CHURCH SERVICES

Sundays

  • 8.00 Holy Communion – A quiet and simple said service, using Common Worship. On the first Sunday of the month, this service is replaced by Morning Prayer.
  • 9.30 Sung Eucharist with Sermon – The main service of the day, using Common Worship.
  • 9.30 Children’s Church (during school terms) – in the Church Hall.
  • 10.30 Parish Praise – On the fourth Sunday of alternate months this service is held in St Anne’s School, replacing the usual Sung Eucharist and Children’s Church.
  • 6.30 Evensong with Sermon – This sung service takes place in the Chancel, using the traditional liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. On Parish Praise Sundays, Evensong is replaced by Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion.

Weekdays

  • 9.45 on Thursdays Holy Communion – A quiet and simple said service, using Common Worship.
  • Holy Communion is taken to The Chestnuts, Oak Tree Court, Woodley Court and McCartney House once a month, and by request to any who are housebound.. There is also a monthly ecumenical service at Rectory Gardens.

Special Services

  • Baptisms – Baptismal services are usually held at 11.30 on the first Sunday of the month, but special arrangements can be made to hold them during the 9.30 Sung Eucharist service or at other times.
  • Signed Services – On the fourth Sunday of each month, either at the 9.30 Sung Eucharist service or, on alternate months, at the Parish Praise service, the whole service is signed for the benefit of those with hearing difficulties. Please sit on the right hand side of the Church if you require this facility.
  • Healing Services – On the third Sunday of each month, we offer Prayer for Healing and Wholeness, and Anointing, during the administration of communion at the main 9.30 Eucharist. Those who wish to receive prayer, either for themselves or on behalf of someone else or for any other matter, are invited to come forward either before or after receiving communion, or instead of doing so, as they wish. There is also the opportunity to receive anointing with Holy Oil by a priest, which is an ancient symbol of the healing and reconciling power of God. The Vicar would always be pleased to answer any queries people might have about this kind of prayer and the anointing”.