Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 20th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Saturday 21st April
10:00
- 12:30
Susie & Michael Snyder, blessing of Eliana (11am)
Sunday 22nd April
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 23rd April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
14:00
- 15:30
Wives Fellowship (2pm start)
Tuesday 24th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 25th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 26th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 27th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Worship & Music

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Liturgy is a drama, displaying the human need to glorify God. The drama involves the language of body, mind and spirit in a festival of colour, sound and light.

The Liturgy of the Church has developed over the 2,000 years of Christian history. It gives us space and time to celebrate the heroes of the church - the Saints - as well as permission to share in the life of Christ through the seasons of the year.

Colour gives meaning to the liturgical drama. Each season of the year is promoted by its own particular colour and mood.

The Christian year begins at the fourth Sunday before Christmas with:
Advent (purple), and the seasons continue as follows:
Christmas (gold or white),
Epiphany (white),
Ordinary Time (green),
Lent (purple),
Easter (gold or white),
Pentecost (red),
Ordinary Time (green), finally ending with:
The Kingdom Season (red).

Even Ordinary Time is not that ordinary as it depicts the green growth of God's world as well as (we hope) growth within our own faith and God's Church.

Please take a look at the "factfile" of each of the seasons characteristics which we hope will help in introducing more people to the wonderful drama of the Liturgy.

Advent factsheet. Christmas factsheet. Epiphany factsheet. Lent factsheet. Easter factsheet. The Kingdom Season factsheet.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

The Blessing of the Threshold

Bishop Steven will be blessing the Narthex, kitchen, office and toilets on April 22nd (10am).
Read more …

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

The APCM is on Sunday 15th April (after church). This meeting gives an account of the church's activity in the last year.
Read more …

Mum's Spirituality & Faith Group

A new informal evening get-together is starting up once a month for mum's.
Read more …
 
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