Posy-making for Mothering Sunday
Come and help the flower ladies make posies for distribution at the Mothering Sunday service the following day and at the nursing home next door.
Saturday 29th March 2014 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Mothering Sunday Communion service
This relatively informal service of Holy Communion will include hymns (sung by a robed choir), some liturgy, prayers, a sermon and the distribution of posies of flowers to all in the congregation who would like one (with priority going to mothers if there is a shortage of posies - unlikely!) There is a carpeted play area at the back of the church with books and toys for young children. This area can be used by parents and children at any time during the service.
Sunday 30th March 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Palm Sunday service
We meet at Tipton St. John playing fields car park for a short introductory act of worship then process singing behind a (live) donkey to Tipton St. John church, which the donkey enters. There is then a service of Holy Communion with a long dramatised reading of the Passion story from the Bible. There is a children's play area at the back of the church, to which parents can take their children at any point in the service.
Sunday 13th April 2014 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Easter Communion Service
This family-friendly service of Holy Communion will be especially celebratory for Easter, so will include a little sung liturgy, but also a variety of hymns, prayers and a talk from the priest. There is a carpeted area at the back of the church where younger children can play at any point in the service (toys, books). Easter eggs for all at the end of the service!
Sunday 20th April 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Lay-led non-eucharistic service from the Book of Common Prayer with robed choir: sermon, sung liturgy and psalm and hymns
Sunday 29th June 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
All Souls Service
A reflective service when we remember loved ones who have died, including lighting a candle for them. Hymns, Bible reading, prayers, talk. Tea and cake afterwards.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 3:00 PM for 50 minutes
Service of Remembrance
Lay-led, non-eucharistic service of morning worship, including an Act of Remembrance for those who died serving their country. There will also be hymns, prayers and a talk.
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
This special service is particularly for children, though villagers of all ages enjoy it, especially the magical moment when all the christingle candles are lit and the main lights dimmed and we sing a Christmas carol. There will be hymns/carols, prayers, a talk and a collection for the charity, the Children's Society
Friday 12th December 2014 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Candlelit carol service
A worship service of carols, readings (Biblical and secular), prayers, a talk, robed choir and lots of candles. Although light levels will be low, the carol words will be projected onto the wall at the front of church. Afterwards, mulled wine, mince pies and chat!
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
This lay-led worship service is a retelling of the nativity story, with the children (of all ages) invited to get involved in setting out the nativity scene at the altar. They can come dressed as a nativity character if they wish. There will be child-friendly carols and a short talk.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
This formal service of Holy Communion marks the start of the Festival of Christmas. There will be hymns/carols, robed choir, liturgy, prayers, a sermon and a celebration of the Eucharist, during which everyone is invited to the altar rail to receive Communion or, if not your usual custom, a blessing.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Day Communion
The family service for the Festival of Christmas. We shall sing hymns/carols, say and sing a little liturgy, prayers, a talk and celebrate Communion. Those who don't usually receive the bread and wine are invited to the altar rail to receive a blessing. Children can bring along a Christmas gift if they wish. At the back of the church, on the carpeted area. there are toys and books to entertain younger children, either there or brought back to their pew.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Patronal Festival with Family Communion
A service of Family Communion (an informal, parish Communion using Common Worship Eucharistic Prayer H) for the Patronal Festival of St. John the Evangelist. This service will be led by our Vicar and include congregational hymns and a robed choir, some said liturgy, prayers and a sermon. There will be celebratory refreshments served after the service.
Sunday 28th December 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.