Welcome To All Saints Church
The worship of All Saints Church is God-centered, Spirit-filled, interactive and vibrant. We gather to sing the praises of God, pray, listen to the word of God, proclaim the gospel, and eat from the communion table of the Lord.
You do not attend worship at All Saints; you participate. The word “liturgy” means “the work of the people.” When we gather for worship we all participate in the prayers and praises of God with our voices and physical bodies. Our prayers and rhythms come from the ancient church and speak powerfully into our lives today; shaping and forming us as we encounter and worship our Triune God of grace.
Our music is an eclectic and cohesive blend of God-centered ancient hymns and modern praise songs led by voices, piano, guitar, and other diverse instruments.
The best way to understand and get a feel for our church and worship is to come and join us! You don’t have to know anything about the Christian Faith, the Bible, or Anglican Tradition to come and enter into worship with us. Join us and allow the Living God to encounter you in a personal way by worshipping with His people.
Who are we?
In 2004, a fund was established to gather money for a new church. In summer 2004, three “come and see” services were held at Trinity School, led by Terrell Glenn, rector of Apostles. Later that fall, a group of 15–20 people began to meet regularly for prayer and worship in the home of Wesley and Jan Burks, earnestly seeking God’s will for a new church.
In early 2005, Terrell Glenn encouraged the group to take things to the next level, stepping out in faith and prayer to plant a new Anglican church to serve Chapel Hill and Durham. In short order, this fledgling group began to organize, establishing a vision for their mission and identifying core values. They moved their meeting place to Jim and Karen Lamont’s home and began to add pioneering people to the launch team. They selected a leadership team—Wesley Burks, Bill Roper, Nathan Thielman, and Jim Lamont—and chose the name All Saints Church.
Our very first Sunday morning services were held on Palm Sunday and Easter 2006 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill. The following Sunday, April 23, we officially moved into our next location, Creekside Elementary School. The work of weekly set-up was worth it: a spacious gathering place for worship, children’s classrooms, and morning services! God blessed All Saints, and we began to grow, spiritually and numerically.
Soon there were 50 launch-team members, and September 17, 2006, became our official birthday as a church (no longer a “developing mission”). Over the next several months more and more people joined and committed themselves to pray for and participate in the ministry and mission of All Saints Church. Thanks to God and his people, our initial programs took shape and form—children’s ministries, youth ministries, worship, and prayer ministries. Dinners of Nine, nascent small groups, were formed. Support work continued apace. “We learned how to set up and break down worship space, and we mastered the art of how to best stack stuff in PODS,” said one tired-but-contented member.
That month, we signed a three-year lease for a meeting space at 4310 Garrett Road in Durham. A thorough remodeling job and four months later, we moved—on October 3, 2009. On August 22, 2010 we expanded to two Sunday morning services, 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m..
The story of All Saints Church is, above all, the story of God’s faithfulness, kindness, and heart for our community. We have been abundantly provided for, protected, and loved by God. He has preserved our unity, clarified and strengthened our mission, and expanded our ministries. He has brought us a growing number of committed members whose gifts and dreams stretch us. He has taught us and changed us, answered our prayers, and filled our hearts with joy. He has met with us week after week after week, in Word, Sacrament, and Spirit.
All this is to say is that we have much to be thankful for. It’s an exciting journey to be on and you are invited to join us. To God be the glory!
What to Expect
We meet for coffee after the service, so please stick around to meet people.
In 2016, we began partnering with World Relief to welcome refugee families into Durham, NC. We regularly seek out donations to help these refugee families get acclimated to their new life in the US.
Click here for more details about our local outreach ministries.
Click here to learn more about our international outreach ministries.