Latest News at All Souls

Heritage Open Day and Sponsored Abseil 2nd August 2015

Donkeys, bouncy castles, clowns, music, food and an 118ft abseil… Around 600 people visited All Souls on Sunday 2nd August to take part in our activities and watch the sponsored abseil from our bell tower. 37 people abseiled on the day (some did it twice!) raising thousands of pounds for Bolton Hospice. We had a… Read more »

All Souls Wandering Elephants

Elephants are amongst the strongest yet most loving animals in the world. They are considered to be highly sociable, intelligent and sensitive. They form close bonds with one another, and work as a team to gather resources and rear their calves. Elephants can teach us about how to be a successful community, to live harmoniously… Read more »

Heritage Open Day – Fun for Families – Bell Tower Abseil 2nd August

All Souls Bolton are hosting an open day on Sunday 2nd August 2015, 10.30 – 15.30. Activities for all ages will include: A sponsored abseil down our 118ft bell tower A bouncy castle assault course Soft play for toddlers Bolton FM roadshow A petting zoo from Smithills Open Farm, including lambs, goats and donkey (11.30… Read more »

A 100th Birthday Party at All Souls

Yesterday someone who is very special to All Souls Bolton became a centenarian. We were so happy to welcome her back to the place she was Christened to celebrate with friends and family. Miss Freda Scholes is connected with All Souls in a way that’s quite remarkable. Freda’s family were monumental masons, who attended All… Read more »

Name an All Souls Elephant

These elephants have been made by volunteers and donated to All Souls to be part of our ‘Wandering Elephant’ project which starts 2nd August. The Wandering Elephants will be sent out to individuals or organisations that you nominate, and their journey will be tracked via this website. This is our first cohort of Wandering Elephants… Read more »

Grow your own (in a welly…)

This lettuce is the first yield from our Community Garden this year, proving to us that things do taste better when you’ve grown them yourself. We’re trying to get more people into growing their own food and flowers, no matter how small a garden they have – or even no outdoor space at all! Our… Read more »

Doffcocker Village Model Comes to All Souls

A model of Doffcocker village as it was in 1800 took up residence at All Souls today. The model, which came from Bolton Museum, has been lovingly restored by Alan Simpson. It’s on loan to All Souls from Halliwell History Society, and will be unveiled to the public on Sunday 2nd AugustĀ from 10.30am. For more… Read more »

Sponsored Abseil and Heritage Open Day

On Sunday 2nd August we’re hosting a sponsored abseil event down our 118ft bell tower, in partnership with Bolton Hospice. There will be a barbecue and activities for abseilers, spectators and their families to enjoy including a bouncy castle, face painting, a roadshow from Bolton and a special history room featuring a model of a… Read more »