Services for the Month
Services in St Mary’s
8.30am – Traditional Holy Communion
10.15am – Parish Communion (1st Sunday All-age worship)
6.30pm Informal Iona Holy Communion
6.30pm Evening prayer
We will return to the same restrictions that applied before we closed in January (including distancing, masks, no singing etc.).
Seats are limited to 50, so booking is advisable at the 10.15am services. See booking button on Home page.
The church is open daily for private prayer 9.30am to 6pm.
Full risk assessments have been completed in line with Government and Church of England guidelines
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
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.
Please see above, for details of services during the coronavirus restrictions
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.
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
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.
9.30am Said Communion service using Book of Common Prayer This is a quiet service in a traditional style.
MORNING PRAYER in the church (except Wednesdays)
We meet at 9am for Morning Prayer on Tuesday-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.