St Wilfrid, Alford

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WELCOME! Parish Eucharist is held every Sunday at 9:30 am. Midweek Communion is held every Thursday at 9:30 am. For details of other services, please click through to the calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook.

 

a photograph of St Wilfrid's Church, a stone building with a square towerOur church building, which dates from the mid-14th century, is normally open every day for prayer and quiet reflection, closing in the late afternoon.

In the St Lawrence Chapel, on the far side of the church, you can sit comfortably and pray, lighting a candle if you wish. There is a prayer board where requests for prayer can be left, and/or there is a prayer request book on your right as you first enter the church. Requests for healing prayer are included in the monthly Healing Service. 

An illustrated guide to the church building, and postcards, as well as souvenirs, prayer cards and a small selection of Christian literature, are on sale at the bookstall.

There are no toilets in the church, but we do have toilets in the church hall building. 

 

(licensed photograph by Andrew Telfer, Geograph project collection)

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Parish Office
Church Hall,
Church Street.

Office open Tuesday and Friday 11.30 - 1.30
01707 464855

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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)
This service is held in the chancel, using the high altar.
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Family Worship
Usually we have a small worship team leading music at this service rather than organ music. During term time our Girls' and Boys' Brigades attend this service :)
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
We are a "broad" congregation, with members across the spectrum - liberal, evangelical, and catholic. Note that on the first Sunday of each month, we hold a more informal Communion service with the goal of meeting the needs of a wider age range (see "Family Worship").
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Eucharist (CW)
A simple, said service held before our Group Service (which is at 11:00, in a different church each time - see website or Facebook page for details).
Every fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Evensong (BCP)
This is usually a sung service. We tend to be a small congregation and sit in choir seating in the chancel. All are welcome.
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer

Monday

Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes
Boys' Brigade
Boys' Brigade meet weekly during term time. See their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Alford-Boys-Brigade
Every Monday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours

Tuesday

Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer (CW)
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes

Wednesday

Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes
Healing Service
All are welcome to this gentle service. We usually sit in a circle in chairs rather than pews (North aisle of the church). There is an opportunity for everyone to receive an anointing of oil, praying for healing for themselves or someone else.
Every first Wednesday at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour

Thursday

Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
mid-week Eucharist (CW)
We are usually at the side altar on the South side of the church (the Lady Chapel).
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Mothers' Union
We meet in the Church Hall.
Every second Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes
Bell ringing practice
New ringers are welcome. IMPORTANT: Practices rescheduled during May, 2015 (due to works on the bells).
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

Friday

Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Friday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Friday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes
Girls' Brigade
Girls' Brigade meet weekly during term time. For more info, see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Alford-Girls-Brigade
Every Friday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours

Saturday

Holy Communion (BCP)
We have a very small but faithful congregation for this service, held in the north aisle using the St Laurence altar.
Every first Saturday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Morning Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Saturday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes
Evening Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
We meet daily (except Sundays, when we have other services) in a prayer area in our north aisle, sitting in a semi-circle. We use the order for Common Worship Evening Prayer (we'll give you a leaflet), and include a time of free intercessions which anyone can join in with. This will be from Ascension Day to Pentecost.
Every Saturday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes

Features


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14949
Archdeaconry: LINCOLN (211)
Benefice: Alford w Rigsby (21/002 K)
Parish Legal Name: Alford with Rigsby (210501 )
CofE Church Info: (621501 21/501)
Short URL: acny.uk/14949/
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St Wilfrid : Church Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9EG

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