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Our Regular Services

At St Anne's we have a variety of services, so please feel welcome to join us and find which one is right for you.

Every Sunday morning we have two services. The first, at 8am, is a quiet, spoken Holy Communion service whilst the  second, at 10am, includes hymns led by our choir; both include a sermon as well as the readings set for the day, and both are followed by time for coffee and conversation giving us a chance of us to get to know one another better. There's more information about the pattern of our Sunday morning services here.

We welcome children at all of our services, whether they choose to stay in church, perhaps making use of our Children's Corner, or alternatively decide to join our Junior Church, which meets during the 10am Sunday service. 

On Sunday afternoons we have an informal Teatime Service, which is especially good for families or anyone who would enjoy more chance for discussion and hands-on exploration of faith together. This runs twice a month, starting at 4pm in the Church Centre.

Each Sunday evening we round off the day with an Evening Service at 6pm in the Church; this includes a variety of styles of service, but each provides time to pray, reflect and worship in a peaceful atmosphere.

In addition to our Sunday Services, we also have a regular midweek Holy Communion service which includes some hymns but no sermon. This takes place at 10am every Wednesday, either in the Church or, in winter, in the Church Centre; and of course is followed by coffee and a chat. 

Do also keep an eye on our website for those extra special services during the Church year, especially around Easter and Christmas. You are welcome to join us at any service to seek peace and space.

About our Services

8 am service

Holy Communion

This service has a regular congregation who find it a peaceful and a practical way to start a Sunday.  The service generally does not include hymns  (other than on Easter and Christmas) and generally lasts around 40 minutes. On the first Sunday in each month the service uses the words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, but on other Sundays a more modern setting retaining a lot of the beauty of the traditional language is used. The service is followed by coffee in the Church Centre.


10 am service

Our 10am services include hymns and are followed by a sociable tea or coffee in the Church Centre afterwards.


Family Communion

This service is a simplified Holy Communion service with a down-to-earth 5 min address which sometimes is interactive.   It also includes some contemporary singing and worship songs. It is especially designed to be of interest to those new to coming to church and to families with young children. The service usually lasts for 45 mins.


Morning Prayer

This service, which is also known as Mattins, uses the Book of Common Prayer. The service usually last about 50 mins.


Holy Communion

All confirmed members of the Church of England are welcome to take communion as are those who regularly take communion in their own churches. If you do not wish to receive communion but prefer to receive a prayer of blessing just carry the service book with you to the altar rail to indicate that you do not wish to receive the bread and wine - or remain in your seat. The service lasts about 1hr 10 mins.


Junior Church

Junior Church is held in conjunction with the 10am Communion and Morning Prayer services except during school holidays. Children start in the main service, either sitting with their parents or with other children at the front, and more to the Church Centre just after the start of the service, returning just before the end. 
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Afternoon and Evening services. 

Teatime

This service is specifically geared towards families and adults who prefer a more informal worship style which includes opportunities to discuss and ask questions about the Bible texts of the day. It includes songs. Read more ....


Evening Prayer

This service is reflective in tone. The congregation is usually small and sits in the choir stalls for an intimate, quiet service. The service does not include hymns and lasts about 30 minutes.


Taize

This is a meditative service using music from the Taize Community.


Celtic Prayer

This service  of the word uses the rich imagery of the cletic prayer tradition. It is also interspersed with contemporary celtic music for reflection. It generally takes about 40 minutes.

 


Mid-week service. 

Wednesday 10 am

This said communion service is popular with those who have not been able to make a Sunday or prefer a less busy service.