Services for Children

Parents with children are welcome at all our services. There are a variety of toys and books for children of all ages both at the back of church and in the Church Centre.

Junior Church

Children start in the main church service, either sitting with their parents or with others at the front, then move through to the Church Centre for their own structured activities shortly after the service starts. They return just before the end of the service.

All Age Worship and Family Communion

On the first Sunday in the month we have either an "All Age Worship" service or "Family Communion" at 10am. These are more informal services that are suitable for all ages. They include hymns accompanied on the piano rather than the organ. They are also of shorter length than the services held at this time on other weeks.
You don't have to have been Confirmed to attend the Family Communion service. If you do not wish to take Communion you are welcome to receive a blessing, or to remain in your seat.
Age Worship is not a communion service.

Tea Time Service.

Our Tea Time service is held at 4pm on the second and fourth Sundays each month.

This service is specifically geared towards families and adults who prefer a more informal worship style. more...


For more information about these, or any of our services, please contact the Church Office or Vicar.

The service schedule below will show you which service is on the first, and also if there are any variations due to special events or a holiday period.

Services in December 2018.
Saturday 1st
10-11.30 am Messy Christmas
Sunday 2nd
8 am Holy Communion (1662 version)
10 am  All Age Worship
6 pm Holy Communion
Wednesday 5th 
10 am Holy Communion
8 pm Advent Reflections
Sunday 9th 
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Morning Prayer
4 pm Christingle Service  
A service especially suitable for children.
Find out about Christingles here.
a lighted candle on a decorated orange
6 pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday 12th
10 am Holy Communion
8 pm Advent Reflections
Sunday 16th
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Holy Communion
6 pm Taize prayer
Wednesday 19th 
10 am Holy Communion
8 pm Advent Reflections
Sunday 23rd
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Holy Communion
6 pm Carol Service
While children are welcome at all our services, please be aware that this is the traditional service of lessons and carols. If you want a service that is geared to children then you will find the 'Messy Christmas' event on Saturday 1st, the Christingle Service on the 9th and the Crib Service on Christmas Eve are better suited to your needs.
Christmas Eve
2 pm

4 pm

Crib Service.
Due to its popularity, this service is being held twice.
11:30 pm Midnight Communion a lighted candle standing on green leaves
Christmas Day 
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Holy Communion 
Wednesday 26th (Boxing day)
There is no service today.
Sunday 30th
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Holy Communion 
6 pm Evening Prayer

Our Advent Reflections are taking place on Wednesdays in Advent. These short (30min) services, beginning at 8pm, are meant to be an antidote to the hectic pre-Christmas rush and to give us an opportunity to prayerfully prepare for the celebration of Christmas. The dates are 5, 12 and 19 December.

There will be no tea-time service in December.


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What it means to be a Christian.

Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

…Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.

…Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.

…and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world - changed lives and a transformed society.

For details of services please see our Worship - Services page.

For details and variations please see the calendar in our Worship - Services page.




 

Junior Church

Junior Church runs in parallel with the 10 o'clock service every Sunday except the first when we have an All Age or Family service.
Junior Church replaces the traditional Sunday School and has plenty of activities for young people.

Teatime Service

We have a Teatime Service twice a month.

 

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