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 

Church Services for December 2021

Please check regularly for updates to our service rotas

as we do occasionally need to make changes to them. 

Wednesday 1st December

10am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

Sunday 5th December

8am BCP Communion, Ettington

9.30am CW Communion, Halford

11am Morning Worship, Alderminster

11am CW Communion, Pillerton

4pm Christingle Service, Newbold-on-Stour

7pm Evening Prayer via Zoom, Butlers Marston

Sunday 12th December

8am BCP Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

9.30am CW Communion, Butlers Marston

9.30am Morning Worship, Halford

11am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am All Age Worship + Baptism, Ettington

11am All Age Worship, Pillerton

Friday 17th December

6.30pm Carol Service, Butlers Marston

Sunday 19th December

9.30am CW Communion, Alderminster

11am All Age Worship, Butlers Marston

5pm Carol Service, Halford

5pm Carol Service, Pillerton

6pm Carol Service, Newbold-on-Stour

6.30pm Carol Service, Ettington

Monday 20th December

6.30pm Carol Service, Alderminster

Christmas Eve

3pm Christingle & Crib Service, Alderminster

3.30pm Crib Service, Butlers Marston

4pm Christingle & Crib Service, Pillerton

4pm Crib Service, Newbold-on-Stour

6pm Crib Service, Ettington

11.30pm CW Communion, Alderminster

Christmas Day

9.30am CW Communion, Halford

9.30am CW Communion, Ettington

9.30am CW Communion, Newbold-on-Stour

11am CW Communion, Butlers Marston & Pillerton

(this combined service will be held in Pillerton church)

 

Sunday 26th December

9.30am CW Communion, Alderminster

 

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.