Canals

Canals

'I also am cut out of the clay' (Job 33:6)

All Saints has a rich history entwined with that of the canals. Many old boating families settled in Braunston when the use of the canals for haulage finally died in the 1950s and 60’s and the village is greatly enriched by them. We enjoy our association with the traditional boating families and with the many leisure boaters who pass our way.

Marian Thomas: Reader and member of Christian Boaters FellowshipWe are blessed in having a Reader, Marian Thomas, whose vocation is to the canal community. A boater herself Marian is excellently placed to offer pastoral support to boaters and occasionally takes Communion to those in need who cannot get to church. We are very privileged to work with Braunston Marina on open air worship for the great Historic Boat Show and appreciate very much the support that marina owner Tim Coglan and his team give All Saints in a variety of ways.