Regular Services

Here at St. Anne's we have a balanced mixture of services that will suit all tastes at some time during the month. Worship is coordinated by the Vicar, assisted by our Curate and a Self Supporting Minister.

For feast days and other important village events, and for variety we also schedule a number of special services.

 
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.


Music is arranged by our Organist. St Anne's has a particularly fine organ and a dedicated choir.

We hope you will find our services meaningful and enjoyable.
We especially welcome children who are all warmly invited to our Junior Church, which meets every Sunday at 10am (except the 1st in the month when we're all together). There are various toy boxes waiting to be explored in the Church Centre and coluring material at tyhe back of the church.
Please join us in the Church Centre for coffee and squash after the 10am services.
A collection is taken during the Offertory hymn at the 10am Sunday service. At other services a collection bag is placed at the back of church for your donations. We encourage UK taxpayers to use the yellow Gift Aid envelopes. Please complete, sign and put in the collection bag.

 

8 am services.
 

Holy Communion

This service has a regular congregation who find it a valuable and a practical way to start a Sunday. The service does not include hymns and generally lasts around 40 minutes. On the first Sunday in each month the service uses the words laid down in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, but on other Sundays a more modern setting retaining a lot of the beauty of the traditional language is used.

The service is followed by coffee in the Church Centre.

10 am services.
 

Our 10am services include hymns and are followed by a sociable tea or coffee in the Church Centre afterwards.

All Age Worship

This service is designed to be of interest to those new to coming to church and to families with young children. It does not include Communion. The service usually lasts for 45 mins.

Morning Prayer

This service, which is also known as Mattins, uses the Book of Common Prayer. The service usually last about 50 mins.

Holy Communion

All confirmed members of the Church of England are welcome to take communion as are those who regularly take communion in their own churches. If you do not wish to receive communion but prefer to receive a prayer of blessing just carry the service book with you to the altar rail to indicate that you do not wish to receive the bread and wine - or remain in your seat. The service lasts about 1hr 10 mins.

Junior Church

Junior Church is held in conjunction with the 10am Communion and Morning Prayer services except during school holidays. Children start in the main service, either sitting with their parents or with other children at the front, and more to the Church Centre just after the start of the service, returning just before the end.
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Afternoon and Evening services.
 

Teatime

This service is specifically geared towards families and adults who prefer a more informal worship style which includes opportunities to discuss and ask questions about the Bible texts of the day. It includes songs. more ....

Evening Prayer

This service is reflective in tone. The congregation is usually small and sits in the choir stalls for an intimate, quiet service. The service does not include hymns and lasts about 30 minutes.

Taize

This is a meditative service using music from the Taize Community.

Mid-week service.
 

Wednesday 10 am

This said communion service is popular with those who have not been able to make a Sunday or prefer a less busy service.



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