Types of Service at St Mary’s

SUNDAY 8.00am

Holy Communion

 This service is held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month.
( 1st and 3rd Sundays it is held at St Luke’s Church, East Morton.) It is a spoken communion service using the traditional words of the Book of Common Prayer.

SUNDAY 9.30am

This is the main service of the week and takes the form of either: –

Family Service

–  held on the 1st Sunday of the month.  This is about 45 minutes long and is a service for all ages to worship together.  During school term time it is also a Parade Service attended by Rainbows and Brownies.

Holy Communion

– a service with hymns, Bible readings and a celebration of communion, to remember Jesus and to share the bread and wine.

Family Communion

– on certain occasions – most notably during the summer holidays – a shortened, simplified version of the Communion Service is used, which is more accessible to families and younger people.


Morning Prayer

– usually held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, this is a service of sung canticles and prayers.

All of the 9.30am services are accompanied by the organist and choir, and refreshments are served afterwards.

SUNDAY 6.30pm

Evening Service

–  held on the first Sunday of the month, this will alternate between a Service of Holy Communion with the Laying on of Hands for Healing, and a Service of Holy Communion using resources from other parts of the worldwide Christian Community.

TUESDAY 7.00pm

Evening Prayer

–  a short, simple form of Evening Prayer each week, which will include a time for quiet prayer and reflection.   On the 4th Tuesday of each month, this will be a longer service following the format of the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer.


Holy Communion

– celebrated weekly during term-time.  It is a spoken service, followed by refreshments.


Morning Prayer

– an informal service in church at 8am.

MESSY CHURCH 3.15 – 5.00

This takes place on the second Thursday of the month during term time in St Mary’s School Hall, Grange Road.  An opportunity for children, parents and staff to worship and learn together. To learn more , visit the Messy Church page!


For the housebound, we have volunteers trained to administer Communion in the home.  Please contact the vicar for more details.