A church which celebrates and affirms every person
Worship together is central to all that we do. Offering different ways to express our relationship with God enables us to experience the divine in many ways; formally and informally, from peaceful contemplation to the expressive outpouring of Contemporary Worship. Explore the services below to find the one that suits you or challenges you. Whichever you choose, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Our weekly services
|Sun 9.45am||Sung Eucharist||1st & 3rd Sundays||St Matthias|
|Sung Eucharist||2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays||The Church of the Ascension|
|Sun 11.15am||Contemporary Worship||St Peter’s|
|From October 2023|
|Sun 5pm||Said Compline||1st Sunday||The Church of the Ascension|
|Sun 5pm||Choral Evensong||2nd Sunday||St Matthias|
|Sun 5pm||Taize Worship||4th Sunday||The Church of the Ascension|
|Thurs 10.30am||Said Eucharist||St Matthias|
A Guide to our church services
A said service of Holy Communion lasting 30minutes, held on Sunday and Thursday – see above for details. Using Common Worship liturgy, with a short, thought-provoking sermon, this service is followed by coffee, chat and biscuits in the Link Room at the back of the church.
Hymns, and a sung Eucharist setting, led by our choir and organist add an extra dimension to this celebration of Holy Communion each Sunday at 9.45am. Following the liturgy in Common Worship, with a thought-provoking and enjoyable sermon, this service is held on alternate Sundays at St Matthias and The Church of the Ascension. Sung Eucharist lasts approximately 70mins and is usually followed by coffee in the Link Room.
Uplifting and informal, the 11.15am Contemporary Service is held each week at St Peter’s. It’s ideal for families and those wanting to explore the Christian faith. Led by an enthusiastic amateur band, with worship songs, prayers and exploration of scripture in the context of our lives and communities, the 11.15 challenges us to go the extra mile.
A new, and growing congregation, the 11.15am has members both in the church building and online through weekly Facebook livestream. Those in church enjoy the now famous coffee (or tea for the vicar) and homemade cakes after the 45-minute service.
Held at 5pm on the first Sunday of every month at The Church of The Ascension, Compline is a short (20 minutes approx) contemplative service based on the monastic office. Spoken word and prayer, a simple plainsong hymn and a short reflection on the scripture appointed for the day, Compline offers spiritual peace and a sense of the continuity of prayer through the ages.
Glorious choral music washes over the congregation at Choral Evensong. Held on the second Sunday of the month at 5pm at St Matthias, our Augmented Choir lifts soul and spirit in worship. Following the order of service from the Book of Common Prayer, readings and prayers and a congregational hymn compete this 45minute service.
A relaxed service held at 5pm on the fourth Sunday of the month at St Matthias. A selection of readings and meditations separated by Taize chants. The congregation is welcome to join in the chants or just experience the special peace of the service.