8.00am - Holy Communion
Every Sunday morning there is a Communion service at 8 a.m. This is a said service without hymns or music. It has a quiet and reflective feel to it. On the fourth Sunday of the month the Book of Common Prayer with its traditional language is used.
10.00am - the principal Sunday morning service.
All Together Worship
6.30pm - Evensong
The atmospheric service of Evensong, according to the Book of Common Prayer, is sung on the first and third Sundays of the month.
The choir leads the congregation in the singing of the hymns, psalms and canticles, and the choir also sings an introit and an anthem. A member of the congregation leads the prayers, and a sermon is preached on the readings for the day.
On occasion during the year a full Choral Evensong may be sung where special settings of the canticles and responses are sung by the choir.
10am Wednesday - Holy Communion
This is a long-established said service without hymns or music, using the Book of Common Prayer with its beautiful traditional language.
Every other Wednesday we have refreshments in the Church Centre with home-baked cakes. This is a good time to relax and chat with friends.
Recently the Vicar asked various members of the congregation what it was that they liked about this service. Here is what one of them said:
With the Book of Common Prayer service dating back to 1662 and beyond, I like the sense of continuity and tradition. The words of the service are very resonant and meaningful. They express our faith so succinctly. And when you are not well, they come back to you. These words are so familiar that I find they give me strength. They can shape my prayers. I also think there is a reverence in this service. There is deep reverence for God, and yet he is also our friend and so close. He’s not distant. There is tremendous respect, but there is also the closeness of a friend. The worship is uplifting. Joyce Ambrose
Morning Prayer - 9am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Morning Prayer is a great way to start the day. We follow a pattern of Bible readings set out in the lectionary, and we also have a time of silent prayer to draw strength and inspiration for the day ahead.