Engaging with God is central to what we are and do. Our home page contains a calendar which shows the public services in the church.
The services usually last no more than an hour. Ours is a traditional way of worship, with traditional language and ceremonies — incense is used at all services except the 8:00 am and weekday masses — but also with a strong emphasis upon inclusiveness of age and gender.
The doors are usually opened 15 minutes before Sunday services, and 5 minutes before weekday services. After the 9:00 Children's Mass and 10:30 High Mass we usually offer tea and coffee, so that those attending that service can get to know each other better.
Follow our this link to see a series of photos showing what happens at a typical High Mass.
You can obtain from our Downloads page leaflets explaining what happens at a typical low mass, mass for children, and high mass.
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.
8.00 am Low Mass in the Lady Chapel; please enter via the tower door
9.00 am Children's Mass
10.30 am High Mass
except Harvest (24 September 2017) and Palm Sunday (25 March 2018) when there will be a combined Children's and High Mass at 9:30 am, and Remembrance Sunday (the 2nd Sunday in November) when there will be a combined Children's 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. All other Sundays: Solemn Evensong, unless Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in which case Midnight Mass takes its place.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 am Low Mass
Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Day (when there is a Low Mass at 12:00 noon commemorating the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus), 21–23 November 2017, and 29 March 2018. There are no weekday masses in the weeks after Christmas and Easter, and from Good Friday to Easter Day.
The week-day services last less than 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.
3:00 pm Crib Service with Carols, suitable for children, lasting about 30 minutes;
11:30 pm Midnight Mass
8:00 am Low Mass
10:30 am High Mass
St Stephen "Boxing Day"
10:00 am St Stephen's day mass
1 January 2018 12:00 noon Low Mass commemorating the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus.
14 February 2018 Mass at 8 pm
Good Friday 30 March 2018
9:30 am Stations of the Cross (suitable for children)
10:30 am Mass of the Presanctified and Veneration of the Cross, followed by ecumenical walk of witness at 11:45am to the Memorial Garden for a short service at about 12 noon
Easter Day 1 April 2018
Sunday services as usual
Mass on Thursday 10 May 2018 at 8 pm
You can say a Church of England service privately anywhere via the Oremus website.
Resources for worship and background information are available from https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources.