Engaging with God is central to what we are and do. Our home page contains a calendar which shows the public services in the church.
The services usually last no more than an hour. Ours is a traditional way of worship, with traditional language and ceremonies — incense is used at all services except the 8 am and weekday masses — but also with a strong emphasis upon inclusiveness of age and gender.
The doors are usually opened 15 minutes before Sunday services, and 5 minutes before weekday services. After the 9 am All Age Mass and 10:30 High Mass we usually offer tea and coffee, so that those attending that service can get to know each other better.
See our High Mass photos page to see pictures showing what happens at a typical High Mass.
We rejoice in our inheritance with all the saints and we thank God for the blessings he has given us here. We are worth a visit. Come and taste and see how gracious the Lord is.
8 am Low Mass in the Lady Chapel; please enter via the tower door
9 am All Age Mass
10.30 am High Mass
except Mothering Sunday (31 March 2019), Palm Sunday (14 April 2019), Harvest (23 September 2018) and the Sunday after Christmas (30 December 2018) when there will be a combined All Age and High Mass at 10 am, and Remembrance Sunday (the 2nd Sunday in November) when there will be a combined All Age and High Mass at 9:30 am followed by a 10:45 open-air remembrance service including 2 minutes of silence at 11am.
6.30 pm Evensong
First Sunday in the month (except August and September, and New Year's Day and Easter Day if these fall on a first Sunday): Choral Evensong. All other Sundays: Solemn Evensong, unless Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in which case Midnight Mass takes its place.
The weekday services last half an hour, and are held in the Lady Chapel. Enter through the South Porch door, which is under the tower. After the Thursday service the congregation goes to a nearby café for coffee and fellowship.
16 December 2018: 6:30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols
a Christmas Carol Service with readings and choir carols
3 pm Crib Service with Carols, suitable for children, lasting about 40 minutes
11:30 pm Midnight High Mass
8 am Low Mass +
9:30 am All Age High Mass
St Stephen "Boxing Day"
10 am St Stephen's day mass +
1 January 2019: 10 am Low Mass +
+ Enter through the South Porch door, under the tower.
6 January 2019: 6:30 pm Epiphany Carol Service.
6 March 2019 Mass at 8 pm
Good Friday 19 April 2019
Ecumenical walk of witness at 11:30am from the Methodist Church to Grove Park for a short service at about 12:15, followed in church by 2pm Mass of the Presanctified and Veneration of the Cross
Easter Day 21 April 2019
Sunday services as usual
Mass on Thursday 30 May 2019 at 8 pm
See the introduction page for information about baptisms, weddings and funerals.
If you want to arrange a service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for worship and background information are available from https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources.
For general enquiries please email email@example.com.