9.00 a.m. Service
Every Sunday there is a service of Holy Communion in our small chapel. Using the Book of Common Prayer, this is a quiet, reflective act of worship in traditional language. There is no music or hymns but a short sermon is given. Usually the service lasts about 40 minutes.
10.30 a.m. Service
This is the main service on a Sunday and takes place in the main body of the Church. On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month there is a Holy Communion service; on the 2nd Sunday, a Family & Parade service; and on the 4th Sunday we have Morning Prayer. From time to time we hold a Cafe Church, a service with Laying on of Hands, or alternatives - see the Calendar for details.
Holy Communion uses modern language as per the Church of England’s Common Worship. Music and hymns are led by organ and choir. There is always a sermon relating to the day’s Bible reading.
Children are always welcome at our services. Parents may find it helpful that activity bags and boxes, provided by Mothers' Union, are available with toys, paper & crayons and books. Please help yourself from the back of church or ask a sidesperson for help.
Young people deserve to have their voice heard and they deserve to be seen. If we respect young people, they will respect us. Peter Kay, the comedian, would say “Young people? They are the future!” Here we understand that they are our present.
The Family and Parade service is a relatively informal, child friendly, worship time. Uniformed organisations are usually present, along with other children and their parents. Traditional hymns are led by the organ and choir. Our worship group with keyboard and guitar lead modern Christian worship songs.
Morning Prayer uses the modern language of Common Worship. Music and hymns are led by the organ and choir. There is always a sermon relating to the day’s Bible reading.
is not church as you probably remember it! It is casual, friendly - or what you make it.
It is an opportunity to sit in small groups (or on your own if you prefer); to chat or think; to join in songs, prayers, crafts, drama, readings - whatever is on offer that day. It is for all ages and could be an ideal introduction for a friend or neighbour who has not been to church, or not for many years.
You are warmly invited to join in the conversation at Cafe Churches throughout the year with a mix of styles and services and always, cafe-style food and drink. Check the calendar for dates both at Christ Church and at St John with St Mark - there are usually about four each year.
is held monthly on the last Sunday, either in the Church Hall or in the Barritt Room at St John with St Mark, together with the option to join on Zoom. It provides an hour of relaxed, informal worship with light refreshments.
Service sheet will be downloadable here.
No Sunday @ Seven in December
In addition to the above regular services there are special services throughout the year – Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday, Carol Service, etc. Please have a look at our calendar of events for details.
Worship is the work of all God’s people!
Our thanks to the children of St John with St Mark's School who painted these wooden crosses for our two churches.