This Week

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Mothering Sunday

19 March 2023

Services in the Parish

Said Holy Communion at St Nicholas’

President & Preacher – Revd Canon Dennis Stamps
All Age Eucharist at St Nicholas’

President & Preacher – Revd Canon Dennis Stamps
This Service will not be live streamed on Facebook this week (or be available as a recorded service afterwards) due to difficulty with obtaining all necessary image consent forms when we have an all age service.
Our normal practice will be resumed next week.
Family Communion at St Mary’s

President – Revd Sally Goodson; Preacher – Revd Cath da Costa
Live-streamed on
All Age Worship at All Saints’ & on Zoom

Led by Pauline Gilbert & Revd James Brown
Zoom details available in the weekly email sending the pew leaflet or from
Morning Praise at St Nicholas’:

Leader – Chris Powell; Speaker – Revd Cath Da Costa
Simply Worship at St Mary’s

Choral Evensong at St Nicholas’

World Day of Prayer at St. Marys

The World Day of Prayer service 2022 was held at the United Reformed Church Vaughan Road on Friday 4 March at 10.30am and also via Zoom at 7.45pm

This year’s service was prepared (three years ago) by the Christian Women of England, Wales & Northern Ireland with the theme of God’s promise found in the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 “I know the plans I have for you”, focusing on freedom, forgiveness, justice and God’s peace which can be a sign of hope for all people. The prophet Jeremiah lived some 600 years BC at a time when the southern kingdom of Judah had been invaded by the Babylonians and many of its people taken from Jerusalem into exile. The people had lost their land and the future looked bleak.

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All Saints’ Services


10am: The Sunday morning service alternates between Holy Communion and a more informal Morning Worship.

Music is provided by one of our two classically trained pianists and includes the best of both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs.

Morning Worship is often led by a lay member of the church, and in all our services we strive to engage the children in reading etc.

During term time, the children and teenagers go to the hall for their separate activities in several age-related groups. At other times, worksheets are sent out by email for them to complete during the service. In both cases, a highlight of the service is towards the end when they are encouraged to share their work with the whole congregation.

You can join the service either in person in the church building or online (joining details are emailed to church members or may be obtained from our Associate Vicar or a church member to whom you are known)

Our innovative use of Zoom allows online participants to engage on an equal basis by offering a reading or intercessions, and for children to show their work, displayed on the screen for the church congregation.

Post-Pandemic Sundays

For the time being (Autumn 2021) and whilst the shadow of Covid and its variants still hang over us we are continuing the pattern or worship above established at the start of the pandemic with the flexibility to worship online or in person however people feel most comfortable.

Discussions are underway for the longer term as to whether we continue with one service or revert to the pre-pandemic pattern of separate communion and more informal services. Whilst we have greatly appreciated meeting together as one congregation and the sense of unity that has brought, we also know that people meet with God in different ways and want to encourage spiritual health in all our members.