Worship is at the heart of our community life. It is a time when we meet with God and with one another in a particular way, and through that repeated encounter, we grow to become more fully the people and community that God is calling us to be. The Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion) has a special place in our worship. Here, as we listen to, and think about, the Scriptures, and share bread and wine, we meet with the grace and love of God in a very real way, and from this, we are inspired and strengthened to live out our Christian faith in our daily lives.
In our 9.30am Communion, our worship takes place in an atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly, whilst, at the same time, seeking to foster a sense of order and dignity. There is a choir and they, and the clergy, wear robes. The form of service follows the same basic pattern week by week, which helps new people to become familiar with the service more quickly, and allows those who are familiar with it to worship more deeply. At the same time, some things vary so that the service is not exactly the same each week. Different people contribute to the worship in a variety of ways, helping to make it a valuable experience for everyone.
Children in worship: we welcome and value children in our worship. We have a children’s area within the church for pre-school children where there are activities to nurture their young faith. We ask that parents stay in the children’s area to make sure their children are safe. From the children’s area, parents can join in with the service and children can see and hear what is happening –– an important part of their early nurture.
Primary school age children are welcome to join our Sunday Club which takes place at the same time as the 9.30am service. Everyone - children and adults - gathers together for the beginning of the service; children then go to another space for their own worship activities, and we all join together again near the end of the service.
On the third Sunday of the month, we have a non-Eucharist family service with a more informal way of worshipping God. Meeting for a drink and cake at 10:30, the service starts at 10:45 and aims to be complete by 11:30. If you are new to church, returning after a while, or thinking about services that work well for your family, we'd love to see you.
On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate communion with a traditional said service from the Book of Common Prayer.
We celebrate Eucharist at midday on 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December) with a regular said Common Worship service.
Praise and Play
We have a weekly service including play time and worship for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Every Tuesday during term-time at 1.30pm.