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Our regular services are one of the following:

Sung Eucharist

This is a Sunday morning service, usually held on the first Sunday of the month, and also used for celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and other Festival occasions in the Church Calendar. See Order of Service for a typical Sung Eucharist.

The service is a service of Holy Communion and usually includes a sermon and four hymns. The term "Sung" means that, in addition to the hymns, some parts of the service are sung by the congregation.  The words and music are in the service booklet and are easy to sing!

Said Eucharist

This service is also held on Sunday mornings. It's a slightly less formal version of the Sung Eucharist during which only the hymns are sung.

Matins

This service is held occasionally on Sunday mornings. It's basically Morning Prayer (see below), taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), and includes hymns, a sermon, and sung responses.

Morning Prayer

This Sunday morning service is a modern language version of Matins (see above) without the sung responses. The service includes a sermon and, usually, five hymns.

Holy Communion

This service is held on Wednesday mornings. It's a shorter (said) version of a Eucharist service, without the hymns or a sermon.

Evensong

This service is held on those Sunday evenings when the service in the morning was a Eucharist. It is taken from the Book of Common Prayer and includes hymns, a sermon, a psalm, and usually, sung responses.

Holy Communion (BCP)

This service is held on those Sunday evenings when the service in the morning was not a Eucharist. It is taken from the Book of Common Prayer and includes hymns, a sermon and Holy Communion.
 

Notes
Churches often use the names "Eucharist" and "Holy Communion" for the same service. The word Eucharist means "Thanksgiving".  Eucharist is an ideal opportunity for families to worship together.

If you don't take communion you are welcome to come to the altar for a blessing or stay in your seat, if you prefer. If you wish to take communion but are unable to come to the altar, communion can be brought to your seat.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the Sunday morning and Wednesday morning services.

 

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