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The Week Ahead

Friday 14th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Sunday 16th December
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 20:00
Carol Service
Monday 17th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 18th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 19th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 20th December
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 21st December
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

Silent and Morning Prayer times to change

From the start of 2019, the times of the daily Silent and Morning Prayers will be brought forward by 30 minutes to 8:30 and 9:00 am respectively.
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Toilet Twinning

Thank you! We raised £405.85:-)
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The Guardian Angel

The latest edition has been printed and can also be found on our web site.
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