Description of Services
Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion 1662
A said service using books (the only one that does so) and traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer and includes a short sermon. The service takes place in the Chancel at the front of the church, and lasts about 35/40 minutes.
Sunday 10.30am All Age Service (usually 1st Sunday)
It is aimed to be relevant to people of all ages. Children are invited to the front, along with their parents, to play a percussion instrument and sing a song followed by a children’s talk, before returning to their pews with a colouring sheet and crayons. There is then a further thought for adults as well as hymns and prayers. This service lasts 50/60 minutes.
Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion (usually 2nd and 4th Sunday)
The children participate in church for the first 10 minutes with a song, percussion and a prayer before they go through to the church centre for their groups activities while the service of Holy Communion continues. For information regarding the various children’s groups please see families and children’s information. This service is approx 1 hour 15 mins
Sunday 10.30am Baptism Service (usually 3rd Sunday)
This service involves the children for the first 10 minutes as per Holy Communion. It then continues with hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon during which time the Baptism takes place in the presence of the congregation which includes the family and friends of the person/s being baptised. Most baptisms are of babies and children but occasionally there is an adult baptism. (Please see further information about Baptism).The service lasts for about 60 minutes
Sunday Evening services at 6.30pm – follow a variety of formats as below but tend to be smaller more contemplative services which are held in the less formal Charis Centre (church Hall). They are usually of 60 min duration
Holy Communion usually 1st and 3rd Sunday. Service of hymns, prayer, bible readings and sermon with Holy Communion
Evening Prayer Service of hymns, prayer, bible readings and sermon
Healing Service Similar to Evening prayer but in the prayer time there is the opportunity for those who wish to come to the front for prayer. Our Healing Services leaflet has more details
Café Church We start with refreshments and after a time of worship we break into groups to discuss a bible passage.
Wednesday 9.15am Holy Communion
Includes a short talk for children, many of whom are of pre school age, with a picture given out for them to colour during a brief sermon which is then followed by Holy Communion most weeks. It concludes with an all age song and lasts about 35 minutes. This service is held in the less formal setting of the church hall called The Charis Centre.