The aim of every service is to help people get close to God. Worship is not entertainment; it is an experience of being with God. We find that as we actively expect God to speak to us, so we hear what God is saying.

This can be through the music, the reading of the Bible or through the preaching.

In creating different formats for worship we are not pandering to religious fashion. Rather we recognise that some people feel most at ease in a formal setting whilst others are most able to think and worship in a much more informal setting.

 

 

 

 

If you prefer a more informal setting for worship we suggest that you sample Parish Praise. This normally happens on the second Sunday of each month at 10am. 

 

There are occasional variations because of special church festivals Sundays, but there is always a sign-board in the porch which tells everyone what form of service is on offer on a given Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The life-size crib at Christmas

 

 

 

The most formal style of worship is also offered on those second Sundays. At 8.30am we using the Book of Common Prayer form of liturgy and this contemplative service has no music.

On the first, and third and fourth Sundays every month we offer two variations on Common Worship Holy Communion at 10.30.  For more about Holy Communion follow this link.

 

 When there is a fifth Sunday, the congregations of our Mission Community Service join together for worship at one of the churches in our special local group. Again there are details of this on our signboard, the weekly news sheet and on this website.

Whatever the format of worship, there is always a strong emphasis at All Saints’ on learning from the Bible. There is always a ‘children’s highlight’ talk and provision for children and families.

 

 

 

 

 

The Children’s Slot when we talked about John the Baptiser

 

From February 2017

SundaysTimeService
First 10.00am Holy Communion
Second

10.00am

Service of the Word with Holy Communion

Third 10.00am Holy Communion
Fourth 8.30am Holy Communion, Book Of Common Prayer.
Fourth 10.00am Parish Praise, non- Eucharistic (no Holy Communion)
Fifth 10.00am Mission Community Holy Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 

For every service at All Saints’ there is a hearing loop and large print materials. There is wheelchair access via the High Street and the Bell Tower and toilets with baby-changing facilities. At Parish Praise there are often puppets, Power-Point projections and other all-age-friendly activities.

 

 

 

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