Worship at All Saints'
Engaging with God is central to what we are and do. Please see our "What's On" for a calendar which shows the public services in the church.
The services usually last no more than an hour. We celebrate Mass (Eucharist or Holy Communion) very much in the modern catholic tradition; we're traditional but not at all stuffy! Incense is used at all services except the 8 am and weekday masses. We place a strong emphasis upon inclusiveness; neither age, gender nor sexual orientation are a bar at All Saints'
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 refreshments, so that those attending that service can get to know each other better.
The pictures below showing what happens at a typical High Mass, click on any picture for more details.
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, led by the Choir. All other Sundays: Evensong, unless Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in which case Midnight Mass takes its place.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9am: Morning Prayer, in the Lady Chapel - a short, quiet service lasting about 20 minutes.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 am: Low Mass
Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There are no weekday masses in the weeks after Christmas and Easter, nor on Maundy Thursday or Easter Saturday.
The weekday Masses 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.