Service times and types

A very warm welcome awaits you at any of our services.  Normally, an order of service is used so it is easy to follow if you are unfamiliar with church worship.  Visitors have consistently commented on the friendliness of the congregation, and we aim to help people feel at home.  Although our worship has a formal structure, services are led with a relaxed manner.  We value music and we have a worship band that is enabling us to broaden the range of musical styles alongside the established organ and choral tradition.  Our preaching is based on the Bible and how it applies to everyday life.  Most services include Holy Communion at which everyone is offered the opportunity to receive either Communion or a blessing from a minister.

     

Week in the month

Day Start time Service 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
Sunday 9.30 am Family Praise
Sunday 10.00 am All-age Service (CW) √ 
Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion (CW)
Sunday 12.30 pm Baptism
 

 

Thursday 10.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)

 

Sunday Services

8.00 am Holy Communion using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Duration: 45 minutes

Description: said service featuring traditional language, a set format for intercessions, Common Worship lectionary readings (when not following a sermon series) from the New International Version of the Bible, and a shorter sermon.

 

9.30am Family Praise 

Family Praise takes place at 9.30am on all Sundays except the 1st of every month when All-age Service takes place at 10am. Everyone is welcome but it is aimed at families with children under 11; fast-paced with short items, action songs, and visual object lessons and lasts 30 minutes.

10 am All-age Service with Holy Communion using Common Worship – First Sunday of the month only

Duration: 60 minutes

Description: this service includes worship songs/hymns and a simple musical setting to Communion led by a worship band.  A short order of service is used supported by projected song words, section titles, and other visual aids.   The service includes prayers led by mixed-aged groups, a Bible version suitable for children, and a short all-age interactive talk.

Other information: individual prayer is available in the chapel after this service.  Refreshments are served in the church hall following the end of the service for all those able to stay.

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10.30 am Holy Communion using Common Worship

Duration: 75 minutes.

Description: this service includes hymns/worship songs and a musical setting to Communion led by an organ and choir.   The wording of the order of service varies for different periods of the year although the format remains constant.   In this service, members of the congregation lead intercessions, and read the Bible using the New International Version, and a full sermon is preached and the visual projection system is used on occasions.

Other information: Creche facilities are available where the service is relayed on a tv screen.  Junior Church groups for 2-15 year olds run concurrently with this service in the church hall.  individual prayer is available in the chapel after this service.  Refreshments are served in the church hall following the end of the service for all those able to stay.

12.30 am Baptism

Duration: 30 minutes.

Description: this short service is held separately because of limited space in the church.  Candidates (children or adults) from two families or fewer are baptised at the same service following a preparation process. Baptisms take place as and when required on a mutually convenient for the family and St Giles’ staff.

Other information: anyone considering baptism (for themselves of their child) is asked to speak to a minister after any morning service.

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Midweek Service – Thursday:

10.00 am Holy Communion using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Duration: 40 minutes.

Description: this said service features traditional language, a set format for intercessions, Common Worship lectionary readings (when not following a sermon series) from the New International Version of the Bible, and a shorter sermon.

Other information: refreshments are served in the church after the service   for those able to stay.