Church of England Diocese of Winchester Mudeford

Sunday Service Format

ALL SAINTS CHURCH MUDEFORD SUNDAY SERVICE FORMAT

Our 8.00 am Sunday Holy Communion

is a quiet gentle service, following the Book of Common Worship with Traditional Language

About 20 – 30 people join together each week in fellowship and peace.

There is sometimes a short consideration of the Holy Gospel Reading and the Lessons of the Day.

There is no music or singing during this service which usually lasts about three quarters of an hour.

10.00am. Sunday Service,

our friendly stewards greet you at the door and hand out the service books and church notices and will show you to a pew. 60 to 90 attend this service weekly,

The Verger leads the choir into the church singing the first hymn, then the service follows the Eucharist in the service books, after the greeting comes the Prayer of Preparation then the Prayer of Penitence and the Gloria is sung, The Collect is said then comes the Readings from the Bible followed by the gradual hymn. The Gospel reading is followed by the Sermon. Then we stand to say the Creed then sit or kneel for the Prayers of Intercession, then we stand to offer one another the peace, shaking hands with other members of the congregation. During the next hymn the collection is taken. The priest will say which Prayer to follow, which is sung, the Communion table is prepared and the congregation is invited to come to the altar to receive the communion or a prayer of blessing;  the priest hands out the wafers while the server offers the chalice with the wine. . The choir sings hymns during this time.  Wedding Banns are read and notices are given out. The final hymn is sung and after the blessing the Verger leads the choir out of the Church. Coffee is served in the hall.

On 2nd and 4th Sundays there are children's groups plus some All-age services

Church-in-the-Round - 1st Sundays at 5.30pm (or 4.30pm in winter)

This more informal cafe church service takes place in the hall with people sitting around tables