All Saints was born in September, 1959, when a new congregation first gathered for worship, adopted a name, and petitioned the Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina for recognition. Services were held in a former taproom and grill at Sedgefield Inn (now the Sedgefield Country Club) until the Church moved to Sedgefield School on All Saints’ Day in the same year.
On October 9, 1960, ground was broken for a chapel/education building on donated land, and the first service was held in the completed church on Easter Day, 1961. A Parish Hall was completed in 1967, to provide more space for congregational and community meetings and programs, as well as classroom space for the children. Some fifteen years later, The Garden of the Resurrection was established to provide a continuing ministry for parishioners and families even after death. When a Columbarium was added to the Garden, this ministry to the “communion of saints” was well complemented.
In 2005, renovations to update and improve the sanctuary and offices were completed. All Saints now enjoys a somewhat larger, yet still intimate worship space as well as room for improved hospitality, more comfortable and efficient offices and an expanded Lounge in which the church’s memorial library is housed.
Our most recent Community Campaign served to raise funds to renovate the Parish Hall almost completed in time for our 50th Anniversary in September, 2009. Citing environmental stewardship as one of All Saints’ missions, a “green” interior and site rehabilitation was designed by Greensboro-based Spaeh Architecture+Environments PLLC. LEED-accredited architect Jill Spaeh, AIA along with Hodgin Construction and craftsman Eric Thompson brought the project to completion in December, 2009. Click to read more about the eco-renovation of All Saints Church published in the Fall 2010 edition of The North Carolina Disciple and authored by our now retired rector, the Rev. Warren Pittman.
As the buildings and grounds have expanded and changed, so have the ministries and programs of All Saints Church. In the half-century of the church’s life, All Saints has been involved with community housing ministries, services among the hungry, the homeless and indigent, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the work of The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, The Episcopal Church, and the world-wide Anglican Communion; knowing that God’s work knows no boundaries!