8.00am Holy Communion (BCP 1st Sunday)
9.30am Family Communion (1st Sunday)
6.30pm Taizé Service (1st Sunday)
9.30am Parish Communion with Junior Church
4.00pm Messy Church (2nd Sunday)
6.30pm Evensong (2nd Sunday)
11.15am Informal Worship (Last Sunday)
10.00am Holy Communion
The 8.00am Holy Communion service on the first Sunday of each month and 6.30pm Evensong on the second Sunday are according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Children and Families
We welcome children of all ages at our regular Sunday services and try to cater for them in various ways.
First Sunday of each month at 9.30a.m:
Service of Holy Communion led by our Methodist minister, Andrew Reed, using a shortened and simplified Methodist form of service. There is a talk geared to children and they can play percussion instruments during the singing. Older children may find this service a good way of getting used to Eucharistic worship.
Other Sundays at 9.30a.m:
Junior Church in the Monsell Room. An adult tells a Bible story (usually based on the Gospel reading for the day) and children do activities based on that story – for example colouring, modelling and word puzzles. Parents can stay in church or else attend Junior Church with their children. The children come into church after the intercessions to share what they have been doing, to lead a prayer and to share in the Peace, and come in again a little later to receive a blessing at the communion rail.
Last Sunday of each month at 11.15a.m:
Informal worship, usually lasting for about 40 minutes.
This is not a communion service but is otherwise similar to the service on the first Sunday of the month. It is followed by a bring-and-share lunch in the Monsell Room – a relaxed occasion when adults and children can get to know one another better.
Second Sunday of each month at 4.00p.m:
Messy Church in the Monsell Room. Children come with their parents and can do several craft
activities related to a Bible story. There is then a short talk, some singing and a prayer, followed by tea at about 5pm.