Worship

Our Sunday services and links to live online video streamed services are as follows:

Service times:

Every Sunday: 10 am Parish Eucharist. This service is also live-streamed. To follow a service in church on our YouTube channel please click here.
Every Wednesday: 10 am Holy Eucharist (followed by coffee)

In Addition:
1st Sunday of the month: 8.30 am Holy Communion – traditional language
2nd Sunday of the month: 6.30 pm Choral Evensong – with St Mary’s choir
3rd Sunday of the month: 8 pm Taizé service
5th Sunday of the month: 6.30 pm Evening Prayer

The Rhythm of Worship at St Mary’s

Worship lies at the heart of our Christian life together at St Mary’s. Worship at St Mary’s draws on a number of liturgical traditions; we value music and silence, word and action, the ancient and the contemporary. The rhythm of liturgy gives shape to the year, the month, the week and even the day itself.

Our main Sunday service is a Parish Eucharist at 10 am. We sing many parts of this Common Worship service together. Children come for the first part of the service, and then can join in with the Fish and Chip Club, returning in time to come up to the Communion rail for a blessing. From time to time, prayers for healing with the laying on of hands are offered during this service.

Once a month we have Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) sung by the St Mary’s Choir, and we hold an occasional Evening Prayer with hymns.

Once a month (3rd Sunday), there is a meditative Taize service, at 8pm, drawing on music from the Taizé community in France.

We deeply value the riches of the Church’s year and run seasonal events to help us reflect on the wider story of which we are all part. From time to time, there are evening services of Music and Readings to mark special days in the church’s year.

Other liturgical resources: