About Us

We are a dynamic, compassionate, and inclusive community of faith seeking to know the truth of God in Christ and the courage to act for the good of God’s kingdom.

Originally called St. Peter’s Mission, All Saints was founded on May 13, 1909, at the corner of Selma and Ann Streets, on what was then the western edge of the rapidly growing port city of Mobile. In December 1909, the congregation changed its name to All Saints Episcopal Church and in 1910 moved its small wooden building to our present location. By 1914, the original congregation of 26 persons had grown to 254. The wooden building was moved to the rear of the property for use as a parish house, and, on the Feast of the Epiphany in 1915, the congregation laid the cornerstone for the stately English Gothic church we enjoy today. As the city of Mobile grew around All Saints, the church facilities also enjoyed substantial growth. The present parish house was built in 1928, and ground was broken for Stirling Hall, our activity center, in 1958. Two renovation projects in the 1990s made improvements to the chapel, offices, Christian education rooms, and Stirling Hall.

Today All Saints is a diverse and inclusive inner city parish, one in which one’s race, ethnicity, age, social status, gender or sexual orientation are irrelevant to full inclusion in the ministries of this place.

We believe that all people are made in God’s image and are therefore welcome to the fellowship of this community of faith on the corner of Government and Ann Streets.

We are a community of intelligent inquiry that celebrates the tough questions in life rather than settling on easy answers.

Teaching and learning are critical to us, but our teaching is about discovery, rather than dogma. We believe that God’s truth is still being revealed in our own day. We engage scripture critically and imaginatively, not as an inerrant rulebook, but as God’s living word ever being interpreted anew.

All Saints is a community of faith that cares for its neighbors.

We provide the use of our facilities to the L’Arche Community of Mobile, an assisted living community for adults with mental and physical disabilities. Several times each year, All Saints hosts clients of Family Promise, which places homeless families in church housing every week of the year, rotating among participating churches. All Saints sponsors over thirty inner city children for a week of camping at Camp Beckwith on Weeks Bay, our diocesan camp. Most of these youngsters will spend the night away from home for the first time, many will learn to swim, and all find affirmation as children of God.

We are committed to the youth of our Church.

Our youth participate in all aspects of our life together. They, along with adults, are acolytes, ushers, readers, chalice bearers, intercessors, and singers.

We believe that we are called to be actively engaged in our world.

Many members here have leadership roles within organizations that seek to help our world become more just, such as Alabama Arise, a group seeking a fair system of taxation in our state and other reforms of legal structures that disadvantage the poor; Franklin Primary Healthcare, a healthcare system committed to the poor of Mobile; 15 Place, which provides meals and referral services to the homeless; Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, a non-profit organization to benefit local homeless families with children; and Integrity USA, a witness of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and for whom we are a Proud Parish Partner.

All Saints is committed to the call of the Gospel of Christ that we change the world for the better, that dignity, justice and peace for all people become the way of the world.

We celebrate our call and our lives together every week in beautiful worship as contained in The Book of Common Prayer, enriched by an exemplary music program and excellent preaching. All Saints is a church that believes that witness to the Gospel has a decided urgency in our post-modern world, and we aim to become continually stronger in that witness for the world’s sake.