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At the moment, due to the Coronovirus pandemic, all our regular services have been replaced by a short communion service and we are not able to offer Home Communion.
Our regular services are one of the following:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This service is held on Wednesday mornings. It's a shorter (said) version of a Eucharist service, without the hymns or a sermon.
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.
This service is held several times throughout the year and is especially tailored for families with children. It has popular hymns, shorter readings and, instead of a sermon, the children are directly involved in the proceedings.
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.