Our Regular Worship
We have a variety of styles of worship, at different times at across the Parish aimed to suit everyone. All four of our churches normally offer a service at some time on a Sunday making a service accessible to as many as possible across the town. The times, locations and styles are given below:
8.00am, St Augustine's - Holy Eucharist (said)
A quiet, reflective start to the day and week; a shorter, 'said' service, simple in style, with a minimum of ceremony except that on particular occasions, with the addition of vestments and use of robed servers, there is opportunity to mark particular festivals and holy days; the Book of Common Prayer is used once a month.
9.30am, St Peter's
A specially 'family-friendly' service, informal and simple, with a greater use of songs, choruses and instrumental music in keeping with the more 'evangelical' Anglican tradition; creating a worshipful atmosphere by singing songs before the service starts.
1st & 3rd Sundays (Morning Worship)
Particular attention is given to teaching for both adults and children.
2nd, 4th (&5th) Sundays (Holy Eucharist)
Holy Eucharistic with a Sunday Club for children.
10.30am, St Andrew's - Sung Eucharist
A more traditional sung Eucharist, but including a mix of older and newer music, with the service sung to a congregational setting; a greater degree of formality and ceremony, including highlighting the gospel, the use of priestly vestments, a procession of robed choir and servers, together with a deacon to assist the priest, all in keeping with the more 'catholic' Anglican tradition.
Monday - 9.00am - St Andrew's - Morning Prayer
Tuesday - 10.00am - St Nicholas' - Holy Eucharist
Wednesday - 9.00am - St Andrew's - Morning Prayer
Wednesday - 11.00am - St Andrew's - Holy Eucharist
Thursday - 9.30am - St Augustine's - Holy Eucharist
Friday - 9.00am - St Andrew's - Morning Prayer
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