(The normal pattern described below is suspended during the pandemic and will be reviewed once it’s over. Please see the Parish Pew Leaflet for current arrangements, which will be adapted to circumstances as they evolve.)
On Sundays there are two Services; a Eucharist at 9.30 a.m., and Worship Service at 11.00 a.m. which includes Holy Communion on the first Sunday. Sunday Club operates at this latter service during term time. Joint-Church Services bring congregations together at major festivals in the church calendar.
All Saints offers a weekday Prayer Service on Mondays and a Holy Communion Service on Thursdays.
Extra detail, and potentially variations, for services in the near future may be found in the pew leaflet
|Sunday||9.30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|11.00 a.m.||Worship Service with Sunday Clubs
On the first Sunday of the month this Worship Service includes Holy Communion.
|6.30 p.m.||Evening Service at All Saints on the third Sunday in the month.|
|Sunday Summer Holidays
The usual pattern of a 9.30am Communion and 11.00am Worship Service continue throughout the Summer.
|Joint Festival Sunday Service at either 9.30am or 11.00am.
Takes place at Harvest, All Saints Day, Christmas Day, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Easter Day, Annual Church Meeting Sunday, and Pentecost.
|Monday||9.15 a.m.||Morning Prayer in Church.|
|Thursday||10.00 a.m||Holy Communion Service on the first and third (BCP) Thursday of the month|
|9.30-11.30 a.m.||‘Busy Bunnies’ in the hall for parents/carers with under 5’s.
All services are ‘Common Worship’ modern language except where indicated otherwise.
9.30 a.m. Communion Service
The Service of Common Worship Holy Communion has a fairly formal structure with a more traditional feel. The service is largely said, but with music and hymns led by a robed choir and organist. Vestments are worn. A sermon on the readings for the day is given. Refreshment and fellowship are on offer in the adjoining hall after the service which lasts about an hour. Banns of Marriage are read at this Service.
11.00 a.m. Worship Service
An informal and varied- and often interactive style Service of the Word or informal Holy Communion Service (first Sunday in the month). This service offers a mix of modern and traditional songs and hymns led by keyboard, organ and occasional brass, strings or other musical accompaniment. Sometimes a service book is used and hymn books are available, but songs, readings and liturgy are projected onto a screen. A sermon/talk/teaching on the readings for the day is given. The Service lasts about 75 minutes. Children and young people go out to join Sunday Clubs and Ynots during this Service most weeks during term time. On the first Sunday (or at other special times) children are welcomed to the Worship Service with Holy Communion. A Creche is also available. Refreshment and fellowship are on offer in the adjoining hall before and after the service.
6.30pm Evening Service at All Saints – third Sunday in the month.
Evening Service may be formal Evening Prayer or Evensong, Worship or occasional special seasonal services. When an evening service is not arranged at All Saints Church, you are invited to 6.30pm Evening Service at St Nicholas’ Church in Harpenden town centre. All evening services last about 45 minutes.
Sunday Summer Holidays
The usual pattern of a 9.30am Communion and 11.00am Worship Service continue through out the Summer. There will be no Sunday Clubs or Ynots for young people but crèche and informal activities will be provided. The service lasts about an hour. Refreshment and fellowship are on offer in the adjoining hall after the service.
Joint-Congregation Sunday Service at Major Festivals
Takes place eight times a year on special Church Festivals: at Harvest, All Saints Day, Christmas Day, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Easter Day, Annual Church Meeting Sunday, and Pentecost – either at 9.30am or 11.00am and often followed by lunch together.
9.15 a.m. Morning Prayer
in Church – from Common Worship Daily Prayer.
First and Third Thursdays of the Month
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion Service
This is a traditional style spoken service of Holy Communion Common Worship with a sermon running for 30-35 minutes On the third Thursday of the month the Book of Common Prayer Order for Holy Communion is used. Vestments are worn. Coffee is served afterwards.