Regular Worship

Common Worship (CW) or Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is used at services as indicated below.

The church is generally open daily for private prayer, closing at 4.00 p.m. in winter months.

The Church has a 'Loop' system to assist Hearing Aid users.
Wheelchair ramps are available at the North Door.
 Ministers will bring Communion to the pew of anyone unable to reach the altar rail.
There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities in the North Cloister.
Large print service and hymn books are available on request.
There is a creche available during the Parish Eucharist for 0-5's.

On Sundays:

8.00 a.m.   Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45 a.m.   Parish Eucharist (CW)  - Whole Family Eucharist on 2nd Sunday

JUNIOR CHURCH   Please see below  for full details and dates of Junior Church arrangements including 11.15 a.m.  Family Service, usually  on the first Sunday of the  month or 4.30 p.m. Family Service, usually on the third Saturday of the month.

12.15 p.m.  Holy Eucharist (BCP)

p.m.    Holy Baptism (by arrangement with the Vicar)

6.30 p.m.    Sung Evensong (BCP) - Evensong is generally fully choral on the second
Sunday in each month and on major Festivals.  There is Solemn Benediction on the
third Sunday.

All are welcome to join us for a chat over a cup of coffee in the Old Parsonage after the
9.45 a.m. Parish Eucharist.

For details of music at choral services please click here to visit our music site.

Every Day where possible:-

 Monday 8.45 a.m. Matins
  5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer
 5.45 p.m. Holy Eucharist
 Tuesday 7.45 a.m. Matins
  8.00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
 5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer
 Werdnesday 10.15 a.m. Matins
 10.30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
 5.00 p.m. Devotions
    5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer
 Thursday 7.45 a.m. Matins
 8.00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
 5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer
 Friday 8.45 a.m. Matins
 12.30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
 5.30 p.m. Evening prayer
 Saturday 9.15 a.m.Matins
  9.30 a.m Holy Eucharist
 5.30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Arrangements for Bank Holiday services will be announced.

The Clergy will always bring Holy Communion to the housebound and visit any
parishioner on request.

The SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is available with a Priest by appointment.

The Holy Eucharist at 9.30 a.m. on the last Saturday in the month includes
the laying-on of hands and anointing and prayers for healing.

A Prayer Group meets in Church at 4.00 p.m. on the second Wednesday.
There are several Home Groups, some meet throughout the year, others in Lent and Advent.


Families are most welcome to join the congregation at 11.15a.m.

on the first Sunday of the month, at 9.45am on the second Sunday of the month

or at 4.30p.m. on the Saturday before the third Sunday of the month.

(please see Family service listing below for clarification).

Refreshments are available after each service. A light pizza supper

is available after the 4.30pm Saturday service and all are welcome to join us

and enjoy the friendship and fellowship offered.

These services,designed with families in mind, are short, but if you are worried that

your child might wander or talk during the sermon, please don’t,. No-one

will mind at all. Jesus welcomed little children and so does St. Mary’s.

Alternatively, if you would like to worship in church without your children

we also offer a Junior Church facility, which is available on the fourth

and fifth Sunday from 9.30am. Children are supervised by two Junior Church

leaders in the Barn which can be accessed via the church car park.  

Children are taught Bible stories and make craft items to reinforce the message

in an enjoyable way. The sessions are friendly and informative

and all are welcome. If parents are unsure about leaving their child

they are welcome to stay.

Forthcoming Family Service dates:-

 Sunday 3 February   11.15 a.m.
Celebration of Baptism Service
 Sunday 10 February   9.45 a.m.
 Whole Family Eucharist
 Saturday 16 February 4.30 p.m.
 Family Eucharist
 Sunday 3 March         11.15 a.m.
 Family Eucharist
 Sunday 10 March        9.45 a.m.
 Whole Family Eucharist
 Saturday 16 March     4.30 p.m.             
 Family Eucharist
 Sunday 24 March       9.45 a.m.
 Whole Family Mothering Sunday Eucharist
 Sunday 7 April           11.15 a.m.
 Family Eucharist
 Friday 19 April             9.00 - 11.00 a.m.
 Good Friday Workshop
 Saturday 20 April        4.30 p.m.
 Family Easter Service

supper in the Old Parson