Descriptions Of Our Services
Please find below a list of our regular weekly services along with a small descripton as to what to expect from each service.
In addition to our regular weekly services there are services held in church to celebrate important dates in the churches calendar.
Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion
At this service we use the Book of Common Prayer (The Prayer Book). It is a said service which lasts for about forty minutes. Those who attend this service appreciate the traditional language that is found in the Prayer Book whilst worshipping in a quieter setting.
Sunday 9.30am Parade Service
On the first Sunday of the month we have a Parade Service. The service uses Common Worship but with an emphasis on all age. There is no Sunday school as we encourage the young people to become involved in the service. The uniformed organisations present their flags and take part in the service. The sermon is replaced with an all age talk and activity to involve some of the young people. Well known hymns and Worship songs are chosen and those who have had a birthday in the previous month are sung to. The service lasts for thirty minutes but, with the option to stay for the Holy Communion service which continues directly afterwards and lasts for a further thirty minutes. Refreshments are served after the service which allows an opportunity to meet and get to know people.
Sunday 9.30am Parish Communion
On the remaining Sundays of the month we have a Parish Communion Service. This service is a more traditional service using Common Worship with hymns, Bible readings and a sermon. There is a Sunday school for primary school age children. This meets at the school over the road, the children gather in the school before the service starts. Towards the end of the service the children come into church and join the rest of the church in time for communion and to tell the congregation what they have learnt. This service lasts for about an hour. Following the service refreshments are served.
Sunday 6.00pm Evensong
(2nd and 4th Sundays)
On the second and fourth Sundays of the month we have a service of Evensong. This is a traditional service taken from the Prayer Book. It includes hymns, psalm which is sung, sung responses, bible readings, homily (short sermon), prayers and on occasions the choir may sing an anthem. The service lasts for about forty five minutes.
Sunday 6.00pm Songs of Praise
On the third Sunday of the month we have Songs of Praise with members of the congregation choosing their favourite hymn.
This service lasts for about an hour.
Wednesday 10.00am mid - week Holy Communion
Every Wednesday morning we have a mid-week Holy Communion service held at 10.00am. This service is the same as the 8.00am Sunday service. We use the Prayer Book and the bible readings from the previous Sunday. Once a month extra bread and wine is blessed during the service to be taken out into the parish for those who receive communion at home.
Morning Prayer is held in church Monday to Friday at 9.00am. This short act of worship lasts for thirty minutes and offers a great start to the day. It consists of reading from the bible and prayers. All are welcome.