Services

SUNDAY SERVICES

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
On the first Sunday of the month the “All Together Worship” service is held. This brings all ages together throughout the service and it has a more informal feel to it. Baptisms may be held within this service. The music group leads the worship.

Holy Communion
On the second and fourth Sundays a communion service is celebrated with the choir leading the singing, and there are separate activities for the children during the first part of the service.

Morning Worship
On the third and fifth Sundays, Morning Worship is held.  This has an all-age focus for the first part, then the children meet in their Sunday Club groups in the Church Centre while the adults continue the service in church with a sermon, hymns, and prayers.

 

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.

 

MID-WEEK SERVICES

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.