Service Times & Worship

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Sunday Services

8.30am Holy Communion

This quiet service is attended by those who like to worship using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and for those who might have other commitments on a Sunday. There is a sermon, usually a shortened version of the one preached at the main service. The service lasts about 40 minutes.

11.00am Parish Eucharist.

Most people worship at this Communion Service, which is supported by activities for children using the Godly Play programme. The service is ‘informally formal’ in its style, and uses modern language. Music is led by St Mary’s Choir, which is always keen to attract new singers, and there is a sermon. There are refreshments after the service. The service lasts between an hour and seventy-five minutes.

6.00pm Evening Prayer or Choral Evensong

Evening Services at St Mary’s attract a small band of regulars, of whom the majority are younger people, looking for some peace and quiet before the next week begins. The service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. On the Second and Fourth Sundays, St Mary’s Choir or Choral Scholars sing Choral Evensong, a predominantly musical service which includes psalms, settings of the canticles, and an anthem. Choral Evensong usually has a sermon as well. On the other Sunday evenings, Evening Prayer includes either a Bible Study or a Guided Meditation.

Weekday Services

There are a number of chances to worship at smaller services in the week. These services are open to all and take place as follows. Please check on the latest notices, if the service takes place.


Morning Prayer at 8.30am


Holy Communion at 8.30am


Morning Prayer at 8.30am


Holy Communion at 12.30pm