Our main service is the Parish Eucharist at 10.30am. The choir sings at this service throughout most of the year, and in term time there is special provision for children (Small Saints). Once a month
this service is ‘All Together’, with the children worshipping with the adults for the whole service. The Parish Eucharist is an opportunity for the whole community to gather in worship and fellowship, combining wonderful music with a family-friendly atmosphere.
‘All Together’ dates for 2023 are: 9th April (Easter Day), 7th May, 11th June, 3rd September (Blessing of the Backpacks), 1st October & 19th November.
For those who prefer an earlier, quieter, shorter service, at 8.30am on Sundays we have a Eucharist in traditional language, derived from the service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer.
About once a month, we have Choral Evensong at 6pm, a service where the congregation are invited to worship mostly by listening to beautiful music.
2023 dates are: 23rd April (Dedication Festival), 21st May, 25th June, 16th July, 17th September, 15th October & 26th November.
On Thursdays at 10.00am our Toddler Eucharist is aimed particularly at pre-school children and their parents and carers. After a short service, a toddler group takes place until 11.30am. Term time only.
From Monday to Friday at 9.15am Morning Prayer is said in the chancel (the place where the choir usually sing). We read psalms, listen to readings, and pray to God. Enter by the small door near the bicycle rack, at the corner of the church near the school.
Special services take place for special occasions throughout the church year, including All Souls’ Day, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, the Annunciation, and Holy Week.
Some dates for your diary:
Friday 24th March (The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary) at 7.30pm – Sung Eucharist
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Sunday 2nd April (Palm Sunday) at 10.00am Liturgy of the Palms at St Mary’s and procession to All Saints’ for Joint Parish Eucharist
3rd, 4th, 5th April at 7.00pm Said Eucharist with short sermon
Thursday 6th April (Maundy Thursday) at 8.00pm Sung Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and watch till midnight
Friday 7th April (Good Friday) at 4.00pm Solemn Liturgy with prayers at the cross
Saturday 8th April (Easter Eve) at 10.00am Easter Garden building
8.30pm Easter Vigil with Holy Baptism
Sunday 9th April (Easter Day) at 8.30am Said Eucharist
10.30am Parish Eucharist