WORSHIP

CURRENT SERVICE TIMES

CONGREGATIONAL SINGING

At St Mary’s:
Sundays in January and February 2022
9am Traditional Eucharist; 5.00 pm Choral Evensong
Please note that there will be no contemporary worship during these months.

Wednesdays: 10.15am Holy Communion

At St Leonard’s:
Sundays in January & February 2022: 11am Holy Communion

We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone during worship and encourage you to be vigilant about the rules in place at this time.

You will also be able to find online resources here on our website for at-home worship each week during this period of lockdown.

We are delighted to resume congregational singing in our services at St Mary’s, however we do recognise that not everyone feels comfortable singing just yet.  We really hope you will help us to respect everyone’s wishes and follow the simple instructions below.

If you do NOT wish to sing please sit at the back of church, behind the cross aisle. THIS IS A DESIGNATED NON SINGING ZONE. If you DO wish to sing, please sit at the front of church, in front of the cross aisle.  THIS IS A DESIGNATED SINGING ZONE.

We encourage you to wear a mask whilst singing and to face forwards at all times.

Whilst congregational singing at St Leonard’s has not resumed yet, we hope it will do very soon.  Watch this space for more information.



Normal (pre-covid) Service Pattern:

8.00 am – Sunday
Said Holy Communion

This is a quiet and reflective service of Holy Communion. It’s like the 9:30 service, but without any singing.
St Mary Magdalene

9.30 am – Sunday
Holy Communion (with music)

A formal service of Holy Communion, with a choir and hymns and an organ. The people leading the service wear robes, and we follow a liturgy found in the service books. There is some children’s work during the sermon most Sundays, and you can stay afterwards for tea and coffee.
St Mary Magdalene

10.00 am – Sunday
Holy Communion

An informal service of Holy Communion. There may be some children’s work during the service, and you can stay afterwards for tea and coffee.
St Leonard

11.00 am – Sunday
Contemporary Worship

This is an exciting venture at St Mary’s – very different to our other services. It’s interactive, contemporary, and we’ve planned it all the
way through to include and involve children. All are welcome; if you’re looking for an activity to do with your children then this is
particularly for you!
St Mary Magdalene

5.00 pm – Sunday
Choral Evensong

This is our most traditional service. Like the 8:00am service it’s quiet and reflective, but you’ll hear the choir singing a good deal of this service. There is a written liturgy, composed in the 1600’s.
St Mary Magdalene

9.00 am – Monday to Friday
Morning Prayer

We start each weekday with a time of prayer, following the Church of England’s pattern of daily prayer.
St Mary Magdalene

10.00am – Tuesday
Celtic Prayer

A time of reflective prayer, using the celtic daily prayer liturgy. We also pray during this time for all of the prayer requests put up on the prayer board in church. 
St Mary Magdalene

10.15 am – Wednesday
Said Holy Communion

Very similar to the Sunday 8:00am service, although with different bible readings. On the first Wednesday of the month we pray for healing for people, and anoint them with oil. Please stay for tea and coffee afterwards.
St Mary Magdalene

6.05 pm – Wednesday
Choral Evening Prayer

Choral Evening Prayer uses modern language, with traditional hymns and choral music. This 25 minute service takes place during term time and is sung by the children in the choir.
St Mary Magdalene