Worship

Church services take place on Sunday in each parish on a monthly rotation. When there is a fifth Sunday, a United Benefice Service takes place in one of the churches . 
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Curious about coming to church? 

Church Services  May 2021

 Sunday 2nd May   

 

Alderminster - 08.00

Holy Communion

( BCP Traditional )

Butlers Marston - 10.00

Holy Communion 

(Common Worship Contemporary)

Ettington - 11.15

Morning Prayer 

Halford - 10.30

Family Service 

Newbold on Stour - 16.00

Evensong

The Pillertons - 08.00

Morning Prayer 

 Sunday 16th May   

 

Alderminster - 08.00

Book of Common Prayer

Butlers Marston - 10.00

Common Worship

Ettington - 11.15

Common worship

Halford - 10.30

Morning Prayer

Newbold on Stour - 16.00

Evensong

The Pillertons - 08.00

Book of Common Prayer

 Sunday 2nd May   

 

Alderminster - 08.00

Holy Communion

( BCP Traditional )

Butlers Marston - 10.00

Holy Communion 

(Common Worship Contemporary)

Ettington - 11.15

Morning Prayer 

Halford - 10.30

Family Service 

Newbold on Stour - 16.00

Evensong

The Pillertons - 08.00

Morning Prayer 

 Sunday 24th May   

 

Alderminster - 08.00

Book of Common Prayer

Butlers Marston - 10.00

Common Worship

Ettington - 11.15

Common worship

Halford - 10.30

Morning Prayer

Newbold on Stour - 16.00

Evensong

The Pillertons - 08.00

Book of Common Prayer

Sunday 30th May 

Alderminster  - 10.30

Joint Benefice Service

Dates of major Festivals such as Easter Week, Harvest and Remeberance Sunday published here when known 

 

Church Service Guide

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Curious about coming to church? 

Will I fit in? 

Church is for everyone, it does not matter what you wear, who you are, or how little you know about church, you will be made a warm welcome.

There are lots of different services to suit all tastes and styles.

Here are some of the main types of services:

Family Service

If you have not been to church very often this might be a good place to start, these are informal services  that explain basic beliefs, often accompanied with modern music and lots of noisy participation from all.

 

Children especially welcome. Usually it finishes with coffee and chat after the service - a great way to meet family and friends.

Common Worship

This is the principle Church of England Service sometimes known as Holy Communion.

Communion means, simply, 'togetherness' and this is a ritual to show the togetherness of Christians and God.

 

The Last Supper was Jesus' last meal before he died and he shared two signs with his followers: Bread as a symbol for his body being broken, and wine as a symbol for his blood being spilled when he was crucified. The service is easy to follow in modern language of today. 

Book of Common Prayer

Sometimes known as BCP, if you like your liturgy in the traditional language of Shakespeare this is the service for you.

 

It is the service that has been used in church for over 400 years.

 

Some find there is a more spiritual or sacramental quality in this rather more formal types of worship. 

Regular Morning prayer and Evensong often lay led, is in use in our villages.

 

Its format can be in either taken from Prayer Book or in today's language of Common Worship.

There is no communion but lots of beautiful singing of both hymns and psalms.  

Matins or Morning Prayer

and Evensong

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