Healing Service
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Healing Service

At a healing service, we offer the opportunity to receive silent prayer. We make no promise or claim to cure. But we trust that God is with us in our need and that he hears our prayers. There is also the opportunity to talk with one of our prayer team in a quiet moment for more support.

Leading the service: Simon Harvey 

Preaching: Ian Mylam

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Holy Communion service using the Book of Common Prayer
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion service using the Book of Common Prayer

Fifth Sunday after Easter

THE COLLECT
O LORD, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE EPISTLE
St. James 1.22-end

BE ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

THE GOSPEL
St. John 16.23-end

VERILY, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

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Morning Worship
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Morning Worship

Leading the service: Ian Mylam

Preaching: Simon Harvey 

  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
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Morning Worship and Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Morning Worship and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is an important moment to take stock. As well as conducting the necessary business for an annual meeting of a substantial charity, we'll be celebrating and thanking God for his provision. We'll be rededicating ourselves to his service and praying for the year ahead. And there'll be elections of churchwardens, deanery synod representatives, PCC representatives and sidespeople.

Simon Harvey will be preaching.

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  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
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Easter Sunday - A Service of Holy Communion
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Sunday - A Service of Holy Communion

More than eggs!

Easter Sunday is the principal feast of the Christian calendar. We rejoice to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Death is defeated. Life is won through God's redeeming love. Alleluia!

Preaching: Simon Harvey

  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our classical choir. We blend traditional hymns with contemporary songs.
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Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer

Easter Day

THE COLLECT
ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

THE EPISTLE
Colossians 3.1-7

IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

THE GOSPEL
St. John 20.1-10

THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalen early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together; and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre; and he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie; and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the Scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

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Good Friday Meditations
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Good Friday Meditations

Welcome to these Meditations for Good Friday
Christians have always held these hours as sacred, a time for stillness, for watching and for waiting. It is not always easy to watch or to wait.
Come this afternoon to Christ’s cross, whose power is undiminished. Come - stay and watch, listen and pray.  In our meditations we will reflect together in words, music and silence on the events of this day, their meanings for those around Jesus and for ourselves today.                                     
And may God bless you in this holy time.

‘Breath of Death-Breath of Life’
Over the course of three hours from noon until three o’clock,  Jesus’ life ebbs away in suffering and desolation, until he breathes his last. In reflecting on the breath that breathes through the events of Holy week - the breathing out of hate and threats, the breathing in of fragrant love, the breath that deals in death and the breath that brings life - we prepare to let ourselves know more deeply the new and risen life of Easter.     

The Meditations
We will begin each meditation with a reading from the Bible and a short reflection. This will be followed by a silence. Before the next meditation begins, we will pray and hear a piece of music.  
In consideration of those who wish to use the silence for prayer, please do not enter or leaving the church except during the music.

The church will remain open until 6pm today.

Please do join us for Easter Sunday Holy Communion at 9am or 11am.

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Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer

The Third Sunday in Lent

THE COLLECT

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE

Ephesians 5.1-14

BE ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish-talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks: for this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them: for ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light; (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them: for it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

THE GOSPEL

St. Luke 11.14-28

JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say, that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lift up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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Morning Worship
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Morning Worship

Leading the service: Ian Mylam

Preaching: Mike Bartholomew-Biggs 

  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
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Ash Wednesday - Remember you are dust
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ash Wednesday - Remember you are dust

"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return."

This stark declaration is made to us personally at the Ash Wednesday service. It's a confrontation which shakes our assumption that we can live our lives on our own terms and puts us face to face with our mortality. Such a blunt message might be off-putting. But the sheer honesty of this bare truth at the start of a season of penitence and reflection dares us not to look away but to turn around, to believe and to change.

A service of Holy Communion, with the imposition of ashes.

Leading and presiding: Simon Harvey

Preaching: Caroline Shuttleworth

No children's activities at this service.

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