you should tell them …” Joshua 4:6-7
What are we going to tell our children?
We look back on a memorable past of service to God in our community with grateful hearts for His many blessings. We keep in mind the PRESENT… things that are happening now especially in these unprecedented times and We look forward to continuing our tradition of care to our community by working hard to say with action, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
We are pressing forward, reaching and teaching the people of God, winning souls for Christ and, “Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry” and we are very excited to be a part of this great Church as we move forward together on our Christian journey.
Our vision for this church is that
- We want to know Christ more and make him know in our communities
- We want to be a more prayerful community
- And we want to be a people who listen to what the SPIRIT is saying to us as a church
We keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and we move forward in HIS strength.
In a book written by Peter Bullock, a one-time well known Scotby resident and local historian, he states that “The church was built at the expense of the late George Head of Rickerby upon ground given by Mr. David Hodgson, who with other friends, gave the endowment.” It was consecrated by the then Bishop of Carlisle on 11th October, 1855, with the two previously mentioned gentlemen, as patrons. The Incumbent was Rev Joseph MacCartie, and the Wardens, Messrs. John Graham and Joseph Ritson. It is interesting to note that the two founder members were Quakers, who were also responsible for providing land where Scotby school is located.