Sunday worship at both our churches is centred on the Eucharist (Communion), which takes place in at least one of the churches each Sunday morning at 10.00 am.
On the 4th Sunday of each month, the congregations of both churches celebrate the Eucharist together – alternately at St John’s and Holy Trinity. Please check What’s On to be sure of finding a Parish Eucharist in any particular week. The Eucharist is traditional in style, with a choir, though our use of the Common Worship Liturgy gives us plenty of opportunity for ‘variations on a theme’.
On the first Sunday of each month, the 10.00 am Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity is normally replaced by a service of “All-age Worship”, which may or may not include a celebration of Communion. We also have all-age worship at St John's on the second Sunday of the month. The service may include a ‘play’ or activity led by our young people or a child-friendly, interactive sermon. This is an ideal service for those who feel the stress of taking their young children to church. Again, please check with What’s On to be sure of the pattern of worship in any particular week.
Children of all ages are welcome to stay in both churches throughout all services. However, there is also a crèche for the youngest children every Sunday at Holy Trinity and a comfortable area in the south transept where slightly older children can look at books or make pictures.
The children’s corner at St John’s has recently been refurbished and makes a pleasant space for parents to sit with young children and from which they can still see and hear all that is going on in the church and feel a part of the service.
On Sundays in term-time at Holy Trinity, other than 'all-age worship’ days, older children may attend Sunday Group (4-11) or Hotstuff (10-14), re-joining the rest of the congregation in time to receive Communion, or a Blessing, at the altar-rail.
For those who like a quieter time, there is an 8.00 am service of Holy Communion at St John’s on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (both Book of Common Prayer) and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at Holy Trinity, using the Book of Common Prayer on the 2nd Sunday and Common Worship on the 4th.
There is usually an evening service at 6.30 pm on the second Sunday of each month (alternately at St John’s and Holy Trinity): our evening services take a wide variety of forms and have included both choral evensong and Taizé-style worship.
There is a service of Holy Communion at Holy Trinity each Wednesday at 10.00 am and at St John’s on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.15.
See the What's On calendar of the month for details related to specific dates, variations and any additional services.
There is a richness and variety in our worship that we hope will challenge and inspire. We would love to welcome you.