We have a variety of forms and styles of worship throughout the Benefice ranging from the very traditional to the very informal. Most are held on Sundays, but there is a range of services for both adults and children during the week. See our services this month or next month for times.
Eucharist or Holy Communion
In the Church of England one of the most important services is the Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion or simply Communion.
The other services do not celebrate the Eucharist, but in all our services we:
- Give thanks for the benefits and blessings we have received from God
- Praise Him in words and music
- Hear the Bible read and/or explained
- Ask in prayer for those things we and others need
Other forms of services
As well as the Communion services, there are a variety of other services held across the Benefice, including:
Parish Praise, Parish Worship, People’s Praise, Family Worship, services in the Celtic style, Songs of Praise and a Healing service. For children and young people, the Tea Service, Praise and Play and Saturday Sunbeams.
Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Evensong.
Special services are held at Advent, Christmas, Lent & Easter, Harvest and other ad hoc services.
Whenever there is a fifth Sunday in the month, the churches take it in turn to host a joint service for all the churches, often with an invited guest speaker.
For the significant events in our lives
We welcome new members and visitors to the churches at all times, and hold special services for Baptisms (Christenings), Confirmation, weddings and marriage blessings, funerals and memorial services. Click here for more information about these services.