Services

Services for the Month

Every Sunday
8.30am – Traditional Holy Communion

1st Sunday
10.15am – All-Age Worship
6.30pm – Iona Holy Communion

2nd Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion
6.30pm – Evening prayer

3rd Sunday
10.15am – Third Sunday followed by lunch 

4th Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion
6.30pm – Exalt contemporary worship

5th Sunday
10.15am – Parish Communion

 

Face coverings are now optional in church services

The church is also open daily for private prayer 9.30am to 6pm.

Morning Prayer is said every day at 9am (except Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays) and you can access this live via our Facebook page or watch after the event.

If you wish to follow the liturgy, we use a shortened version of the words which can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer. Please scroll down and click the green, Morning Prayer’ box.

St Mary’s Facebook page can be seen HERE

Hymns next Sunday

Hymns are now allowed to be sung.

Face coverings are now optional.

 

What to expect

This is our usual monthly pattern of services, however, please look at Services for the Month for up to date information.  There is no ‘dress code’, please come as you are.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

EVERY SUNDAY

8.30am  Said Communion service using Book of Common Prayer:
This is a quiet service in a traditional style.

1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

10.15am  All-Age Service Everyone worships together in this service, which has a blend of hymns and modern worship songs accompanied by the band.  The talk is interactive; volunteers from the congregation say the prayers.  After the service, there are refreshments to which all are welcome to stay.

2nd, 4th and 5th  SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

10.15am  Parish Communion service using the Common Worship book
People can receive bread and wine or a blessing at the altar. There  are Sunday groups for children 0-10.  Children are in church for the beginning of the service then, after the first hymn, they go to their groups: There is a staffed creche room for 0-3s in church and groups for children age 4-10.  After the service, there are refreshments and all are welcome to stay.

3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

10.15am  ‘THIRD SUNDAY’ Baptisms often take place during this service. THIRD SUNDAY has a stronger theme and a more relaxed style. This service brings all ages together and after the service, we have a bring and share lunch.

 

SUNDAY EVENINGS

1ST SUNDAY EVENING OF THE MONTH 

6.30pm  Iona-Style Holy Communion This a peaceful service of Holy Communion.

2ND SUNDAY EVENING OF THE MONTH

6.30pm  Traditional Sung Evensong using the Book of Common Prayer: This is a reflective service with hymns, prayer, readings, and a talk.

4TH SUNDAY EVENING OF THE MONTH

Exalt

We are pleased that the monthly informal worship Exalt will re-start in soon. We shall aim to be people

  • Seeking to come together to glorify God, through creative informal worship
  • Open to the Holy Spirit and his gifts, encouraging one another through mutual sharing

As previously, Exalt will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month. However it will be at 6.30pm (previously it was 7.00pm).

The first new Exalt will be soon. It will be a monthly opportunity to worship God in what we hope will be a creative, informal way.

We hope to see you then.

WEEKDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

9.30am  Said Communion service using Book of Common Prayer This is a quiet service in a traditional style.

MORNING PRAYER in the church

We meet at 9am for Morning Prayer on Wednesdays-Saturdays in the church. This is open to everyone and is a great way to start the day. 

At present, Morning Prayer is also livestreamed on Facebook, including Wednesdays when it comes from the Rector’s study.