8.00am Communion. This follows the communion service based on the Book of Common Prayer (often abreviated to BCP). It uses traditional language. There are readings, and a sermon but no hymns. It lasts about 45 minutes.
9.45am Communion. This is the main Sunday service, using the more modern format of Common Worship. There are readings, a sermon and hymns. It lasts about 55 minutes.
On the 4th Sunday of most months younger children meet for Sunday Club at 9.45am. We start in church and leave after the first hymn to go to the adjacent Church House for a story and linked activities, before returning to church in time for Holy Communion. The activities are aimed predominately at 3-10 year olds.
You are welcome to join us with your younger children
We endeavour to hold a service at 6.00pm most Sundays throughout the year. In case you are unfamiliar with the format of some of them, here is a brief guide.
Compline. This is a quiet, meditative service, typically lasting only 20 – 25 minutes. It includes some verses from a psalm and a further short bible passage. It always includes prayer, including a time of quiet for your own personal prayers. It might also include a hymn or, more often, a short piece of music.
Evening Worship. This brings together some of the best loved parts of Evensong and Compline in a service of praise, prayer and thanksgiving. Bible readings and hymns or music will be included, but there is no sermon. The service lasts 25 – 35 minutes.
Evensong. This follows the traditional format of Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer and typically lasts 40 – 50 minutes. It includes some verses from a psalm and readings from both the Old and New Testament. It would usually include a sermon and quite possibly a couple of hymns. As with all worship, it will always include prayer.
Songs of Praise / Special Services. These services are based on a particular theme and typically last 45 – 60 minutes. The format varies considerably but there will almost certainly be a number of well-known hymns and a wide variety of readings, including biblical, poetry and prose. Prayer will always be included.
During the week
Wednesday at 9.30am. This is a communion service using the format of Common Worship. There are readings, and a short sermon but no hymns. It lasts about 35 minutes.