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Our Regular Services

We are delighted that we are now able to worship together, both onsite and online. 


At St Anne's, we have continued our regular 10am Sunday Holy Communion service in various forms throughout the pandemic, and we continue to evolve with the changing circumstances and restrictions. 

At present, we meet together in a 'hybrid' service, with some of the congregation onsite in the church building, and some joining online via zoom. We enjoy hearing some of our service led by people from their homes, and making a 'joyful noise' as we combine all our voices in parts of the service like the Lord's Prayer. Those onsite are able to receive Communion physically (bread only) whilst those online share in a Spiritual Communion prayer.

As we continue to adapt to the changing situation, we have now re-introduced singing in the church buildings, and are able to meet after the service to catch up with one another over tea/coffee and biscuits for those onsite, or via breakout rooms for those online. We are continuing to ask people to wear masks in church (unless exempt) and to book ahead for track and trace purposes, although we are no longer allocating specific seats. 

We welcome families at all our services, however we also have a new Family@Four service roughly twice a month which is more informal and interactive than is possible in our Sunday morning services. These services usually take place at 4pm on Sundays, and all are welcome - families and singles, old and young. To find out more please contact Rev Ellen.

In addition to our Sunday services, we also meet together online for daily Morning and Evening Prayer, at 9am and 5pm. More information on our daily prayer services can be found here, or you can contact us to get the zoom password and more information.

We continue to review our service pattern and are thinking about how we can re-introduce other services both on Sundays and during the week, as well as how we can resume other elements of our 10am service such as Junior Church, the choir, and our servers.

We hope that you will be able to come and join with us in one of our services, onsite or online.

 

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.