Worship

Each of our parishes gathers every Sunday on a monthly rotation
with some occasional changes to the pattern to mark the seasons.  When there is a fifth Sunday we celebrate together in a united Benefice Service in one of our six churches.

Worship – Encountering God together 

Services in Stourdene

Please check regularly for updates to our service rotas

as we do occasionally need to make changes to them. 

December 2022

Sunday 4th December

8am BCP Communion, Ettington

9.30am CW Communion, Halford

11am Morning Worship, Alderminster

11am CW Communion, Pillertons

4pm Christingle, Newbold-on-Stour

6pm Evening Prayer, Butlers Marston

Wednesday 7th December

10am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

Sunday 11th December

8am BCP Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

9.30am CW Communion, Butlers Marston

9.30am Morning Worship, Halford

11am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am Morning Worship, Pillerton

4pm Christingle, Ettington

Friday 16th December

6.30pm Carols/Readings, Butlers Marston

Sunday 18th December

9.30am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am Family Service/Christingle,

Butlers Marston

4pm Carol Service, Ettington

5pm Carol Service, Halford

5pm Carol Service, Pillerton

6pm Carol Service, Newbold-on-Stour

Wednesday 21st December

6.30pm Carol Service, Alderminster

Christmas Eve

3pm Crib/Christingle, Alderminster

3.30pm Crib Service/Play, Butlers Marston

4pm Crib/Christingle, Pillerton

4pm Crib Service, Newbold-on-Stour

5pm Crib Service, Ettington

11.30pm CW Communion, Alderminster

Christmas Day

9.30am CW Communion, Halford

9.30am CW Communion, Ettington

9.30am CW Communion, Butlers Marston

(combined service with Pillerton)

11am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

January 2023

Sunday 1st January

10.30am Benefice New Year

Covenant Communion, Halford

Wednesday 4th January

10am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

Sunday 8th January

8am BCP Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

9.30am CW Communion, Butlers Marston

9.30am Morning Worship, Halford

11am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am All Age/Cafe Church, Ettington

11am Morning Worship, Pillerton

Sunday 15th January

9.30am Morning Worship, Halford

9.30am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am CW Communion, Ettington

11am All Age Worship, Newbold-on-Stour

11am All Age Worship, Butlers Marston

Sunday 22nd January

8am CW Communion, Halford

9.30am Morning Worship, Ettington

9.30am BCP Communion, Butlers Marston

9.30am Morning Prayer, Alderminster

11am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

11am Family Service, Pillerton

Sunday 29th January

10.30am Benefice CW Communion,

Newbold-on-Stour

 

Church Service Guide

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Worship

God is real and has made it wonderfully possible to meet with him and know him.

Worship is an important way of meeting with God -  we worship together and offer our lives to Him in the way we follow Jesus and serve others not just on Sundays but every day of the week. 

We long to be a group of churches that not only provide for those who are regular at Church and have decided what they like in terms of worship style but also for those who have never been and would benefit from a simpler, shorter service in accessible language. We work hard to accommodate both.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is a beautiful service which can be in traditional language (BCP) or contemporary language (CW). It is based on the last time Jesus shared a Jewish Passover meal with his closest followers, just before he was crucified.

He took the Passover elements, which included bread and wine, and explained that from now on the bread would represent his body, broken for us on the cross and the wine would represent his blood, poured out of God’s love for all.

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Morning and Evening Prayer, Family and All-age Services

Other services which do not include Communion help us focus more on prayer and hearing God through His word, the Scriptures. We sing a variety of hymns and worship songs too. These services may be in traditional language (BCP) or contemporary language Common Worship.  

 

All-age Services are even more informal and often have more modern hymns and creative learning activities. They are not just for children though as we seek to worship and grow in our faith across the generations.  They are often led by members of the congregation.