Latest News at All Souls

Veterans Network Pilot – Direct Transitioning Help

Direction Transitioning Help (DTH) is a charity founded by Gemma Gardner in 2015. After a successful 15-year career in the army, Gemma was discharged on medical grounds. Unable to walk without assistance, and in severe pain, Gemma found that the life she had built began to disappear. Suddenly, Gemma had to adapt to providing for… Read more »

Armed Forces Day 24th June 2017

Direct Transitioning Help and Community Enterprise & Skills will be running an event at All Souls to mark Armed Forces Day, 24th June 2017 from 3pm – 6pm. All welcome to attend, there will be: Family Activities Poetry Readings by the Children Tea & Coffee Henna Painting Halliwell Local History Society will be at their… Read more »

What’s on in Crompton for the over 50’s?

The Ambition for Ageing Team have put together What’s On Guides which include a range of groups and activities targeted at the over 50’s in the Crompton area of Bolton. Click this link for the latest edition: Newsletter_Crompton_June_17 For more information on Ambition for Ageing contact  Ambition for Ageing Project Officer Yasmin on 01204 382411 / 07946107774 or… Read more »

The Great Get Together

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us” On the 16th June we were visited from two representatives of The Olive School bringing a gift hamper with toiletries, candles, sweets and snacks and the following message: To celebrate The Great Get Together, Here is a gift from us… Read more »

A Safe Space for Interfaith Encounters at All Souls

A steering group of representatives from the Muslim, Humanist and Christian communities are meeting at All Souls over the coming months to contribute to the development of workshops aimed at fostering greater cohesion in our communities. What’s remarkable about even these preliminary meetings is the safe space that is created for open dialogue, finding common… Read more »

Halliwell Local History Society, Three Months at All Souls

Halliwell Local History Society (HLHS) launched their Heritage Centre at All Souls back in February. We asked committee member Alan Simpson how he thought things were going, 3 months in. “We’ve had one very successful launch event, and we’ve more events planned. We’ve certainly generated a lot of interest in the local community. We’ve got… Read more »

Reminiscence Society at All Souls

Starting from 7th June 2017, this group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month. It’s a gentle, sociable and very interesting session, sharing facts and memories, photographs and maps – led by local historical Norman Hindley. There will be a different topic each time, the first is “Crompton Ward” – Where is it?… Read more »

Bellringing at All Souls

Does the idea of bell ringing apPEAL to you? Would you like to learn to play the biggest (and loudest) instruments in the world? Bell ringing engages your mind as well as your muscles. Email Andy at, alternatively leave your details with us at reception and Andy will be in touch!  No experience is… Read more »

Volunteer at All Souls Bolton

Are you looking for work experience, to volunteer for a charity, or just to get out of the house for a few hours a week to be part of something exciting? You could be part of our pioneer project and help secure the future of this Grade II* listed treasure. We’re looking for volunteers to… Read more »

Bolton Rail Users Group AGM 16th March

Are you a commuter on Bolton’s railways? Have you had a negative experience using the trains? Bolton Rail Users Group (BRUG) was formed in 2015 as a members body to represent and speak up for Bolton rail travellers.  They work with the train operators and the various Government organisations to improve rail services and the… Read more »